You don’t like something, “Protest”. In today’s world, where we talk about democracy, liberalism, feminism etc, there are still thousands of reasons or practices which can bring anyone on the roads. With increased awareness and access to every type of information, formulation of opinion and perception in favor of something or against it, has become a duck soup phenomenon. Phrases like “freedom of expression”, “freedom of speech” and “freedom of protest” has empowered the individual to the core. Now, if you disagree with anything whether its of political nature or social, whether its related to economics or cultural, whether its ideological disagreement or moral dissent, you can register your difference of opinion by resorting to violent or non-violent peaceful protests. Let’s see how people around the world demonstrate their variance in thoughts, ideals, opinions and judgments through different forms of protest in our today’s list of 10 unusual ways of protesting.
10. Protesters March Through The Roads Of Spain In Diapers
At number 10 in our list of 10 unusual ways of protesting are the diaper-clad protesters who parade around through the roads of Valencia, Spain in 2011 in order to respond to Spain’s financial crisis. Though it appears to be their infantile response, they took to roads in diapers to hold the bankers and the politicians liable for their country’s economic despondency. The sight of the demonstrators wearing was funny but the air in the coastal city was charged. They criticized the austerity measures and social-spending cuts imposed by the government in their weird yet unique funny style.
9. 46-day Hunger Strike By A Student In Pakistan
Next in our list of 10 unusual ways of protesting is 46 day hunger strike by a Baloch student. A student leader of Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A)in Pakistan named “Lateef Johar” went on hunger strike in 2014 to protest the alleged kidnapping of BSO-A Chairman Zahid Baloch in March 2014. He didn’t eat or drink anything for 46 days. Where I cant go without eating for 2 hours, 46 days is hell lot of time with 1104 hours. The skinny chap was not ready to eat anything unless and until, his abducted leader was released by the kidnappers. Finally, he ended his protest on appeal from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) who assured him to take up the matter at the United Nation’s International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP). He was reported to have lost 30 kg during this strike.
8. Ditching Make-up To Protest Extreme Artificiality
Where everything has taken to new heights of advancement, Make-up and beautification industry is no exception. Originality and simplicity have become rare commodities. In the light of this, another unusual ways of protesting is the one adopted by Aussie anchor “Tracy Spicer”. She did the calculation and find out that she was spending around $5oo per month on makeup plus several hours a year on basir grooming. She mentioned that she felt like a “Painted Doll” because of oodles of makeup.
7. Not Surrendering A Seat To A White
At number 7 in our countdown of 10 unusual ways of protesting is the world famous “Montgomery Bus Boycott”. In December 1955, Rosa Parks, an African American woman refused to leave her seat in the National City Lines bus, no 2857 for a white person which was a common practice in the era of racial segregation back in 1955’s America. This event led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott which was considered a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system in Alabama. Thanks to Rosa who registered her protest which marked an end to racial apartheid.
6. Shake Your Body If You Want The World To Know
ZIPRA ( Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army) forces invented a dance form known as “Tyoi-Toyi” to use it in political protests in South Africa. It involves stomping of feet over spontaneous chanting including political songs or slogans during the protests. Its a military march styled dance and after Soweto Massacre e in 1976, it became a massive street demonstration act. As one demonstrator states, ” Toyi Toyi was our weapon. We didn’t have the technology of warfare, the tear gas, but we had this weapon”. I can recall people shaking their feet (toyi-toyi) on “one bullet, one settler” by Pan African Congress’s chant. Its was banned even indoors in Zimbabwe in 2004 because of its recognition as a form of protest.