A protest is a public demonstration that expresses disapproval towards something. Political protests focus on objecting policies or actions by governing bodies. Some of the political protests that have occurred in the past year include the George Floyd protests, the 2019-2020 Hong Kong protests, the Philippines’ Anti-Terror Bill protests, and the 2019 Venezuelan protests.
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Several political protests held during the past decade have resulted in policy changes. Regardless of their outcomes, political protests can be considered effective since they inspire people to become politically active. Protesters create awareness about specific issues, especially those experienced by marginalised groups. By having their voices heard, both in their home country and all over the world, protesters ignite discourse and action.