Viena: Hello and welcome to Project Protest, today we are going to be discussing the big question "Does protest work?" Here to discuss this huge subject with me, is Cassie from Lightwater and Arlee from Glasgow. Welcome and thank you for taking the time to speak to me today. Firstly, can you tell us a bit about yourselves?
Arlee: Hi thank you for having me, I am twelve and I want to become a vet. I love animals.
Cassie: Hello I am twelve, I like peace and quiet, I enjoy my own company.
Viena: Do you think protests are effective and do you know of any?
Arlee: Well it really depends because I think it is a good way to get messages across and as long as they are under control, they are harmless, but to answer your question I agree with protest.
Cassie: I don't agree with protest because most are violent and always get out of control, it is also dangerous and many people have been killed or injured in the past
Viena: Interesting, if you had to join a protest which one would you join and why?
Arlee: Climate change, because I love the environment and animals and I think they should be saved and protected. I admire Greta Thunberg because she is an inspiration, her protests and messages go across the globe informing people of all ages. Her first protest was like a mini strike she began skipping school on Fridays to help raise awareness of climate change. Greta's protests work because it is unusual for a child to strike and miss school, her actions started to spread and more students in her country and globally joined in. That is pretty incredible, she is a very effective protester.
Cassie: None, but if I had to, I guess I would join Black Lives matter because all lives matter, because lots of people have heard about it and joined in and taken action. This protest projected its messages all around the world. The majority of the Black Lives Matter protests were peaceful marches, however a fraction of the protests were riots and many were injured and killed. The USA Government have started to change laws for equal rights for all people, but out of all the chaos caused I don't think it was worth it. I detest protests.
Viena: Thank you for those different opinions, they were both different and great arguments. Last question from me 'If you had to start a protest what type would you start?"
Arlee: Civil disobedience or a march. I think actions are better than words.
Cassie: I wouldnt take part in a protest. If it was my only choice I would choose to protest by Virtual activism because there in no violence. You can also hide your identity behind a username.
Viena: Thank you for joining me at Project Protest, join us next time when we discuss electric vehicles and the future.
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