5. Protest in Johnny Weir’s Style
Coming to number 5 at our list of 10 unusual ways of protesting is the one depicted by 29-year old Olympic skater-turned-commentator Johnny Weir. While registering his protest against Russia’s anti LGBT laws in unconventional way, Weir appeared on his TV show, “NBC Sports” dressed up femininely showcasing the perfect pro-gay rebellion. By the way, he is a known gay and he never shies away in admitting his true self.
4. Pro-Public Wet-nursing Protests outside Applebee Restaurants
When Applebee restaurant Manager asked Brooke Ryan to cover herself with a blanket while breastfeeding her son, he had no clue that this would bring nearly 2000 women wet nursing their babies outside 97 Applebee restaurants in 30 different states of America. This request was seen as violation of 2006 state law which prohibits interference with a women breast-feeding in public. The protesting women asked for a friendlier breastfeeding policy by the restaurant administration.
3. Protests by Pussy Riots
Securing slot of number 3 in our list of 10 unusual ways of protesting is the protests carried out by a Russian Feminist Punk Rock group named “Pussy Riots” based in Moscow. It consists of 11 women of age ranging from 20 to 33. They have this unique yet weird style of protesting the Russian President’s policies who they see as a “dictator” and extending their support to feminism and LGBT rights. They resort to unauthorized provocative guerrilla style dance performances in atypical public place which are being shoot and after being edited into music videos, are posted on the internet.
2. Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s Bed-Ins for Peace
Next in our list of 10 unusual ways of protesting is the ten week long bed-in held by Yoko Ono and her husband John Lennon in Amsterdam and Montreal. The basic concept of bed-in was derived from a “sit-in”. It was a non-violent protest to oppose the Vietnam War in 1969. The public protests were filmed and then turned into a documentary movie. Can you imagine a “dulhan” in red lehanga and “dulha” in sherwani protesting a political move? ummm.. guess, people have their reasons to do such an act.
1. Sans Clothing Anti-Meat Protests : Unusual Ways Of Protesting
Finally, at number 1 in our list of 10 unique ways of protesting are the ways of protests displayed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). In 2010, volunteers along with PETA supporters staged an anti-meat protests in Kansas City, Missouri in which the activists lay down almost naked and covered with artificial red solution very closely resembling blood in trays that were wrapped by cellophane. PETA protesters are renowned around the globe for their weirdest ways of protesting.