Is Protesting the right way to get your voice heard..?

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Of course there have have been some protests that have worked and some protests that just..didn't turn out right. I am going to give a few examples and at the end I'm going to say my opinion if protesting is the right way to get your voice heard.

Anti- Lockdown

In this protest, People were protesting because they didn't like the fact that they were meant to stay at home and wear a mask whenever they want to go out. In my opinion this wasn't a really good protest because all the demand for people to wear masks and to stay at home was to protect people's lives from Covid-19 but the protest didn't really have any impact.

END SARS

What happened here, is that people in Nigeria wanted to end SARS because SARS kept on killing innocent people and harrassing them. They were so corrupt that people in Nigeria were protesting to the government so they could end SARS. Soldiers in Nigeria would then attack the protesters during the night but at the end, their protesting wasn't a waste instead it was a success! The government later decided to end SARS and now the government in Nigeria is investigating the death of 8 people killed by the soldiers.

Syria

Syria is no longer a peaceful place and I will tell you why...

According to a book I read about Syria, it said that the Syria war started when some schoolboys wrote something on the wall. It said ''People need the regime to change.'' The government some how knew about this and the boys were punished harshly and were tortured in prison. The people in Syria, were raging about the government's reply to the little school boys but they were already furious with their brutal government. They went on MARCHES and demonstrations and the government responded with bullets and arrests. People began to die and that's what caused a civil war.

The link between protesting and Syria is that in some countries if you protest you may get arrested or even killed. That's what might of happened in Syria. Imagine if you were protesting and you were getting arrested just because you wanted your voice heard. (The book I was talking about is ''Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird'')

GEORGE FLOYD

This has been a very recent protest and the whole world probably knows about the sad death of George Floyd. What happened was that a police officer killed an unarmed black man and people in America considered that many innocent black men were getting killed at the hands of the police. It then triggered people's anger and then they started protesting to stop police brutality. This protest spreaded across the world very quickly. People were protesting in all the kinds of ways Olivia and Tom talked about. Many people were taking a knee in every gathering and some sporting events around the war for 8 minutes to remember the death of George Floyd and in a support for BLM movement.

Climate Change

This Climate change protest is also a very big and important one because it is about our planet and concerns the lives of everyone. It has led to our leaders taking some actions which will reduce the impact of climate change such as Paris accord. All the countries of the world agreed to take steps to minimise waste and cut their carbon emission. So this protest has produced a positive result.

IS PROTESTING THE RIGHT WAY TO GET YOUR VOICE HEARD..?

Overall, protests can happen anywhere or everywhere and I think that protesting is an example of a right way to get your voice heard IF THEY ARE PEACEFUL!

Although some of them don't work, I still think it is a kind of way to get your voice heard. In my opinion, I think it is kind of similiar to a vote because the more people who protest, the more likely it is a change is going to happen!

So to round this up, I think a protest with no violence, no guns, no bullets is a good way to get your voice heard.

Thank you for taking your time to read this!

delightful_effort

Comments (16)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    05 Jan 2021

    This is an excellent post that nicely explains the different protests and your thoughts about them - it shows great speaking (writing concisely and clearly) and listening (all of the learning you have already done!). I have made it an Editor's Pick so that other people are encouraged to comment on it. Some questions to think about:
    1) Have you heard of all of these protests? If not, which ones are new to you?
    2) Do you think all of them are justifiable ("right") or should any of them have been banned?
    3) What do you think about delightful_effort's question: is protest the right way to get your voice heard?

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  • Evelyn-Street-logo-250x250.jpg giving_leaves | Evelyn Street Primary School B
    06 Jan 2021

    I agree protesting can be the answer but also if they are violent the chances are they won't work. I made a similar
    post ( before I read this) and it said that non-peaceful protests should only ever happen if the protesters are being submitted to police brutality or any other form of harm.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg decisive_redcurrant | Michael Faraday School
    07 Jan 2021

    Hi here are some of the opinions of what you want I don’t care that we have to protest for our voices could be hard because there’s other sensible and harmless things such as send a letter or trying to create a platform that doesn’t include any violence

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg clever_iceberg | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    07 Jan 2021

    i have also read welcome to nowhere. i absolutely love it

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  • Cowes-logo-250x250.jpg nice_planet | Cowes Enterprise College
    12 Jan 2021

    i agree with your post and that if there is a violent protest then it can result in people getting heard and possibly killed and when people get killed it makes more people angry and that is not good overall i say that this is a very good post and very informative

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School enthusiastic_dolphin | Lyons Hall Primary School E
    13 Jan 2021

    I agree with your post, I wish this was how everyone protested as it is the RIGHT way.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      enthusiastic_dolphin's comment 13 Jan 2021

      There are lots of examples of protest in this post, enthusiastic_dolphin, so what do you mean by "the RIGHT way"? Try to give some reasons for your opinions as this will help people to understand WHY you feel that way.

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School enthusiastic_dolphin | Lyons Hall Primary School E
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 13 Jan 2021

        Protesting peacefully, not using violence to protest. Our voices need to be heard but not in a violet way.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School authentic_currant | Lyons Hall Primary School E
    13 Jan 2021

    In my opinion, I agree because for example, if there was no protesting for BLM more black lives might be killed and less people would understand about what's happening, but I also disagree because for example, let’s say you would like a ice cream you would then say to your parents/guardians or the worker “can I get a ice cream” and they will reply with yes if it was the shop keeper or your parents/guardians might say yes or no.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      authentic_currant's comment 13 Jan 2021

      Good point, authentic_currant! Could you explain your point about ice-cream a little bit more please? I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

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      1. Lyons Hall Primary School authentic_currant | Lyons Hall Primary School E
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 13 Jan 2021

        Basically if you would like something, it’s like a protest because protests are created due to people wanting to make a change for example let’s say there’s a rule that you and other people don’t agree to, then you can start a protest saying that this particular rule needs to changed , after someone starts a protest more and more people join until there are hundreds of thousands of people in a protest.

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  • Hammond School logo clever_volcano | Hammond Junior School F
    25 Jan 2021

    Personally I dont think the climate change protest is fair because Boris Johnson is trying to sort coronavirus out first but if there burning police cars and blocking roads I don't think it's coming to change any quicker because then he has to unblock the roads buy more police cars when he's doing his best bes also helping Marcus Rashford in free school meals so be has a lot on his plate but when the time is right he will help climate change but he's doing his best.

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  • Hammond School logo incredible_hen | Hammond Junior School B
    26 Jan 2021

    Protest is the way to be heard because you might change there mind on the incident

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  • Hammond School logo dynamic_truth | Hammond Junior School E
    29 Jan 2021

    I agree because as long as its not violent it would be heard. If people are violent thats wrong because its wrong to be violent and the message does not come through. The message does not come through because people are focusing on the violence not the protest. Peaceful protests are a way to get your protest heard because they focus on you, no one gets hurt and people take the message seriously.

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