Game Changers: 10 Historic Political Protests Worldwide

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  • 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)
  • 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)

Iraq War Protests (Worldwide)

A chain of large-scale protests starting in 2002 and trickling out in 2012, the Iraq War protests took place in a number of cities across the world, sometimes occurring simultaneously. Tens of millions of people participated in thousands of demonstrations, including a rally of 3 million people in Rome and 1 million in U.K., marking the country’s largest political protest in its history.

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