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SEASON OF DISCONTENT: PROTESTS FLARE AROUND THE WORLD

21st Nov 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Andrew Richards, Alex Pollock and Donnelly McCleland Protests have flared around the world in 2019. Each has had its own trigger, but many of the underlying frustrations are similar. According to Declan Walsh and Max Fisher (New York Times): “In many of the restive countries, experts discern a pattern: a louder-than-usual howl against elites…

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LEBANESE STAGE EXTRAORDINARY REVOLT AGAINST THEIR POLITICIANS

23rd Oct 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Lebanon has passed a series of major economic reforms, including the slashing of officials’ salaries and the scrapping of austerity measures, after a weekend of mass nationwide protests over a deteriorating economy. The announcement of the 17-point economic program was met with a mixture of cheers and jeers at protests in downtown…

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RARE PROTESTS IN EGYPT LEAD TO CLASHES AND ARRESTS

26th Sep 2019 . by incontext_adm

Almost 500 people have been detained in Egypt in the past few days after protests against alleged government corruption, human rights activists say. Demonstrations were reported in Cairo, Alexandria and several other cities on Friday night [20 September], and in the port city of Suez on Saturday evening. The authorities have not yet released an…

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MASSIVE PEACEFUL PROTESTS RESUME IN HONG KONG AFTER VIOLENT CLASHES

21st Aug 2019 . by Donnelly McCleland

By Donnelly McCleland Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters of all ages returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday [18 August], in a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared on the verge of losing popular support. Protesters defied torrential rain, a police ban and menacing threats from the Chinese government…

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INFOGRAPHICS

3rd Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

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CHINA BACKS HONG KONG CHIEF, SLAMS PROTESTERS FOR VIOLENCE

2nd Jul 2019 . by incontext_adm

2 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS) – China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalising of the city’s legislature by pro-democracy protesters amounted to “serious illegal acts” that endangered the social order. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing condemned the acts that saw several hundred demonstrators…

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MASS PROTESTS IN HONG KONG OVER PROPOSED EXTRADITION BILL

27th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Alex Pollock Thousands of people in Hong Kong surrounded police headquarters [on Friday 21 June], calling for an extradition bill to be scrapped. Millions of people have marched against the bill in recent weeks, with violent clashes breaking out with police. The bill, which allows extradition to mainland China, has already been suspended. People…

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SUDAN’S OPPOSITION CALL FOR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN AFTER CLAMPDOWN

11th Jun 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland A civil disobedience campaign in Sudan has brought the country’s capital to a standstill, closing down restaurants, banks and other businesses and turning streets desolate on Sunday [9 June], the latest escalation by protesters demanding an end to military rule. The mass showing of government defiance follows a military crackdown, that protestors…

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SUDAN PROTESTORS DEMAND CIVILIAN RULE

17th Apr 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Donnelly McCleland Sudan’s main protest group on Sunday [14 April] demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former President Omar al-Bashir last week to achieve its aims. (Reuters) Uncertainty and turmoil amid jubilation A sit-in in the Sudanese capital, which…

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SUDAN’S ARMY TO MAKE ‘IMPORTANT STATEMENT’ AS PROTESTERS CALL FOR BASHIR TO GO

11th Apr 2019 . by incontext_adm

11 APRIL 2019 (SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN) – The Sudanese army will make an “important statement soon”, state television and radio announced on Thursday morning, as thousands of protesters camped outside the military headquarters in Khartoum demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir. “The Sudanese army will issue an important statement soon. Wait for it,” a television anchor…

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