Game Changers: 10 Historic Political Protests Worldwide

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  • 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)
  • 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)

The Orange Revolution (Ukraine)

Results of the 2004 Ukrainian presidential elections sparked an immediate sequence of political events and protests to challenge the outcome, which many considered to be flawed by voter intimidation, vote-rigging and widespread corruption. Named after the opposing party’s colors, the Orange Revolution lasted 12 days and achieved a re-vote, which put the rival candidate Viktor Yushchenko in office.

(Photo: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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