Global Anti-Goverment Protests News July 2020

The most relevant news related to significant anti-government protests worldwide in a synthetic and organized way, allowing to detect perspectives and trends in a few minutes.

JULY 2020, 25 to 31


UNITED STATES:

  • Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Seattle on Saturday in the largest Black Lives Matter protest in recent weeks. US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he had expanded the presence of federal police in Seattle, sparking outrage among protesters and local officials.

SOURCE: DW


RUSSIA:

  • Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Russia’s Far East -in the Khabarovsk region on the border with China- for the third Saturday. The protest movement has no clear leaders and was spurred on by the Kremlin’s decision to replace the governor with a new one who has never lived in the region. The demonstrators were about 50,000.

SOURCE: THE MOSCOW TIMES


BULGARIA:

  • BULGARIA: Anti-government protesters have occupied two major crossroads in Sofia promising to block the traffic until Prime Minister Boyko Borissov government resigns. They accuse the administration of corruption and suppressing freedom of speech.

SOURCE: DW


ISRAEL:

  • Tens of thousands of Israelis joined weekend protests in cities across the country to voice their anger at the government’s coronavirus policies. The protests are shaping up to be one of the biggest challenges of Netanyahu’s time in office, and come as he faces trial for corruption.

SOURCE: DW


IRAQ:

  • They have been in Bagdad renewed anti-government protests, through demonstrations against corruption, unemployment and poor public services. Dozens of protesters clashed with police and other security forces. At least two protesters have been killed.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA 

IRAQ:

  • Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Iraq’s capital and other cities following the funerals of two people killed during clashes with security forces the night before. In Bagdad, security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse protesters who threw stone and petrol bombs.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA


THAILAND:

  • Leaders of the Free Youth Movement have said they will return to the streets for another large-scale demonstration next week if their demands are not met, including dissolving parliament, revising a constitution written by the military and ending the harassment of government critics. The first rally drew more than 2,000 activists, one of the biggest anti-government protests since a coup in 2014.

SOURCE: NEW YORK TIMES 


ZIMBABWE:

  • Activists called for demonstrations on July 31 against government corruption. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s ruling African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) accused the US ambassador to the country of funding the opposition ahead of this week’s planned anti-government protests.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA

ZIMBABWE:

  • ZIMBABWE: Cities across Zimbabwe that had expected mass anti-corruption demonstrations were instead deserted on Friday as security forces deployed widely and police said that protesters would be “regarded as terrorists.”  Ahead of Friday’s planned protests, numerous opposition officials, activists and journalists and their family members were detained or arrested by authorities.

SOURCE: WASHINGTON POST 


BOLIVIA:

  • BOLIVIA: Supporters of former Bolivian president Evo Morales take part in a protest against a second postponement of the general national election due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Accuse the right-wing administration of Jeanine Áñez of pushing back the vote further because Morales protege Luis Arce is leading the polls.

SOURCE: BUENOS AIRES TIMES