The Civil Rights movement can be forever remembered by the photographs of white policemen beating nicely-dressed, relatable African Americans and the African American non-violent response. The motion was successful largely as a result of tv coverage spread consciousness of how African Americans have been victims of oppression in the South. Had the protesters been violent, they most likely would not have been perceived as victims and wouldn’t have received as a lot public sympathy as they did. The television coverage of the Civil Rights motion created an expectation for future protests, just like the Occupy Wall Street motion, that media coverage of police brutality in direction of physically non-violent protesters would help rally public help for the motion’s cause. Like the protesters in the course of the Civil Rights motion, the Occupy Wall Street protesters are also perceived as non-violent and relatable victims of police brutality.
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