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Throughout history in free and democratic societies freedom of speech has been highly held as a vital right for all, regardless of background or stance. Time and again, a community has banded together to make a stand for their beliefs by demonstrating, rioting and otherwise doing whatever it takes to make the authorities pay attention. From the Gay Liberation Front marches that helped gain the LGBTQ community more rights and anti-nuclear campaigns like that at Greenham Common, to the chaos of the London riots following the murder of Mark Duggan and more recently the protests of 2017's Day of Rage in London, to follow the history of protest is to create a vivid history of the concerns and downright outrage of the British people. Here, using Mirrorpix's formidable image archive, photographs of some of the most important protests in British history create a complex tapestry of public outrage and demands over more than a century. Often overlooked by historians in favour of the Establishment's view of an issue, the images herein give a stark, true portrayal of the lengths the common person would go to in order to make sure their voice was heard.
|Publisher:||The History Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.61(w) x 7.48(h) x (d)|
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MIRRORPIX has granted access to its formidable photo archives to create this insightful photographic history.