You Say You Want a Revolution

What traits make a protest movement successful?

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Photo of protesters in Plaza Bolivar in Bogota, Colombia: photo by @Casada (used with permission: her twitter here)

The riot is the language of the unheard” — Martin Luther King

Non-Violence

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Indigenous protesters in Quito, Ecuador in October (Photo: Joshua Collins)
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Tear-gas being deployed in Quito, Ecuador (Photo: Joshua Collins)

Decentralized leadership and organization

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A widely shared photo on social media from the Hong Kong protests taken by Fai Lo (from twitter account of Selena Chang

Media Attention

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Artwork associated with the Hong Kong Protests by Rebel Pepper (Open for use)
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Riot police in Bogota, Colombia during ongoing protests. Dec 8th 2019 (Photo: Joshua Collins)

Clear messaging

Staying Power

So what’s the takeaway?

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Feb 24th near the Simon Bolivar Bridge on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (Photo: Joshua Collins)

A reporter on immigration and world affairs, based in Cucuta, Colombia. Bylines at Al Jazeera, Caracas Chronicles, New Humanitarian and more

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