Have you ever participated in a public protest or demonstration of any kind? What kind of protest/demo was it? What was the subject? An obligatory note that we are not here to debate the validity of the things people have protested in the past, just to tell our experiences. I have participated in a few annual silent protests against abortion, we held signs and had to be a certain number of blocks away from the hospital building. I also stood in the gallery at City Hall today to show my support for the change of a local bylaw that was stifling secondhand shops in the downtown core.