Protests

From Activist Handbook

This page is part of the chapter on tactics.

This page discusses general information on how protests: how to organise them and local contexts. Also check out the elaborate list on the various forms of protests or other forms of action tactics.

Organising a protest

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Local context

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Latvia

There’s generally a big freedom to protest in Latvia. When children and young people participate in protests on controversial subjects like LGBT+ rights, there’s usually backlash from conservative organisations, parties and individuals.

However, the law allows children to participate in any kind of protests as long as they’re not harmful. Police can be a bit uninterested but generally tries their best to protect the protesters.

Protesting culture isn’t really big in Latvia. 600 people gathered for the climate strike is the biggest climate march ever in the history of Latvia, so that can you give you a feeling of the situation. Politicians tend to react to bigger protests a bit, but protests don’t generally force them to make changes in the law.