Michael’s challenge this week:
This week our topic is ‘Protest’. We have seen a lot on our news services about protests in the past few weeks.
What is your take on it?
Have you been involved in a protest?
Were you a part of a recent protest?
Write a story reflecting your response to this prompt.
I’ve never been involved in a protest, current or otherwise, but that doesn’t mean to say I don’t have an opinion. Quite honestly scenes that are unfolding in our larger cities and towns are frightening, especially now.
Things are getting out of hand, and I feel we are being taken back decades into the past.
There always seems to be a cause, a calling, yet currently this leads to unruly behaviour, riots, vandalism and all out destruction just for the hell of it as to me it sure isn’t relevant to the point.
What can I say?
All Lives Matter, and shouldn’t be determined by race, colour, beliefs, tradition, or origins.
Let’s fast forward two or three weeks, and how many of those people protesting in the crowds will be infected with Covid 19?
How about all those lives these protestors have put at risk?
Who will protest for those who lose theirs because of someone else’s stupidity and selfishness?
Who will protest for the shattered lives of families, children, parents and friends who lose loved ones to a current invisible enemy that has no respect for age, background or colour?
Not many, I’ll bet.