Rebekah Phelps-Roper, of Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., holds up signs and demonstrates near the Tennessee Capitol as a tour group enters the building in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday. Phelps-Roper, a member of a group that's been holding demonstrations at funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq, demonstrated against proposed legislation that would prohibit protesting near a funeral. (AP photo)
Brigham Young student Matt Kulisch leads Soulforce members -- a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender group -- on a march from the Mormon Temple, left rear, to the Brigham Young campus in Provo, Utah. The group is making a nationwide tour to schools they believe discriminate against gays. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
Erin Carrington holds a sign as thousands of people march through the streets in Washington, on Monday. Tens of thousands of immigrants spilled into the streets in dozens of cities across the nation Monday in peaceful protests. (AP Photo/ Mannie Garcia)
Question: Do protests accomplish anything?