Public Pressure

This section covers tactics designed to pressure decision-makers publicly and to stimulate and demonstrate widespread demand for change.

Public pressure can give you a high-street presence, raising awareness of your group, and allow you to manufacture news stories. These tactics can be fun, effective and fully legal, but may sometimes have legal implications. If contemplating a serious action you should:

  • Consider the legal situation and contact a lawyer for advice if appropriate.
  • Consider whether these tactics are appropriate and productive in a particular campaign or whether they will simply damage your relationship with the subject and the public.
  • Don't overuse these tactics. They are powerful but can be blunted by repetition.
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