5. The Missouri Tigers Threaten to Sit Out

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After a series of racially charged incidents at the University of Missouri, students began to protest for the ouster of Tim Wolfe the school’s president. When the football team threatened to sit out their games, the protests got results.

6. The Irish Boycott the Olympics

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When the 1908 Olympics took place in London, there was a notable absence. Athletes from Ireland refused to participate, protesting the fact that Ireland would not be granted independence from the United Kingdom.