Protest Definition

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PROTEST A protest is an expression of disagreement or opposition to any kind of situation. Protests can take different structures as speeches, written declarations, informal statements or contradictory actions. They can be mass demonstrations or individual assertions. The Oxford Dictionary defines protest as a “public demonstration expressing strong objection to an official policy or course of action adopted by those in authority” (Press). A protest sometimes involves a march. A march is a historical and geographical non-violent or violent gathering of a group of people that express disapproval or objection against a political entity for unfair policies. Protesters attempt to influence, pressure and persuade public opinion and the government to change these policies One characteristic of protests is that protesters effort to persuade the audience to support their arguments with the use of short messages in big posters, informative brochures and passionate and eloquent speeches. Mrs. Concepcion Martin is a woman that has protested in front of the white House for many years. Surrounded by photographs, posters, newspaper clippings and a small box with informative brochures in different languages she invites the tourists to stop by and hear her discourse. A second characteristic of protests is that they do not have a time limited. World War II began on 1939 and ended on 1945. Mrs Concepcion Martin has been protesting for over 35 years in front of the White House. She protest outside of a white tent filled with old cushions meaning perhaps that she lives inside the tent and has been protesting 24/7 during the last 35 years. This is a clear example of commitment and complete delivery to a cause. A third characteristic of protest is the location where it takes place. For the protest to be success it needs to take place in a strategic public…...

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