In the streets where voices rise and clenched fists and convictions converge, the delicate balance between real advocacy and political opportunism takes centre stage. Who truly owns the movement when the currents of discontent draw both principled advocates and partisan agendas into the same stream?
Protests symbolise the heartbeat of democracy, echoing the voices of the dissatisfied. However, political parties sometimes try to co-opt these grassroots movements for their own political gain. Blurring the line between activism and institutional politics. Let’s explore the challenges that emerge when political parties attempt to capitalise on protests and set boundaries for how they can responsibly support activist causes.