Protest

A protest is a public expression of objection, disapproval or dissent towards an idea or action, typically a political one. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. In modern times sports protests have become increasingly significant, causing more people to take notice.

About Protest in brief

Summary ProtestA protest is a public expression of objection, disapproval or dissent towards an idea or action, typically a political one. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. A protest itself may at times be the subject of a counter-protest. Unaddressed protests may grow and widen into civil resistance, dissent, activism, riots, insurgency, revolts, and political or social revolution. In modern times sports protests have become increasingly significant, causing more people to take notice. During a sporting event, under certain circumstances, one side may choose to play a game under protest, usually when they feel the rules are not being correctly applied.

The event continues as normal, and the events causing the protest are reviewed after the fact. If the protest is held to be valid, then the results of the event are changed. Each sport has different rules for protests. Blogging and social networking become effective tools to register protest and grievances. With protests on the rise from U.S. election season of 2016 into 2017, protesters became aware that using their social media during a protest could make them easier target for government surveillance.