Nalchik, Russia: Khachim Guketlov, 29, Legal Advisor: I believe that mass protests, conducted within the law of the state, are sometimes useful, depending on their relevance and reasonability. I would emphasize that it is important that the mass protests are not a management tool of state power in the interests of another state. In any case, if more than fifty percent of the state's population is set to a particular protest, the government should take the necessary measures to satisfy the protest of majority. It is necessary to conduct periodic legitimate and independent polls on the work of the government. It is especially necessary to approve provisions on impeachment (vote of no confidence) that extend their rules as to officials, and the judicial, executive and legislative power, the cabinet and the head of state.
Peaceful mass protests with the absence of aggressive behavior are considered necessary when the majority in a country pursues change for the benefit of the majority. This is what Epoch Times reporters from places like Russia to Spain found when they asked locals, “In the long-term, do you think mass protests that push a government out of office are good for a country”
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