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Forward, I will lead the way.
Backward, freedom you shall have.
Keep going, I'll hold them back.
Take my sword, do what you must.
Dead or alive, our rights are just.

Who/what am I?

There!!! I just showed myself

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Inspired by Karm's answer, I think you are a

Slash

Forward, I will lead the way.

Forward slash (/) is the path component separator in a hierarchical directory structure.

Backward, freedom you shall have. (solved by Karm)

Backslash (\) - escape character in many programming languages.

Keep going, I'll hold them back.

The slash (as a "virgule") offset by spaces to either side is used to mark line breaks when transcribing text from a multi-line format into a single-line one. It holds back the lines.

Take my sword, do what you must.

A slash is a wide, sweeping stroke made with a knife or sword.

Dead or alive, our rights are just.

Not sure - possibly used to right-justify text in some scenarios.

There!!! I just showed myself

In between "who" and "what" in the question.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1 Nice Answer, think you have it $\endgroup$ – Karm Sep 17 '19 at 14:36
  • $\begingroup$ well, done. The final line I was emphasizing on "or", & well on the third line, I want to point out they are separating $\endgroup$ – Sinh Sep 17 '19 at 14:40
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Is the answer:

Punctuation

Forward, I will lead the way.

Capital Letter - Starts any sentence

Backward, freedom you shall have.

BackSlash - Escape character in many programming languages

Keep going, I'll hold them back.

Full Stop - End of a declaratory, stopping the reader

Take my sword, do what you must.

Dagger - Usually indicates a footnote (Not sure the second part)

Dead or alive, our rights are just.

Not sure

There!!! I just showed myself

Exclamation Marks hinting at the answer of Punctuation

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  • $\begingroup$ Well I don't know how but you landed so close to the answer with 1 hint correct. $\endgroup$ – Sinh Sep 17 '19 at 13:21

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