Protest: Does it work?

What kind of examples can you give me about protests? What do you think different people think about protests? Do you agree that protests do work or they don't work?

I think protests do work and for example the Black Lives Matter protest did work because it made people think more about thinking before they speak and not being horrible and to except everyone because we are all different and nobody is perfect.

Sometimes protests don't work because for example there could be one person who says they think that something could change and then you could have another person saying that it shouldn't change and when that happens everyone starts fighting because no one agrees and that could lead to nowhere and just not help anything.

Some things that make protests work are very important like the amount of people and the location. It's important to have people who agree with you because if no one agrees then that wouldn't really help anything at all. You need to have the best location to do this because if someone agrees with you but they couldn't come then there is going to be less people on your team and could make the other team win.

Some things that make protests not work could also be important like worrying. It is important not to worry when your doing protests because the more you worry your most likely going to lose. When you are stressing out it can be hard to even think straight thats why if you are worrying you need to just be calm.

I think one of the most succesful protests is the George Floyd against police brutality because a police man had his knee on George Floyds neck for over 8 minutes and he was killed. They protested about racisim and that police rules should change a little and give people a little more freedom to let them live their life. This really made government and lots of other people think about freedom and why it's always important to not go too far.

Some of the most least successful protests have been peacful and one of them didn't end well because it ended in a riot.

Sometimes it's better to be peacful and sometimes it's better to be loud about what's going on.

Do you think people would agree with you? What are some popular protests? Is it better to be peacful or not? What is your favourite protest? If there was anything you would like to protest about what would it be?

Comments (2)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    08 Feb 2021

    An interesting exploration of success in protesting! Do you think some kinds of protests work better than others?

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  • Birchwood-logo-250x250.jpg fulfilled_octopus | Birchwood C of E Primary School
    09 Feb 2021

    Hello yes i do think some protests work better than others because for example the Black Lives Matter protest is actually made loads of progress and got loads more people helping whereas although the Martin Luther king protest was going well he got shot.

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