Are protests effective?

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Are protest effective?

many people around the world join in on a protest. It is usually to make a difference, or to open someone’s eyes and show them the problems around the world. But the main question is, are protests effective. I believe that they usually are, because when people protest, the government may realise that this is an issue. However, sometimes, a protest may be violent and this makes people worry more about the violence that the actual problem. I therefore think that it depends on your actions, and if you do the right thing to solve the problem

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  • jeiya Siapno.jpg EXPERT: Jeiya Marie Siapno, Software Engineering Apprentice @ KPMG
    12 Jan 2021

    Thanks for your contribution @clever_iceberg. You stated that when people protest, the government may realise that this is an issue. Can you explain further how the government may realise it is an issue?

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  • Hammond School logo peaceful_raccoon | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Jan 2021

    Depends what the protest is about, I think.

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    1. jeiya Siapno.jpg EXPERT: Jeiya Marie Siapno, Software Engineering Apprentice @ KPMG
      peaceful_raccoon's comment 21 Jan 2021

      Thanks for your reply @peaceful_raccoon. I believe you stated that, depending on the context of the protest, the government may or may not acknowledge it is an issue. Do you believe the number of people protesting affects how the government may respond?

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  • Hammond School logo peaceful_raccoon | Hammond Junior School B
    22 Jan 2021

    I think so, because if you just have one person doing a protest, no one will 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 listen to you unless you are an important person. But, if more people get involved, then more people will notice and make a change.

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    1. jeiya Siapno.jpg EXPERT: Jeiya Marie Siapno, Software Engineering Apprentice @ KPMG
      peaceful_raccoon's comment 27 Jan 2021

      Thank you for your response @peaceful_raccoon. You argued that no one will listen to your protest unless you are an important person. What is your definition of an 'important person'? Can you give an example of an 'important person' leading a protest?

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      1. Hammond School logo peaceful_raccoon | Hammond Junior School B
        Jeiya Marie Siapno, Software Engineering Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 27 Jan 2021

        Any celebrity, the Royal Family, any Sir or Dame, or anybody that stands out. Since the Government need protests sometimes to help them with their job, even though if celebrities or whatever some people (who obviously don't care about the protest) will just ask for their autograph so there are some pros and some cons

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  • jeiya Siapno.jpg EXPERT: Jeiya Marie Siapno, Software Engineering Apprentice @ KPMG
    03 Feb 2021

    Thank you for your reply @peaceful_raccoon. You seem to claim that protests sometimes help the government to do their job. In your opinion, are all protests motivated with the 'greater good' in mind?

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    1. Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg clever_iceberg | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
      Jeiya Marie Siapno, Software Engineering Apprentice @ KPMG's comment 05 Mar 2021

      I saw this comment and I wanted to add that some protests do have the greater good in mind, but caan be driven away from this if they get too violent. For example, in the BLM movement, people just wanted to be equal with white people, however, some people started to rob from stores, which in my opinion, is not for the greater good, but for personal gain. However, this is simply my opinion, and some may think differently.
      clever_iceberg :)

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