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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    They are anti-western and anti-capitalist, so if that's what floats your boat. There are plenty of scumbag socialists out there who will like it.
    What the hell have you been watching?
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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    I finally found footage of the violent protests.

    YouTube- Police, Protestors Clash in Streets of Vancouver


    Honestly.. when they talked to a couple of the girls toward the end? Could they be any more clueless? Seriously. Protest to your hearts content but when that protest turns violent and destructive, then YEAH.. I don't think the police are going to be very willing to answer questions.

    My daughter is sitting here and watched the video with me and asked me, "Why would people protest the Olympics??"

    Because they need something to protest... apparently.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Ah, well. Anarchists seem to enjoy breaking things, and if there's anything out there even conceivably related to capitalism and the state, they'll jump on it, regardless of a complete lack of efficacy.

    It's also important to note, however, that this is an event ostensibly intended to incorporate First Nation and Metis participation, but the Indian support of the protests illustrates that a few superficial symbols won't quell the sort of anger that caused the Mohawk uprising and contributes to the ongoing territorial dispute in Caledonia.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Hopefully not.
    ???

    Hopefully the average person can't afford to to attend the Olympics?

    I don't get it?

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What is an average citizen?
    Middle Class?

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Middle Class?

    So a middle class person can't afford to go to the Olympics?

    How much could a ticket cost?

    I don't think there is anytthing like an average citizen.

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    Re: Anti-Olympic protests turn violent

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    So a middle class person can't afford to go to the Olympics?

    How much could a ticket cost?

    I don't think there is anytthing like an average citizen.
    Seat Category Individual Price
    A $1,100
    B $750
    C $550
    D $175
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