Session two: protests now - UPDATED WITH VIDEO

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STEP 1

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STEP 2

Why do people protest?

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STEP 3


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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg intelligent_personality | Birchwood C of E Primary School | United Kingdom
    11 Jan 2021

    I agree with the woman with the blue shirt because if you didnt help to change something you cant complain if it doesent change, because didnt help and if you complain about something make it right . If people was only aloud to protest on one thing it would be raies awarness because if something is happing that noeone is intrested about but it is really important then if you do a protest about it then everyone can know and deal with it . The wort one is changeing the ways thing are done because sometmes it can be bad for exsample if some one likes trump and some one took away the electoral votes and the other person wins their will be not electoral votes for trump to rely on so he will not win ): and the person will be mad and probaly start a riot .

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    1. Hammond School logo strong_quince | Hammond Junior School D
      intelligent_personality's comment 16 Jan 2021

      I agree with you but I also agree with the man at the very end saying to stand up for others

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg mindblowing_clarinet | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    12 Jan 2021

    I agree with the stand up for others because say for instance BLM protests, it would probably lowered racism.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unique_tangerine | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    12 Jan 2021

    Protesting is a way of standing up for what you think to be what's right but there are many kids of protests as I discussed with my classmates. I for one approve of protesting as long as it is a peaceful protest, that way nobody is hurt and people see it more as asking politely with friends. Then there are the violet protests, which hurt many more people than they touch. Most of the time people don't expect their protests to turn violent but it takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch and then everybody goes home angry, hurt or, unfortunately, not at all. Those kinds of protests are more about teaching others a lesson or forcing their ideas on others. For example the Trump protest on Wednesday that resulted with five people dead just because they wanted to forcefully make a Trump president again. I am not certain whether they meant for people to get hurt or not but I do know that they wreaked havoc at the Capital and lives were lost.

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      unique_tangerine's comment 12 Jan 2021

      That's a great examples of the speaking skill - you have clearly explained your opinion and supported it with an example. Are there any rules that could be put in place to prevent a peaceful protest from becoming violent? How easy or hard would it be to control?

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      1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unique_tangerine | Boutcher C of E Primary School
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 13 Jan 2021

        Thank very much for replying to my comment Miss/Mrs Platman and to answer your question, I think that the No.1 rule that I would put in place to prevent a violent is distance. If protesters keep their distance then the guards (if any) will not feel threatened and attack as they did in the tragic SARS protest in Nigeria with 12 lives lost, and as a Nigerian with family in Nigeria I really wish that rule was already in place. The next rule I would put is, in a protest weapons are not allowed and the guards are strictly not allowed to open fire unless the protesters start to riot(which should not happen) and even at that the guards cannot shoot to kill. Most riots start because the people get angry that nobody is listening to them so they want to take control, if I were the President the rule would be for my guards and I to remain calm and collected in order to not aggravate or exhaust the people and give them what they want(or at least a modified version of it to comply with their needs and mine) because they would have voted for me to be President not to rule over them, but to fight for them and make life easier for them, not to make them my slaves.

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      2. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unique_tangerine | Boutcher C of E Primary School
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 13 Jan 2021

        doing this should make protests fairly easy to control whilst letting the people express themselves.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg unique_tangerine | Boutcher C of E Primary School
    12 Jan 2021

    There are also looting protests,which I am thankful are mostly only in movies because people go completely crazy and start to burn things and steal instead of being smart and keeping together which results in thousands of pounds in property damage, lives are lost, and they sometimes even continue after the problem is gone.

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  • Preston Manor School wise_sparrow | Preston Manor School
    12 Jan 2021

    I agree with: If people pointed out only everything that was unfair there would be no time for anything else. I think she is right because that would mean people are only thinking about things that are wrong instead of what is right.It leads to many people doing that and creates negativity.I think if people were allowed to protest for one thing it would be stand up for others because some people are scared to stand up for themselves so it would be good.There are different ways of protesting, it could be a march or a strike. It is best if the protest is calm because that way no one will get hurt and there won't be any complaints against you for no wrong reason you could possibly get arrested.There was looting that happened because of BLM protest which happened in America.This time, some of the stores targeted in the lootings have included bigger brands such as Target, Walgreens and Macy's as well as local retailers.There was a man who was a victim of this protest and he said "I'm black-owned. I actually helped the community. I give a lot of money out, like, even during the pandemic, I gave out over $20,000, just helping hospitals, and then they came back and break all my windows". So it is important to keep protest as less violent as possible. Many people were injured and shops faced a financial crisis. There are also riots which means people will start to burn stuff, break stuff and create chaos.We should keep protests calm because we do not want to be the reason many people get hurt.
    This is the link below:
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-05/is-the-looting-in-the-us-tied-to-the-protests/12315884

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      wise_sparrow's comment 12 Jan 2021

      Great research, wise_sparrow! Your first point is interesting - what three things would be the top unfair things (in your opinion) that you would spend time protesting about?

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_frog | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    Black lives matter! it's not fair that black people have to be treated very badly just because they are different to other people. There was a man named George Floyd and he died because a police kneeling on his neck for seven minutes. Even police show brutality to black people and it is not fair because the police should be protecting people not hurting people. We should work together to stop racism.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg willing_snail | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    Some protests work and a lot of protests have been here a lot of times and loads of things are violent but we need to do things about that and stop violent things. because so many people are being raises and rude. some white people think that its not good for black people to live next to them ore near them

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg sensible_horse | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    Dear BNC,

    I would like to ask you a question, what happens when a non-peaceful protest gets violent? Do they get the police involved in it? how much trouble would the get into if the got caught in the act?
    I agree that if the protest is absolutely needed for a proper, fair reason that will help society then yes I think that it is okay. But violence is not the only answer to non-peaceful protests, for example; Donald Trump's protest ended in a lot of people getting extremely hurt and even more people are miserable about trump's decisions after he was not elected to be president of the united states witch (in my opinion) I think that it is very greedy and selfish of him because, he was elected president in 2016
    and has reigned for five years now.

    What do you think about it?
    from,
    sensible horse

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      sensible_horse's comment 14 Jan 2021

      Excellent question! Can anyone do some research and find out? Sensible_horse, you could also ask this to one of our experts - https://burnetnewsclub.com/issues/protest/the-discussion/have-questions-about-protest-ask-expert/

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg alert_peach | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I think that protesting should not be aloud for some countries like in America as they started the whole chaos, as one of the police knelt on George Floyd's neck and suffocated him. Sometimes protesting can make people have all kind of emotions like they could upset someone by doing damage to someones house or business or harming them by doing physical damage to the person. I made my opinion like this because BLM might be the most protest what has damaged more things, like in 1619 black people where slaves so it made the black people angry.

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  • St-Gregorys-logo-250x250.jpg alert_peach | St Gregory's Catholic Primary School | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    Whilst i agree with most protests, violent protests will create a tidal wave of emotion from people. Good or bad the cause may get confused with people just looting and rioting, and in-fact not attempting to make a difference. What I mean by this, opportunistic behaviour. Someone who wants to loot for the sake of it.
    The need to express opinion is important but hurting people and businesses is counterproductive. During the BLM protests an American diplomat told the American people to shop in shops owned by People of colour. This then creates a massive divide so is counterproductive.
    In today's world virtual protests can be more effective than physical protests, therefore i agree with them more. You can create more noise online then you can on the street without damaging property or business. I do not think people should get hurt over what they believe, but everyone's opinion is valid, and every voice should be heard.

    This is what my family discussed altogether.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      alert_peach's comment 14 Jan 2021

      So glad to hear you discussed this with your family! Did you disagree on anything?

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    In order to ask the first question which was if people were only allowed to protest for one reason which wouldn’t be nice and I have an answer to that but theses aren’t my opinion this on my family members opinions
    sister
    My sister said that if people were only allowed to protest for one reason it should be a sensible and unique resources such as imagine in this case there is a huge situation and no one like that and people said that the situation needs to be dealt with
    But I thought about it and I told myself. cant that lead to worsted things well here are what I think The reason I said this was because discussions like this people could be very ignorant about your opinions and could get very violent such as imagine there was a meeting and one side of the meeting were for and one side of the meeting were against
    And they were debating about protests imagine if one person said “oh I think protest are very. Dumb and stupid and they shouldn’t happen in any country because it’s very dangerous for others as others can get hurt or injured.”
    And another part of the against colleague said “Well if it is a silent protest then I don’t is perfectly fine for going to protect because you will not get hurt unless it turns violet and I think that is more better.”
    You can tell by reading both of their opinions it’s hard to agree on one point which can lead into arguments or even injuries or people getting hurt because of just two disagreements.
    That’s why I disagree with my sister and in a certain way I also agree with her!

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      decisive_redcurrant's comment 14 Jan 2021

      Sounds like a very interesting discussion in the decisive_redcurrant household! Could you share any tips for disagreeing with a sibling but still respecting their point of view?

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  • Cheam Common logo daring_whale | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    For the purple girl quote, this is what I have to say.
    It kind of depends of exactly what you think 'helping' means. For example if coca cola if making to much plastic bottles and you think helping is to stop them then you wouldn't be helping. But if you think helping is recycling your OWN plastic bottles or something like that then you would be helping.

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  • Cheam Common logo admirable_camel | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I agree with the blue shirt woman as time spent complaining could be spent protesting to change it . I think that the worst way to protest is to raise awarness, as this will not change anything, just bring more to your cause, maybe.

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  • Cheam Common logo jubilant_dinosaur | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I think that people should be aloud to protest to raise awairness because it would be important to let people know about global warming and other important subjects like that. I think that the worst thing to protest about is to change opinions because people have a right to make their own decisions. The one that the goverment would be the most concerned about would be to change the way things are done.

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  • Cheam Common logo magical_woodpecker | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    Out of the four ways to protest Rasing awarnees is the most important because it notifiyse people of things going on but the worst way to protest is change the way things are done because it could take years even dacades and nothing could come out of it

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  • Cheam Common logo content_eagle | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I agree with "If everyone pointed out everything that is unfair, there would be no time for anything else." as it shows that we can't just protest everything at once as it would make are lives worse than if we keep it and wait.

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  • Cheam Common logo daring_whale | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I think the most important is 'change the way things are done'. This is because the main point of protesting is to change how something happens.
    I think the least important is none of them. If I HAD to choose though I would pick change opinions as all the others are very important to protesting and it is the only one that is slightly left out. Also some people are stuck in their opinions and might not change their opinion.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      daring_whale's comment 14 Jan 2021

      That's interesting, daring_whale. Are there certain things/ways of protesting that will stand a better chance of changing people's opinions than others?

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      1. Cheam Common logo daring_whale | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Jan 2021

        Well, it does depend on the type of person who you are trying to change the opinion of. But I would probably say the best way to change reluctant opinions is spread the word. Tell everyone about the thing you want to change. Less reluctant people who see the rightness in your point will change to your side easily. Other people are more harder to persuade but if many people are all trying to persuade one person then there is a higher chance of this working.

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  • Cheam Common logo lovable_lobster | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I think the most important is raise awareness because when things go wrong or you find something unfair it can make a massive difference on the world when you share it. I think the worse is change opinions because opinions are very special and can sometimes make a massive difference but if someone tries to change it then that can make a very bad opinion come true.

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  • Cheam Common logo awesome_atmosphere | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    The most important one to me is the purple shirt because if you're complaining you're still expressing how you feel but if you are doing something about it then you are just taking your opinion further and expressing it publicly.

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  • Cheam Common logo pioneering_badger | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    Hi, Pioneering_badger here! Out of the four options, I think that stand up for others is the most important as it is not change for you but change for someone who needs it. The least important for me is change the way things are done. I think this because some things don't need to be changed that badly.

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  • Cheam Common logo incredible_butterfly | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    Raising awareness is one of the most important thing because if you don't raise awareness people will just ignore and won't care.Standing up for others is the least important thing because you many not agree to it.

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  • Cheam Common logo clever_forest | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I agree with raise awareness because you may raise awareness to other for somthing really bad. I agree with change/opinion because you may change for a bad reason and for somthing wrong, you may think it is right( which is a opinion). Raise awareness is kind of bad because you may recieve awareness from a stranger and that stranger may be lying or telling the truth. Change/opinion is also good because you may change for good ( such as black lives matter ).

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  • Cheam Common logo beloved_pie | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    I think that the most important protest of the four ways is to stand up for others since that shows that other people are caring for others and that they believe that even those they aren't one of those people, they can sympathise on how they are treated unfairly. Also, it ends up in the result that the protest was aiming for. I believe that the worst way is to change people's opinions or viewpoint, because it is especially hard for the elderly. If it was very successful, then everyone would be thinking the same things and then there is nobody to keep the people in check.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      beloved_pie's comment 14 Jan 2021

      Why might it be especially hard for the elderly, beloved_pie?

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  • Cheam Common logo enterprising_lion | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    14 Jan 2021

    When looking at the four ways to protest I think the most important way to protest is to stand up for each other because if you make it big its going to get known and the best way to get it known is by tell someone to spead the message.

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  • Hammond School logo rational_tiger | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Jan 2021

    I think people should be able to protest for what they believe in only if it’s not violent because the government won’t listen if you try violence if you try peace they may listen because citizens aren’t being harmed

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      rational_tiger's comment 15 Jan 2021

      Do you think there is ever an occasion where violence is acceptable, rational_tiger?

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  • Hammond School logo glad_duck | Hammond Junior School E
    15 Jan 2021

    I don't think people should be protesting in public while Covid is around because it creates extra work for the police and may spread the virus more. Virtual protests would be better for now.

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  • Hammond School logo reflective_artic_fox | Hammond Junior School C
    16 Jan 2021

    1. These opinions link with protest because all of them are based on how people are trying to change something, which protest is also based upon. Number 1 is basically saying that ‘if people were just protesting about every unfair thing, you wouldn’t have time to actually live your life, because protesting takes up all your time. Number 2’s opinion is that ‘the things that you are not protesting against, you agree with.’ Finally, Number 3 says that ‘If you’re not actually making it right by your type of protest, then don’t complain and protest in the first place.’
    I agree with Number 3 the most, because if you protest very violently, you’ll probably be recognised, but not in a good way. In fact, that’s what they do in China. You should protest more effectively, not do something empty-heartedly, and not actually supporting or helping making your protest a reality. There’s not really much point in doing that.
    I agree with Number 2 the second most, since people would usually agree or disagree openly, but that wouldn’t always be the case. Some people could be shy or afraid to, which means they do actually disagree with whatever it is, but they just don’t want to change it.
    I agree with Number 3 the least, as protesting doesn’t take too much time, but they have a point since protesting about every single thing would be tiring and very time-consuming, and also in the case of the government- probably annoying. However, I don’t think that it would be possible to protest about everything as its hard enough knowing about everything worth protesting.2. a. If people were only allowed to protest for one reason, which would it be?
    I think that it would be ‘Raise Awareness’. This is because it is heavily based on all the other ones, as raising awareness can change the way things are done, such as making the government take action. It can also change people’s opinions, by showing their own opinion. It can also be about standing up for others.
    b. Which is the worst reason for protesting?
    I think that they are all good, but if I have to choose the worst it would probably be between changing opinions, and standing up for people. This is because they depend on who they are changing the opinions of / who they are standing for. If its someone that people think will be able to do well and good to the world, then it’s good. However, if it is someone that is no-one agrees with, apart from them, and they don’t do good to the world.
    c. Which would a government be most concerned about?
    I think that, like the last question, this has two answers. One is that ‘Change the things that are done’ since if they prefer the current way, the change would be quite a big impact. The other would be to change opinions, since if this is against the government, they would have the right to be worried.3. BLM) This protest is a “change the way things are done”.
    b. Chile protests) This is halfway between a “change the way things are done”, and a “raise awareness”.
    c. Extinction Rebellion) I think that this protest is practically all of the 4, if Climate change counts as ‘others.’
    d. SARS protest) This one would be both standing up for others (`for example the young man that was killed) and to change the way things are done (get rid of the police squad).
    e. Belarus protests) The people would want to change the way things are done, as they would want it to be a fairer election.

    When will the protestors know when their message has been heard?
    Usually the last time when the protestors would know their message had been heard would be when it is acted upon. However, people would know before probably, and maybe the first recognition act would be when more people begin to follow them, and their emotions are shared. For some this might depend on the type of protest. E.g, if it was a silent protest, it might take longer than a march.

    MOST EFFECTIVE –––march–––virtual activism–––strike–––civil disobedience–––boycott–––silent protest–––riot–––LEAST EFFECTIVE.
    Thank you!

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School alert_meaning | Lyons Hall Primary School B
    18 Jan 2021

    i found this a little confusing because everybody has the right to protest and so i dont think theres a right or wrong answer for this lesson because different people might think protesting because they want to change a way there countrie is is more important than proteseting about the amount of money they get paid by goverment .everybody thinks of different reasons to protest so i am writing to tell you my thoughts about session 2 , black lives matter in may 2020 after the death of George Floyde the goverment tried to aim to cut violence of black people i dont think their attempt was that sucsessful unlike the recent campaign of footballer Marcus Rashford to provide free school meals for children who need them.

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  • Cheam Common logo wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    19 Jan 2021

    1. If people were only allowed to protest for one reason, it should be to change opinions. Let's take pollution as an example. If I were changing opinions about it, I would be raising awareness about our dirty water and air. This way people will do something to help and change the way they do things. The people will stand up for our world and might protest as well. If the protesters change the government's opinion, the government will change rules and everyone will follow them.
    2. I don't think that there is a bad reason to protest out of the four. All the reasons are linked. I think that a different bad reason to protest is just for the sake of protesting. Just so that it will look like you care about the world.
    3. Government would be concerned most about changing the way things are done. This is because the government usually changes ways by changing rules but if people change ways everything will change. It will be like maintaining a whole new city because everyone has changed how to do things. Also the government would worry about raising awareness. The people might think that the government is doing something wrong because someone has raised awareness about it.

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg modest_river | New Horizons Children's Academy
    20 Jan 2021

    I agree with the woman in the blue shirt the most because if you are complaining about something but you're not even trying to help change it then there is no point of complaining because you have the chance to make a change but your just not taking it. Protesting is a way to raise awareness and stand up for what's right and just one person more added to a protest could change everything so when you realise something is wrong, you shouldn't just sit there and complain, you should try and make people aware of it.

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  • New-Horizons-logo-250x250.jpg modest_river | New Horizons Children's Academy
    20 Jan 2021

    The goverment would be most concerned about the one about changing the way things are done because if people go out to protest for this reason and the government don't change their minds they will carry on protesting and things may turn more serious and dangerous.

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  • Beaumont School logo sceptical_rainforest | Beaumont School
    20 Jan 2021

    Step 1)
    1. These opinions link with protest because they are all about your opinions and what you think is right and what isn't. The first one links with protest because a protest essentially is speaking out about what you think is unfair, and there are may reasons to protest. The second one links with protest because when you speak out about what is unfair, what you want to happen next is a change in what you think is wrong. The third one links with protest because it is saying that the only way the thing that you complain about will stop or change, is by taking action and protesting.
    2. I think the most important one is " If you are not helping to make it right, stop complaining about it being wrong." I think this is the most important because there is no point complaining to your family and friends about a big issue because no-one in charge can hear you. If you really think that something needs changing, then you should speak out about it, because there are probably other people who think the same thing, but are too scared to use their voice.
    "Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing." is a powerful one as well. Because we live in a democratic country, everyone has the right to speak out about important matters. If you choose not to speak out, then essentially, you are choosing to accept everything the way it is and therefore agree with it.
    "If people pointed out everything that was unfair, there wouldn't be time for anything else!" This is true, which is why people generally speak out about political things. Things like LGBT+ rights are things many people believe need changing. If you protested about a matter that isn't that important in terms of improving our and other people's lives, then not many people would side with you and support you.
    Step 2)
    1. I think that if people were only allowed to protest for one reason, then is should be Raising Awareness. This is because when you raise awareness of something, you are trying to get other people's attention, and to see things the way you are seeing them. If you raise awareness of a certain matter, then lots of other people will support you, which the government can't ignore.
    2. O think the worst reason for protesting is to change the way things are done. Yes, if you are protesting this is pretty much what you want to happen, but it won't unless you raise awareness and change people's opinions. Nothing will change if you are the only person that wants that change.
    3. I think the government would most care about changing the way things are done because it is showing that people that are supposed to listen and obey their rules are saying that they think they are wrong and that they should be changed.

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  • Penketh Primary Logo adventurous_raisin | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    I think that the worst reason to protest is to change opinions as everybody has their own.The government would be most worried about changing the way things are done because they have a system that they put in place and would not would to change that system.I learnt a lot from that quiz and video thanks!

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  • Penketh Primary Logo opinionated_lemon | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    Why does black lives matter because now white lives don't really matter

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      opinionated_lemon's comment 25 Jan 2021

      Can you explain what you mean, opinionated_lemon? The Black Lives Matter movement are not saying some lives matter more than others, but reminding everyone that all lives matter equally.

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      1. Penketh Primary Logo opinionated_lemon | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 25 Jan 2021

        All lives matter no matter what colour you, where you live or were you are from we are all equal

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  • Penketh Primary Logo opinionated_lemon | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    Why was Alexander hated he was a president

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      opinionated_lemon's comment 25 Jan 2021

      Can you find out?

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  • Penketh Primary Logo wise_fern | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    I think the worst reason for protest is to always to change people opinions.The government would always be worried about to change what is going on beacuse he has a system to change what anything he wants. And thank you for this session and thank you so much beacuse I have learnt alot for that

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  • Penketh Primary Logo jubilant_pigeon | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    The SARS police shouldn't be police they should be prisoners because murder is no laughing matter and to the SARS it is! I mean what was the point of killing that young boy who did nothing wrong. When you vote for a prime minister or president it's called an election. I don't think the extinction rebellion protests should be allowed because sticking yourself to a train that could kill people and what point are you trying to get across the problem has nothing to do with sticking yourself to a train!

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  • Penketh Primary Logo serious_guitar | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    I think this was a good video thank you. I think the best reason to protest is to change peoples opinions because some people might not be aware of everything that is happening or how people feel about it. I think the one I agree with the least to protest for, is to stand up for people. I had a big think about it and I think you can stand up WITH someone and support them. But if you stand up FOR them you could get mixed up and it isn't the same.

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  • Penketh Primary Logo sceptical_sheep | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    On the quiz 2 i would really disagree i would do stand up for others. I would only do that beacuse the black lives matter is really hard for people to get threw and people on the internet know as cyber bullers are bulling people on facebook,youtube twitter instergran am people who see those message feel bad for the erson who is being bullied but does not wont to get into it and ier really especial harf for the people who get bullied at school beacuse the bullie might threten them and tell them not to tell the teacher or there mum and they are to scared to.But i still loved the artical.

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  • Penketh Primary Logo supportive_dragonfly | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    i agre whith u andi think your toterly right

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  • Penketh Primary Logo witty_rock | Penketh Primary School | United Kingdom
    25 Jan 2021

    This is a opinion of mine about which protest has made the most change.

    I believe that BLM (Black Lives Matter), has made the most change so far as a lot of people including famous footballers have joined to help lives change and it has certainly had a good impact on treating black people fairly.

    The protest I believe has made the least impact is the Extinction rebellion. This is my opinion because it is a protest about climate change, which as we know is a very hard thing to solve. And there are still a lot of bad things about this subject happening. Think of it as a bottle of milk. Leave it too long and it will become unfixable.

    Thank you for reading my opinion :)
    -witty_rock

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  • Hammond School logo analytical_sea | Hammond Junior School F
    26 Jan 2021

    Step 1:

    1. Opinion 1 - "If people pointed out everything that was unfair, there wouldn't be time for anything else!" A way of pointing everything unfair out is a protest, e.g. Some protests are for BLM, which is one of the things that a lot of people find UNFAIR.

    Opinion 2 - "Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing." This links to protest as a form 'changing' could again be.. protest! This could CHANGE what people believe, and - if the protest works - will CHANGE something which happened.

    Opinion 3 - "If your not helping to make it right, then stop complaining about it being wrong." Here the link is the phrase 'helping to make it right'. The aim of some protests is to MAKE something RIGHT, and if you are taking part in a protest to help MAKE something RIGHT, you are HELPING MAKE IT RIGHT, or at least HELPING start to MAKE IT RIGHT, or raising attention of the public.

    2. AGREE WITH MOST---Opinion 1---Opinion 3---Opinion 2---AGREE WITH LEAST

    My reasons:
    Firstly, I would like to point out that I agree with none of them entirely. I agree with Opinion 1 the most, because even if you feel something is unfair, you can't moan about it ALL THE TIME - although I'm DEFINITELY NOT saying you shouldn't protest and just go along anything that goes on, and pretend you agree, when you don't - but you can't always think about the things you find unfair / don't agree with, you need to look on the bright side sometimes. It was tough deciding which I agreed with more between Opinion 2, and 3, as I don't agree with either, but in the end, I decided Opinion 3. This was because of a similar vibe as Opinion 1 - you need to look on the bright side and stop ALWAYS complaining that things are wrong, if you want to change something DO something! I feel Opinion 2 had to come last as THAT IS NOT NOT NOT TRUE. For example, climate change hasn't been changed in MASSIVE ways yet, but people are trying! People aren't just living with it! They are fighting against it!!! THEY ARE DOING THEIR BEST, EVEN IF THEY CAN'T CHANGE ANYTHING STRAIGHT AWAY!!!!!!

    Step 2:

    1. If I had to chose one reason to protest I would chose STAND UP FOR OTHERS - like the lady in the violet shirt says.

    2. I have absolutely no idea, THEY ALL NEED PROTESTING FOR!!!

    3. I think CHANGE THE WAY THINGS ARE DONE, because it is most likely to have something the government do things, in some way or another, or needs approval from the government to change. This could worry the government as it could be something they DON'T want to change, and could ignore it but it could get to agreed with to ignore - and they would have to change it.

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  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg good_blackberry | Evelyn Street Primary School B | United Kingdom
    27 Jan 2021

    I agree with if you didn’t help in something you shouldn’t complain because in a way you think other people do the work that you believe in and if it doesn’t work it’s because you didn’t help out

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  • Cheam Common logo wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    28 Jan 2021

    My name is wondrous_orca. Today I will be talking about The Women's Suffrage

    The word ‘suffrage’ means having the right to vote in elections. The Suffragettes campaigned for women to have this right. The motto of the Suffragettes was 'Deeds not words’. The protest lasted from 1897 to 1928 but there are many more steps from females voting to becoming presidents. Many people, including many women, did not believe it was right for women to have the vote. They campaigned against the extension of suffrage but one of the most important opposers of the Women’s suffrage was Josephine Jewell Dodge. Because of World War 1, both Emmeline Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett temporarily stopped campaigning and instead encouraged women to join the war effort in the spirit of national unity.

    People protested because women should have equal rights as men.The protesters were there in an effort to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed “Anthony amendment” to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote. It was not until 1928 that women gained the vote on the same terms as men.In 1987, Millicent Fawcett founded the National Union of Women’s Suffrage. In 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union. Women also went on hunger strike. When peaceful protests failed, they started to become violent. Some Suffragettes handcuffed themselves to railings and broke shop windows in order to get the police to arrest them. In June 1913, Emily Wilding-Davison threw herself under the King’s horse during the Derby and died four days later.

    I think that the reason for the protest was positive because everyone wants to be treated equally. However, I think that violence was negative. There was no need to jump in front of horses or break windows. A hunger strike or silent protest would have been enough. I think that the world today is the lasting effect of this protest. Women can vote and in 1979, a new concept was introduced because of this protest: women were empowered with the role of prime minister. Women have moved higher, even higher than men. The first female prime minister of britain once said ‘If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.’

    If I were to protest this issue, I would have done a peaceful protest. I would hold signs saying ‘Women should vote’ and maybe take to the road. I might have started a petition. I would be willing to protest silently but I do not like to protest violently. I don’t like getting people or myself in trouble.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      wondrous_orca's comment 28 Jan 2021

      Excellent research! Can you tell us where you found it?

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  • Cheam Common logo wondrous_orca | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    28 Jan 2021

    I found the information from a lot of websites but here is where I got most of it:
    https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/the-suffragettes

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School strong_tangerine | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    29 Jan 2021

    I think that changing people's opinions ( woman with pink hair ) will be most effective because if you change peoples opinions then that might change the way things are done which will help the issues with BLM, SARS, Chille's transport fares, Belarus' unfair election and extinction rebellion.

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  • Hillyfield School logo plucky_butterfly | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    05 Feb 2021

    Step 1 question 2:
    opinion 3: 1st place
    opinion 2: 2nd place
    opinion 1: 3rd place
    The reason I think opinion 3 should be first is because If you aren't helping to make thing right and make a change, then don't complain. No-ones going to listen to you.

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