December 14, 2011
TIME magazine voted "The Protester", the participants of the revolutions started in the Middle-East for 2011 Person of the Year. The Protester represents those millions of individuals who have incited and participated in the protests of this year and catalyzed global revolution like the Arab Spring, Occupy Movement and the protests in Russia. TIME has been selecting the Person of the Year since 1927. The title goes to individuals or groups of people who have influenced the world the most in that particular year. Many USA Presidents were selected for the title (Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, etc.) just like famous politicians (Stalin, Churchill, Gorbachev, Putin, etc.) or Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook last year. In 1956, the Hungarian freedom fighter was the Person of the Year.