What is ProtestÂ ?
Protest is 1. a statement that you object or disapprove of something The new bypass went ahead despite the protests of the local inhabitants. She resigned as a protest against the change in government policy. 2. in protest at showing that you do not approve of something The staff occupied the offices in protest at their low pay. to do something under protest to do something, but say that you do not approve of it (verb) 1. to protest against something to say that you do not approve of something; to raise a violent objection to something Everyone has protested against the increase in bus fares. 2. to insist that something is true, when others think it isn’t She went to prison still protesting her innocence.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level