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Is the US policy on protest two-faced?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21481 points ) October 21st, 2011

With all the Wall Street protest clones going around it seems that the US has a disingenuous approach to protesters who occupy public land. In the Middle East during ”Arab Spring” and even before that under the Soviets with the Solidarity movement and Tiananmen Square Uncle Sam was all for protester taking the Square or park. When it is here at home it seem Uncle Sam has different way of looking at it. Are protesters only legitimate when they protest something the US wants them to protest against, but near criminals if the protest is against a group or the government state side?

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Soupy's avatar

Protesting against regimes the US government disagrees with is good. Protesting against the US government is entirely different. That’s when they throw all of the “land of the free” crap out of the window.

wonderingwhy's avatar

I always get a kick out of free speech zones.

flutherother's avatar

Yes, because a few years ago US policy was to support the regimes the protestors have now deposed and yes because the US chose to ignore the recent protests in Bahrain which have now been crushed with the help of Saudi Arabia.

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