Top 60 Protesting Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Protesting Quotes from famous people such as Neymar, Eddie Griffin, Ruby Bridges, Layla Moran, Tracy Chapman, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My opinion is that protesting, there's no problem with

My opinion is that protesting, there’s no problem with it, as long as it is peaceful without violence, without vandalism.
I don’t like country music, so I won’t buy a ticket. That doesn’t mean I should be outside protesting.
Eddie Griffin
Every day, I would show up, and there were no kids, just me and my teacher in my classroom. Every day, I would be escorted by marshals past a mob of people protesting and boycotting the school. This went on for a whole year.
Ruby Bridges
Protesting is a fundamental aspect of our democracy, and I will always encourage this course of action, but it can be intimidating.
Layla Moran
There are good reasons for being in jail – for protesting.
Tracy Chapman
The best guys are the ones who were born in the ’60s. They are used to women being independent. They were brought up by mothers who were burning their bras and protesting.
Bebe Buell
George W. Bush is always protesting that he has the fate of the world in mind and bangs on about the ‘freedom-loving peoples’ he’s seeking to protect. I’d love to meet a freedom-hating people.
Harold Pinter
Protesting against illegal activity is not piracy.
Paul Watson
Don’t blame America for the thousands of Cubans who have been arrested, detained, and imprisoned by Castro for peacefully protesting the regime.
Bob Menendez
It’s not about the stuff. The issue is how we use that stuff and how do we train people to use that stuff. Do we use that stuff to confront people who are protesting in a community? Do we use a sniper rifle to see closer in a crowd? That’s where it breaks down.
James Comey
It matters not what your individual position is on either war we are currently prosecuting – in Iraq or Afghanistan – certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military families during their most difficult hour.
Solomon Ortiz
I’d come from a background in New York of picketing and protesting.
Ruby Dee
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn’t -it’s human.
Desiderius Erasmus
I am not protesting against the conduct of the war, but against the political errors and insincerities for which the fighting men are being sacrificed.
Siegfried Sassoon
I couldn’t really relate to the fraternity or party scene, to the people out in the mall every day protesting one thing or another. I felt like there was no one I could relate to.
Charlie Trotter
I’ve never seen somebody get more flak than Colin Kaepernick for silently and nonviolently protesting and standing up for something he believes, and something that obviously is an actual problem.
Blake Griffin
I do not understand why Muslims are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act. CAA is not for the Muslims who were born here.
Raj Thackeray
The violent rioting that is sometimes now being called protesting – it makes the emotions so high that you almost cannot see the insults and injuries that are the people are suffering.
Alveda King
We been in the streets protesting for years about police brutality.
Tobias Harris
Bra-burning never happened. It was completely made up by the media. A couple of women protesting a Miss America pageant threw some bras into a garbage can, and somehow that became this longstanding idea of feminists as bra-burners.
Jessica Valenti
I mean, hunger strike is almost a ritual in a Russian prison colony. It actually has been going back to Soviet times. It’s a way of protesting.
Masha Gessen
I’m a part of major league rugby. We had a league meeting to decide what to do with anthem protests, and even though I personally agree with what they say they are protesting as inequality and judicial system and incarceration rates among minorities, we decided all should stand and respect every national anthem.
John Layfield
‘Turn to Stone’ was written about the Nixon administration and the Vietnam War and the protesting that was going on and all of that. It’s a song about frustration. Also, I attended Kent State.
Joe Walsh
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
Marilyn Monroe
I think we can continue to do as much protesting as we want. Systemic racism needs to be changed from within.
Michael Ealy
The advent of digitally enhancing images – and the fact that actresses weren’t protesting against that – created an environment where big corporations felt like they had total ownership over the bodies of actresses.
Romola Garai
Some of the yellow cards I get are for tactical fouls, which is fair enough, but I don’t like the others – the ones for protesting.
Marco Verratti
Those people who want to express their religious beliefs on public property should enjoy the same rights that we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq.
Ernest Istook
The Internet is an empowering force for people who are protesting against the abuse of power.
Rebecca MacKinnon
My mother was an elementary school teacher for 35 years and taught at the Nixon School in New Jersey. I was raised as a very liberal Democrat, and she was protesting Nixon when he was in office.
Peter Dinklage
Arresting opposition leaders and restricting civil soci

Arresting opposition leaders and restricting civil society will not stop people from protesting, but it can create leaderless movements that leave no one with whom the government can mediate a peaceful way forward.
Tom Malinowski
When I say my family suffered for my anti-war protesting, one of the many fallouts was having to send my two sons to America because I couldn’t keep control of them when the divorce happened… there are consequences for your actions.
Chris Eubank Sr.
My faith is ultimately what led me to start protesting and it’s what continues to drive me.
Eric Reid
When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
Bayard Rustin
Movies, as evidenced by a chorus of protesting and celebrating Americans, influence broader trends.
Anna Deavere Smith
Some people see protesting as a bit of a dirty thing, and certainly the idea of getting arrested was not on people’s radar.
Gail Bradbrook
Protesting is good, but healing is better. We need to see America heal.
Alveda King
I got involved in the political arena in college, protesting the Vietnam War, and became friends with some of the activists at the University of Hawaii.
Mazie Hirono
In the end, the humanities can only be defended by stressing how indispensable they are; and this means insisting on their vital role in the whole business of academic learning, rather than protesting that, like some poor relation, they don’t cost much to be housed.
Terry Eagleton
I’ve been a little more fortunate, perhaps, than a lot of people have, for the simple reason that I’ve constantly been moving: so nobody can hit me – you know what I mean? Protesting is not the answer – not along those lines.
Chico Hamilton
I’ve been arrested a few times. The most high-profile instance was when protesting at the fracking site in Balcombe. It’s an industry which will undermine our chances of tackling climate change.
Caroline Lucas
Wyclef is a musician that tried to unite as many musicians at once as possible. I am trying to be successful at that. The greatest challenge is that, I just got arrested for protesting in NYC for cutting the school budgets… And I think that it’s important to stand up. Schools are important.
Wyclef Jean
Albania is going through a deep crisis because it lacks the rule of law, an independent judiciary, and freedom of the media. I don’t think if we stop protesting the problem is solved.
Edi Rama
I used to say, ‘Mad’ takes on both sides.’ We even used to rake the hippies over the coals. They were protesting the Vietnam War, but we took aspects of their culture and had fun with it. ‘Mad’ was wide open.
Al Feldstein
Our biggest thing is, any player who’s protesting will tell you that the only reason we use the anthem is because it’s a platform like no other. We use it to draw attention to other issues. We’ve heard from many people, ‘Use a different venue. Use a different platform.’ Quite frankly, this is the most effective one.
Malcolm Jenkins
I have been arrested several times protesting.
Patrisse Cullors
The 99 percent should be protesting college campuses.
Sebastian Thrun
After spending three or four years interacting with the Bush administration, I realized they were not taking any actions to deal with climate change. So, I decided to give one talk, and then it snowballed into another talk and eventually to even protesting and getting arrested.
James Hansen
You know, I was a community activist, so I’m used to standing out in front of an elected official’s office and protesting.
Karen Bass
Protesting is fundamentally submissive.
Paul Watson
I say to the Occupy protesters – you’re occupying the wrong place, you’re protesting the wrong thing.
Sarah Palin
As I discovered, even the governor of a major state who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at his party’s convention without the national media protesting it.
Robert Casey
There has been no more principled opposition to racism than Jeremy Corbyn: he was getting arrested for protesting against Apartheid when the rest of them were doing deals and calling Nelson Mandela a terrorist.
Ken Loach
Peoples do not defy repression and death, nor do they remain for nights on end protesting energetically, just because of merely formal matters.
Fidel Castro
We won’t stop protesting. It’s the engine that moves society forward.
Jordi Cuixart
I wonder if those people shown protesting the deployment of nuclear weapons to western Europe during the Reagan era are feeling appropriately stupid today. ‘Please don’t take away our precious Soviet Union! – We demand the annihilation of all life on Earth!’
Craig Bruce
I remember a time when you were protesting on the street together with your professors, with your union, with your school organizations. Everybody was in the streets. Now, everybody is kept alone in his box, in this fragile condition, afraid of losing tenure.
Raoul Peck
My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
Martin Sheen
When my people are dying, that’s when you gonna catch me protesting. I’m not gonna protest because somebody got offered not the amount of money they wanted to get offered. If you don’t like what they’re offering you, just no longer do business with them.
Tiffany Haddish