Bush PuppetAllow me a brief clarification:

There are many who prioritise “creative” resistance, but do so by confusing creative with artistic.

Protests that involve the making of puppets, colourful banners, street theatre or pinata are artistic, but they are not creative. Indeed, these protests are wholly predictable, with a set of rituals and roles just like most other protests.

Creative refers those those things “relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas”. In relation to protests, this would describe scenarios that involve new or innovative tactics, thus offering the hope of getting passed hurdles that have previously been stumbling blocks.

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