US Airways kicked a blind and and his dog off a plane in 2013 after the Dog repositioned itself during a two hour delay. They cancelled the flight after passengers disembarked in protest saying the flight attendant responsible be kicked off instead of the man and his service dog. cnn.com/2013/11/14/travel…
Even though Edward Bannister won 1st prize for painting at the 1876 Philadelphia centennial international exhibition, after discovering Bannister's identity, the judge wanted to rescind his award because he was black. However this wasn't possible due to protests from the other competitors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edw…
The pop song "Who Let the Dogs Out" by Baha Men (2000) was a feminist-themed protest against cat-calls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Today I learned of Father Daniel Berrigan, a Catholic Priest who ended up on the FBI's Most Wanted List after burning draft cards in protest of the Vietnam War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
In 1997 Albanian Pyramid Schemes which made up half of the nation's economy ran out of money causing protests and sparking the Albanian Civil War en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
Today I learned about the Danish Protest Pig. In the early 20th century, Danes living under Prussian rule were banned from displaying the Danish flag. To protest this, they bred pigs with a red and white color pattern similar to their flag. The breed is now called "Danish Protest Pig". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
In 1966, the Procrastinators Club held a demonstration in Philadelphia to protest the War of 1812 digital.library.temple.ed…
Mexico was the only country to protest against the German annexation of Austria britannica.com/place/Aust…
In the 2010 UK General Election, Oasis front man Noel Gallagher voted for a pirate as a protest vote, one of two pirates on the ballot. The pirate he voted for was portrayed by YouTuber Tom Scott who only on the ballot after losing a bet over the Superbowl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noe…
When HBO started scrambling their feed to satellite dish owners a Florida man calling himself 'Captain Midnight' overrode their satellite signal in protest mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Infamous cult leader Jim Jones was one of the first people in Indiana to have a desegregated congregation which also aided in desegregating local businesses and restaurants through peaceful protests. Throughout his early life he was very passionate about civil rights. pbs.org/wgbh/americanexpe…
Today I learned of the Witten Women's Protest. In November 1943, the women of Witten demonstrated against Nazi policies of restricting them to their evacuation areas. Hitler relented in January 1944 and reversed the policy. This was one of the few successful non-violent protest in wartime Nazi Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
During the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the Polish radio stations would play Chopin's Polonaise Op. 40 no. 1 in A major (nicknamed the Military Polonaise) as a nationalistic protest to rally the people to resist the invasion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Today I learned of the Montreal–Philippines cutlery controversy. A Filipino-Canadian was punished by his school for using cutlery according to traditional Filipino etiquette. In response a protest was held at the Canadian embassy in Manila & the Philippine Ambassador said it was an "affront to Filipino culture" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Dial Square was formed using the old name of Arsenal Football Club by fans to protest Stan Kroenke's ownership en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
Today I learned of Freedom Day: On Feb 3, 1964, nearly half a million New York City school students protested against segregation. The largest protest for civil rights in US history, it was twice as large as Martin Luther King Jr's March on Washington. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Mercenary "Mad" Mike Hoare was also a chartered accountant. Even after leading two coups in Africa the association said it could not expel him despite protests from members as he had committed no offence. He was finally expelled after going to prison for his third coup, upsetting him deeeply en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
In 1997 a series of Ponzi schemes run by the Albanian government collapsed. 2/3rds of the citizenry were invested. This lead to mass protests. And the formation of gangs, who took control of entire cities. These gangs siezed weapons from military bases, and started a full blown civil war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
In 2015, a radio DJ in Austria barricaded himself into his studio and played Wham's 'Last Christmas' 24 times in a row. He did it as a protest for lack of holiday spirit, and only stopped after his 4-year-old daughter called in to complain. businessinsider.com/radio…
In November of 1999, Kevin Smith attended a protest against his own movie: "Dogma." He even made it onto the local news, when the on-the-scene reporter asked him (not knowing it it was him) his thoughts on the movie. He responded: "I don't know, but I've been told, 'not good.'" comicbook.com/movies/news…
Today I learned of ThΓ­ch QuαΊ£ng Đức, a Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Vietnam to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. A photograph of his self-immolation won the 1963 World Press Photo of the Year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%…
Today I learned of the Revolutionary Anarchist Bowling League. They threw bowling balls or used bowling-themed props during protests. Their first event was in Minneapolis where they threw a bowling ball through a window of a military recruiting center after Pres. Reagan announced an invasion of Nicaragua. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rev…
Today I learned of the Rebecca Riots of the 1830s and '40s, in which Welsh peasants dressed up as "daughters of Rebecca" and tore down toll-gates to protest against high fares on the roads. Their guises were inspired by a verse from Genesis: "May [Rebecca's] descendants possess the gate of those who hate them." britannica.com/event/Rebe…
Even though Johnny Cash's first wife was Italian-American, black and white photos in the 1960s misled some people into believing that she was black, which led to protests, death threats, and cancelled shows history.com/news/why-hate…
Today I learned of Peter Buxtun, an epidemiologist at the Public Health Service who after filing two protests with his superiors was the man who blew the whistle on the Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiment.t It would become front page news in the New York Times the next day and congressional hearings would be called. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Topsy the elephant was to be publicly hung. After protest, it was decided she would be poisoned, electrocuted and strangled with only privately invited guests and media. It is believed to be the first animal execution caught on film and can be seen on YouTube. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top…
Marvin Gaye tried out for the NFL's Detroit Lions at the age of 31. Also, two Lions players have gold records for singing on his popular protest anthem, "What's Going On?" espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/1…
One of the few (and perhaps the only) citizen-led protest against Kristallnacht in 1938 was organised by an Indigenous Australian named William Cooper. Almost 30 years before Indigenous Australians were allowed to be citizens of Australia. sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2…
The protests against cutting aid to the poor in Belfast in 1932 were one of the only times in history Irish Catholics and Protestants worked together. They adopted the humorous, novelty song "Yes, We Have No Bannas!" as their theme song since it was the only one everyone actually knew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes…
Ursula K. LeGuin quit her membership to the Science Fiction Writers of America and refused a Nebula award nomination in protest after they revoked the honorary membership of Stanislaw Lem. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Famed 19th century author Leo Tolstoy was penpals with Mahatma Gandhi and inspired his practice of nonviolent protest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo…
In 2011, a New York man died on his motorcycle while participating in a protest against the law for mandatory helmets. The police say he would likely have survived had he worn a helmet. abcnews.go.com/US/york-ri…
In 2010 approx. 400 Allied Nippon workers beat their boss to death with iron rods to protest layoffs of their former co-workers, two other senior managers were hospitalised and members of Human Resources were also attacked. businessinsider.com/fired…
In 1985 French Military Agents bombed a green peace vessel in a New Zealand harbor that was there to protest French Nuclear testing on a nearby island. The blast killed one crewmember. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
Today I learned of Alfredo Ormando who was a gay writer from Palermo who died as a result of setting himself on fire outside Saint Peter's Basilica. His self-immolation was an act of protest against the Roman Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Today I learned about Charles Liteky, the only Medal of Honor recipient to return the medal. He saved 20 wounded soldiers, while he was an unarmed chaplain, during intense enemy fire, in 1967. He ultimately chose to return the honor in 1986, as protest of US policies in Central America. Citation in comments. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
In 1968 the Mauritanian president gave orders to shoot at a workers protest, nine people died as a result and the president immediately afterward made a statement on the radio saying he gave orders to shoot at their legs but because they reached down to pick up rocks they ended up getting killed tawary.com/spip.php?artic…
In 2003, MTV aired an adult cartoon called Clone High which features clones of historical figures in high school. It was canceled after one season because it caused mass protest in India and even hunger strikes over its portrayal of Ghandi as a party animal ew.com/tv/2017/11/02/clon…
A disgruntled game dev student made a hilariously terrible animation of a dancing bear as a protest that he learned nothing from an animation class, by only utilizing techniques taught in the class. It became a meme after a friend uploaded it to youtube; he also got an A waxy.org/2008/01/colins_b…
In order to protest the high tariffs enforced by a U.K. censorship board, a filmmaker sent in a 10 hour β€œmovie” of white paint drying. They had to watch the entire film. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
There was an Anti-Mask League, an organization formed to protest the requirement for people in San Francisco to wear masks during the 1918 influenza pandemic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
In an interview on March 1966 John Lennon said that The Beatles "We're more popular than Jesus now". His comments were reprinted in an American magazine which caused show cancellations and protests, record burnings, radio stations boycotting playing their music and anti-Beatles rallies. ultimateclassicrock.com/j…
In 1968, in protest of the UK government cutting military funding, a Royal Air Force pilot went rogue and flew a Hunter jet low over parliament, rattling their windows, before tucking through a gap just 200 ft wide in Tower Bridge. The stunt remains as a record to this day. youtube.com/watch?v=Gavx5…
Bloomers, the short gym bottoms worn by Japanese girls in Anime and manga, were largely phased out IRL in favor of unisex longer-legged shorts in the 1990's after a student protest at one school over the shorts attracting "unwanted attention" spread nationally. japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
, in 1990 Australian radio station Triple J, played N.W.A's 'Express Yourself' 82 times in a row in protest over its acting news editor Nick Franklin, getting suspended for playing N.W.A's 'Fuck The Police' on air. The protest was a success and Franklin had his suspension revoked. smh.com.au/entertainment/…
When the US military tried segregating the pubs in Bamber Bridge in 1943, the local Englishmen instead decided to hang up "Black soldiers only" signs on all pubs as protest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Disneyland has had closed six times partially or fully in its history due to the JFK assassination in 1963, the anti-Vietnam War protests in 1970, winter storm in 1987, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, 9/11, and COVID-19 pandemic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Today I learned about the "Official Monster Raving Loony Party." A British political party started in 1983 by a musician called, "Screaming Lord Sutch, 3rd Earl of Harrow," who later committed suicide. It exists as party for protest voters, mainly in areas where the main candidates are unlikely to be defeated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off…
In 1986 The Slow Movement that believes in "doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible." Began with a protest against the opening of a McDonalds in Rome. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
In 1978 Austria has built a €1.4 billion nuclear reactor, capable of powering 1.8 million households. It was ready to start at a press of a button, but due to negative popular opinion and protests, a referendum was triggered with 50.47% voting against the start-up. It never split a single atom. youtube.com/watch?v=WUVZb…

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