#NeverAgain and the Efficacy of Student Protests
Students across America are leaving their classrooms and marching on Washington. The mass walkout is an attempt to affect change on gun control laws in the US. Opponents have used the age of the protesters to undermine its power, saying they’re ‘too young’ to know anything about policy.
But the ‘student protest’ has a impressive history of actually affecting policy change – from the civil rights movement in America to the Freedom Rides in Australia to even the Tiananmen Square protest in Communist China.
The Daily‘s Sam Baran was joined by Claire Cooke, honorary research fellow in History at the University of Western Australia, to discuss the efficacy of student protests.