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This is my very first protest. There needs to be some action taken. I’m out here to show my support. — Sharif Sharif, Paralegal, Chelsea
I think demonstrations are a way of building solidarity. The people who come together for demonstrations can strategize together. — Nancy Murray, Retired, Cambridge
I think they’re effective. Protests dramatize social movements. They put pressure on policy makers. — Phillipe Copeland, Professor, Roslindale
They’re a piece, but they’re an important piece of social change. They makes it harder to continue business as usual. — Peter Lin-Marcus, Community Activist, Chinatown
They’re certainly raising consciousness, and hopefully opening hearts. Hopefully they’re making people care about the issues. — Betty Case, Social Worker, Beacon Hill
I think they keep the public visibility on the issue. They offer an easy entry point for people who aren’t involved to get involved. — Chris Williams, Lawyer, Roxbury
What do you think is the importance of demonstrations?