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Time names its Person of the Year

TIME magazine 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.

“This is the fastest moving social change we’ve seen in decades, and it began with individual acts of courage by hundreds of women — and some men, too — who came forward to tell their own stories,” editor in chief Edward Felsenthal told the US Today show.

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.

US President Donald Trump was runner-up of the prestigious ranking, ahead of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. The shortlist also included North Korean despot Kim Jung-un and special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller.

The president last month b…

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