Again wrong comparisons and yes, you put yourself knowingly in danger, you deserve what they get, whether it's glory or it is death. You will notice that most protests are by young people. Why? Because they don't have anything to lose, except their lives. Let's see how idealistic they are after they get some responsibilities. Just like the protesters of the 60's got old and got Republican... The Berlin Wall coming down - came down because of people fighting for their own freedom. Apartheid ending - same Nazi Germany being defeated - same Women's sufferage in most countries - Don't recall much violence with this. The end of the Raj in India (perhaps the seminal non-violent protest)- same as the top three The Polish Solidarity movement - same as the others The ending of the slave trade from Africa across the Atlantic - this ended mostly because it was cheaper to just breed them in the New World than import them.