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About 300 Stanford students converged on downtown Palo Alto today and briefly shut down University Avenue with a die-in, to protest the unjust decision in Ferguson.
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Protesting for Disruption’s Sake

Disruption can be an effective protest tactic if limited and carefully targeted. But disruption seems to have been the ultimate purpose of the recent “Ferguson” eruptions — and I am referring not to the rioters but to the nonviolent marchers who closed down bridges, stopped trains, and blocked traffic. We all know why the protesters are upset. Grand juries refused Read More ›