what does "faint applause" mean in this passage?
The Bank turned 50 in 1995 to faint applause. Public protests against the Bretton Woods Institutions at the World Bank–International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Madrid dampened the celebratory mood. The protesters’ slogan, “50 years is enough,” forced the Bank’s management to reappraise the Bank’s development policies and to intensify its efforts to convince civil society of the Bank’s relevance. What does the whole sentence mean therefore?