Why do people protest?

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Hello, I am protective_dusk, and I am here to discuss 'Why do people protest?'

So first of all, what is protest? Protest is where people debate and sometimes get quite aggressive to get their rights and their wrongs. They can gather on the street and chant specific phrases and, if they really need to do it, they can fight. This can cause serious bodily harm, and people are usually put under arrest if they do this. The police have to be very well trained to cope with this, because sometimes them, and their vehicles ( Shown in the picture above) can get targeted. This is very serious protest.

Now, I am going to talk about my question, 'Why do people protest?'

People protest because they want specific rights or wrongs. This may be because they do not agree on how the country should be run, or because they think their political leader has made the wrong decision. A big example of protest, was the Hong Kong Crisis. The reason why it started was the legislation of the 2019 Hong Cong extradition bill. This lasted quite a while, and it was very severe. Overall, this is not very nice.

But also, the police can almost overact to protest. If a person is just going through the street protesting, but doing it in a sensible manner, it would not be fair on them if a bunch of policeman charges towards them and sends them to prison. There is no right or wrong opinion, and I think people can protest, but do it without any illegal actions. And without harming anyone or anything.

Thank you for reading my post!

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Comments (8)

  • katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
    08 Jan 2021

    Thanks for your post, protective_dusk! In your first paragraph, you have explained that sometimes protests can become violent. This type of protest is uncontrolled and is called a riot. Could you try to write another paragraph about some of the peaceful types of protest? This would give your post a little more balance.

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    1. Hammond School logo analytical_sea | Hammond Junior School F
      Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 15 Jan 2021

      I know you write these comments to help posts and their writers improve, but you know no one can actually edit there posts after submitting them?

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

        That's no problem, analytical_sea! If you want to rephrase your comment, you can type a new one and we will take care of it for you.

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          1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
            analytical_sea's comment 18 Jan 2021

            Yes we can, although it's often best to write a comment below to clarify or add more.

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  • Hammond School logo emotional_night | Hammond Junior School F
    15 Jan 2021

    Hello here, my name is emotional_night and this is my comment on Why do people Protest?

    A protest (also called a demonstration, remonstration or remonstrance)is a public expression of objection, disapproval or dissent towards an idea or action, typically a political one. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Protesters may organize a protest as a way of publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or they may undertake direct action in an attempt to enact/make desired changes themselves. Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy (such as the requirement of protest permits),economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. One reaction to protests is the use of riot police and observers have noted an increased militarization of protest policing in many countries, with police deploying armored vehicles and snipers against protesters. When such restrictions occur, protests may assume the form of open civil disobedience, more subtle forms of resistance against the restrictions, or may spill over into other areas such as culture and emigration.

    Protest definition

    a)to complain strongly about : object to Fans protested against the Government's decision. b) to declare positively : assert He protested his innocence.

    Do protests work?

    Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary but the blame gets put on the Government and somtimes this leads to decisions thought over again seriously.

    Types of protest

    There are several types of protest including the following:

    Strike is a type of protest where pepole stop going to work and doing their job to make their employers change something which can make a bussniss grind to a halt.

    A Riot is a kind of protest that is uncontrolled and often violent. Sometimes people join in just to make trouble.

    Civil disobedience is where people protest by doing something illegal.

    Boycott is where people might stop buying certain brands because they may be bad for the environment etc.

    March is reference to moving from one location to another; to distinguish from rotating or walking in a circle with signs.

    Country Rules

    In England everyone is allowed to protest because they have the right to freedom of speech, but in other countries like Saudi Arabia or North Korea they are much stricter- you could even get put in prison or killed for it.

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  • Hammond School logo strong_quince | Hammond Junior School D
    16 Jan 2021

    Hi i am strong_quince
    Some people protest for there right some might be angry 😡.

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