Riots have to happen when there is no constructive conversation about ongoing crucial issues, sometimes people have no recourse but to take a stand against injustice.

Afterwards, society may recognise the impossibility of their circumstances and the responsibility we all share to build those bridges and relieve that oppression. Or not. They open space for future painful exploration …

with a nod to Peter Fitzsimmons series on race riots in Australia …

By NOT acknowledging each person’s uniqueness eg colour, race, gender
it erases a quintessential part of their identity.