What are the long-term health effects of protesting?

Protesters march to the governor's mansion.
Protesters lead the march from JJ Hill Montessori to the governor's mansion in St. Paul, Minn. on Thursday, July 7, 2016.
Evan Frost | MPR News

In the wake of the death of Philando Castile, protesters took to the streets - and to the governor's mansion - demanding justice and systematic change. Some of those protesters are the same people who took part in the occupation at the 4th precinct in north Minneapolis after Jamar Clark was killed.

How will these events affect those protesters? It turns out there's not much research into how protest and resistance affect a person's long-term physical and mental health.

Tom Weber talked to the authors of a recent article in Undark Magazine called, "The Unstudied Scars of Civil Rights Resistance."

Maggie Koerth-Baker is a science journalist and author based in the Twin Cities. Keno Evol is an artist, writer, and activist.

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