There are times when such an action does become necessary.
Although the intuition that the guilty deserve to suffer is widely shared, it is not obvious why they deserve this. Rights An issue associated with, but distinct from, that of justification is whether people have a right to engage in civil disobedience.
But since causes defended by a minority are often those most opposed by persons in power, legal channels may be less than wholly effective.
The Chauri Chaura incident saw a group of protestors, usually non-violent, become an angry mob. The actions taken to stop the Occupy movement when it spread from Wall Street helped galvanize more support for it.
Similarly, it may demonstrate the purity or selflessness of the disobedient's motives or serve as a means to mobilise more broad-based support Raz Nonetheless, they also can observe that, with greater resources or further time for debate, their view might have held sway.
Typically a person who commits an offence has no wish to communicate with her government or society.
Its appropriateness is structured in part by the political regime, the tone of the social environment, the actions taken by other political participants, and so on.