Time names 'protester' person of the year

Time magazine named the collective “protester” around the world as its person of the year on Wednesday, citing the change brought by street demonstrations from Arab countries to New York.

The shared honour for protesters beat the traditional individual contenders, who included Admiral William McCraven, commander of the US mission to kill al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and Apple founder Steve Jobs.

“There’s this contagion of protest,” managing editor Richard Stengel said on NBC television.

“These are folks who are changing history already and they will change history in the future.”

The magazine will be on news stands on Friday.—AFP

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