A More Effective Way to Protest


Occupying parks can get you forcibly evicted. Walking 231 miles in protest is painful. Sit in the quad, get pepper-sprayed. Build a barn and the police take it right down. How, then, should one protest?

Like Hakkal, a snake charmer in Northern India. Hakkal, frustrated with bureaucratic bungling of his land-grant application, strolled into a local municipal government office, and just dumped a bag of 40 snakes—including some poisonous cobras—onto the floor. The officials, as the video shows, noticed.