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Old January 18th, 2013 (03:40 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Team Fail:
So basically, Canada's First Nations are protesting to attempt to gain rights, and now they've gone as far as blocking off roads and trains. Do you think that Canada's First Nations are doing the right things by protesting in this way? Keep in mind this began as a simple hunger strike in Ottawa to get the attention of the Prime Minister, and after back-and-fourth talking, a meeting between the First Nations and Stephen Harper eventually fell apart.
Interesting. I haven't heard about these protests, so I'll have to do some reading up, but I'll say the same thing I always say about protests: they're not supposed to be convenient for the people being protested. If their voices don't get heard, then the protest is meaningless, which is probably what happened with the hunger strike. It didn't affect anyone else, so it was easier to ignore.
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