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Each of the following questions and activities are designed to stimulate discussion and action in classrooms at both high school and university levels, and in your community.

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In Nigeria, Sani Abacha organized a two-million-man march to show support for his leadership. The opposition Campaign for Democracy (CD) then decided to hold a five-million-man march. While neither side produced that many people at the rallies, the event became a symbol for the CD forces that they could stand up to the military government.

In recent years, million-person marches have become a way of attracting attention to social issues.
• How do participants feel about these types of gatherings?
• Are rights for freedom of speech and assembly inextricably tied together or do they
  exist separately?
• What social issues today would make good use of a million-person march?