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Questions related to political protests where attempts by individuals or groups to address or stop perceived injustices within a political system, without overturning the system itself occur.

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How can I realistically fund a political movement against Summer Time in western Europe?

As the time of writing this, we are a few days after switching to Daylight Saving Time, a.k.a Summer Time, that is setting clocks one hour too early. This particular clock regime is effective in ...
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Is there a correlation between protest size and public sympathy?

I wonder whether the scale of a political protest can be used as a proxy for public opinion on the protest issue. For example, a protest where 0.1% of the population attended. Can this be used to ...
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Comment organiser le mouvement anti-austérité québécois?

Malgré le consensus pour s'opposer aux politiques d'austérité et de déconstruction de l'état québécois de l'actuel gouvernement libéral du Québec, les divers acteurs (mouvement étudiant, milieu ...
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What's the purpose of burning rubber tires during protests?

Sometimes when mass protests are ongoing, the protesters set some rubber tires on fire so that they produce smoke and unpleasant smell. But what's the purpose of doing so and why it is considered ...
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Are there any studies that attempt to analyze the demographics and/or motivations of street protesters?

Are there any studies that attempt to analyze the demographics and/or motivations of street protesters? For example: Are protesters concerned citizens that agree on something after an individual ...
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Are there studies on how manipulable protests are? [closed]

I've heard there are studies that show how only a bunch of people are necessary to direct a protest and manipulate it to some extent. However I would need references for that and I couldn't find them....
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Why are demonstrations in the EU more violent and massive than in the US?

To be honest I haven't seen in the US a massive riots with burning cars, destroying McDonalds and flying Molotov cocktails like here: Athens War Zone: Latest dramatic footage of Syntagma square riots ...
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What age group is more likely to participate in social change/protesting movements/actions?

The 68' movement consisted of students and the occupy movement seems to mainly consist of people younger than 40 (source). I'm wondering if there is an age group that is more likely to protest the ...
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Is it allowed to protest peacefully against the government on certain issues in India?

In the light of recent wave of public protests against the government on the current issue of Delhi Gang Rape, I am posting this question to be aware of the fact if such protests are allowed against ...
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Has the Orange Revolution improved the fairness of Ukrainian elections according to independent observers?

In late 2004, the Orange Revolution took place in Ukraine after elections that were accompanied by widescale corruption and fraud. Initially, Yanukovych was declared the winner. The protests resulted ...
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Has the Occupy Wall Street movement had significant influence on policy?

In September 2011 and onwards, Occupy Wall Street and its many spinoffs occupied squares all over the world. The meetings shared some degree of dissatisfaction with present systems, but clear aims ...