Taking the Party out of Politics

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Protest

Season 2, Ep. 21

Protest

A crucial part of our democratic process.

A way for citizens who are not embedded in the political process to engage with politics, to let others know what is important to them, and to let the government know how they feel.

There needs to be a balance. It would not be appropriate for terrorists to hold the country to ransom. But does the new government Bill (which seeks to restrict the right to protest) hit the right balance?

We explore how protest works, and how important it is, by exploring the success - and the techniques - of XR (Extinction Rebellion), who have successfully pushed the issue of Climate Change (or, the Climate Emergency) up the agenda for all of us, including for government.

With input from Kathie Conn and Merijn van der Geer, from XR.

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