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  1. protests

    A protest (also called a demonstration, remonstration or remonstrance or a maree richo) is a public expression of objection, disapproval or dissent towards an idea or action, typically a political one. Protests can be thought of as acts of cooperation in which numerous people cooperate by attending, and share the potential costs and risks of doing so. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Protesters may organize a protest as a way of publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or they may undertake direct action in an attempt to enact desired changes themselves. Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful nonviolent campaign to achieve a particular objective, and involve the use of pressure as well as persuasion, they go beyond mere protest and may be better described as a type of protest called civil resistance or nonviolent resistance.Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy (such as the requirement of protest permits), economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. One state reaction to protests is the use of riot police. Observers have noted an increased militarization of protest policing in many countries, with police deploying armored vehicles and snipers against protesters. When such restrictions occur, protests may assume the form of open civil disobedience, more subtle forms of resistance against the restrictions, or may spill over into other areas such as culture and emigration. A protest itself may at times be the subject of a counter-protest. In such cases, counter-protesters demonstrate their support for the person, policy, action, etc. that is the subject of the original protest. Protesters and counter-protesters can sometimes violently clash. One study found that non-violent activism during the civil rights movement in the United States tended to produce favorable media coverage and changes in public opinion focusing on the issues organizers were raising, but violent protests tended to generate unfavorable media coverage that generated public desire to restore law and order.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of protests in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of protests in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of protests in a Sentence

  1. Winthai Suvaree:

    This law is not designed to prevent protests. It is aimed at giving order to public gatherings.

  2. Leonardo Barreto:

    Today's protests give legitimacy to this process, if the government fails to react, the impeachment process will move faster.

  3. Nolan Williams Jr.:

    For African Americans in this country, voting is the most effective way for us to effect the change we seek. Given the events of this summer, it is crucial for our community to translate our social protests into political action, health care, fair housing, including equal access to home loans, poverty, the environment, meaningful reforms to our justice system, and improvements in community policing are all issues that make this election uber critical.

  4. Heshmat Alavi:

    Reports from a variety of sources are indicating anti-regime rallies and protests throughout the country, staged by people from all walks of life.

  5. Robert Walcott:

    I want to focus on what we are doing after the protests. I'd like to see more of what we're doing to support ourselves as opposed to trying to raise the issue to a White audience.

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