Have you guys been paying attention to the mayhem that is breaking lose in Kenya right now? It’s pretty shocking stuff, actually.
There was a presidential election just recently and many people (including developed countries like the United States) believe that the current president stole the election from his challenger. He was way behind one day and then way in the lead the next.
The stolen election made many of the people in Kenya incredibly angry and there’s been crazy violent protests for days. Clashes with cops, buildings burning, people dying….Not good!
Well, the riots caught the attention of Ninja Kitty in Mr. Brune’s class. She’s wrestling right now with whether or not a stolen election gives people the permission to protest violently. Interesting question, huh? Here are my quick thoughts:
So what about you? Do think that violent protests are ever okay? Do the people of Kenya have a right to be angry enough to riot? If they didn’t riot, would they ever get their way? Is their way the "right way?" Leave us a comment to share your thinking and join us again soon on The Blurb!
Bam Bam Bigelow—-who is bummed he can’t use his microphone to record from school! Something about not being able to get through the network’s firewall.
At least cell phones work! They can’t block everything, can they?
Image retrieved from http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,5820578,00.jpg on January 8, 2007.