Street Protest Law and Legal Definition

A street protest is an action by a group of people to show their negative or positive viewpoint regarding a public issue. Usually, a street protest is carried out in relation to a perceived grievance or social injustice. It ordinarily consists of walking in a mass march formation and either beginning with or meeting at a designated endpoint, or rally, to hear speakers. Street protest can be either nonviolent or violent, or it can begin as nonviolent and turn violent depending on circumstances. A street protest can be carried out in several forms such as marches, nudity, either threatened or carried out, rallies in which people gather to listen to speakers or musicians, picketing, and sit-ins. Actions such as blockades are also considered as street protest. It is also called as a demonstration.