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Protestivals - What are they?

Updated Saturday, 16th July 2016

Protest Festivals or ‘Protestivals’ as they are also known, might seem like a relatively new concept, but scholars say that the roots of this particular form of protest can be found in the alternative globalisation movements that started in the 1980s. 

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If you’re unfamiliar with the concept and oh-so curious, Dr Maria Nita explains the phenomenon, from the recent climate change Protest Festivals to the carnival occasions that took place in Classical Greece.

 

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