Demonstrations and Protests are satanic innovations- by Shaikh Zayd Bin Haadi (rahimahullaah)
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Al-Allaamah Zayd Bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (rahimahullaah) said:
Protests (or demonstrations) are newly invented matters in the religion. Every newly invented matter in the religion is a bidah; every bidah is misguidance and every misguidance is in the hell fire (i.e. is a path leading to the hell fire). Allaah’s legislation is perfect and complete-based on The Book and The Sunnah-and we do not know of anything by way of the evidences in the Book and the Sunnah that makes it permissible for a handful of people to gather for demonstrations, which causes disturbance for the people and time wasting. And greater than this (disturbance and time wasting) is abandonment of the prayers (during protests) and the loss of life (i.e. murder). If one was to kill a Muslim in a single protest, the one (or those) who called to such protests will carry his sins-be it an individual, a group or those who participate. It has been reported in an authentic narration: The termination of the world means less to Allah than the killing of a Muslim (i.e. without right).  These protests are nothing but bidah and acts of misguidance advocated by shaytaan; (enticed) by the urge of the evil soul and desires. And these enemies (i.e. shaytaan, the urge of the evil soul and desires) do not come together in any affair except that the religion and worldly affairs are destroyed, just as it is the case in these demonstrations (or protests).
To be continued…In-Shaa-Allaah
 Hadeeth declared authentic by Imaam Albaanee. Saheeh Al-Jaami 9208]
 Abridged & slightly paraphrased. Source: الأفنان وتوحيد ابن خزيمة وحديث عن المظاهرات4-4-1432هـ.]