MeToo movement named Person of the Year by Time

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A picture shows the message "Me too" on the hand of a protester during a gathering against gender-based and sexual violence called by the Effronte-e-s Collective, on the Place de la Republique square in Paris on October 29, 2017.

A picture shows the message "Me too" on the hand of a protester during a gathering against gender-based and sexual violence called by the Effronte-e-s Collective, on the Place de la Republique square in Paris on October 29, 2017.

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A picture shows the message "Me too" on the hand of a protester during a gathering against gender-based and sexual violence called by the Effronte-e-s Collective, on the Place de la Republique square in Paris on October 29, 2017.

A picture shows the message "Me too" on the hand of a protester during a gathering against gender-based and sexual violence called by the Effronte-e-s Collective, on the Place de la Republique square in Paris on October 29, 2017.

NEW YORK – Time magazine named on Wednesday "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&39;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.

READ: When we said &39;me too&39;, did you hear us?

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