Renato Reyes - Philippines
If protests were a waste of time and have no use, then we wouldn’t be here in the first place. Most likely we would still be under a dictatorial regime, under Martial Law. Staging protest actions is important and that has been proven in schools, in factories. When people organize they are able to fight for a wage increase, stop tuition fee increases, push for the rollback of oil prices, stop the increase in electricity rates, impeach Merceditas Gutierrez [a discredited public official], overthrow a President who doesn’t serve the interests of the nation. All those are the result of mass actions. If people do not act, then the oppression and the wrongs of the system will just go on.