What about hashtags? #origins #activism

#MeToo. #BlackLivesMatter. #Kony2012. #BringBackOurGirls. #ArabSpring. #TakeaKnee. #Climatestrike. #JeSuisCharlie. #HeForShe.

Can you name all the protests related to these #s? You’re not the only one. Nowadays it seems that every protest has its own hashtag. Just like the protests I described in my previous two posts, #VelvetRevolution and #ябандерівець. But where did these #s come from? And have they changed how we protest? #letsdiscover

#IamBanderite: How Ukrainian Police Officers took to social media after a far-right protest

Some weeks ago I found a news article on the website of RFE/RL (Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty). It told the story of how Ukrainian police officers and law enforcement officials started a social media campaign using the hashtag #ЯБандерівець (I am a Banderite). For example on Facebook:  “I apologize, …

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