I have never participated in a protest. I see these protesters on tv and wonder how do they get the day off from their employers. Did they call in sick only to be seen on tv protesting? What's with these tree huggers living in a tree in CA protesting the building of a gym throwing human feces at the police? Someone needs a serious tazing! There are many things I dislike but none ever led me to protest in the streets or at college. To me, people look sill standing outside holding a sign. Anyone ever actively participate in a protest? What for? And why?