Do Americans know how to protest?

Do Americans know how to protest?

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Conservatives are once again protesting an American corporation that deigns to disagree with their political views by destroying products they've already purchased. After Nike announced it was partnering with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, conservatives took to Twitter to show themselves destroying their Nike gear, sometimes setting themselves on fire in the process. Critics of the protests say that destroying products you've already purchased won't really affect a company's bottom line. Others say they're making a statement. What do you think?

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The protest seems to have started after musician John Rich posted a picture of some gnarled up Nike socks he said his sound engineer ripped apart after learning of the Kaepernick deal. 

Socks he had already purchased from Nike. 

Rich doubled down after being criticized, saying the man was planning to burn the socks he had already paid for when they reached a different geographic location. 

The Nike boycott mirrors the #TrumpCup protests of 2016, when conservatives asked Starbucks baristas to write the name "Trump" on their frappuccino orders and then raised a stink if the employees refused. 

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