Riot In Baltimore
by samp on April 28, 2015 - 8:37am
The article talks about the recent ‘’state of emergency’’ raised in the city of Baltimore, in the United States of America. There were important protests and violence in a town shocked by the recent events. Many acts of vandalism were committed throughout the last days. A curfew has been created by the authorities in order to control the situation and limit the recent violence and protests. Protesters threw bricks and burned down some buildings. The situation is still not under control and protests are expected fir the following days. Protesters are mainly fighting against police brutality and ask for changes regarding this issue.
This article is strongly link to the concept of new power. As protesters organized themselves spontaneously, new Medias such as social media and local media create a new influence for the demonstrations. The street protesters can now organized together and shared their ideas locally among them. Social media marks a contrast with the period in time where they had to rely on the mainstream Medias to get informed of what was going on. It also led to a fair representation in the news. There are now more than just the mainstream versions of important Medias that reports the news across the world, but also protesters who are directly implicated in the demonstrations. It decreases the power of influence of traditional Medias and brings more transparency on several social issues.