Class 9d had a very interesting discussion about why we should demonstrate peacefully...
Respect, tolerance and empathy: The importance of peaceful demonstrations
After the the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Afro-American, protesters have demonstrated against racism worldwide. Some of these demonstrations, however, ended with violence and destruction. Class 9d and their English teacher had a very interesting discussion about these demonstrations and collected arguments why we should demonstrate peacefully.
So this is what the 9d has to say:
What is the message if you use violence?
violence show you do not have any arguments
this would mean a protest with violence against violence
violence is against human rights, it is not democratic
violence is never the right way
people would not want to demonstrate because they would be afraid
you can't control the situation
violence makes everything worse, you do not achieve anything
violence offers the chance to repeat this catastrophy
violence creates hate
stores which are looted can go bankrupt
What is the message if you remain peaceful?
a peaceful demonstration shows that you feel with the family
with a peaceful demonstration we show that we take the topic seriously
we show that we are morally educated, it is a sign of civilization, a symbol of respect, you appreciate life
we show that people care about each other
people believe you if you remain peaceful
the message is we don't want more trouble but equality and happy lives and nobdy should feel surpressed
you show that you are right, respectful, tolerant, you show empathy
with peaceful demonstrations we show that victims of racism have a voice
peace shows moral and charity