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Student protest encompasses a wide range of activities that indicate student dissatisfaction with a given political or academic issue and mobilization to communicate this dissatisfaction to the authorities (university or civil or both) and society in general and hopefully remedy the problem. Protest forms include but are not limited to: sit-ins, occupations of university offices or buildings, strikes etc. More extreme forms include suicide such as the case of Kostas Georgakis' protest against the Greek military junta of 1967-1974. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, meaning to direct ones zeal at; hence a student is one who directs zeal at a subject. ... Politics is the process by which decisions are made within groups. ... Plato is credited with the inception of academia: the body of knowledge, its development and transmission across generations. ... Young people interacting within an ethnically diverse society. ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest, often political, social, or economic change. ... Suicide (Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of intentionally taking ones own life. ... Kostas Georgakis is the only known resistance hero to have sacrificed his life as a protest against the junta Kostas Georgakis (Κώστας Γεωργάκης) born in Corfu in 1948 died 19 September 1970. ... The Phoenix rising from its flames and the silhouette of the soldier bearing a rifle with fixed bayonet was the emblem of the Junta. ...

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Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4652 words)
The protest denounced China's economic instability and political corruption and was violently suppressed by the PRC government.
The trigger for the protest was the death, due to illness, of the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Hu Yaobang, who was ousted in February 1987.
The suppression of the protest was symbolised in Western media by the famous footage and photographs of a lone protester, taken on June 5, standing in front of a column of advancing tanks, halting their progress.
Asia Times (865 words)
It was student protests against the closure of a reformist newspaper in 1999 that caused religious conservatives in the government to unleash paramilitary units on our campuses, killing one and injuring countless others.
Students are suppressed by a governing system which has made everything political, from hemlines to hijabs, from the Koran to the curriculum.
Students eventually vacate the premises, vowing to return and continue their protests at a later date.
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