The global antiwar-marches that preceded the invasion of Iraq in 2003 were the largest the world has ever seen. Similarly, the events that occurred in the build up to COP15 in December 2009 were the largest climate demonstrations ever held. It is then somewhat surprising that these protest had little or no effect on the decisions made by those in power.
This short film is not meant as an attack on those who protest, nor is it a total condemnation on the act of protesting; a technique that been successfully employed by some of the most humbling figures in history. Rather, it is an attempt to explain how the act of demonstrating has been significantly changed by those in government, and by those who helm activist groups.
The footage is from The Wave demonstration that took place in London on Saturday the 5th of December, 2009.