Fifty years ago one man’s outrage at the imprisonment of two students for raising a toast to freedom inspired a global movement. Together, we have successfully campaigned for the release of thousands of people, imprisoned just for voicing their opinions. Together, we have given hope to tens of thousands of women and men facing intimidation, violence, or even death. Together, we have made a difference to countless lives.
There will be many opportunities to get involved and take action during this anniversary year.
Here’s a glimpse of the tens of thousands of you who kicked off the celebrations by joining in another toast to freedom, 50 years on.