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 Occupy Movement (Worldwide)

Although the main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street spanned a wide range, the protest movement stemmed largely from public frustration around social and economic inequality (as referred to by the campaign slogan: We are the 99 percent), corruption and the influence corporations wielded in government matters. The Occupy Movement began in New York City on Sept. 17, 2011, and spread worldwide.

(Photo: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

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