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Freitag, 27. Mai 2011

Politics of 1.0-Type: Facebook Against Truncheon

It makes we wondering what the difference is between demonstrations in Egypt and Spain, in dictatorships and democracies. I don´t know if the people in the video has the legal right of just sitting especially there - but this is not the question. This kind of reaction by the political system is of a certain historical kind - it belongs to the last century. And there are certain parallels when looking these video and other videos from the Arab countries: it is the way in which people are threatened by the political power and the police, it is this expression of disrespect against people which can be seen in this kind of brutal reaction. Are these the appropriate images which can be used for attracting people to democracies?