Last weekend’s March For Our Lives continued what has been an increase in mass protests during the Trump era. The Onion looks back at the some of the largest and most influential protests in American history.
After rampant Wall Street speculation cause economic collapse and rising unemployment, thousands of Americans take to the capital to demand this exact sequence of events only happen eight to 10 more times over the next century.
Over 200,000 people turn out to hear Martin Luther King Jr. demand that his famous “I Have A Dream” speech be taken wildly out of context long after his death.
Roughly half a million people demonstrate against the war in Washington, D.C. in a stirring display of advocacy that convinced the U.S. government to only keep it going for another six years.
This annual march forces Congress, the Supreme Court, and the president to hear the cries of America’s most powerless citizens, white evangelical Christians.
Around a million protesters gathering in New York City to protest the use of nuclear weapons unwittingly make themselves a pretty easy target for nuclear attack.
Just the nudge America needed to finally and fully accept all members of the LGBT community.
Fed up with being ignored and silenced, members of the African-American community unite to say that racism is bad or something like that.
This one actually didn’t accomplish that much.
More than 4 million people come together to just generally protest all the shit going on.