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Gandhi Arrested for Sedition

On March 10, 1922, Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested on charges of sedition by British officials in Bombay (now Mumba...

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Battle in Seattle

On November 30, 1999, protesters engaged police and delegates to the World Trade Organization (WTO) conference in S...


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Indians Occupy Wounded Knee

On February 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and other Native Americans occupied the town of...


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'I Have a Dream' Speech

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave the closing address at the March on Washington, a civil right...


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Boston Tea Party

On December 16, 1773, a group of American colonists calling themselves the “Sons of Liberty” boarded th...

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People Power in the Philippines

On February 25, 1986, Corazon Aquino was sworn in as president of the Philippines, ending decades of dictatorship a...



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Civil Right’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

On March 7, 1965, police and a citizen “posse” attacked marchers attempting to cross the Edmund Pettus ...

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U.S. Suspends Olympic Medalists

On October 18, 1968, the United States Olympic Committee suspended gold and bronze medalists Tommie Smith and John ...


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Occupy Wall Street

On September 17, 2011, about 1,000 people gathered in Zuccotti Park, New York City, to protest corporate corruption...


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Four Dead in Ohio

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard killed four students at Kent State University. 

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Solidarity in Poland

On August 31, 1980, the trade union Solidarity was founded at the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk, Poland. The Solidarity...



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Martin Luther Excommunicated

On January 3, 1521, German priest Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church, furthering the Protest...

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International Day of Non-Violence

On October 2, 2007, the United Nations first celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence.


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Gandhi Protests Caste Separation

On September 16, 1932, reformer Mohandas Gandhi started a six-day fast in Bombay (today, Mumbai) to protest caste s...


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Arab Spring

On December 18, 2010, the first protests of what became the “Arab Spring” took place in Tunisia.


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Nationality

Photo: People walk in a protest, led by a man wearing a face mask that says "Stop Killing in Tibet."

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Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille prison in Paris.



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Tiananmen Square Massacre

On June 4, 1989, troops from the People’s Liberation Army moved into Tiananmen Square, Beijing.

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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.

On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia. King became the most important and infl...


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Chicago 7 Found Not Guilty

On February 18, 1970, the “Chicago 7” were found not guilty of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 D...


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Coxey’s Army Begins to March

On March 25, 1894, more than 100 men led by businessman Jacob Coxey began a march from Massillon, Ohio, to Washingt...


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Henry Urges Colonists to ‘Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death’

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry urged fellow Virginians to support the Revolutionary War effort, saying “giv...

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8888 Uprising

On August 8, 1988, thousands of citizens protested the authoritarian government of Myanmar, leading to a crackdown ...