A mass demonstration
, and bullying
. A way of demonstrating that the people in charge
enough to not be able to see any other method
of doing things, or lack respect
enough that they really don't care
that they're making people die
The only thing worse than the person in charge who's willing to sacrifice the lives of others (but not themselves) is all the people who go along with it.
A striking example of the fact that the human race is still, in the grand scheme of things, about as mature as a little child.