Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Mad As Hell And Not Gonna Take It

It probably hasn't skipped your attention that this weekend there were same very ticked off people around as protests and demonstrations against Governments rocked every corner of the globe.
In Lebanon, protesters set Beirut ablaze over price increases, Chileans set metro stations on fire following increases in public transport fares, and the streets of Ecuador saw flying rocks after the Government removed fuel subsidies.
There were also protests against the Liberian Government and in Guinea while Mexicans came out in force against corruption and drug violence, in England a million marched against the Government Brexit plans and masked rioters in Hong Kong ran riot for a twentieth consecutive weekend and following the jailing of Catalonian leaders, mass marches wound there way around Barcelona.
Dutch farmers shut down the country’s motorways after the government introduced new emissions regulations and in France thousands of firefighters joined the yellow vests to march for more funding and better working conditions.
The protesters have forced a Government back down in Lebanon, Chile, Ecuador and Hong Kong where the the measures that angered the public in the first place have been withdrawn but why does it seem that all the unrest has come at the same time?
It could be seeing protests on the television has sparked off others as the people rise up against policies they don't agree with or the citizens see corruption and inequality and decided they have had enough but whatever reason, we seem to be in peak protest season.

2 comments:

Q said...

or it could be coincidence

Falling on a bruise said...

Just seemed to a lot of it going on at the same time.