Title: Demonstrationen. Ein Berliner Modell
Photographer(s): Bernard Larsson
Writer(s): Herbert Marcuse, Reinhard Lettau
Designer(s): Christian Chruxin
Publisher(s): Voltaire Verlag, Berlin, Germany
Size: 14,5 x 21 cm
Print: Christian Grutzmacher, Berlin, Germany
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: Germany, 1966-1967
But I believe there is a "natural right" for oppressed and overwhelmed minorities to resist the use of extralegal means once legal means have proven inadequate. Law and order is always and everywhere , the law and order of those who protect the established hierarchy; it is foolish to appeal to the absolute authority of this law and order over those who suffer under it and fight against it, not for personal gain and revenge, but because they want to be human. There is no judge over them other than the established authority, the police and their own conscience. When they use violence they do not start a new chain of acts of violence, but they break the established one. Since they will be beaten, they know the risk and , if they are willing to take it, no one else, least of all educators and intellectuals, has the right to preach existence to them.
Extract from the introduction .