As a reflection activity look back at your slide and your chosen topic. Look back at the work you have done and answer the questions:
- Do you think that demonstrating is a positive or negative way of dealing with your chosen issue?
- Do you think that demonstrating and protesting positive or negative form of political action?
1. The topic I selected is very important to me being a student in university myself at the moment. I think that demonstrating against the cuts is important as it shows public, and more specifically student, disagreement with the decision. What I think makes the demonstrations particularly powerful is the fact that the students demonstrating are in fact unaffected by the raise in fees, but are demonstrating for future generations and their right to education. Although I don’t agree with some of the violence at the demonstrations, and this may come out in some of the articles and videos in the activities, I think this is just a few people out of the many who turned up and is less important than the powerful message that political action can give.
2. I think demonstrating can be important in raising awareness and a good way of making your voice heard. However I feel that in dealing with a wide range of issues, demonstrating alone is not enough to create change.
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