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vidcapper
post Jul 25 2018, 05:53 AM
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Have you taken part in the above?

If not, are there any causes that you *would* go on such a protest about?

The most I ever did was delay payment of my Poll Tax. rolleyes.gif
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post Jul 25 2018, 07:01 AM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jul 25 2018, 06:53 AM) *
Have you taken part in the above?

If not, are there any causes that you *would* go on such a protest about?

The most I ever did was delay payment of my Poll Tax. rolleyes.gif


Yes. As a UNISON member I've been on strike many times, and joined marches in the town centre. There are many marches I support just by virtue of being a human being with a social conscience.

The right to peacefully protest is an absolute democratic right.
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post Jul 25 2018, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Jul 25 2018, 08:01 AM) *
The right to peacefully protest is an absolute democratic right.


Absolutely.

Unfortunately they only seem to get TV coverage when they are infiltrated by anarchists who just want to fight. sad.gif
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post Jul 25 2018, 08:25 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jul 25 2018, 10:33 AM) *
Absolutely.

Unfortunately they only seem to get TV coverage when they are infiltrated by anarchists who just want to fight. sad.gif


Not usually. The marches in London against Trump, the USA marches against Trump and his various evil policies involved millions peacefully protesting and they got quite a bit of media coverage. Very few involve violence, it's just that's what the Daily mail focuses on when it bothers to report on any of them (usually against them).
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post Jul 25 2018, 08:29 PM
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Yes, I've been on strike - it was a few years ago now and I was docked a days wages but it was to support my colleagues in an equal pay case. We marched around the Houses of Parliament with placards and got a few 'toots' from passing motorists and then went into the chamber to have a meeting with our local MP Ben Bradshaw. It was a very profitable day, but it was a last resort and I would only ever do it if there was no other way forward.

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