I am going to give a few examples of protests and at the end I am going to say my opinion if protests have consequences.
Many years ago, women didn't have the same amount of rights as men. They couldn't work and they couldn't vote. During the world wars, women had a huge part to play for their country. While men, had to go and fight in the army, women had to stay behind and look after their country and fill in jobs that men were supposed to do. After several protests, In the year 1972, the United States Congress passed a law that guaranteed women the same rights as men.
Dropping plastic in the ocean leads to Injuries and deaths of ocean speices and wild life. This subject links to Climate Change because we are affecting our world around us. People have been going on marches and holding up signs that say ''Plastic is not Fantastic.'' or ''There is No planet B.'' or ''Stop Plastic Pollution.'' They started protest on April 22, 1970 and people are still protesting which means that the protest has lasted almost half a century. Some people have been trying to reduce plastic by recycling it or picking it up when they see some etc.
Just like the Women rights protest, Slaves didn't have the same rights as others. They were forced to work for their owners and when they did something wrong, they were serverly punished. People in poor homes were most likely to be a slave while rich people own them. People started thinking this was wrong and they started protesting shouting ''STOP SLAVERY.'' As a consequence, slavery was abolished in the year 1865.
The Capital Hill Protest
When Donald Trump lost the election, His supporters were angry to know that their chosen candidate did not win the election. When Trump lost the election, instead of him conceding, he started causing problems and kept on lying to his people. The republican party believed him and they started protesting on the Capital Hill in the USA. This one wasn't a peaceful protest (I think this was a riot protest). There was so much violence that one women even got shot in the chest and is now dead. 4 protesters died. Luckily, the national guards later came and sorted this issue, however one police officer is now died. Trump was blamed for this violence and was impeached again as a consequence. Along with that, he got his twitter and facebook account banned. He is now known as the first president to be impeached twice in the history of America.
People have started protesting because they didn't like how animals are being used. They didn't like how animals are being used to test drugs and medicines on in a lab. They also didn't like how humans are eating animal products such as meat, fish and eggs. They go on protests and hold up signs that say ''Stop Animal Cruelty.'' or ''Animals are not ingredients.'' Nothing really happened. All the protest did was raise awareness to this issue.
Do Protests have consequences?
In my opinion, Yes! I think protests have consequences whether it is good or whether it is bad. I also think protests have consequences whether it affects one person alone or a WHOLE society. I do also think protests have consequences whether it is for humans or animals. Protests can have good consequences or bad consequences depending on what happened and what they are.
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