Daily Maverick: Opinion: Goals and Means: Some reflections on the 2015 #FeesMustFall Protests

26 Jan 2016 - 09:30

"There has been a propensity for violence in the student movement across the country. There have, also, been attempts across campuses to close off entrances and exits of universities by lying in front of the gates. No attention was given to the fact that this violated the rights of others. It prevented parents from picking up their children, staff and students from leaving the campus, and even in one or two cases, individuals from visiting their doctors. Protestors were so focussed on their own rights that they had forgotten their obligation to respect the rights of others. While it is the goal of peaceful protest to create inconveneince and disruption, it is definitely illegitimate to violate the rights of others on such a wide scale."

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