First they ignore you

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The People's Assembly held a march and rally in London yesterday that achieved very little press coverage. This may it be by chance. It may be by design. in the Guardian report it says:

The Metropolitan police refused to provide an estimate. A police spokesman said the force had received no reports of arrests.

A spokesman for the prime minister declined to comment.

This fits into recognised theories of change.

First they ignore you.

Then they ridicule you.

After they violently oppose you.

Then what you said was right all along.

There's little comfort in being ignored. But it is part of a process. The important point is not to give up at that stage. That's exactly what they want.