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A man holds up a street puppet designed to resemble George W. Bush at a demonstration against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005 in Washington, D.C..
A man holds up a street puppet designed to resemble George W. Bush at a demonstration against the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005 in Washington, D.C..
American Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963.
American Civil Rights March on Washington, leaders marching from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963.

A demonstration is the public display of the common opinion of an activist group, which often deal with politics, economics, and society, or the issues related to it. Thus, such an opinion is demonstrated to be public and significant by gathering in a crowd, usually at a symbolic place or date, associated with that opinion. Demonstrations can be used to show an opinion in protest or as a criticism of a public issue or a perceived grievance or social injustice. First Amendment of the United States Constitution specifically allows demonstrations and the freedom of assembly as part of a measure to facilitate the redress of such grievances. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 802 KB)A man holds up a George W. Bush street puppet outside the World Bank in Washington DC for the A16 demonstrations. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1704x2272, 802 KB)A man holds up a George W. Bush street puppet outside the World Bank in Washington DC for the A16 demonstrations. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States and former governor of Texas. ... Logo of the World Bank The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD, in Romance languages: BIRD), better known as the World Bank, is an international organization whose original mission was to finance the reconstruction of nations devastated by WWII. Now, its mission has expanded to fight poverty by means... The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the international organization entrusted with overseeing the global financial system by monitoring exchange rates and balance of payments, as well as offering technical and financial assistance when asked. ... April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File links 1963_march_on_washington. ... Image File history File links 1963_march_on_washington. ... Martin Luther King is perhaps most famous for his I Have a Dream speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom The Civil Rights Movement refers to a set of noted events and reform movements in the United States aimed... Nickname: the District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Official website: http://www. ... The Washington Monument illuminated by the orange glow of the sun near twilight The Washington Monument usually refers to the large white-colored obelisk in the center of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. It is a United States Presidential Memorial built for George Washington, the first President of... The Lincoln Memorial, on the extended axis of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is a United States Presidential Memorial built for United States President Abraham Lincoln. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... Template:C20YearInnTopic 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Look up Opinion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An opinion is a persons ideas and thoughts towards something. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change. ... Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government. ... Buyers bargain for good prices while sellers put forth their best front in Chichicastenango Market, Guatemala. ... Human relationships within an ethnically diverse society For other uses, see Society (disambiguation). ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... A grievance is a formal statement of complaint, generally against an authoritive figure. ... Headline text Social injustice is a concept relating to the perceived unfairness of a society in its divisions of rewards and burdens. ... The first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. ... Freedom of assembly is the freedom to associate with, or organize any groups, gatherings, clubs, or organizations that one wishes. ...


A demonstration is usually considered more successful the more people participate. A growing trend in the United States has been the implementation of "free speech zones," a fenced-in area which is often far-removed from the event which is being protested; critics of free-speech zones argue that they go against the First Amendment of the United States Constitution by their very nature and that they lessen the impact the demonstration might have otherwise had.


Some demonstrations and protests can turn, at least partially, into riots or violence against objects such as automobiles and businesses, bystanders and the police. These acts of destruction against private property -- which are not thought to be acts of "violence" by some, since they do not hurt people -- are targeted toward major corporations and chain stores, and rarely affect independently-owned businesses. Police often use non-lethal force weapons, such as tasers, rubber bullets and pepper spray against the crowd; it is believed by some that they use agents provocateurs to rile the crowd, thereby justifying the use of violence against demonstrators. 2003 GMO USDA protest Protest expresses relatively overt reaction to events or situations: sometimes in favour, more often opposed. ... Categories: Stub | Riots ... Violence refers to acts of aggression and abuse which causes or intends to cause criminal injury or harm to persons, and (to a lesser extent) animals and property. ... An automobile is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own motor. ... Wall Street, Manhattan In economics, business refers to the social science of managing people to organize and maintain collective productivity toward accomplishing particular creative and productive goals. ... This page deals with property as ownership rights. ... A corporation is a legal person that exists quite separately from the natural persons who work with and for it. ... Chain stores are a range of retail outlets which share a brand and central management, usually with standardised business methods and practices. ... Non-lethal force is force which is not inherently likely to kill or cause great bodily injury to a living target. ... An electro-shock gun, also referred to as a stun-gun or in the case of the projectile enabled Taser, are used for subduing a body by administering electric shock to disrupt superficial muscle functions. ... Rubber bullets are rubber-coated projectiles fired from guns. ... Pepper spray is a food product which is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defense, including defense against dogs. ... An agent provocateur (plural: agents provocateurs) is a person assigned to provoke unrest, violence, debate, or argument by or within a group while acting as a member of the group but covertly representing the interests of another. ...


See also

French mobile gendarmes doing riot control. ... Stuckist artists dressed as clowns demonstrate against the Turner Prize, Tate Britain, in 2000 Stuckist demonstrations since 2000 have been a key part of the Stuckist art groups activities and have succeeded in giving them a high profile both in Britain and abroad. ...

External links

  • Essay on ICTs and their use in protests

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Medieval Theories of Demonstration (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) (7882 words)
Demonstrations concerning particulars, and demonstrations arguing from theorems in the science which are not traced back to first principles, are also demonstrations that it is the case.
So in the case of a natural demonstration, the subject is the causal outcome of the predicate (the noise, or thunder, results from the extinction of fire in a cloud), and is presupposed in it inasmuch as the point of the material events is to produce that outcome.
So prior to the proposed demonstration is a demonstration that the definition of the attribute belongs to the subject, because it belongs to whatever has the real definition of the subject.
Nighttime Visibility of Traffic Signs: Chapter 2 - Night Retroreflectivity Demonstration (1844 words)
The nighttime demonstrations of sign retroreflectivity were conducted to familiarize the workshop participants with the nighttime visual appearance of signs at various levels of retroreflectivity.
By taking part in the demonstration, participants were able to associate the visual appearance of the signs in their respective jurisdictions with the signs used in the nighttime demonstration, some of which were near research recommendations for minimum retroreflectivity levels.
The demonstration was conducted on several former runways and taxiways of the old airfield.
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