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Protest Quotes

We’ve collected the best Protest Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Sylvia Plath, Ash Sarkar, Sebastian Kurz, John Desmond Bernal, Joy Reid. Use them as an inspiration.

I felt proud that the baby‘s first real adventure should be as a protest against the insanity of world annihilation. Already a certain percentage of unborn children are doomed by fallout, and no one knows the cumulative effects of what is already poisoning the air and sea.
So, there are lots of different reasons why people came out to protest Boris Johnson, but what they were united in was their disdain for a system which has imposed a prime minister who is deeply divisive on the rest of the electorate.
The mishandling of the migration question in Europe has certainly created a very fertile ground for protest parties.
Religious suffering is at once the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of the heartless world, as it is the soul of soulless condition. It is the opium of the people.
Protest is, at its core, designed to move policy.
It’s true: sometimes Balotelli could behave better, but it also happens to me. I have a similar character, Balotelli is also a very strong player, but if you protest against the referee for every decision, it’s logical you are going to irritate the fans.
The thing about politicians in Britain is that they are out there, you can lobby them, get close to them, there are loads of ways you can protest against them, and booing is a pretty weak way of doing it.
My protest about the post exchange seating bore some results. More seats were allocated for blacks, but there were still separate sections for blacks and for whites. At least I had made my men realize that something could be accomplished by speaking out, and I hoped they would be less resigned to unjust conditions.
Cabinet members may disagree and even resign in protest, but, ultimately, they must obey the order of the Commander-in-Chief.
My dad‘s a hero in a lot of ways. He was a 1960s and 1970s hippie and a member of the protest crowd.
We will always stand up for rule of law, the right to protest, the right of assembly.
For decades, activist shareholders were an entertaining, but largely ignored, Wall Street sideshow. Disgruntled investors would attend annual meetings to harangue executives, criticize strategies – and protest that their complaints were being ignored.
My own efforts at peacemaking have been easyin fact, rather enjoyable: CND marches, demos, protest meetings in Trafalgar and Grosvenor Squares, and visits to the women at Greenham, especially the glorious day in 1983 when thousands of us embraced the base and pinned beautiful pictures and objects to the ugly wire.
It was here in Edinburgh that in the 1980s I joined with many others to protest against Margaret Thatcher as she arrived to address the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
If people don’t vote, everything stays the same. You can protest until the sky turns yellow or the moon turns blue, and it’s not going to change anything if you don’t vote.
I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat.
Philip Kearny
My protest about the post exchange seating bore some results. More seats were allocated for blacks, but there were still separate sections for blacks and for whites. At least I had made my men realize that something could be accomplished by speaking out, and I hoped they would be less resigned to unjust conditions.
When my people are dying, that’s when you gonna catch me protesting. I’m not gonna protest because somebody got offered not the amount of money they wanted to get offered. If you don’t like what they’re offering you, just no longer do business with them.
The protest that we go to or the time that we stand up for someone or do the right thingdespite its difficulty… We might not see the return of it, but who knows whose lives we can change by doing those things.
We fully support the right of citizens to peacefully protest and are committed to protecting that right.
Here is the most important thing for us all to remember, for the sake of our common sanity and safety: In America, the right to vote and democratically elect a president is just as precious and valued as the right to protest and express yourself against that president.
I try to make all my songs good. I don’t ever write one to finish one. A lot of protest songs end up that way, driven by some kind of emotional response.
I have a weak spot for late ’60s-early ’70s yippie paperbacks and protest manifestos. I find them at flea markets or online. One of my favorites is ‘Right On,’ a compendium of student protests made into this 95-cent paperback with the most amazing graphics.
I was one of those students that would protest and think the unrest will help create a revolution.
Politicians and lawmakers are willing to watch us take us a knee, watch us march, watch us picket and protest – and wait us out. They are willing and prepared to outlast us – and, in most cases, to do absolutely nothing about the problems we highlight and amplify.
At the decisive Boston town meeting of Nov. 29, 1773, while ships loaded with cargo from the East India Company idled in the harbor, Thomas Young was the first and only speaker to propose that the best way to protest the new Tea Act was to dump the tea into the water.
If people want to protest, to get out there and express themselves, as long as they do it peacefully, they should be encouraged to do so.
When developing countries go to the WTO and register their protest over things, they should be heard. Their views should be considered by the rich countries.
I was there when they shut down the Pentagon; I’ve been going on protest marches my whole life… And now, this fight against controlling and policing women’s bodies feels like a war.
As a political weapon, it has helped me for 30 years defend the rights of American blacks and third-world people all over the world, to defend them with protest songs. To move the audience to make them conscious of what has been done to my people around the world.
Dada was an extreme protest against the physical side of painting. It was a metaphysical attitude.
I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer.
Peaceful, lawful protest – if it is effective – is innately disruptive of ‘business as usual.’ That is why it is effective.
Because of my song ‘Sam Stone,’ a lot of people thought I was interested in writing protest songs. Writing protest songs always struck me as patting yourself on the back.
One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That’s the new gloss on the 1st Amendment.
William O. Douglas
Hollywood has a long, storied and often problematic history of political protest movements.
Protest is OK. But protests, according to my King family legacy, should be peaceful.

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