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In principle it is of course right, that one has the right to defend against the gov violantly, but the question is under which circumstances.
Policemen are lousy paid and on big issues, e.g. those negotiated on G8 summits, they often agree with people who defend than those who beat them up.
Therefore I think this is a sign of being against the whole system, because for consistency one would have to suggest the policemen to stay at home. This of course is even more inconsistent as e.g. most G8 protesters want the G8 to get more done, not less.

I didn't know that the riots in Hungary were so serious. It seems that Hungarians are even more enthusiastic on revolution than the French.
I think we have there a different culture. In Germany in the early 30s it were radical right and left wing gangs who were beating up democrats and in '89 the protests were completely peaceful without harming anybody. No violant revolution in Germany has ever brought serious improvement.
If there are right-wing violant protests in Hugary I don't defend them. I can accept violance only as a very last measure for whatever purpose.

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by Martin (weiser.mensch(at)googlemail.com) on Thu Feb 7th, 2008 at 04:36:20 PM EST
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