In 2011 Time Magazine has chosen “The Protester” to be its person of the year. This title always goes the the man, woman, group or idea that the magazine’s editors believe had the greatest impact during the past twelve months, wether it be for good or for bad. TimeMagazine did this in honor of all those who demonstrated in the revolution over the passed year that swept the globe.
The magazine writes, “In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.”
If you have been following the news over the past year than it’s very clear that, “the protester” has voiced its message against authoritarian leaders. First in Tunisia, and then in Egypt, Libya, Syria,Yemen and Bahrain. The protester in Spain and in Greece, which even had its own protest dog, struggled with a floundering economy. The protester voiced anger over possibly rigged elections, in countries as diverse as Russia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the U.S., the Occupy Wall Street protester began demonstrating first in New York, and then in Washington, Chicago, and cities as small as Trenton, N.J
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