All actions should be Constructive Actions which conform to the key requirements listed here.
Remember: the longer a demonstration takes, then the greater the chance of seeing your support diminish. Control the time and the effect of your demonstration in the following manner:
- Arrive and make your scene, with banners, speeches, chanting, music and leaflets.
Banners are for the press photographers, therefore make sure the slogans convey the injustice and the message you are promoting: "That is what is Wrong – This is our Alternative."
If you have effective slogans, then the press photographs will enable your demonstration to reach, and potentially convince, millions. Have leaflets to explain your action to passers-by.
- Have designated spokespeople. This ensures the demonstration stays "on message." Demonstrators should direct the media to these articulate people.
- Present your demands, both publicly in speeches to the demonstrators and in an "official" delegation to the authorities.
- Give the authorities a specific period to meet these demands You're not asking, you're telling! Talk power to power.
- Make it clear that in the event of these demands not being met, then you will be back, to protest again, either at that site, or somewhere else where they will be inconvenienced.
- Leave in triumph with the still-enthusiastic demonstrators still present en masse, having left an indelible impression upon the authorities and the realisation that you have the power to compel negotiation.