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    Over the past decade there has been severall protests in the Uk e.g. anti-war, student fees atc. and there are likely to be many more to come. But do they actually do anything? Just like to know your opinions...
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    They do if the protests are a big cross section of society. Minority groups such as students have no effect because the media can just turn all other groups against them.
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    Well protests increase awareness of certain things that would otherwise be unknown to a large portion of society. So in that sense it's really effective for gaining support from other members of society. And if this snowball effect goes on successfully, it may reach a point where the government/firms (depending on what its about) have to take action, so yes, I think it's pretty useful depending on what you're protesting for.
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    lol not in this country, people really need to get "physical" to get it through the government's head otherwise they'll think the protesters will just tire out and give up. Walking down the road for a bit singing kumbaya didn't change anything did it?
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    The reason politicians allow peaceful protest and don't allow violent protest is that they can ignore the former.
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    If they're not we have to rethink democracy.
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    (Original post by Genocidal)
    They do if the protests are a big cross section of society. Minority groups such as students have no effect because the media can just turn all other groups against them.
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