A reflection on violence and democracy

A reflection on violence and democracy
Author: Koenraad Bogaert

Publication Date: 03/07/2013
Source: http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/12587/a-reflection-on-violence-and-democracy



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Summary

On the morning of 30 June, BBC reporter Aleem Maqbool reports from Cairo, “what is today going to be remembered for? What is the 30th June going to be remembered for? Is it going to be the turning point in Egyptian politics or is it going to be remembered for violence?” But what if violence constitutes an integral, even inevitable, component of a democratic struggle?