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Gringo view: the blank pages of the A4 revolution

(Opinion) Could a blank piece of paper held high over a demonstrator’s head say more than a picture or a thousand words?

Ask the Chinese protestor who is quite sensibly and guardedly likely to tell you that “you can’t censor people if they don’t say anything”. That’s an enormously powerful and nuanced statement; the blank paper is a signal symbol.

Think, if you will, of all the powerful, memorable, historical, poetic, and unforgettable words and images that have filled history’s blank pages and brought them to life, often creating enormous changes in culture and society . . .

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