I am not for violence in protesting, there are so many good examples of how people can push for non violent ways for the future better of mankind. The issues that arise when you break or trash things, far out weigh the peoples choice for the future. I think they should be stopped,but also at what cost? Violence is never the answer.
A protest should not go to the extreme where things or people are being harmed. A protest should be peaceful or you will not be taken seriously. A violent protest where things are getting broken would only serve to hurt the protesters and the cause that they are working so hard to protest for.
I only know of this person because of his destruction of priceless art. Fame and prosperity he has gained from his actions come at a terrible cost to the world. I do not know if he shares the same concerns if someone were to smash his art for their own gain. Whether priceless art is destroyed for protest or religious indignation, Once it is gone; it is gone.
Miami artist Maximo Caminero believes that he should not be held fully responsible for the smashing of a priceless vase. He claims he did it as a form of performance art and tribute to the artist Ai Weiwei. If Mr. Caminero wanted to smash a vase in protest, he should have purchased it and then called a press conference. Then he could have smashed it in front of larger audience. I believe he smashed the vase on impulse and is now just making excuses.
I do not agree with Miami artist Maximo Caminer's belieft that there should be a limit to financial responsibility that occurs during a protest. I think that if somebody damages or breaks other people's personal property or valuables during a protest, the person should be responsible for paying for it.
This question is one that many people have been asking for a very long time because the subject matter is not one that is easily answered. There is a large group of people that believe the answer is simple and a quick resolution can be had. But that is not the case in this situation. Limits should not be set on damages.