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Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Agence Fracne-Presse, New York, Dec 6 2017, 19:19 IST
The Silence Breakers

The Silence Breakers

Time magazine today named "The Silence Breakers" who revealed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault across various industries that triggered a national reckoning in the United States as Person of the Year.

"The Silence Breakers" designates a broad range of people, mostly women, from this year's first public accusers of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to those who shared their stories of abuse using the hashtag #MeToo and its foreign language equivalents.

President Donald Trump was runner-up of the prestigious ranking, ahead of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

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