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    • Protests by country

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    • Protests by issue

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    • Protests by administrative territorial entity

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    • Intifadas

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    • Protest

    • A protest (also called a remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration) is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or situations. Protests can take many different forms, from individual statements to mass demonstrations. Protesters may ... Read »


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    • 2008 Olympics torch relay protests

    • The 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay was run from March 24 until August 8, 2008, prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics, with the theme of "one world, one dream". Plans for the relay were announced on April 26, 2007, in Beijing, China. The relay, also called by the organizers as the "Journey of Harmony", lasted 129 days and ... Read »


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    • Anti-austerity movement

    • The anti-austerity movement refers to the mobilisation of street protests and grassroots campaigns that has happened across various countries, especially in Europe, since the onset of the worldwide Great Recession. Anti-austerity actions are varied and ongoing, and can be either sporadic and loosely organised or longe ... Read »


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    • Awareness avatar

    • The awareness avatar is a method of creating rapid awareness in social media through avatar modification or a single icon's use. The awareness avatar may have first been used in the New Zealand Internet Blackout, to protest copyright law changes in New Zealand. Globally, protesters replaced their icons with black squar ... Read »


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    • Bedem ljubavi – Mothers for Peace


    • Black Friday (Maldives)

    • Black Friday (Dhivehi: ކަޅު ހުކުރު), Friday, August 13, 2004, was the crackdown by the Maldivian National Security Service (NSS) — later Maldivian National Defence Force — on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé. This unplanned and unorganized demonstration ... Read »


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    • Black World Wide Web protest

    • The Turn the Web Black protest, also called the Great Web Blackout, the Turn Your Web Pages Black protest, and Black Thursday, was a February 8–9, 1996, online activism action, led by the Voters' Telecommunications Watch and the Center for Democracy and Technology, paralleling the longer-term Blue Ribbon Online Fr ... Read »


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    • Blockupy movement

    • Blockupy movement

      Blockupy is a movement protesting against austerity. The Blockupy alliance includes trade unions and Germany's Linkspartei. Representing grass-roots critics of supranational financial institutions such as the “troika”: the European Commission (EC), European Central Bank (ECB) and International Monetary Fund ... Read »


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    • Candle demonstration in Bratislava

    • The Candle demonstration (Slovak: sviečková demonÅ¡trácia) on 25 March 1988 in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, was the first mass demonstration since 1969 against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. The Demonstration was organized by Roman Catholic dissent groups asking for religious freedom in Cze ... Read »


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    • Caracazo

    • Caracazo

      The Caracazo, or sacudón, is the name given to the wave of protests, riots, looting, shootings and massacres that began on 27 February 1989 in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, and the surrounding towns. The weeklong clashes resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people, thousands by some accounts, mostly at the hands of ... Read »


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    • Committee to Boycott Nixon’s Memoirs


    • Conflicts involving Critical Mass

    • There have been many conflicts during Critical Mass events since the founding of the worldwide bicycling advocacy event in 1992. The conflicts have resulted in injuries, property damage, and arrests, and both bicyclists and motorized vehicle drivers have been victims. Critics say that Critical Mass, held primarily in l ... Read »


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    • Convergence center

    • A convergence center is a central place for information and meeting to serve participants during large and manifold protest or other alternative activities at summits. They started to be used in the 1990s as a logistic tool to solve communication problems among the large number of people present at varying activities ... Read »


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    • Cordobazo

    • The Cordobazo was a civil uprising in the city of Córdoba, Argentina, in the end of May 1969, during the military dictatorship of General Juan Carlos Onganía, which occurred a few days after the Rosariazo, and a year after the French May '68. Contrary to previous protests, the Cordobazo did not correspond to prev ... Read »


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    • Counter-protest

    • A counter-protest is a protest action which takes place within the proximity of another protest to which the counter-protest is in ideological opposition. The purposes of counter-protests can range from merely voicing opposition to the objective of the other protest to actively drawing attention from nearby media outle ... Read »


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    • Crisis situations and unrest in Europe since 2000

    • List of crises situations and major protests in countries of Europe since year 2000. ... Read »


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    • Crowd counting

    • Crowd counting or crowd estimating is a technique used to count or estimate the number of people in a crowd. The most direct method is to actually count each person in the crowd, for example turnstiles are often used to precisely count the number of people entering an event. At events in streets or a park rather tha ... Read »


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    • DIY ethic

    • DIY ethic refers to the ethic of self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert. Literally meaning "do it yourself," the DIY ethic promotes the idea that anyone is capable of performing a variety of tasks rather than relying on paid specialists. The DIY ethic requires that the adherent seeks ... Read »


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    • The Freedom to be Yourself

    • The Freedom to be Yourself campaign (TFTBY or FTBY) was founded in 1999 by Vincent Bethell for "the right to be naked in public". The campaign is about non-sexual public nakedness. Supporters organised naked protests in public in London; there have also been protests in Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Coventry and in th ... Read »


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    • Indonesian invasion of East Timor

    • Indonesian invasion of East Timor

       Indonesia East Timor dissidents East Timor The Indonesian invasion of East Timor, known in Indonesia as Operation Lotus began on 7 December 1975, when the Indonesian military invaded East Timor under the pretext of anti-colonialism. The overthrowing of a popular and briefly Fretilin-led government later sparke ... Read »


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    • International Action

    • International Action is a small, non-violent, political group in Hong Kong campaigning a range of issues including social justice, human rights and democracy. The group was founded in 2004 and is made up of expatriate permanent residents and locals. Their website [1] claims that they "represent the new breed of foreign ... Read »


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    • International Day of the African Child

    • The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU Organisation of African Unity. It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided ... Read »


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    • International Workers' Day


    • Protests against the Iraq War

    • Protests against the Iraq War

      Beginning in 2002, and continuing after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, large-scale protests against the Iraq War were held in many cities worldwide, often coordinated to occur simultaneously around the world. After the biggest series of demonstrations, on February 15, 2003, New York Times writer Patrick Tyler claimed that ... Read »


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    • Jeltoqsan

    • Jeltoqsan

       Soviet Union The Jeltoqsan (Kazakh: Желтоқсан көтерілісі; Jeltoqsan köterilisi) or "December" of 1986 were riots that took place in Alma-Ata (present day Almaty), Kazakhstan, in response to General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's dismissal of Dinmukhamed Ku ... Read »


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    • June Struggle

    • The June Struggle (Hangul: 6월 민주항쟁; Hanja: 六月民主抗爭), also known as the June Democracy Movement and June Democratic Uprising was a nationwide democracy movement in South Korea that generated mass protests from June 10 to June 29, 1987. The demonstrations forced ... Read »


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    • Legal observer

    • Legal observers are individuals, usually representatives of civilian human rights agencies, who attend public demonstrations, protests and other activities where there is a potential for conflict between the public or activists and the police, security guards or other law enforcement personnel. The purpose of legal obs ... Read »


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    • 2009 Malagasy political crisis

    • 2009 Malagasy political crisis

      The 2009 Malagasy political crisis began on 26 January 2009 with the political opposition movement led by Antananarivo mayor Andry Rajoelina, which sought to oust President Marc Ravalomanana from the presidency. The crisis reached its climax on 21 March 2009 when Andry Rajoelina was declared the president of the High T ... Read »


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    • Maratha Kranti Morcha

    • The Maratha community has been protesting and organizing silent rallies across the state with each district witnessing large number of people participating. It is silent protest against rape and murder in Kopardi (district Ahmednagar), victim was minor school girl. The protesters demand death punishment to rapist as ea ... Read »


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    • March Intifada

    • Strikes Demonstrations Leftists and students The March Intifada (Arabic: انتفاضة مارس‎‎) was an uprising that broke out in Bahrain in March 1965. The uprising was led by Leftist groups, the National Liberation Front - Bahrain calling for the end of the British presence in Ba ... Read »


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    • Occupy movement

    • Occupy movement

      The Occupy movement is an international socio-political movement against social inequality and lack of "real democracy" around the world, its primary goal being to advance social and economic justice and new forms of democracy. The movement has many different scopes; local groups often have different focuses, but among ... Read »


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    • People Power Revolution

    • People Power Revolution

      Revolutionary victory People Power Revolutionaries Political groups: Military defectors: Others: Religious groups: Militant groups: Marcos Government Government Parties: The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of popular demonstrations ... Read »


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    • Persiankiwi

    • Persiankiwi is a user of the microblog service Twitter, who was one of the most followed sources of information about the 2009 Iranian election protests. Persiankiwi was also referred to as a "popular opposition site," and "one of the most reliable and prolific Iranians on Twitter." Persiankiwi attracted readers due t ... Read »


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    • Prague Spring

    • Prague Spring

      The Prague Spring (Czech: Pražské jaro, Slovak: Pražská jar) was a period of political liberalization in Czechoslovakia during the era of its domination by the Soviet Union after World War II. It began on 5 January 1968, when reformist Alexander Dubček was elected First Secretary of the Communist Party o ... Read »


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    • Protest camp

    • Protest camps are physical camps that are set up by activists, to either provide a base for protest, or to delay, obstruct or prevent the focus of their protest by physically blocking it with the camp. They began in the 1920s and became famous in 1982 due to the publicity generated by the Greenham Common Women's Peace ... Read »


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    • Protest permit

    • A protest permit or parade permit is permission granted by a governmental agency for a demonstration to be held in a particular venue at a particular time. Failing to obtain a permit may lead to charges of parading without a permit. The requirement of a permit is sometimes denounced as an infringement of free speech, a ... Read »


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    • Radical cheerleading

    • Radical cheerleading is a form of cheerleading performed at demonstrations that combines elements of non-violent direct action and street theater. It originated in 1996 in Miami, Florida, and there are now many radical cheerleading squads in the United States as well as Canada and Europe. Radical cheerleaders reappropr ... Read »


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    • Repertoire of contention

    • Repertoire of contention refers, in social movement theory, to the set of various protest-related tools and actions available to a movement or related organization in a given time frame. Repertoires are often shared between social actors; as one group (organization, movement, etc.) finds a certain tool or action succe ... Read »


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    • Rightful resistance

    • Rightful Resistance is a form of partially institutionalized popular contention against the state whereby aggrieved citizens seek to legitimize their causes by making use of state's own laws, policies or rhetoric in framing their protests. Rightful resistance is contrasted with other forms of popular protest where citi ... Read »


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    • Riot

    • A riot (/ˈraɪət/) is a form of civil disorder commonly characterized by a group lashing out in a violent public disturbance against authority, property or people. Riots typically involve vandalism and the destruction of property, public or private. The property targeted varies depending on the riot and the inc ... Read »


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    • Santa Cruz massacre

    • The Santa Cruz massacre (also known as the Dili massacre) was the shooting of at least 250 East Timorese pro-independence demonstrators in the Santa Cruz cemetery in the capital, Dili, on 12 November 1991, during the Indonesian occupation of East Timor and is part of the East Timorese genocide. In October 1991 a d ... Read »


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    • Santa María School massacre


    • Shandong Problem

    • The Shandong Problem (simplified Chinese: 山东问题; traditional Chinese: 山東問題; pinyin: Shāndōng wèntí) refers to the dispute over Article 156 of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, which dealt with the concession of the Shandong Peninsula. During the First World War, China ... Read »


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    • Singing Revolution

    • The Singing Revolution is a commonly used name for events between 1987 and 1991 that led to the restoration of the independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The term was coined by an Estonian activist and artist, Heinz Valk, in an article published a week after the June 10–11, 1988, spontaneous mass night-sin ... Read »


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    • Slovak National Uprising

    • Slovak National Uprising

      German and collaborator victory  Germany Slovak Republic 1st Czechoslovak Army in Slovakia The Slovak National Uprising (Slovak: Slovenské národné povstanie, abbreviated SNP) or 1944 Uprising was an armed insurrection organized by the Slovak resistance movement during World War II. This resistance movem ... Read »


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    • St Scholastica Day riot

    • The St Scholastica Day riot of 10 February 1355 is one of the more notorious events in the history of Oxford, England. Sparked off by a tavern dispute between two students and a taverner, the riot lasted two days and resulted in a large number of deaths among local citizens and students. The ensuing pacification led to ... Read »


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    • Stuha

    • STUHA (Studentské hnutí – a Czech student movement; also the Czech word for 'ribbon') was an alternative, independent student movement in the late phase of the Czechoslovak Communist régime. It was gradually formed by Prague students in the late spring and early summer of 1989. The movement was the cataly ... Read »


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    • Timeline of non-sexual social nudity

    • Wight, Fred H. Manners and Customs of Bible Lands. Chicago: Moody Press. 1983 ... Read »


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    • Traffic Obstruction

    • Traffic obstruction is a common tactic used during public protests and demonstrations. The transport users affected by such disruptions are often unsympathetic to the cause. They have been effective in the past. Most jurisdictions consider the obstruction of traffic an illegal activity and have developed rules to ... Read »


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    • Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War

    • Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War

      The movement against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War began in the U.S. with demonstrations in 1964 and grew in strength in later years. The U.S. became polarized between those who advocated continued involvement in Vietnam and those who wanted peace. Many in the peace movement were students, mo ... Read »


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