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A protest (also called a remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration) is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or situations. 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 directly enact desired changes themselves. Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful campaign to achieve a particular objective, and involve the use of pressure as well as persuasion, they go beyond mere protest and may be better described as cases of civil resistance or nonviolent resistance.
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 state reaction to protests is the use of riot police. Observers have noted an increased militarization of protest policing, with police deploying armored vehicles and snipers against the 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.
A protest can itself sometimes be the subject of a counter-protest. In such a case, counter-protesters demonstrate their support for the person, policy, action, etc. that is the subject of the original protest. In some cases, these protesters can violently clash.
I don't have a personal stake in whether Confederate memorials stay or go. My southern ancestors lived in a pro-abolitionist, pro-union part of eastern Tennessee and, according to census records, never owned slaves. Except for my great-grandmother's great-uncle-—who was conscripted into the...
Anybody have some clever sign ideas that are different then the normal signs you see at gun rallies. @AndyinEverson had this idea he posted in another thread this morning:
How 'bout a sign that says :
" Safe Gun owner_____( insert however long you have been a gun owner ) days / years without...
With the recent barrage of legislation to transform citizens into serfs by incremental disarmament, I thought I read something about a planned event in Salem on Tuesday but I'll be shucked if I can find it on the site now.
What is the story?
Sorry if this is the wrong spot on the forum to...
The anti-gun nutters are having a
Ban Assault Weapons Rally
at the Capitol in Salem from 11am to 1pm Tuesday 9/25/2018.
Ban Assault Weapons Rally
How may of us can show up for a Counter Protest at 1pm?
Can someone closer to Salem than me (300 miles away) coordinate the permits and parking?
NOPE...Its not the antis protesting the Chicago/Chiraq weekly black on black carnage....
no a black man was pulling a holstered gun on police while evading arrest and was shot by police, residents are condemning police and protest violently again despite there is a clear body cam video of the...
Brazilian president sends in army as truck protest paralyzes country
Another example of how quickly the supply chain can break down. Food and gas shortages in some areas, and large numbers of livestock (chicken and pigs) may be at risk due to a lack of feed.
Please contact you local School Superintendent via email or phone call, tell them how you feel about the wasted tax dollars spent on teacher salaries involved in the anti firearm protest. The officials are elected by the people. We are voters and the School board depends on your taxes. I have...
Chicago Students Trash Walmart During Walkout Protest, Throw Items At Shoppers – Walmart Employees Report Hearing Gun Shots In Parking Lot During Rampage
Walmart Trashed During Political Walkout Protest In Chicago
CHICAGO: Chicago police are trying to identify around 60 students from Simeon...