Civil Rights Protesting Today (Stephen’s Perspective)

February 19, 2014

File:Malala Yousafzai Oval Office 11 Oct 2013 crop.jpg This is Malala Yousafzai. She is a young girl from Afghanistan. Because of the Militant Muslim perspective that rules the country, she could not go to school. When she decided she wanted to go to school, she started speaking out and protesting. Sadly, this got her shot. One day while she was on her bus, some Taliban members got on the bus and fired at her head. Amazingly, this fantastic, peaceful girl survived. Now she is healed and is still protesting. “I dreamed of a world where education would prevail,” she said in an interview. Her nonviolent protests have sent an uproar throughout the world. People are learning her story and using it as motivation. One girl protesting over a simple thing and the tragedy that happened to her has made a very big difference in many other matters. Things like voting rights and going to school are now being protested for in places like the Middle East and other places without these luxuries. Malala Yousafzai. 2013. Photograph. Wikimedia, Washington D.C.. Web. 13 Feb 2014. (Stephen’s Perspective) Malala Yousafazi is an amazing young woman. She stood up for what she believed in, despite the dangers from the Taliban. She showed people around the world of the dangers in protesting and for civil rights in the Middle East. Her story was not published in her home country and no one knew of the attempted assassination of Malala. This was until she spoke out to other countries, after recovery, of course. In America, it was on the ABC News broadcast in January. Her tragic background and righteous protests for equality in the Middle East have caused a ripple of peaceful protests around the world for equality, including places like Russia and North Korea. This has led to Malala winning a Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Internet Meme

This cop is casually pepper spraying Occupy Wall Street protesters as punishment.

This Cop seems to be casually pepper spraying Occupy Wall Street protesters. He is doing this against the rules of the NYPD. His punishment was having TEN vacation days lost. Meanwhile some of the victims had to have their eyes flushed for peacefully protesting. They all could have died, says a report on what is in pepper spray. The spray also causes lung problems so this cop could have given the protesters things like asthma.

Allen, Terry. “Chemical Cops: Tear Gas And Pepper Spray Can Be Deadly.” Common Dreams | News & Views. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2014.

Entry Filed under: Essential Question,Inequality,Perspectives,Protesting. Posted in  Essential Question ,Inequality ,Perspectives ,Protesting .



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  •    Vasquez, Jennifer  |  February 25th, 2014 at 11:10 am     Reply

    I think Malala Yousafzai’s story is an amazing one, it shows how anyone can do anything. I think she really deserved the Noble Peace Prize she received.

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