Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Protestor

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, The Protester was named Time magazine's 2011 Person of the Year. I wish to add the Malaysian protestor to these ranks – he or she who was there to stand up for Bersih 2.0, anti-Lynas, anti-UUCA, Kill the Bill and other protests targeting at an imperious and despotic government.

As Time Editor Rick Stengel said in a statement: "Is there a global tipping point for frustration? Everywhere, it seems, people said they'd had enough".

He added: “They dissented; they demanded; they did not despair, even when the answers came back in a cloud of tear gas or a hail of bullets. They literally embodied the idea that individual action can bring collective, colossal change".

I agree. I support. I salute The Protestor.

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