This confidence was shattered in 1968. Where Viet Cong fighters attacked over 100 cities and tied down a larger US and South Vietnamese force in just 2 days. Which caused the US to question their involvement in Vietnam. Initially, Vietnam was to be the symbol of fighting communism it became a symbol defeat. Thousands of newspapers and television displayed the horrors of the war causing protests in the US.
It took place in Petrograd, the Russian capital at the time, and was supported by 90,000 men and women on strike. These week-long protests began to turn violent, with many demonstrators opening fire and rioting against police officers. In result, Tsar Nicholas had to abdicate his throne for safety precautions and to hopefully subdue his protesters from causing any more harm to the nation’s capital. After he resigned, the Provisional Government issued a set of liberal principles in hopes of westernizing the country. This included improvements to civil rights and freedoms, and the organization of elections for a Constituent Assembly.
The Winnipeg General strike started when the Builders and metal workers walked off their jobs for higher wages, shorter work weeks and the right to do collective bargaining. It expanded with the Winnipeg Trades and Labour council voting for General Strike with 30,000 people going on strike. The people who opposed the strike were business leaders, politicians and Industrialists who formed the Citizen’s Committee of One Thousand. They didn’t like the strikers because they thought it was a conspiracy plan to overthrow the government. On June 21st, the strikers held a parade against the mayor and because of how violent it was, it became known as “Bloody Saturday”.
Both these novels show the constant struggles that people have had to go through to survive. In Persepolis the people of Iran began to protest the Shah by demonstrating. Eventually the Shah fought back by ordering the police to burn down the Rex Cinema, where there were 400 people. “The doors had been locked from the outside a few minutes before the fire and they forbade people to rescue those locked inside, and then they attacked them.” (page 14). This evil act pursued by the Shah and police was a defeat for the Iranian people, but they continued to demonstrate daily.
He was immediately arrested and brought into court a few days later. Newspapers everywhere in Asia covered the assassination; it was heavily focused mainly in Japan and Korea. Images of Ahn had spread around Asia, revealing his murderous act. After Ito’s death, number of uprisings increased; one of them was the 1911 Huangha Hill Uprising, which took place against the Qing Dynasty in Guangzhou, China. 72 people died, and coincidentally, the Wuchang Uprising had occurred the same year.
This issue stretches internationally across the world amongst a variety of different countries. For example, last year in Bangladesh, Garment workers rioted in the street blocking many roadways and even setting factories on fire in some cases all because they wanted a higher minimum wage, an increase to around $104.00 a month. Another example, Haitian workers recently undertook a walkout from a large amount of different apparel plants completely shutting down the country’s assembly sector for 2 days. This was all in effort to get a new minimum wage of $12.00 a day. This just goes to show that minimum wage issues are vastly different internationally.
It was a revolution focused around Petrograd, now called Saint Petersburg. During that time, chaos started when demonstrators hassled onto the streets protesting for a break yelling “Down with the autocracy!" Supported by industrial workers, they charged against the police attacking everything and everyone against them. Within the next two days, the strike spread along other streets and the violence increased, destroying other police stations. This caused the soldiers of Petrograd to open fire on demonstrators killing many men.
Organized chants, formations, even similar style of clothes/haircuts were present in the white supremacist group while marching that night. Not only did they march across the Virginia campus causing terror and hostility, but there were instances where people were maced, wacked with the torches, and injured. It quickly turned into a violent protest until law enforcement came, but it would only get worse the next day. Many deaths and injuries happened during a protest when a car, that was being driven by a white supremacist,
Venezuela is currently experiencing many anti-government protests and demonstrations. These were originally organized to demand heightened security, but the demands have expanded to include economic changes in the face of high inflation and basic food staple shortages. Protesters are also demanding the release of arrested demonstrators, and opposition party leader Leopoldo Lopez. Government security forces are accused of using excessive force when trying to quell the protests. So far, 37 people have been killed in relation to violent protests since February, 8 of which have been members of state security forces.
The Chicano encountered a great deal of opposition with advocating for their movement, including internal conflict by the cause of infiltrators in the Chicano organizations. For instances, the Chicano movement from 1968-1971 in Los Angeles received massive attacks both physically and socially by the Los Angeles police department (LAPD). Such attacks consisted of the LAPD harassing, intimidating, and arresting individuals by using unnecessary force. To illustrate, in early March of 1970, students at Roosevelt High School located in East Los Angeles participated in a walkout to protest the educational policies. The LAPD reacted to the student walkout by using force to end the protest.
As a result all of Kent State’s communications broke down.The shootings caused massive protests, both violent and nonviolent. The protests caused 450 other campuses around the nation to close down. One specific group of protesters at New York University hung a banner outside of a school window that said “They Can’t Kill Us All”. On May 8th at the University of Mexico, eleven people were bayoneted after trying to confront protesters at the school. The entire nation was enraged and the protests became frequent throughout campuses in the