Photos: Fashion as protest symbol

Updated 5:49 PM ET, Sun October 4, 2015
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Women take part in a "SlutWalk" protest in central London on June 11, 2011. The global phenomenon was sparked by comments from a Canadian police official who said "women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized." CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis wears running shoes in place of her dress shoes during her one-woman filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill on Tuesday, June 25, in Austin, Texas. The shoes became a symbol of the #standwithwendy movement. Eric Gay/AP
Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin, left, and Sybrina Fulton, attend a vigil in New York on February 26, 2013, marking the one-year anniversary of their son's death. George Zimmerman is on trial for killing the 17-year-old in Sanford, Florida. Since Trayvon's death, protesters have worn hoodies in solidarity against racial profiling. PETER FOLEY/EPA/LANDOV
Turkish riot police spray a woman in Taksim Square with pepper spray on May 28, 2013. The woman in a red dress became an icon of the violent protests in Turkey, making international headlines and spreading across social media. Osman Orsal/Reuters/Landov
Men in Bangalore, India, wear skirts on January 12, 2013, during a demonstration against the rape and sexual abuse of women. Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
William Temple dresses in colonial attire reminiscent of the 18th-century revolutionary era at the Tea Party Unity Rally ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on August 26, 2012. ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages
Supporters of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot wear masks and tape their mouths during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw on August 17, 2012. The colorful ski masks were popularized by the feminist rockers. WOJTEK RADWANSKI/AFP/GettyImages
PETA "lettuce ladies" and a "banana boy" prepare to serve vegan hotdogs to passers-by in Washington on July 11, 2012. Not afraid of showing a bit of skin, the animal rights organization is known for using controversial tactics to bring attention to its causes. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA/LANDOV
An Occupy protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask during a May Day demonstration on May 1, 2012, in Oakland, California. The mask has become a symbol of the Occupy movement. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Bra-clad women confront a police officer in Kampala, Uganda, on April 23, 2012. The demonstration was held to protest the alleged sexual assault of a high-profile female opposition politician by a police officer during her arrest. Six women were arrested after they refused to put their shirts on. ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images
Egyptian army soldiers beat a young woman during a protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo on December 17, 2011. The shocking image of the "blue bra girl" became a symbol of the oppression and a rallying cry for several thousand Egyptian women. Stringer/Reuters/Landov
Yemeni women defiantly burn their traditional veils in Sanaa on October 26, 2011, in protest of President Ali Abdullah Saleh's crackdown on anti-government protesters. MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the Gulabi Gang participate in a protest in New Delhi on September 17, 2009. The social justice and women's rights group is known for donning pink saris. MANPREET ROMANA/AFP/Getty Image
Also claiming the color pink, members of Code Pink often stand out in Washington. The group, a women-initiated peace activism organization, is seen here as Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner prepares to testify at a congressional hearing on April 21, 2009. TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters of Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi shout slogans during a street campaign rally at Azadi Square in Tehran on June 10, 2009. The color green became a symbol of solidarity in the protests that followed the country's 2009 elections. ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images
Girls attend a gay pride celebration in San Francisco on June 29, 2008. The colors of the rainbow flag are often used to represent LGBT identity and solidarity. Kim White/Landov
A man looks at blue jeans with messages challenging misconceptions about sexual violence at the University of California Los Angeles on April 21, 2004. Since 1999, wearing jeans on Denim Day became a symbol of protest in response to an Italian Supreme Court decision that overturned a rape conviction because, the justices reasoned, the victim wore tight jeans and must have helped her attacker remove her pants. David McNew/Getty Images
A young woman attends the Woodstock music festival in New York in August 1969. Headbands became a symbol of the hippie movement, known for its anti-establishment ideals and peaceful protests. Some of their fashion statements were adopted from Native Americans. Ralph Ackerman/Getty Images