Although a counter-protest against social change aims to disrupt and deligitimise a protest, it may ironically promote greater public support for social change. This study examined whether and how the presence of counter-protests can shape public sympathy towards protests pushing for social change, and the potential underlying mechanisms of this effect.

Project members

Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan

Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan

Research Fellow
The University of Queensland

Professor Jolanda Jetten

SIGN Director, SIGNify Co-Director
Professor of Social Psychology
The University of Queensland
Mai Tanjitpiyanond

Mai Tanjitpiyanond

SIGN Student Representative 2020
PhD Candidate
The University of Queensland