Have you ever participated in an active protest?
If yes, then what was the cause or social issue represented and where/when was it?
Yes, I turned up at a big rally in Sydney in 1970 to protest against Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. I was one of about 40,000 people. In Melbourne the protest was even bigger with around 70,000 turning out. It was an issue that divided the nation along roughly political party lines with the Conservatives (Liberal Party, equivalent your Republicans) backing the US involvement and Labour (equivalent of your Democrats) endeavouring to have the conflict brought to an end.
History tells us the rallies worldwide were effective, the war ended not long afterwards.
Yes, in the 1980s in college I did participate in the "Free South Africa" protests in Washington, DC. Although I have not attended any of the current protests, my heart is there.
When I was nine and my sister was 14, we printed up big signs and marched back & forth the front lawn for a raise in our allowance. Does that count, Chris?
Other than that, Somehow I never became involved in any protesting of any sort. However, I stand by the right of every American to do so peacefully.
By the way....our protest got my sister & me NO WHERE!
No, I have never participated in an "active protest," and one of the primary reasons why is, I have always been too busy working hard to support myself.
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