When the Roaring is Weeping

Weeping by Bright Blue written by Dan Heymann in 1987 as protest song during Apartheid South Africa

Protests are often sketched as violence. Sensationalism highlights the confrontation with systems, peoples, and infrastructure emerging from them. Marchers are roaring through the streets, uncivilized, and out of control. But such rallies are often more weeping than roaring. Like tears, a group of bodies floods roads. They have no other recourse for the depth of their mourning.

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