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Protest - Notable Historical Events

Nicolas IIJan 29, 1905

GandhiFeb 26, 1910

Ty CobbMay 19, 1912

Jackie RobinsonMay 8, 1947

John LennonNov 25, 1969

Sinead O'ConnorMay 12, 1990

Nelson MandelaJul 27, 1992

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Protest - Historical Events
Date Event
1563-03-11

League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II

1688-02-18

Quakers conduct 1st formal protest of slavery in Germantown, Pa

1741-04-13

Dutch people protest bad quality of bread

1773-12-16

Boston tea party incident - Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British omposed Tea Act

1867-05-07

Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans

1881-03-27

Rioting takes place in Basingstoke, Hampshire, in protest against the daily vociferous promotion of rigid Temperance by the Salvation Army.

1881-11-05

1,600 police and volunteers attack Māori settlement at Parihaka in western Taranaki which had become the symbol of protest against the confiscation of Māori land, New Zealand

1885-09-18

Riots break out in Montreal to protest against compulsory smallpox vaccination.

1894-04-29

Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Wash, DC 500 strong to protest unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol

1895-06-29

Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.

1899-06-02

Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings

1900-01-27

Foreign diplomats in Peking, China, write formal notes of protest demanding that the Chinese Government stop the Boxes and other groups leading attacks on Westerners and Christians.

1900-04-04

Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war

1904-05-21

France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart

1905-01-29

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months

1909-05-17

White firemen on Georgia lroad strike to protest against hiring blacks

1910-02-26

Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa

1911-09-19

Red Tuesday-20,000 protest for universal rights

1912-05-19

AL Pres Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball

1913-08-31

Massive protest rally on Sackville Street attacked by the Dublin Metropolitan Police; two strikers killed by the police

1914-12-26

The US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, but this same day the German announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; this will weaken America's protest

1915-10-11

Despite international protest, Edith Cavell, and English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

1920-06-20

Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed

1923-01-17

Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied

1933-05-08

Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India.

1935-01-15

300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition

1935-06-03

One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario.

1937-08-06

Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest

1939-03-03

In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India.

1940-06-22

About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII

1940-09-27

Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces

1940-10-24

Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants

1942-02-19

Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber

1942-07-26

RC churches protest, Dutch bishops stand against spread of Judaism

1943-01-05

William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces

1943-02-17

Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews

1943-02-21

Dutch RC bishops protest against persecution of Jews

1943-02-27

The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin

1943-06-23

Dutch artsens protest against nazis

1945-09-18

1000 whites walk out of Gary Ind schools to protest integration

1947-05-08

A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

1955-04-30

West German unions protest for 40-hour work week & more wages

1956-10-23

Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

1956-11-06

Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary

1960-02-19

Protest strike in Poznan, Poland

1961-06-29

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government

1962-08-11

Dodgers protest wetting down of Candlestick to slow Maury Wills down

1963-10-22

225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest

1968-03-25

Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-04-27

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade

1968-06-20

Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone

1968-06-20

Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1968-07-03

As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-08-27

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry

1968-10-09

About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed

1968-10-18

US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony

1968-10-24

The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1968-11-22

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement

1968-12-20

The People's Democracy (PD) announce that its members will undertake a protest march from Belfast to Derry beginning 1 January 1969

1969-01-24

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government'

1969-06-22

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland

1969-10-15

Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war

1969-11-25

John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

1971-03-20

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government

1971-07-08

During street disturbances, British soldiers shoot dead two Catholic civilians in Free Derry; as a result, riots erupted in the city and the Social Democratic and Labour Party withdraws from Stormont in protest

1971-08-16

Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)

1971-08-22

Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)

1971-09-26

MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government

1971-10-05

A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment

1972-02-06

A Civil Rights march is held in Newry, County Down; there is a very large turn-out for the march with many people attending to protest at the killings in Derry the previous Sunday

1973-09-28

ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT's involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d'état in Chile.

1977-08-10

About 100 White sympathisers joined evicted Black squatters in a protest against the demolition of shanty dwellings outside Cape Town, South Africa

1986-04-12

20,000 mine workers protest closing of Hasselt Belgium mines

1986-08-27

Protest erupt in Soweto, South Africa, demonstrating against evictions which had been carried out after an eleven week rent boycott

1988-12-14

Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures

1989-09-13

Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa

1989-12-16

Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.

1990-05-12

Nora Dunn & Sinead O'Connor boycott Saturday Night Live to protest Andrew "Dice" Clay's hosting

1990-10-20

Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)

1992-06-23

"Tin Bigha Day" protest in India of corridor opening to Bangladesh

1992-07-27

Nelson Mandela says that a general strike will go ahead; the aim of the mass protest was the peaceful removal of President De Klerk from power, the immediate transfer of political power to the people and free and fair elections to a constituent assembly

2000-09-11

Activists protest against the World Economic Forum meeting in Melbourne, Australia.

2001-07-11

Iraq resumes oil exports, ending a 5-week halt in protest of a US and British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution

2003-02-15

An estimated eleven million people around the world take to the streets to protest against the looming war with Iraq

2004-08-13

Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.

2005-03-07

Mass protest outside the National Assembly of Kuwait building for women's voting rights in Kuwait.

2005-10-15

Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.

2005-12-04

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong protest for democracy and call on the Government to allow universal and equal suffrage.

2006-03-28

At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.

2006-04-10

Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.

2006-04-22

243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.

2007-04-14

At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

2008-03-02

Riots in Yerevan, Armenia concerning the Armenian presidential election, 2008 come to a fatal end, with police forces clashing with civilians in their peaceful protest, resulting in 8 deaths.

2009-09-12

The 9-12 Project organized multiple marches and demonstrations across the USA to protest government spending.

2009-09-28

The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.

2012-01-18

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet

2012-01-23

European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program

2012-03-22

Largest protest in Quebec's history occurs in Montreal with over 200,000 people marching against government tuition hikes and for free access to post-secondary education

2012-05-29

Thousands march in protest in Johannesburg against Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear

2012-07-08

Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Pe

2012-09-26

Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures

2012-10-09

25,000 people in Athens protest German Chancellor Angela Merkel

2012-10-17

Tens of thousands protest austerity measures in Greece

2013-01-25

6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt's 2011 revolution

2013-01-26

30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt

2013-07-02

16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

2013-07-08

42 people have been killed and hundreds injured after the Egyptian army raids a sit in protest in Cairo

2013-10-18

Saudi Arabia becomes the first country to turn down a seat on the UN Security Council in protest over Syria

2014-11-15

The parents of 43 Mexican students who disappeared start a nationwide bus tour in protest at the government's handling of the case

2016-01-26

Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy, others arrested; 1 killed

2016-05-10

Uber and Lyft End Rides in Austin to Protest Fingerprint Background Checks

2016-07-17

Vietnam Police Detain Dozens in Anti-China Protest

2016-07-21

At least 5 arrested at flag-burning protest outside RNC

2017-01-08

Thousands of Mexicans protest gasoline price hikes

2017-01-30

Tens of thousands in US cities protest Trump immigration order

2017-02-02

Milo Yiannopoulous' speech at UC-Berkeley canceled over protest

2017-02-03

Mexican woman returns her US visa in protest at Trump

2017-06-29

Celebration and protest as China president visits Hong Kong

2017-12-07

Palestinians call general strike, rallies to protest Trump Jerusalem move

2018-03-14

Student walkouts planned across US to protest gun violence

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Protest - Birthdays
Date Event
1906-03-24

Dwight Macdonald, How to Protest

1909-07-01

Vera Brodsky Lawrence, Go Down, Moses!: Songs of War and Protest

1931-10-11

Nada Subotic, Protest

1935-06-27

Peter Gehrig, Dean Reed - Glamour und Protest

1936-07-10

Ivo Grenz, Protest

1937-03-30

Marie-Ann Nordvall, Protest

1941-02-20

Alexander Gauland, Politik trifft auf Protest - Pegida

1951-07-01

Anne Feeney, American protest singer

1960-10-13

Joey Belladonna, Oswego NY, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest)

1963-01-28

Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)

1968-10-21

Gerhard Pretting, Protest

1968-9-17

Wim Van De Velde, Protest

1970-05-16

Truus Druyts, Protest

1990-06-23

Ana Flavia Gavlak, Hannibal Goes to a PETA Protest

Protest - Deaths
Date Event
1978-12-06

Rudolf Kukic, Protest

1982-12-19

Dwight Macdonald, How to Protest

1996-09-18

Vera Brodsky Lawrence, Go Down, Moses!: Songs of War and Protest

2001-11-20

Ivo Grenz, Protest

2014-10-18

Gerhard Pretting, Protest


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