Interesting to see these pictures side by side. 

One is from the Kent riot of 1970- where the students were protesting the Vietnam war.

The other is from the 2012 street party that just got out of hand. 

I understand that there really is no comparison, Collegefest 2012 was just a drunken festival for fun that led to violence- while the people in the first photo had a real reason for protest and that led to the deaths of several students. But what I take from it, is that no matter what, at this age we need a cause. We need something to fight for and stand up for. If not, we will attempt to fight against establishment with no particular reason, other than for the fight itself. We’re restless because we are caught somewhere between the simplicity of childhood and the maturity of adulthood. We are young and rebellious, and it’s each generation’s desire to do everything they can to disrupt the conformity of the adult life. 

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Posted on Sunday, 22 April
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    this happened this weekend. AT MY SCHOOL
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