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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 nonviolent 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 itself may at times 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.

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  1. PiratePast40

    OHSU supporting protests and riots?

    Found this article on another forum and the below photo. Is this even legal, and are they supported in any way by our state or federal tax dollars?
  2. EHJ

    UN gives, the United States of America - a warning about the protests.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-24/un-issues-warning-to-us-authorities-over-black-lives-matter/12491624
  3. Ghoul

    Wheeler speaks about Antifa 17th protests.

    I don't like fox news but this is a great interview with wheeler, it shows what a treasonous snake this guy is. Wasting all the good peoples taxes time and resources to support Antifas childish tantrums of terrorism. He's such a Judas. Watch this fool make a freudian slip around 5:04, priceless.
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