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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 08:49 PM

The numbers that help explain why protests are rocking countries around the world

Source: Washington Post

The numbers that help explain why protests are rocking countries around the world

By Rick Noack
11/1/2019, 5:00:25 a.m.

From Hong Kong to Iraq to Chile, protesters around the world have taken to the streets to rally against their governments in recent months.

On the surface, some protests have appeared to be spontaneous outbursts of anger over seemingly minor concerns. But almost all of this year’s major protests have deep roots and are the result of years of mounting frustration over environmental inaction, economic troubles, mismanagement, corruption or governmental repression.

Protesters were only lacking a final spark.

With protests roiling the globe, we explain the key figures that are driving the anger in a number of countries.

Lebanon: $0.20

With his announced resignation Tuesday, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met one of the core demands of protesters who have paralyzed the country for almost two weeks. But the move is unlikely to calm tensions between protesters and a political elite that critics argue is corrupt and responsible for mismanagement, economic woes and environmental issues.

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Sun Nov 3, 2019, 08:58 PM

1. The wealthiest and authoritarians have or are attempting to take over

the world. People must fight back or be rendered powerless. The people of all countries will eventually be engaged in whatever it takes to eke out some kind of a decent life for themselves.

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