Civil disobedience is on the rise in America. Defined, it is the ‘refusal to obey a law as a result of moral objections, especially through passive resistance.’ The classic example of civil disobedience was Rosa Parks refusing to go to the back of the bus in 1955. The 1960s saw protests against Vietnam, the black civil rights movement, and the fight against poverty and racial injustice. Today, wage equality, same-sex marriage for and against and the ‘no justice no peace’ protests have made the public`s frustration with police brutality and excessive force known. Great!
Until looting and burning turns them criminal and the protestors’ message is lost.