Jane Bown (1925-2014) was a photographer for the Observer Newspaper. She worked on a variety of assignments, and often photographed female protestors. I found this short selection of her ‘protest’ work online.
A woman using a handy bench to view the protest going on behind her. She must have turned for the photo.
Elderly ladies protesting about pension payments and the Winter Fuel Allowance. (This was the 1980s, not much has changed.)
A demonstration about something outside the Central Criminal Court, London. This building is better known as ‘The Old Bailey’.
The Women’s Peace Camp at Greenham Common, Berkshire. The protest against nuclear weapons being kept there lasted from 1981-2000.
Women leaving a hall to protest in favour of Family Planning.
A young couple handing out leaflets.