you don't have to name the cause
but what was it like? was it worth it? would you go again?
I have been on one march as a child, the Liberty and Livelihood March AKA Countryside March in 2002.
It was a great atmosphere but it achieved nothing, like most protests.
Too many to count.
Practically learned to walk on the picket line.
Strikes over pay/privatization/pensions/passenger safety, stop the war coalition, anti abortion.
Probably been dragged to more strikes & protest before I was ten years old then half of the Labour front bench have attended their over their whole careers.
Usually filled with hardcore loud, aggressive and eternally disgruntled trade unionists/ revolutionary cranks.
Tried every trick in the book to avoid being forced to go as a teenager, avoid like a hornets nest now.
Nope. Been on some rallies though, I remember one in Nuremberg being well done.
thanks y'all for the responses. i'm just wondering because protests/rallies on weekends can be pretty ineffective but strikes seem to make more impact. i'd love to go sometime if i muster the courage to but i'm not sure for what cause. it seems memorable but yh can be a waste of time....
Yes, yes, fine, yes, yes.
Would never go to a protest- they achieve nothing and I believe there are more effective ways of changing the world frankly.
Would never go on strike. I might resign from my job completely but I would never strike.
I went to a protest and ended up agreeing with the people we were protesting against. I figured if all the insufferable knobs were here they must be doing something right.
never been myself, but i know friends who went to SFO airport in protest of trump's travel ban (there were new flight arrivals getting turned away because they were midflight when the travel ban went into effect). In my opinion, they're not effective, but friends say they're a good experience.
Nah. They tend not to do a lot and I hate the general vibe.