Is it okay to protest violently in Hong Kong ?

In my opinion, violent protests are not a way to solve problems, not everyone agrees with me on this, as you can see with the Hong Kong Protesters.

To learn more about violence I had to research and this is what I have found and learned.

The only people who are allowed to use violence in our society are the police, the army and very occasionally us, in self-defence. In 1948, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of these rights is the freedom of speech. The threat of violence would stop me protesting peacefully and take away my freedom of speech which may be happening to some of the people in Hong Kong who are trying to protest peacefully about what they believe in.

Violence causes damage, commotion, injury and loss of life, surely this is not how to solve something democratically.

On the 10th September it was reported by Theleaders-online that Carrie lam, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city, stated that an escalation of violence cannot solve issues in Hong Kong. Which other leaders have very much agreed with.

In my opinion having learned more facts, no matter how furious you feel violent protests are never the answer as loss of life is worse than anything else.

I disagree that violent protests are a way to solve Hong Kong’s problems, what do you think?

Comments (7)

  • tom Tom @ Topical Talk
    18 Sep 2019

    Thank you for this post, funny_power. I have awarded it a star as you have shown good reasoning - by taking the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and connecting violence with a loss of the right of freedom of speech.

    We already have a Thinking Question on protesting violently and this answer would have fitted in very well in response to that. It's a good idea to check what posts are already on the Hub before adding a new one.

  • Weston-Favell-logo-250x250.jpg funny_power | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom
    18 Sep 2019

    Thank you next time I will do it as a comment

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg involved_watermelon | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    21 Sep 2019


  • Woodhill-logo-250x250.jpg vibrant_tiger | Woodhill Primary School
    23 Sep 2019

    I like that you have research and recapping of the problem. It was explained very well. You could have added evidence of another protest that ended in violence and ended badly to back up your point.

    I agree with you that violent protesting is bad, when it is peaceful it tends to make more impact such as, when the women protested for their right to votes. I think it worked because people are peaceful and others are more likel;y to listen.

  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg steady_fish | Michael Faraday Primary School | United Kingdom
    24 Sep 2019

    I disagree with the fact of violent protesting, because if you do violent protests that might just lead to more trouble so they should try peaceful protests so nobody gets killed. Hong kong may be able to make a change if they negotiate but if Chinese government start being stubborn and not listen then we could try. There are multiple ways we might be able to resolve this but maybe not. If not then we could just do all we can do.

  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg loyal_peach | Evelyn Street Primary School C
    24 Sep 2019

    in my opinion I don't it is good to have violence in the streets because there is already to much violence plus if this violence doesn't stop then people will be criticaly injured .It also needs to stop before any more countries get involved and start bringing in there armys to help china hurt the people of hong kong .

  • Lyons Hall Primary School generous_clarinet | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    25 Sep 2019

    I think you should not act violently because because somebody is going to get hurt

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