Why Are You Yelling? – The Significance of Protests

January 31, 2020 by Sara Harper, LHC Student Intern



Last Saturday, January 25th, I participated in an anti-war protest, organized by the Birmingham chapter of the Party for Socialism & Liberation, in response to political strife over the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. As the rally ended a passerby approached to question the group’s intentions. He commented, “I just think there are better ways to get your message across, because this,” he motioned to the group surrounding him, “is going to burn out.” His comments weren’t unfounded; social movements can fizzle without a strong group organizing and keeping advocates accountable.Regardless of the outcomes, protests have been essential to the formation and vast changes America has undergone throughout history.

March on washington Aug 28 1963