Game Changers: 10 Historic Political Protests Worldwide

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  • Power in Numbers
  • Gandhi's Salt March (India)
  • South Africa's National Day of Protest (South Africa)
  • 1956 March of Women (South Africa)
  • Soweto Uprising (South Africa)
  • Tiananmen Square Protests (China)
  • Berlin Wall Protests (Germany)
  • Iraq War Protests (Worldwide)
  • The Orange Revolution (Ukraine)
  • The Storming of the Bastille (France)
  • Arab Spring (Middle East & North Africa)
  • The Peace Moratorium (U.S.)
  • French Trucker Roadblocks (France)
  • The Occupy Movement (Worldwide)

Gandhi's Salt March (India)

Marching against the British empire’s monopoly of salt, Mahatma Gandhi inspired millions of his countrymen to band together in 1930 for one of the country’s first organized mass movement. While the 240-mile march did not yield any tax concessions, the campaign bore many significant long-term effects, such as provoking further waves of civil disobedience and influencing the strategies of Martin Luther King Jr.

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