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  • Yes, protest does go too far in the case of harming others or self-harm.

    Yes, it is very tragic when a person sets fire to himself in protest of something. There are better, safer ways to protest. There are peaceful sit-ins. There are candlelight vigils. A person can stand on a busy street corner and hold a big sign with his message. But setting himself on fire is just too much.

  • Blocking Freeways, Causing emergency vehicles to be diverted, and preventing people from going about their daily lives and business all border on coercion.

    Protests have their place when they're done in an organized manner, but blocking freeways with fast-moving traffic on them, causing emergency vehicles to be diverted, and sitting in the middle of train tracks, especially in a busy intersection, all put people in danger. Preventing people from going about their daily lives and business is no better. It's counterproductive, puts them at risk for being late to important medical appointments, or work, or not being able to get their beloved pets to the emergency room in time.

  • Blocking Freeways, Causing emergency vehicles to be diverted, and preventing people from going about their daily lives and business all border on coercion.

    Protests have their place when they're done in an organized manner, but blocking freeways with fast-moving traffic on them, causing emergency vehicles to be diverted, and sitting in the middle of train tracks, especially in a busy intersection, all put people in danger. Preventing people from going about their daily lives and business is no better. It's counterproductive, puts them at risk for being late to important medical appointments, or work, or not being able to get their beloved pets to the emergency room in time.

  • Blocking Freeways and physically preventing people from going about their daily lives and business border on coercion and are excessive.

    Protests have their place when they're organized, and done in ways that don't border on coercion. Blocking freeways with extremely fast-moving vehicular traffic on them is extremely dangerous and irresponsible, because it puts both protestors and drivers alike in danger of being injured and/or possibly killed, because it can cause a lot of accidents/collisions.

    Physically preventing people from going about their daily lives and business, i. E. Causing them to be late for work, important medical appointments, or to not be able to get a seriously ill or injured pet to an emergency room of a veterinary hospital in time are also counterproductive, because they cause people to lose money that they need to make a living, support themselves and/or their families, cause grief due to the death of their pets or loved ones, and put humans at risk for being late for extremely important life-saving medical treatments. The above-mentioned things are counter-productive, because they serve to make people more angry, and more turned off to protesting. Sitting in the middle of train tracks is also quite stupid, especially if it's in the middle of a very busy intersection, because it can cause accidents, as well as general chaos.

  • Blocking Freeways and/or physically preventing people from going about their daily lives and business goes too far.

    Blocking freeways with extremely fast-moving vehicular traffic on them is extremely dangerous...And irresponsible, because it puts both protestors and drivers alike in danger, either of being hit, or getting injured or possibly killed in a motor vehicular accident.

    I also think that physically preventing people from going about their daily lives and businesses, and causing them to be late to work or important medical appointments is counterproductive, because it increases their risk of a job loss, or missing important treatments for serious medical conditions. It's counterproductive, because it makes people even more angry, and turned off to protesting.

    Protests have their place when they're done in an organized manner, but the above-mentioned things border on coercion. Sitting in the middle of train tracks is also irresponsible and dangerous.

  • Yep, too far.

    It is perfectly fine to protest over things that you do not agree on. You can have peaceful protests and all sorts of things like that. But setting yourself on fire is just way over the moon. You shouldn't be doing things to yourself that can be life threatening in order to send a message.

  • Yes, sometimes protest goes way too far

    The man that set himself on fire in a protest with the flag truly went to far. Peaceful protests are a thing and, according to history, tend to be more effective as well. By setting himself on fire, all the man was enforcing was more violence and disrespect for human life.

  • Yes, protest can sometimes go to far

    It is perhaps considered noble to sacrifice oneself for a greater cause, and in many cases, this is very true. Famous examples like Rosa Parks come to mind when you think of those who risked punishment to stand up for what they believed. And the results of their stances, which bore great risks (even death), make their courage all the more commendable. However, I do believe that sometimes the way in which protest is carried out takes away from the cause. Burning oneself as an act of protest is one such way that I think this happens. Attention is somewhat diverted from the cause due to the horrific nature of the act itself. It leaves some people questioning the sanity of the protester and perhaps, the legitimacy of the cause he was protesting for.

  • Yes, protests sometimes go too far

    Yes, protests sometimes go too far. This is especially true if someone sets him or herself on fire for a protest. It does not make sense to believe that this is an appropriate protest that should have taken place. Furthermore, it does not make sense to believe that a man setting himself on fire is actually an effective protest. People will ignore the message in that instance.

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