With neo-liberalism in South America, Middle East and Africa, many middle class feel alienated in favor of the rich few.Among the unfavorable laws, people around the world are protesting against corruption, neo-liberalism which comes with privatization of major companies, industries, health and education. Here are 9 countries currently people are in the streets,
Thousands of protesters in Jakarta clashed with the police after criminal code was announced. The code would outlaw sex outside marriage and set a jail sentence of six months for unmarried couples living together, among other laws. As a result of the protests, the Indonesian parliament delayed a vote on approving the code.
The protests were the largest since 1998, which led to the toppling of then Indonesian president Suharto.
Dutch police closed off The Hague’s Central parliament square to protesting farmers with tractors, the third such recent protests. Dutch highways were first jammed with thousands of farmers driving their tractors to the Hague on first October. They came to protest against claims from members of Dutch parliament that agriculture was responsible for high emissions, and that some cattle farms should shut down. The farmers in turn, said that the aviation industry was responsible for high emissions, but wasn’t getting the same share of blame.
Like Netherlands, French farmers are also angry with their country’s agricultural policy. In addition, the Yellow Vest demonstrators, are showing no signs of slowing down. The protests, which were sparked by rising fuel taxes, have since spread to other smaller cities. In November 17, the movement expect large turnout as movement celebrate anniversary.
Peruvians are currently blockading access to copper mines, while confusion surrounding the government persists. Residents of the Andean area have been blocking the mining company’s access road for almost a month. The mining protests came on the heels of larger protests over Peru’s governance.
On September 25, Haiti erupted into violent protests. Protesters called for the resignation of president Jovenel Moïse.
The country is contending with food, oil and power shortages.
The current protests originated in July 2018, when Moïse attempted to end fuel subsidies. He has since been dogged by corruption allegations over mismanagement of a Venezuelan oil subsidy program.
Protests over worsening economic conditions broke out across Lebanon on September 29. Protesters to political leaders as the cause of economic problems.
In October, protesters continued after the government proposed a tax on WhatsApp messages. The demonstrations turned violent after police used tear gas against citizens. Lebanon has one of the highest debt ratios in the world.
Iraq’s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, is facing massive resistance from the majority of Iraqis.
Protests first broke out on October 1, and left two dead.
The protesters are displeased with the government’s inability to improve public services and unemployment, as well as Abdul Mahdi’s recent removal of popular counterterrorism Chief lieutenant General Abdul -Wahab al -Saadi.
According to Haaretz reports, the casualties against Israel Arabs is on rise. This is forcing hundreds of protesters to the streets chanting “racist police”, “police for Jews”, because of police inaction against killings.
Chileans are out in the streets calling out increasing inequality, stagnant wages, and rising oil prices. The protests in Chile began in early October after the rased subway fare, while Chileans economy is better that it’s neighbors in South America, middle class Chileans feel abandoned and ignored by their billionaire president. This is a result of neo-liberalisation of economy and privatization of major industries, health and education sectors in Chile.
like the Indonesians and Dutch, people from Hongkong are not protesting against corruption and economic hardship, they’re protesting against new law that would try Hongkong residents in mainland China. It become a pro-democracy movement ever since.