Symbolic Reclamations

There may be instances where the government or other organizations choose to participate in activities with which you don’t agree. When this happens, violent protests are often not the answer. These types of protests will simply cause problems for everyone involved. Instead, symbolic reclamations can let the government or organization know that you and your organization or institution do not agree with the actions they are taking. These protests are harmless and can be far more effective.
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Motorcades

Today there are many examples of violence used in protesting, and this is not a way we will be able to make things change. A simple, non-violent protesting method we can use is motorcades. A motorcade is a convoy of many cars, usually all protestors, who will advertise their cause on a busy street or area. This can often be very effective, and your message can reach many ears in such a short amount of time. Continue reading

Symbolic Lights

Symbolic Lights are used in non-violent action in most parts of the world for a particular reason. This action entails the use of light producing devices such as torches, lanterns, candles and other tools. They are used in protest marches and parades, though they have also been used in other kinds of protests in the world.
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Wearing of Symbols

A great way to non-violently display your views in public is by wearing symbols. Just about every organization has at least one symbol that they can be readily recognized by. The democratic party, for instance, is represented by a donkey. If you support the fight against cancer, you can be easily recognized by wearing a pink ribbon. Religions, of course, each have their respective symbols. Wearing a crucifix you will be readily identified as a christian or catholic or a star of David will signify you as Jewish. Many Wiccans wear a pentagram. If you support a particular country or their government, you can show it by displaying their flag. The best part about wearing symbols to show your beliefs and allegiances is the wide variety of ways to go about displaying them.
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Vigils

Vigils are a form of non-violent protest that have been used for centuries. It is characterized by solemnity. Many perceive it to be religious in nature, but this does not have to be the case. Vigils rely on the power of numbers and usually consist of many individuals who join together in a public place. It is similar to picketing, but it will usually last for a much longer period of time. It is not uncommon for a vigil to last for several months or even a year.
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“Haunting” Officials

Change agents may use various techniques to present their political propositions. There are certain ways to organize and manage groups of people drawn together by specific political ideologies. Both liberal and conservative groups trying to make a way for their lifestyles and avenues of change can rally together in certain structures and one of these methods is called “haunting” officials.
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Parades

Causes, political parties and charities have a similar goal; recruit people to their side of the fence through information and facts. There are several ways to achieve this goal while showing support for your cause and generate buzz without violent actions. Choosing non-violent actions such as parades or marches allows you to get the word out for the cause without falling into the trap of violence. Violence does nothing but taint the cause you are supporting and create a never-ending loop of even more violence. Deciding on a peaceful parade does not mean you are not passionate about your cause. On the contrary, non-violent actions show just how serious you take your stance and how important it is for you to show your support without antagonizing your opponents.
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Marches

Protest or peaceful marches have been taken place in the U.S. since the latter part of the 1800s. Marches are formed to bring attention to some form of injustice to individuals, a group, or an organization. Annual protest marches are formed to keep the memory of past protest leaders and the memory of past unresolved injustices fresh in the public’s mind. Further goals to mobilize people include taking action through a mass situation and to bring attention or publicity to a cause or an organization which is perceived as causing physical, mental, or social harm.
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