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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 organize a protest as a way of publicly making their opinions heard in an attempt to influence public opinion or government policy, or they may undertake direct action in an attempt to directly enact desired changes themselves.[2] Where protests are part of a systematic and peaceful campaign to achieve a particular objective, and involve the use of pressure as well as persuasion, they go beyond mere protest and may be better described as cases of civil resistance or nonviolent resistance.[3] Various forms of self-expression and protest are sometimes restricted by governmental policy (such as the requirement of protest permits),[4] economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly. One state reaction to protests is the use of riot police. Observers have noted an increased militarization of protest policing, with police deploying armored vehicles and snipers against the protesters. When such restrictions occur, protests may assume the form of open civil disobedience, more subtle forms of resistance against the restrictions, or may spill over into other areas such as culture and emigration. A protest itself may at times be the subject of a counter-protest. In such a case, counter-protesters demonstrate their support for the person, policy, action, etc. that is the subject of the original protest. In some cases, these protesters can violently clash.

Contents

1 Historical notions 2 Forms 3 Typology

3.1 Written demonstration 3.2 Civil disobedience
Civil disobedience
demonstrations 3.3 As a residence 3.4 Destructive 3.5 Non-destructive 3.6 Direct action 3.7 Against a government 3.8 Against a military shipment 3.9 By government employees 3.10 Job action 3.11 In sports 3.12 By management 3.13 By tenants 3.14 By consumers 3.15 Information 3.16 Civil disobedience
Civil disobedience
to censorship 3.17 By Internet
Internet
and social networking 3.18 Literature, art and culture 3.19 Against religious or ideological institutions

4 Economic effects against companies 5 See also 6 References

Historical notions[edit]

Protesters against big government fill the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall
National Mall
on September 12, 2009.

An artist's depiction of a prototypical angry mob protesting with the threat of violence

Unaddressed protests may grow and widen into civil resistance, dissent, activism, riots, insurgency, revolts, and political and/or social revolution. Some examples of protests include:

Northern Europe
Northern Europe
in the early 16th century (Protestant Reformation) North America
North America
in the 1770s (American Revolution) France
France
in 1789 (French Revolution) The Haymarket riot, 1886, a violent labor protest led by the Anarchist Movement New York shirtwaist strike of 1909 Martin Luther King's 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement SOS (Save Our Sons) an Australian anti-conscription organization Protests against the Vietnam War Mexico 68 The Stonewall riots
Stonewall riots
in 1969 protesting the treatment of homosexuals in New York City The People Power Revolution
Revolution
in the Philippines The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 The many ACT-UP AIDS protests of the late 1980s and early 1990s The Seattle
Seattle
WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity against the World Trade Organization Anti-globalization Protests in Prague
Anti-globalization Protests in Prague
in 2000 Anti-globalization Protests in Genoa from July 18 to July 22, 2001 Feb. 15, 2003 Iraq War
War
Protest Palestinian First Intifada
First Intifada
Second Intifada Anti-nuclear
Anti-nuclear
protests 2010 Thai political protests 2011 Iranian protests Arab Spring
Arab Spring
protests Impact of the Arab Spring 2011 Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street
protests Gezi Park protests
Gezi Park protests
2013 in Turkey June 2013 Egyptian protests Euromaidan
Euromaidan
protests in Ukraine, Nov. 2013 through Feb. 2014 Black Lives Matter 2016 South Korean protests 2017 Jallikattu protests Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Forms[edit] See also: Repertoire of contention A protest can take many forms.[5] The Dynamics of Collective Action project and the Global Nonviolent
Nonviolent
Action Database [6] are two of the leading data collection efforts attempting to capture protest events. The [7] Dynamics of Collective Action project considers the repertoire of protest tactics (and their definitions) to include:

Rally or demonstration: Demonstration, rally, etc. without reference to marching or walking in a picket line or standing in a vigil. Reference to speeches, speakers, singing, preaching, often verified by indication of sound equipment of PA and sometimes by a platform or stage. Ordinarily will include worship services, speeches, briefings. March: Reference to moving from one location to another; to be distinguished from rotating or walking in a circle with picket signs which by definition, constitutes a picket. Vigil: These are almost always designated as such, although sometimes "silent witness," and "meditation" are code words; also see candlelight vigil; hunger/fasting vigil; If you find no designations re: vigils, meditations, silent witness, etc., but also no reference to sound systems or to marches, it may well be a vigil. Most vigils have banners, placards, or leaflets so that people passing by, despite silence from participants, can ascertain for what the vigil stands. Picket: The modal activity is picketing; there may be references to picket line, to informational picketing; holding signs; "carrying signs and walking around in a circle"). Holding signs or placards or banners is not the defining criteria; rather, it is holding or carrying those items and walking a circular route, a phrase sometimes surprisingly found in the permit application. Civil disobedience: Explicit protest that involves crossing barricade, sit-in of blacks where prohibited, use of "colored" bathrooms, voter registration drives, crossing barricades, tying up phone lines. Ceremony: These celebrate or protest status transitions ranging from birth, death dates of individuals, organizations or nations, seasons, to re-enlistment or commissioning of military personnel, to the anniversaries of same. These are sometimes referenced by presenting flowers or wreaths commemorating or dedicating or celebrating status transitions or its anniversary; e.g., annual Merchant Marine memorial service; celebrate Chanukah, Easter, birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.); Dramaturgical demonstration Motorcade: (Electoral campaign and other issues) Information distribution: tabling/ petition gathering, lobbying, letter-writing campaign, teach-ins. Symbolic display: e.g. Menorah, Creche Scene, graffiti, cross burnings, signs, standing displays Attack by instigators Ethnic group victim of physical attack, by collective group (not-one-on-one assault, crime, rape). Boundary motivating attack is "other group's identity," as in gay-bashing, lynching. Can also include verbal attack and/or threats, too. Riot, melee, mob violence: Large-scale (50+), use of violence by instigators against persons, property, police, or buildings separately or in combination, lasting several hours. Strike, slow down and sick-ins employee work protest of any kind: Regular air strike through failure of negotiations, or wildcat air strike. (Make note if a wildcat strike.) Boycott: Organized refusal to buy or use a product or service, rent strikes. Press conference: If specifically named as such in report, and must be the predominant activity form. Could involve disclosure of information to "educate the public" or influence various decision-makers. Organization formation announcement or meeting announcement: meeting or press conference to announce the formation of a new organization. Conflict, attack or clash, no instigator: This includes any boundary conflict in which no instigator can be identified, i.e. black/white conflicts, abortion/anti-abortion conflicts. Lawsuit: legal maneuver by social movement organization or group

The Global Nonviolent
Nonviolent
Action database uses Gene Sharp's classification of 198 methods of nonviolent action. There is considerable overlap with the Dynamics of Collective Action repertoire, although the GNA repertoire includes more specific tactics. Together, the two projects help define tactics available to protesters and document instances of their use. Typology[edit]

March next to the Benito Juárez Hemicycle; August 27, 1968. Mexico City.

Thomas Ratliff and Lori Hall[8] have devised a typology of six broad activity categories of the protest activities described in the Dynamics of Collective Action project.

Literal, symbolic, aesthetic and sensory - Artistic, dramaturgical, and symbolic displays (street theater, dancing, etc.). Use of images, objects, graphic arts, musical performances, or vocal/auditory exhibitions (speechmaking, chanting, etc.). Tactile exchanges of information (petitions, leaflets, etc.) and the destruction of objects of symbolic and/or political value. Highly visible and most diverse category of activity; impacts on society (police response, media focus, impact on potential allies, etc.) often are underestimated. Solemnity and the sacred - Vigils, prayer, rallies in format of religious service, candlelighting, cross carrying, etc., all directly related to Durkheimian ‘‘sacred’’ or some form of religious or spiritual practice, belief, or ideology. Events where sacred activity is the primary focus are rarely responded to by police with force or presence. Solemnity usually provides a distinct quietness or stillness, changing the energy, description, and interpretation of such events Institutional and conventional - Institutionalized activity or activity highly dependent on formal political processes and social institutions (press conferences, lawsuits, lobbying, etc.). Often conflated with non-confrontational and nonviolent activities in research as the ‘‘other’’ or reference category. More ‘‘acceptable’’ because it operates, to some degree, within the system. Historically contentious issue in regard to the practice of protest due to this integration within the system. Movement in space - Marches or parades (processional activities) from one spatio-temporal location to another, with beginning or ending places sometimes chosen for symbolic reasons. Picket lines often used in labor strikes but can be used by nonlabor actors but the key differences between picket and processionals are the distance of movement. Events that take the form of a procession are logistically much more difficult to police (even if it is for the safety of protesters). Marches are some of the largest events in this period. Civil disobedience
Civil disobedience
- Withholding obligations, sit-ins, blockades, occupations, bannering, ‘‘camping,’’ etc., are all specific activities which constitute the tactical form of civil disobedience. In some way, these activities directly or technically break the law. Usually given most attention by researchers, media, and authorities. Often conflated with violence and threats because of direct action and confrontational nature but should serve as a distinct category of action (both in the context of tactical/ strategic planning and in the control of activity). Collective violence and threats - Collective violence such as pushing, shoving, hitting, punching, damaging property, throwing objects, verbal threats, etc., is usually committed by a relative few out of many protesters (even tens of thousands). Rare in occurrence, rarely condoned by the public or onlookers (particularly the media). Usually met with equivalent or overwhelming force in response to authorities. At times in U.S. history lauded as the only way to get results, but little empirical evidence violence succeeds in goal attainment.

Some forms of direct action listed in this article are also public demonstrations or rallies.

Protest
Protest
march, a historically and geographically common form of nonviolent action by groups of people. Picketing, a form of protest in which people congregate outside a place of work or location where an event is taking place. Often, this is done in an attempt to dissuade others from going in ("crossing the picket line"), but it can also be done to draw public attention to a cause. Street protesters demonstrate in areas with high visibility, often employing handmade placards such as sandwich boards or picket signs in order to maximize exposure and interaction with the public. Lockdowns and lock-ons are a way to stop movement of an object, like a structure or tree and to thwart movement of actual protesters from the location. Users employ various chains, locks and even the sleeping dragon for impairment of those trying to remove them with a matrix of composted materials. Die-ins are a form of protest where participants simulate being dead (with varying degrees of realism). In the simplest form of a die-in, protesters simply lie down on the ground and pretend to be dead, sometimes covering themselves with signs or banners. Much of the effectiveness depends on the posture of the protesters, for when not properly executed, the protest might look more like a "sleep-in". For added realism, simulated wounds are sometimes painted on the bodies, or (usually "bloody") bandages are used. Protest song
Protest song
is a song which protests perceived problems in society. Every major movement in Western history has been accompanied by its own collection of protest songs, from slave emancipation to women's suffrage, the labor movement, civil rights, the anti-war movement, the feminist movement, the environmental movement. Over time, the songs have come to protest more abstract, moral issues, such as injustice, racial discrimination, the morality of war in general (as opposed to purely protesting individual wars), globalization, inflation, social inequalities, and incarceration. Radical cheerleading. The idea is to ironically reappropriate the aesthetics of cheerleading, for example by changing the chants to promote feminism and left-wing causes. Many radical cheerleaders (some of whom are male, transgender or non-gender identified) are in appearance far from the stereotypical image of a cheerleader. Critical Mass bike rides have been perceived as protest activities. A 2006 New Yorker magazine article described Critical Mass' activity in New York City
New York City
as "monthly political-protest rides", and characterized Critical Mass as a part of a social movement;[9] and the UK e-zine Urban75, which advertises as well as publishes photographs of the Critical Mass event in London, describes this as "the monthly protest by cyclists reclaiming the streets of London."[10] However, Critical Mass participants have insisted that these events should be viewed as "celebrations" and spontaneous gatherings, and not as protests or organized demonstrations.[11][12] This stance allows Critical Mass to argue a legal position that its events can occur without advance notification of local police.[13][14] Toyi-toyi is a Southern African dance originally from Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
that became famous for its use in political protests in the apartheid-era South Africa, see Protest
Protest
in South Africa.

Written demonstration[edit] Written evidence of political or economic power, or democratic justification may also be a way of protesting.

Petitions Letters (to show political power by the volume of letters): For example, some letter writing campaigns especially with signed form letter

Civil disobedience
Civil disobedience
demonstrations[edit] Any protest could be civil disobedience if a “ruling authority” says so, but the following are usually civil disobedience demonstrations:

Public nudity
Public nudity
or topfree (to protest indecency laws or as a publicity stunt for another protest such as a war protest) or animal mistreatment (e.g. PETA's campaign against fur). See also Nudity and protest. Sit-in Raasta roko
Raasta roko
(people blocking auto traffic with their bodies) Silent protest

As a residence[edit]

Peace camp Formation of a tent city Camp for Climate Action

Destructive[edit]

Black bloc
Black bloc
members spray graffiti during an Iraq War
War
Protest
Protest
in Washington D.C.[15]

Vandalism
Vandalism
- smashing windows or spraying graffiti is sometimes used as a form of protests, and is sometimes employed by black bloc groups. Riot
Riot
- Protests or attempts to end protests sometimes lead to rioting. Self-immolation Suicide Hunger strike Bombing

Non-destructive[edit]

Silent Protests[16] - Protests/Parades in which participants are nonviolent and usually silent, in attempt to avoid violent confrontation with Military or Police
Police
Forces. This tactic was effectively used during the Arab Spring
Arab Spring
in cities such as Tehran
Tehran
and Cairo

Direct action[edit]

Civil resistance[17] Nonviolent
Nonviolent
resistance Occupation

Against a government[edit]

The District of Columbia
District of Columbia
issues license plates protesting the "taxation without representation" that occurs due to its special status.

Tax resistance Conscientious objector Flag desecration

Against a military shipment[edit]

Port Militarization Resistance - protests which attempt to prevent military cargo shipments.

By government employees[edit]

Protest
Protest
in Wisconsin State Capitol.

Bully pulpit Judicial activism

Job action[edit] Main article: Industrial action

Strike action Walkout Work-to-rule

In sports[edit] During a sporting event, under certain circumstances, one side may choose to play a game "under protest", usually when they feel the rules are not being correctly applied. The event continues as normal, and the events causing the protest are reviewed after the fact. If the protest is held to be valid, then the results of the event are changed. Each sport has different rules for protests. By management[edit]

Lockout

By tenants[edit]

Rent strike

By consumers[edit]

Boycott Consumer Court

Information[edit]

Informative letters, letter writing campaigns, letters to the editor Teach-in Zine Soapboxing

Civil disobedience
Civil disobedience
to censorship[edit]

Samizdat
Samizdat
(distributing censored materials) Protest
Protest
Graffiti

By Internet
Internet
and social networking[edit]

Protesters in Zuccotti Park
Zuccotti Park
who are part of Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street
using the Internet
Internet
to get out their message over social networking as events happen, September 2011

Blogging and social networking have become effective tools to register protest and grievances. Protests can express views, news and use viral networking to reach out to thousands of people. With protests on the rise from the election season of 2016 going into 2017, protestors became aware that using their social media during protest could make them an easier target for government surveillance.[18] Literature, art and culture[edit]

Culture
Culture
jamming

Against religious or ideological institutions[edit]

Recusancy Book
Book
burning

Economic effects against companies[edit]

Protest
Protest
march in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Protesters outside the Oireachtas
Oireachtas
in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

A study of 342 US protests covered by The New York Times
The New York Times
newspaper from 1962 to 1990 showed that such public activities usually affected the company's publicly traded stock price. The most intriguing aspect of the study's findings revealed that the amount of media coverage the event received was of the most importance to this study. Stock
Stock
prices fell an average of one-tenth of a percent for every paragraph printed about the event.[19] See also[edit]

Activist Wisdom, a book about protesters in Australia Anti-globalization movement Fare strike First Amendment to the United States Constitution Gandhigiri I Protest List of uprisings led by women Protest
Protest
art Public Library Advocacy Right to protest Satyagraha Social criticism Tactical frivolity

References[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Protests.

Look up protest in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

^ "Thousands march against nuclear power in Tokyo". USA Today. September 2011.  ^ St. John Barned-Smith, "How We Rage: This Is Not Your Parents' Protest," Current (Winter 2007): 17-25. ^ Adam Roberts, Introduction, in Adam Roberts and Timothy Garton Ash (eds.), Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 2-3, where a more comprehensive definition of "civil resistance" may be found. ^ Daniel L. Schofield, S.J.D. (November 1994). "Controlling Public Protest: First Amendment Implications". in the FBI's Law Enforcement Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-12-16.  ^ Kruszewski, Brent Baldwin, Jackie. "Why They Keep Fighting: Richmond Protesters Explain Their Resistance to Trump's America". Style Weekly. Retrieved 29 March 2017.  ^ Global Nonviolent
Nonviolent
Action Database ^ Dynamics of Collective Action Project ^ Ratliff, Thomas (2014). "Practicing the Art of Dissent: Toward a Typology of Protest
Protest
Activity in the United States". Humanity & Science. 38 (3): 268–294.  ^ Mcgrath, Ben (November 13, 2006). "Holy Rollers".  ^ "Critical Mass London". Urban75. 2006.  ^ "Pittsburgh Critical Mass". Archived from the original on 2009-09-28.  ^ "Critical Mass: Over 260 Arrested in First Major Protest
Protest
of RNC". Democracy Now!. August 30, 2004. Archived from the original on November 14, 2007.  ^ Seaton, Matt (October 26, 2005). "Critical crackdown". London: The Guardian. Retrieved May 22, 2010.  ^ Rosi-Kessel, Adam (August 24, 2004). "[*BCM*] Hong Kong Critical Mass News".  ^ https://www.flickr.com Image of black bloc members during Iraq War Protest
Protest
in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2009. ^ D. Parvaz, Iran's Silent Protests ^ Adam Roberts and Timothy Garton Ash
Timothy Garton Ash
(eds.), Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-violent Action from Gandhi to the Present Archived 2014-11-15 at Archive-It, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-955201-6.[1] ^ Newman, Lily Hay. "How to Use Social Media at a Protest
Protest
Without Big Brother Snooping". WIRED. Retrieved 2017-02-09.  ^ Deseret Morning News, 13 Nov. 2007 issue, p. E3, Coverage of protests hurts firms, Cornell-Y. study says, Angie Welling

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Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
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Owen D. Young
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Pierre Laval
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Hugh S. Johnson
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/ Soong Mei-ling
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James F. Byrnes
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George Marshall
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Harry S. Truman
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Winston Churchill
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Elizabeth II
(1952) Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Adenauer
(1953) John Foster Dulles
John Foster Dulles
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Harlow Curtice
(1955) Hungarian Freedom Fighters (1956) Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
(1957) Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle
(1958) Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Joshua Lederberg
/ Willard Libby
Willard Libby
/ Linus Pauling
Linus Pauling
/ Edward Purcell / Isidor Rabi / Emilio Segrè
Emilio Segrè
/ William Shockley
William Shockley
/ Edward Teller / Charles Townes / James Van Allen
James Van Allen
/ Robert Woodward (1960) John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
(1961) Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII
(1962) Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
Jr. (1963) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1964) William Westmoreland
William Westmoreland
(1965) The Generation Twenty-Five and Under (1966) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1967) The Apollo 8
Apollo 8
Astronauts: William Anders
William Anders
/ Frank Borman
Frank Borman
/ Jim Lovell (1968) The Middle Americans (1969) Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt
(1970) Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1971) Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
/ Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1972) John Sirica
John Sirica
(1973) King Faisal (1974) American Women: Susan Brownmiller / Kathleen Byerly
Kathleen Byerly
/ Alison Cheek / Jill Conway / Betty Ford
Betty Ford
/ Ella Grasso / Carla Hills / Barbara Jordan / Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Susie Sharp / Carol Sutton / Addie Wyatt (1975)

1976–2000

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
(1976) Anwar Sadat
Anwar Sadat
(1977) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1978) Ayatollah Khomeini (1979) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
(1980) Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
(1981) The Computer (1982) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
/ Yuri Andropov
Yuri Andropov
(1983) Peter Ueberroth
Peter Ueberroth
(1984) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1985) Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
(1986) Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
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Mikhail Gorbachev
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George H. W. Bush
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Ted Turner
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Bill Clinton
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Yasser Arafat
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F. W. de Klerk
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Nelson Mandela
/ Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
(1993) Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
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Newt Gingrich
(1995) David Ho
David Ho
(1996) Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
(1997) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
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Ken Starr
(1998) Jeffrey P. Bezos (1999) George W. Bush
George W. Bush
(2000)

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Coleen Rowley
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Ben Bernanke
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Mark Zuckerberg
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Salome Karwah
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Angela Merkel
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Donald Trump
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