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From Chile to Lebanon .. The season of thundering protests around the world


From Chile to Lebanon, through Guinea, protest movements have multiplied in recent weeks around the world. The following are the most prominent popular protest movements.

when? Since 21 October.

What triggered the protests? Counting of votes in the October 20 presidential election, in which outgoing President Evo Morales was declared the winner.

where did u get to? Violence is taking place in many areas. On October 23, a general strike began in Santa Cruz, the economic capital and opposition stronghold, before it spread. The Socialist leader, who called the move "a coup", declared his victory on the 24th of this month.

What is the death toll? Wounded in clashes between supporters and opponents of Morales.

when? Since October 18.

What triggered the protests? Increase the price of metro tickets in Santiago.

where did u get to? Despite the suspension of the increase and social measures proposed by conservative President Sebastian Pinera, protests against social and economic conditions and inequality spread across other regions, and a general strike began on 23 October.

What is the death toll? 18 dead.

when? Since October 17.

What triggered the protests? New tax on communications via WhatsApp.

where did u get to? Saad Hariri's government quickly canceled the measure and announced urgent economic reforms. But the protest movement demanding the departure of the entire political class widens from the north to the south, causing paralysis.

What is the death toll? The demonstrations are peaceful, with some confrontations.

when? Since October 7.

What triggered the protests? A new constitution could allow President Alpha Conde, 81, to run for a third term in the 2020 election.

where did u get to? Thousands of Guineans are taking part in demonstrations at the invitation of the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution, an alliance of opposition parties, trade unions and civil society groups.

What is the death toll? Ten dead.

when? Since October 13.

What triggered the protests? Increasing fuel prices.

where did u get to? After 12 days of demonstrations an agreement was reached between the indigenous people and President Lenin Moreno which withdrew the controversial decree.

What is the death toll? Eight dead and 1,340 injured.

when? Since October 1.

What triggered the protests? Spontaneous calls on social networks to demand jobs and provide public services.

where did u get to? After a week of violent protests, the government announced social measures, but no in-depth reform. The street is demanding a new constitution and renewal of the entire political class. The movement resumed on Friday, where bloody clashes took place.

What is the death toll? More than 150 people were killed in the first week, and more than forty on Friday alone.

Meanwhile, protest movements launched earlier this year continue:

Hong Kong
A protest movement erupted on June 9 to protest a bill allowing extradition to China.

Demonstrations and near-daily protests involving 2 million people in Hong Kong (7.3 million people) plunged the former British colony into the worst political crisis since its return to China in 1997.

The bill was suspended in early September, but demands widened to denounce the erosion of freedoms and Beijing's growing interference in Hong Kong affairs.

The peaceful demonstrations turned into violent confrontations between activists and security forces. Pro-democracy activists were attacked by supporters of the Beijing regime.

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's decision to run for a fifth term sparked peaceful protests on 22 February.

Bouteflika resigned in early April, but demonstrations continued to demand the departure of the entire political class. The movement refuses to hold presidential elections scheduled for December 12, and sees it as a way for the regime to stay in power.

Source: aljazeera

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