Protests in 21st century
Karnataka State Law University, India, India
Volume III, Issue I, 2020
The word protest was first used in 1913 to describe the march that Gandhi organized to protest the restrictions that had been imposed on the Indian population of South Africa, which was also the first massive civil disobedience campaign. As it happens, it was around the time that people started using the word protests with a direct object that they also started to think of protest as a kind of direct political action, aimed at mobilizing public opinion against a particular policy.