Colour and Protest

“We’re used to protest movements that come in colours—the yellow of people power in the Philippines, Ukraine’s orange, the green of Iran’s brutalized democrats. We’re less accustomed to seeing protests quashed with colour. But in Uganda, security forces sprayed opposition leaders and activists with a vivid pink dye—a mark intended both to humiliate dissidents and make it easier for police to nab them …

… In recent years, dissenters from Israel to Indonesia to Hungary have been met by relentless waves of orange and blue. But, as casualties rise in Uganda and elsewhere, the true colour of the protests is always a deep blood-red.”

TIME Magazine

 

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