Robert Birgenau on violence against protesters: It is unfortunate that some protesters chose to obstruct the police by linking arms and forming a human chain to prevent the police from gaining access to the tents. This is not nonviolent civil disobedience. Robert Birgenau on violence against himself: [A]s a long time civil rights activist and firm supporter of non-violence, I do not respond to violent, untruthful verbal attacks. I cannot imagine a definition of "violence" under which being held responsible for an assault that you ordered is more violent than pepper spray and nightsticks.
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