Game Changers: 10 Historic Political Protests Worldwide

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  • 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)
  • Berlin Wall Protests (Germany)
  • Iraq War Protests (Worldwide)

Arab Spring (Middle East & North Africa)

The global community watched as a wave of protests, demonstrations, riots and civil wars struck the Arab world and North Africa. Beginning on Dec. 18, 2010, the Arab Spring brought about the ousting of rulers in Yemen, Libya, Egypt and Tunisia. Given the chaotic nature of these events, the death tolls have been difficult to calculate. In Egypt, where protests continue, at least 800 people were killed in the past week.

(Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

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