2020 in review: The year of the revolt

In many ways, 2020 has seen the return of the uprising. From Black Lives Matter to anti-lockdown protests, we look at the defining moments of a year like no other

13th December, 2020
By the start of July, an estimated 15 million to 26 million people had participated in Black Lives Matters demonstrations across the US, sparked by the death in May of George Floyd

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” John Lewis, US congressman and civil rights icon (1940-2020)

On any given day there’s always a protest taking place somewhere around the world. A quick surf of TV news channels will inevitably alight on an aerial view of a river of humanity snaking through urban canyons, a forest of placards and fists aloft, a swell of chants rising...

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