Game Changers: 10 Historic Political Protests Worldwide

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  • 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)
  • Power in Numbers
  • Gandhi's Salt March (India)

Soweto Uprising (South Africa)

A series of student-led protests that began on the morning of June 16, 1976, the Soweto Uprising opposed the government’s directive to make Afrikaans and English the medium of instruction in Sowetan schools.

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