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Have you ever participated in an active protest?

  1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 3 years ago

    Have you ever participated in an active protest?

    If yes, then what was the cause or social issue represented and where/when was it?

  2. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting to hear about. I know that war has had immense ramifications and the amount of people participating is quite staggering. They definitely had an impact in the war even if politicians refuse to believe that.

  3. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent and it was necessary for protests to be held during that time for South Africa. I've read about the horror stories under their Apartheid regime that a lot of people know little about unless they've learned about it.

  4. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    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!

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha, sounds like it was quite a strike then. I hope it was a peaceful protest. I'm glad you're supportive as people should be because it's our constitutional right to protest as long as it's peaceful.

  5. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I could understand that as being a good reason not to do it. I can't blame anyone for figuring their life or finances out before taking on something like a protest. The cause would really have to be enticing for myself to get involved.

 
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