Music, fun and theatricality have been part of protests as far back as they have been documented, according to David S. Meyer is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied social movements. … Rather than being frivolous, entertainment is a way of generating attention from bystanders and sustaining the commitment of people who turn out for a protest, Meyer said.

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