Lessons from Portland: Do crackdowns work?
- August 2, 2020
- David Meyer, sociology, Deseret News, Aug. 2, 2020
“One way to deter protest is to punish, harshly, anybody who’s in the streets,” said David Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine and author of “The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America.” “But it’s much harder to police in a democracy than it is in an authoritarian state.”
For the full story, please visit https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2020/8/2/21350212/portland-protests-federal-police-agents-tear-gas-donald-trump-homeland-security.
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