Videos tagged with revolution
The Egyptian Revolution took place following a popular uprising that began on the 25th January 2011. It was a campaign based on non-violent civil resistance, which featured a series of demonstrations, marches, acts of civil disobedience and labor strikes. Millions of protesters from a variety of socio-economic and religious backgrounds demanded the overthrow of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Despite being predominantly peaceful in nature, the revolution was not without violent clashes between security forces and protesters, resulting in the death of around 850 people and another 6,000 injured. Protests took place across Egypt including major cities such as Cairo and Alexandria.
Jacki Rogers recounts the revolutionary changes that were brought about with the 1960s. It was a drastic change from the austerity of the 1950s. London had been a solemn and grey place after the war and people craved a change in culture and attitude. With the 1960s came a feeling of release and expressionism that previously had been absent. The music and fashion were life-changing, and the feelings of freedom and love that were around in that era have never been surpassed. Jacki Rogers recounts her own personal experiences of the 60s and how they changed her. She recalls going to coffee shops to see live 'skiffle' music, hearing her first Elvis Presley album and wearing her first bell-bottom trousers.
Currently all over Spain there are a huge series of protests going on. They are a response to what are considered to be many unjust political and economic legislations. The government is believed to not be doing enough to help the terrible economic climate currently facing Spain. Young people, the unemployed, students, workers, retirees, people wanting to get on the property ladder... They are the worst affected and in these protests they are all are united in making politicians take notice and change their ways. This protest took place on 28/5/2011 in the Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona. For several hours groups of protestors united to make as much noise as possible before the political speeches began. This video illustrates this. For more information (Spanish): http://www.democraciarealya.es/
Encarna was a Medical Student in Madrid when Franco was the dictator. So concerned was the state about the possibility of an uprising by communists supported by students, that her lectures were attended by armed soldiers. There were regular beatings of dissenters, and anyone accused of opposing the government would be excluded from university. She tells her story as part of the Heritage Day at King Alfred School in London.