There are four key signs that democracy is under attack, The Economist observes, says the protests in Hong Kong and Russia highlight a paradox.
Protests articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political protests are a human right, political right and civil liberty to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interest. Today, pro-democracy protests are under threat. Also take a look at our articles on the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Turkey, and the Tea Party.
Somewhat, another Tiananmen, cose to 1.7 million people took part in a peaceful pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong, the second-largest in two months ago.
Since he took power seven years ago, President Xi Jinping has faced a growing din of foreign condemnation over his government’s human rights record.
Repression of 16 August 2019 Zimbabwe protests places the Southern African nation more on the path of instability. Zimbabwe needs urgent political reforms.
Democracy Chronicles welcomes the release of its author, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Benny Tai, and urges Beijing to respect democratic rights.
On street liberalism, Gideon Rachman argues that events in Moscow and Hong Kong show how single-grievance protests can evolve into wider movements.
In recent Moscow democracy protests, thousands, in one of Russia’s largest demonstrations and new challenge to Putin, decry barring of independents in poll.
Chinese military vehicles have gathered in Shenzhen, a city located just 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the adjacent Hong Kong border.
Protests are a democratic right but tensions building to protests slated for August 16 make a Zimbabwe national dialogue a way forward in Zimbabwe.
The latest in line in Zimbabwe’s pursuit of State repression of protest is Zimbabwe Police claims planned protests are a conspiracy to topple Mnangagwa.