Protesting is a key factor to a thriving democracy; when people are free to express their dissatisfaction change is made, and a population can flourish. To start with, people protest to create awareness. According to Nathan Collins a social justice writer for the Pacific Standard: “The point of protest, at least in theory, is to inspire change, to get something done.” In essence, protesting is a platform to draw attention to a situation that a person/s considers to be unjust.
Protests by nature are inconvenient and annoying to the general public, but they create enough drama for people to take notice. According to Tom Head a humanities writer for Thought Co., policy debates can be abstract, and even seem irrelevant to the people who are not directly affected by them, but protest events put warm bodies and heavy feet