General unrest stretches across the globe – Hong Kong, Beirut, Jakarta, Santiago, Barcelona, Paris… which city is next?

Image

IN THE LAST WEEK
Bolivia
Lebanon
Chile
Spain/Catalonia
Hong Kong
Britain

IN THE LAST MONTH
Iraq
Algeria
Egypt
Haiti
France

THIS YEAR
Sudan
Russia
Uganda
Indonesia
Ukraine
Peru
Zimbabwe
Colombia
Venezuela
Ethiopia
Brazil
Ecuador
Serbia
Bosnia
Global (Climate)

What the Protests Breaking Out All Over the World Have in Common

Millions of people are taking to the streets. It might just be the beginning.

All around the world, governments are telling people to cut back and raising prices on basic needs. The result has been rage and chaos.

Fifteen people have died in violent protests in Chile over the past week. The unrest was originally sparked by a 4 percent increase in subway fares in the capital city, Santiago, but has since spread to other cities, triggered by more widespread anger over inequality and rising costs. “It’s not about 30 pesos, it’s about 30 years,” went one slogan, referring to the three decades since Chile transitioned from dictatorship to democracy, a period during which many Chileans have felt left behind by the country’s much-lauded economic growth. The chaos in Chile has been shocking in large part because of the country’s relative prosperity and political stability. But it followed a very familiar recent pattern.

1,088 views