Protests Demonstrations Marches And Sit Ins

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Protests, Marches and Sit-ins
Protests, marches and sit-ins, these things became a way for nonviolent activists to garner attention for the plight that they were fighting for or against. I believe they became a "thing" after WWII because there was a greater desire to have government protection against certain things that Americans were beginning to think of as liberties or rights.
As a child of the early 70 's I became very aware of the hot bed issues of the day, i.e. the Vietnam war, and the "hippie movement" just a few years prior to my birth as well as the larger events such as Women 's lib or the Civil Rights Movements. Some of these are still going strong, movements for things such as Gay Rights, Civil Rights, and Radical Feminism.
I am an activist at heart, I have an innate need to fight for the underdog even to my own peril. Through this paper I am hoping to garner more of an understanding of these issues and why this avenue, based on fact as opposed to my limited and probably biased information and opinions.
What is a protest and what is it good for? The definition of a protest is a complaint or objection against an idea, an act, or a way of doing things; an event in which people gather to show disapproval of something.
A Sit-in is a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats in a public place (often places prohibited to them, such as a lunch counter for whites only or the steps of a university) and refuse to move as a protest, hoping to
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