Protest in America is a tradition that dates back to the founding of this country. The Kent State shootings is a example not to long ago. The america occupation movement making the news and sweeping america is based on groups show of solidarity in the face of ignorant police. Wikipedia now has Occupy wall street as a major protest movement along with the Vietnam war protest of the 1960s and the māori protest movement . A protest movement is based many times on protesters in minority groups feeling disenfranchised in american life. The occupy protest are motivated to reform the corrupt financial system. Tax reform is another reason for protest movement . Student and labor protest have been important in america . Usually there is heavy policing during protest along with arrest Celebrities like Brad Pitt participate in protest movement to show their support.
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