List of protests in the United Kingdom

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Protesting against George W. Bush in 2008

This is a list of protests and protest movements in the United Kingdom. Protest in the UK has concerned issues such as suffrage in the 19th and early 20th centuries, parliamentary reform from the Chartists to the present day, poverty, wages and working conditions, fuel prices, war, human rights, immigration (both for and against), fathers' rights, LGBTQ rights and climate change. In Northern Ireland, protest marches have been particularly contentious, including Bloody Sunday.

Suffrage and democracy[edit]

A British suffragette


Make Poverty History marchers in Edinburgh in 2005

Labour disputes[edit]

Miners' strike rally in London, 1984
Picket outside BBC Bristol in 2006
See Category:Labour disputes in the United Kingdom


Race and immigration[edit]

March against the National Front in Brick Lane, 1978
See also Category:Race riots in the United Kingdom


Anti-Poll Tax graffiti


Animal rights[edit]


Protesters against the war on Iraq



Protest by Anonymous in London in 2008 against Scientology

Art and culture[edit]

Stuckist demonstration outside the White Cube gallery

Foreign policy[edit]

Pro-Tibet protesters at Olympic torch relay in London in 2008


Black bloc at the 2009 G20 protests

Troubles in Northern Ireland[edit]

Memorial march in 2007 for Bloody Sunday


Laws governing protest[edit]

Forward Intelligence Team at a Lebanon war protest in London in 2006


Riot police at the 2009 G20 protest in London

Protest organisations[edit]

Protest websites[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The fight for the right to object". 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2019-07-29.

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