• Russell Brand
    Comedian Russell Brand holds a banner during a protest by residents and supporters of the New Era housing estate, in central London on 1 December 2014.Reuters
  • People's Climate March
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (L), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (3rd L), animal activist Jane Goodall (C), former United States Vice President Al Gore (3rd R), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2nd R) and French Environment Minister Segolene Royal take part in the "People's Climate March" in Manhattan, New York on 21 September 2014.Reuters
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes part in a march against climate change in New York on 21 September 2014.Reuters
  • Ron Johnson, rapper Nelly
    Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, rapper Nelly on West Florissant during a protest in reaction to the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on 18 August 2014.Reuters
  • Emma Thompson and Gaia
    Actress Emma Thompson and her daughter Gaia take part in the "People's Climate March" in central London on 21 September 2014.Reuters
  • Vivienne Westwood, Peter Gabriel and Emma Thompson
    Fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood (L), singer Peter Gabriel and actress Emma Thompson (R) pose for media at the start of the "People's Climate March" in central London on 21 September 2014.Reuters

Taking part in protests has become a way to publicise one's opinions and objections.

Though protests are meant to be a peaceful campaign to accomplish a specific intention, many times they turn violent, involving a lot of pressure and arguments, and resulting in death and causalities.

Different types of protests, including political demonstrations, picketing, street protesters, lockdowns, die-ins, peace camp, hunger strike and nude strikes take place in every nook and corner of the world.

However, it is believed that these protests become active and achievable if celebrities are a part of it. The attention they get from the media might highlight the issue in major public platforms.

Recently, English comedian Russell Brand joined the residents of the New Era estate in east London, to remonstrate against the takeover by an US investment firm, who threatened 93 families with eviction.

The actor, who is also an activist, has in the past also participated in a march through central London, along with tens of thousands of people, against the strict rules of the coalition government.

In September, on the International day of action on climate change, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former US Vice President Al Gore, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, animal activist Jane Goodall, former and French Environment Minister Segolene Royaland, among others took to New York streets in one of the biggest protests ever held on climate change, against the carbon releases that threaten the atmosphere. 

Meanwhile in September, more than 40,000 protesters, including actress Emma Thompson, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and musician Peter Gabriel, also marched in London insisting on an immediate feat on climate change.

In August this year, in reaction to the Ferguson shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman, Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson and rapper Nelly also took part in protests.