In my opinion, violent protests are not a way to solve problems, not everyone agrees with me on this, as you can see with the Hong Kong Protesters.
To learn more about violence I had to research and this is what I have found and learned.
The only people who are allowed to use violence in our society are the police, the army and very occasionally us, in self-defence. In 1948, the United Nations created the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of these rights is the freedom of speech. The threat of violence would stop me protesting peacefully and take away my freedom of speech which may be happening to some of the people in Hong Kong who are trying to protest peacefully about what they believe in.
Violence causes damage, commotion, injury and loss of life, surely this is not how to solve something democratically.
On the 10th September it was reported by Theleaders-online that Carrie lam, the leader of the Chinese-ruled city, stated that an escalation of violence cannot solve issues in Hong Kong. Which other leaders have very much agreed with.
In my opinion having learned more facts, no matter how furious you feel violent protests are never the answer as loss of life is worse than anything else.
I disagree that violent protests are a way to solve Hong Kong’s problems, what do you think?