Anti-terrorist demonstrations are planned for Iraq on December 10. That's real courage. I hope they are able to have them as planned.
Demonstrating against those who would think nothing of killing you or against a government that is corrupt and undemocratic in a part of the world where using force to break-up a demonstration is not beyond question must be equally frightening and exhilarating. I doubt the protesters in London last week felt either frightened or exhilarated. Smugly self-satisfied is probably the height of it.