David Meyer

While protests over the Israel-Hamas war have grown, they are still dwarfed by 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests, the 2017 Women’s March, and the last major anti-war protest in the U.S. against the invasion of Iraq, which on a single day in 2003 turned out several hundred thousand protesters in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco alone. Those protests, however, built up over months and years of mobilization. “Not remotely comparable,” said David S. Meyer, a professor of sociology and political science at the University of California, Irvine. He noted that anti-war protests are usually largest in the countries that are participants. “People were trying to restrain their own governments.”

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