Top 10 Protests That Were Carried Out Single-Handedly

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These protests were all remarkable in their own way and because they were carried out single-handedly, they are remembered till date.

 

1. Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong refused to stand up for America at the Soviet Union because he felt that his people were not being treated well. He kept smiling through the protest and inspired people all over the world to follow suit.

 

2. Dr. King

Dr. King carried out a protest because he felt that while mankind needed change, the transformation should not take place at that particular time. He also felt that time had been used by clever and cunning people through the years in a depressing manner. He believed in non-violence and was able to achieve his goal.

 

3. Zackie Achmat

Zackie Achmat said that he will not be on the receiving end of certain injections or drugs until and unless the rest of his country was given access to it as well. He said that even though he recognized that his actions were not too practical, he went ahead with it and proved that protests do not have to be carried out on a large-scale or peppered with chaos and commotion to be taken seriously.

 

4. Bob Marley

Bob Marley released a song during his time which encouraged people to get up and take some action if they wanted to change their plight and get what they deserve. The lyrics were simple and his message was simpler but it definitely reached the people and made this musician a legend.

 

5. Henry Thoreau

Henry Thoreau said that he would not pay tax because he did not want to follow the Government blindly. He protested by saying that every body has the power and right to rebel and follow individual codes of honor.

 

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