Humans have fought for centuries to protest against justice at different stages of history in different ways.
Most of these protests were scattered and did not get global attention unless the subject of the protest was intense.
However, things have changed in last 30 years with the onset of social media. Protests occurring in any part of the globe gets viral instantly through social media. Besides, people raise voices on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to express their anger.
But sometimes, things get out of control and people have to take it to the streets to demonstrate against the issue. And that's where, in some cases, creativity takes birth.
WittyFeed brings you glimpses of 8 such protests which were creative, unique and bizarre.
Just scroll down to know what I mean.
"Women shouldn't dress like 'sluts' if they don't want to be sexually assaulted." This is what a police officer said while addressing a group of college going students on how to avoid rape. This sparked off protests.
Naturally, the comment sparked outrage and people from across the globe took to streets in obscene clothes to make the point that rape is never the victim's fault.
People from PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - protested against the way sheep are treated while harvesting wool. Their method for the protest was unique.
Some held actual dead lambs and some held effigies showing a bloodied lamb to make point that it hurts lambs when wool is harvested. Moreover, PETA protested against the use of any woollen based products.
It started when farmers protested against Belgian government, which wanted to regulate milk production. So, they made sure that they'll send a message in the best possible manner.
What better thing than wasting something the government is trying to regulate? The farmers gathered at the EU Council building and in an astonishing display, sprayed milk at the police and the building.
Shark poaching is one of the most debated topics among the environmentalists. The poaching is so intense that the shark population has reduced significantly over the years. Alice Newstead made sure she sent a message regarding the same.
To demonstrate the pain endured by sharks when their skin is pierced by razor sharp fishing hooks, Alice Newstead in 2008 hung herself on the same hooks to send a message. She also made sure that she would resemble a shark, thanks to her body paint.
When the US decided to send a balloon with a surveillance camera near the Canadian border which could read the name of a ship from 14 kilometres away, the Canadians weren't happy as their privacy was being invaded. So, what did they do?
So, Canadians decided to protest in a peaceful and a hilarious manner. So when the balloon was in proximity, they decided to show their 'moons' to the balloon. What a way to send a message regarding privacy.
What's so common in changing the name? A lot of people do it! Well, it is true but a lot of people don't change their name to Cutout Dissection.com do they? Yes, it actually happened!
Cutout's original name was Jennifer. Jennifer was uncomfortable with the entire idea of dissections and when she became really uncomfortable dissecting a chicken, she decided to take this bold step. She changed her name to Cutout Dissection.com and yes, there's a website by the same name too!
When in 2009, Sri Ram Sena attacked a pub full of women in Mangalore, speaking against Valentine's Day and making statements like they'll force a couple to marry if spotted together on valentines day, the outrage was evident. However, the form wasn't.
The pink chaddi, otherwise known as the pink underwear campaign, was a non-violent way to protest against the remarks made by Sri Ram Sena. This involved sending a lot of pink underwears to Sri Ram Sena's office. It is estimated that over 500 pink underwears were couriered to the office from all over India. The campaign worked as Pramod Muthalik, the member of Sri Ram Sena, was forced to retract his statement.
That was bizarre. In 2013, the Paris-based Ukrainian feminist protest group Femen turned up outside the Ukrainian embassy, pulled down their skirts and did something unthinkable.
The story starts when police in Kiev acted against 1000 protestors who were protesting against President Viktor Yanukovych as he rejected an EU deal, which would've been beneficial for the citizens. Enter Femen, they gathered outside the Ukrainian embassy in Paris, pulled down their shorts and peed on his photo! That was certainly a unique way to protest.
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