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Host: Hello I am Chloe and I will be hosting this podcast today about does protest works for welcome listeners, I am going to have 2 guests today Izzy and Steve. Thank you for joining me, girls. Firstly, girls would you like to tell us your experience of any protests.
Steve: Hello thank you for inviting me to join you. I am from London and I am 24 years old I am a vet at home and love animals. I have organized an animal testing protest where I asked people to sign a petition.
Izzy: Hello it is wonderful to be here thank you for letting me join you. I am from Braintree and I am 22 years old and I am a training police officer. My experience of protests is through my training of what we have to do when a protest becomes violent.
Host: Steve can I ask you what was it like to organize a protest, where did you do it and how many people were there?
Steve: There was a lot of things to consider and a lot of thought, but I did it at a local park that is normally quite busy. I also decided to do it in the summer because it would be nice and warm so more people would be out and about. Then last but not least there were 50 people in total including my friends that are also vets and my customers.
Host: How often do you have to go to protests, how often does it become violent?
Izzy: It actually is not that often and it normally isn’t violent we know when a protest is going to happen because they have to tell the police in advance.
Host: How many signatures did you get and where did you send the petition after you got the signatures.
Steve: We had a target to get to over 10,000 signatures but didn’t get them so it won’t get debated by the government and so I will plan another protest against animal testing. For the laws of testing to be changed, we need 100,000 signatures for it to be debated.
Host: Have you been sent to a violent protest before to deal with the situation. What does it feel like to be at a protest?
Izzy: My friends that are policewomen as well have said that it can be quite worrying being at a violent protest. At a protest, you can't predict what will happen so you will be constantly thinking about what will happen.
Host: So today we have heard from Izzy and Steve and why some people are against protests and some aren't. Thank you for coming in Izzy and Steve sadly it’s the end thank you for tuning in for our podcast see you soon.