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A latecomer to political protest

Lewin, Sian (2017) A latecomer to political protest. Researching Sociology (16 Feb 2017). Website.

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On Monday 30th January, I was compelled to do something I had never done before. I went to Downing Street to protest against the Trump travel ban and the apparent appeasement of the new White House incumbent by Prime Minister Teresa May. Despite my upbringing by a Spare Rib reading, feminist mother and a liberal, tolerant and compassionate father, I had never been to a political demonstration or rally before. After all, it’s not for the lack of opportunity over the last thirty or so years – the poll tax protest, demonstrations against the Iraq war or the introduction of tuition fees – to name a few. However, this time, for three key reasons, things felt different and I felt spurred into action.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 15:08
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:09

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