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Witness Reaction

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/c...icle1522408.ece

 

I am trying to find out what would be the best way to react in the situation described above, when being a witness. If physically interfere as single person, it would most probably end up with being killed both, the boy and myself, in the group of many angry persons. Also, to call emergancy, it would take too much time, as such events happen very quickly, as being triggered alike one would step in the mental mine field.

 

Best regards,

Simona

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dear Simona.

 

I always think of that when I read or hear about similar news. how would I react? would I find courage to do anything at all or would I just freeze in shock and not be able to move ...

 

I wish I knew the answer, what to do in situations like this.

 

because, I am sad to admit, I would probably just freeze... :,(

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You don't know if you would get killed if you interfered... Maybe you wouldn't, and the mob would be thrown off by this and not stabb you or the victim. Or maybe wound both of you but not actually end up killing anyone... It takes a lot of guts from the interfering witness though, no doubt... It's a very selfless, courageous act. I think if someone has bodhisattva vows and turns his/her back on this, does not interfere in order to help the victim, some vows would be broken, but I may be wrong...

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