If there is a word to describe the multitude of public protests around the world in 2019, it will be “youth”.
There is seething unrest in Iranian society but the Islamic Republic is not about to collapse, at least not in the immediate future.
The death toll from protests in India against a contentious citizenship law has risen.
Last Sunday, over 3,000 people turned up in the morning to protest against the growing air pollution in Gurugram. Protests are part of our society, so it was not surprising to see people turning up in the Leisure Valley Park.
As the recent social civil unrests in Baghdad, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Quito will attest, riots have not only become more frequent but the damage that they inflict have become much more considerable.
The world isn’t fair. But that’s not new; what’s new is the speed and intensity with which popular fury at this unfairness is boiling over into sustained political protests.
Hong Kong has been critically hit by a series of violent protests and riots since June. This vibrant city is now faced with a severe political crisis leading to economic slowdown and social unrest.
Iraq’s leaders were in tense talks on Wednesday over the ouster of the country’s embattled premier, as a rights commission said the latest week of anti-government demonstrations has left 100 dead.
From Hong Kong to Lebanon, from Chile to Iraq, violent protests have significantly challenged the legitimacy of the government in those countries and regions.
Hundreds of demonstrators continue their protests in Baghdad.
Indonesian police fired water cannon and tear gas to break up protests on Tuesday, as tens of thousands of students gathered in cities nationwide over issues that included a new criminal code that penalizes adultery and revised laws on corruption.
Months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city’s economy.
Hong Kong retail sales felt a growing impact in June from mass protests.
Following the storming of the Legislative Council and the vandalizing of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, unapproved protests last Saturday and Sunday have brought the lawlessness surrounding the recent anti-extradition law amendment to a new high.
Ministry asks authorities to search for the ringleaders over incitement.
Nearly 200 PassApp rickshaw drivers hold a second day of protests in Phnom Penh.
Nearly 200 PassApp drivers today held a second day of protests in Phnom Penh to demand that the company drop plans to cut charges for trips.
Phnom Penh Court summons unionist Ath Thorn to appear for a trial next week.
Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi dies in court.
Thailand’s army chief warns against protests after a disputed election.
Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to six weeks of largely peaceful mass protests driven by youth and pressure from the powerful army against his 20-year rule.
As the ‘Yellow Vest’ protests in France become increasingly violent, President Emmanuel Macron and what he stands for have become the focus of the extremists’ hate. As a result, the tone of French political debate is worryingly reminiscent of the 1930s.
Sudanese forces used tear gas to disperse protesters, as opponents of al-Bashir defied a state of emergency he declared.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has recovered to levels not seen since “yellow vest” protests broke out in mid-November as support for movement wanes, a poll showed yesterday.
The Sudanese army says it would not allow the state to collapse.
Prestige Garment Co in Kandal province has fired four more workers this month following protests over the December 22 sacking of a worker representative who was trying to form a union.
People protest in Zimbabwe after the President announced a 150% fuel price hike.
“Yellow vest” movement draws more people in the 9th consecutive weekend protests.
The death toll from protests in Sudan has risen to 24, the head of the Sudanese government fact-finding committee said.
Cintri has apologised to the public over the disruption of garbage collection since December 26.