The climate protest backfires as parolee cant get to work that activists started last week has backfired. On Monday, a parolee could not get to work because a group of activists were blocking his way. He plead with the activists to let him pass. However, his pleas were ignored.
One reason that climate protests have backfired is because of the way in which they are presented. Some protesters are using disruptive civil disobedience, while others are opting for peaceful marches. Protesters who use peaceful marches are likely to have a more positive impact than those who engage in civil disobedience. However, violent protests can result in increased media attention, which may offset the positive effect.