2019 was the year of the protest. What about 2020? – The Article

“While it is difficult to picture any implementation of the kind of deep, structural reforms that many protesters desire, the movements of 2019 do offer reasons for hope, first, in what they have achieved. Unpopular leaders have been ousted in Lebanon, Algeria, and Sudan. In Hong Kong, the administration has abandoned the unpopular extradition bill that sparked the protests in the first place. Across Latin America, citizens have demonstrated their staunch opposition to worsening inequality and corruption, securing new benefits in Ecuador and Argentina.”

British Foreign Policy Group Researcher, Flora Holmes, wrote for opinion site The Article on 2019 as the year of the protest – and considered what may be in store in 2020.


The Article