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How does the writer identify the right to protest and how there are reasons to protest in his editorial about The Occupy Movement? Alternatives to protest I RESPECT people's right to protest, but if the Occupy Melbourne inhabitants have a genuine conscience regarding social justice, there are plenty of better causes than corporate capitalism to turn their energies toward. Instead of setting up makeshift tents and creating a public eyesore, how about travelling to the Northern Territory to help build a school in an indigenous community? Or how about assisting the Salvation Army with young people at risk and living on the streets? How about offering to visit and read to lonely seniors at a local nursing home? Or is it just easier to grow dreadlocks, make cardboard slogans and frustrate regular working citizens? Peter Waterhouse, Camberwell, Vic

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The writer identifies the first of these things simply by stating it.  He states that there is a right to protest in the very first line of the letter.  One can easily see from the way that he starts this letter that there is a "but" that will come after his statement that he supports this right.  He then goes on to imply that protest (though it is a right) is not really a good way of accomplishing anything.  He does this by listing all the sorts of things that the protestors could do that would be more helpful to Australian society.

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