Protests

@savypat (20247)
United States
October 29, 2011 9:30am CST
Are you walking in protest? There are many of these going on around the country, we not only have the national one but several local ones also. Do you htink these work? I don't know, what I do know is they get some Press attention and that may help. Are you walking this Autumn, it's good exercise if nothing else. Blessings
6 responses
• United States
29 Oct 11
I'm so proud of all of the protesters participating in Occupy Wall Street! They're what we've needed for so long. They're going out there and pursuing change, and that's more than I can say for almost anyone in this world. I wish I knew more about it, I bet my dad would go and protest with me! I heard it was in Oakland, but I wonder if they have some around the Boston area. I'm assuming they must.
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
29 Oct 11
My back won't let me walk far so I don't stray far from home on foot. As for protest, my stepmother has a great idea she's been talking about for years. Sure, Washington sees the protests but it doesn't affect them so they don't care. She says everyone go on strike for 1-5 days--no planes flying, no taxis, no restaurants open, no gov't services, no nothing! Only essential medical services, basically. The politicians would be so inconvenienced they might realize they are the employed instead of the bosses. Might make an impression. I admire those who expend the time and effort to walk for a cause they believe in. I do think it's such an everyday thing now that they need something different besides walking and running. Maybe a picnic or a sit-in, something peaceful but very visible and different.
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@savypat (20247)
• United States
29 Oct 11
I remember when we wouldn't buy gas we all joined together to protest. I would certianly be in favor of work stoppage days , can't you just see the whole country rebelling. Glory be.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Nov 11
Though I am proud of the movement that is being made by the protests that are going on right now, they are not something that I'm personally involved in. The reason that I've chosen to not be involved in them is because of the fact that while there are many people that are struggling to get through each day, we've been blessed enough that my husband's job has remained stable through everything. We have a roof over our heads and food to eat and I don't want to seem greedy by asking for more.
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@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
30 Oct 11
If it weren't for the media these so-called protesters would have ended a long time ago.These people are just a bunch of bums that can't get a job. Come election time they'll vote for the same idiots that are screwing this country up. The way to change things is to vote in people that care about what the people want.
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@rameshchow (5284)
• India
29 Oct 11
Protests and agitation are the historical ways to fight on social rights against the government. I am supporting the public agitations. But they should have a meaning and use. But not to disturb the common people.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
29 Oct 11
I have never participated in any rally to protest for a good cause. Here it is rarely done unless it is political protest which can sometimes turn ugly.
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