Disrupting businesses, shutting down roads, raiding farms, etc. Vegan protestors are making lots of noise and gaining more attention and publicity towards their movement. Social media supporters are behind these Vegan protestors and encourage them to fight for Animal rights and an end to animal cruelty. Animal Liberation Now! Go Vegan!
That doesn't really sound like "peaceful protest". It is true what they say; the human is the most dangerous animal.
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