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When polite petitions and humble pleas are ignored, protest is essential

9 mins | Jun 19, 2020
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The premise of change is that risks need to be taken. Some of the great revolutions of the past looked like spontaneous uprisings against an existing order. But, as Nesrine Malik reveals, many of the human rights treasured today were won by people who knew when to stop following the rules and take to the streets.

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