Protests achieve a lot: they help the people protesting realise they're not alone, and the same for those who are sympathetic but couldn't get to the protest, and in the case of US anti-anti-immigration protests, they show the affected countries that many USers are on their side.
But I go along with those who say they don't put much pressure on the government (except perhaps to lead them to enact draconian anti-protest laws).
The Republicans and the Democrats are both the parties of business, not parties of the people.
And business seems to love Trump so far. All that deregulation in the air.
Why American bosses have become giddy, last-minute fans of Donald Trump | The Economist
Which slightly surprises and greatly annoys me.
Public pressure does affect some businesses.
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott | Technology | The Guardian
Retailers not carrying Trump product lines.
Banks withdrawing loans from the Dakota pipe line.
Can more businesses be persuaded that chumming up with The Chump is poisonous, and this outweighs the profit advantages of wild west deregulation?
If nobody else - not the public, not the soon-to-be-if-not-already-disenfranchised voters, not foreign heads of state - can influence Lord Dampnut and the Death Eaters, perhaps businesses can.
Is anyone keeping tabs on businesses that are friendly to the Narcissistic Naartjie (not just sectors, like Oil and Pharma; pretty hard to boycott or pressurise an entire sector), and ways of pressurising them?