Game Changers: 10 Historic Political Protests Worldwide

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  • 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)
  • Berlin Wall Protests (Germany)
  • Iraq War Protests (Worldwide)
  • The Orange Revolution (Ukraine)

The Peace Moratorium (U.S.)

Protesting the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War, an estimated two million people marched outside of the White House in 1969. Believed to be the largest demonstration in U.S. history, Americans of all ages and backgrounds participated in school seminars, religious services, street rallies and more across the country.

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