I am not generally for violence, but demanding people to protest peacefully is like asking for a (rightfully) angry person to calm down because it upsets you… Well, it suppose to upset you, otherwise he/she wouldn’t be angry.@Xristos Panagiotou protests shouldn't damage public property, because its property of everybody, including those who don't support the protest. Likewise, law enforcement agencies are paid with public money and only do their job, so attacking them is unfair. The best way to express dissent is by voting, creating petitions and making peaceful marches.
[...] the system has already chosen its “proper” candidates for the elections. And if they would really change something they wouldn’t be candidates. And this false kind of choice is what gives power to populists [...] So, unfortunately there is no alternative (pun intended) to violence. Hopefully i am wrong.@Xristos Panagiotou in a republic, the only true display of strength is the consensus of the masses. Violent protests are counterproductive, because they damage the reputation of both those who organize them and those who participate in them. Anyone who has popular consensus and does not represent an anti-democratic force can stand for election and be elected by citizens. Even in case of electoral frauds, no one can go to power without a large chunk of popular consensus.