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These kinds of tag-team efforts stem from the common tactic of solidarity, wherein protest groups with overlapping or similar goals bolster one another’s efforts.

Today, it is common to see Harvard’s activist groups promoting one another’s efforts and events online, occasionally hosting joint sessions or posting statements of solidarity.

However, there are limits to solidarity’s usefulness when it papers over substantial differences between campaigns and inadvertently undermines some of their individual arguments.

Peer pressure is, to some degree, a necessary component of activism, but solidarity can quickly turn menacing if handled too bluntly and harshly.

Shoutouts of support and solidarity statements shared among groups can still raise awareness and increase participation.

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