Destruction of own Property

One of my favorite tools for social change is the “short circuit.” Maybe it is because it is so elegant. A “short circuit” is when a protestor applies intellect and creative thinking to “plug” one part of the system into another part of the system and watch them “short themselves out.”
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Protest Disrobings

Ever since there was government oppression there has been public dissent. Though modern media likes to display the actions of protesters who are aggressive and inconsiderate, such news coverage gives the average American citizen an inaccurate portrait of a social dissident. People have been protesting in non-violent, peaceful ways for centuries. Some more common strategies used are mock elections, flags/symbolic colors, destruction of one’s own personal property, wearing symbols, portrait displays and prayer and worship.
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Displays of Flags and Symbolic Colors

Displaying flags and symbols are an effective method of non-violent protest. Various groups have used a multitude of techniques throughout history to get their points across. Flags are often burnt, and this shows dissatisfaction with the current regime. Countries quickly develop their own flag, and secessionists have used their own symbols to help unify their causes.
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