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  • - Protesting here can end up like taking our lives,

  • but there are times that you say,

  • "Okay, it doesn't matter anymore.

  • Even if I die, I'm just gonna say that I'm angry."

  • - How do people protest in your country?

  • The highlight of 2019 events in Lebanon,

  • the October Revolution.

  • (crowd chanting in foreign language)

  • - A major protest in our country is the 2011 revolution.

  • - The Gezi protests.

  • - Black Lives Matter movement.

  • - Say No to Brexit March.

  • - It started because they raised the price of the subway.

  • - The gas price tripled over night.

  • - The death of George Floyd.

  • - It started as a small protest about saving the nature

  • and all that stuff, but turned into a protest

  • against all the things

  • that the current government stands for.

  • - We still have the same constitution

  • that was created during the dictatorship.

  • - The Anti-Terror Law.

  • It is a untimely and unjust law.

  • It has major basic human rights concerns.

  • Giving so much power to the government.

  • - We do have anti-government protests every Friday.

  • - I still can't believe what I saw in the streets.

  • Police cruelty.

  • 1,500 people were killed.

  • - I haven't been involved in any protests in Nigeria

  • because whenever a protest happens,

  • it is faced with a lot of negativity by the government

  • and it leads to a lot of injuries and death.

  • - A lot of us don't protest in my country

  • because we are scared of death.

  • - The police are putting tear gas and drugs,

  • beating the protestors.

  • If a police is accused of a crime,

  • they just sweep it under the carpet

  • and pretend it didn't happen.

  • - Police in Long Beach, California are corrupt.

  • They buy the city councilmen and it needs to stop.

  • We're gonna start holding them accountable.

  • And we're gonna take away their qualified immunity

  • here in Long Beach, California.

  • - This is the first time I've been a part

  • of the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • (protestors chant)

  • - These police have a lack of training.

  • There's a lack of diversity.

  • There's a lack of connection to the community.

  • And it shows.

  • We see a lot of unarmed killings of black men

  • because they fear black men.

  • - Watching everybody come together,

  • it could change somebody's heart.

  • - I live in Marble Falls, Texas.

  • We are predominately a white population.

  • We're not somehow void of this issue.

  • - It's not a problem just of America.

  • Black Lives Matter.

  • - Black Lives Matter.

  • Trans Lives Matter.

  • Trans Black Lives Matter.

  • - How do people protest in your country?

  • The famous protest I think here in Mexico

  • is about asking for women rights.

  • - There's a lot of homicides towards women in Mexico.

  • And the police doesn't really do much about it.

  • - It's scary to not be able to go out

  • and knowing for sure that you're going

  • to come back home.

  • - Last year a major protest happened.

  • They were trying to pass a bill that was pro victim blaming.

  • Like the victim of rape,

  • they also have a possibility to go to prison.

  • - I'm fighting for women's rights.

  • I am fighting for LGBTQA+ community rights.

  • (protestors chant in Spanish)

  • (person chants in Spanish).

  • Judicial power is a shame for the nation.

  • - In my city when the pride parades took place,

  • there was very much violence present.

  • People were severely injured and beaten up.

  • Everyone who had LGBT marks on their body,

  • like rainbow socks for example was in danger

  • and could've been attacked.

  • - The most common way to protest in China

  • is report to the official authorities.

  • We don't have parades now.

  • - How do people protest in Australia?

  • I've attended the school strike for climate change.

  • Like there is so much science there,

  • why are the politicians not listening?

  • - One way to claim the government's attention

  • is by doing schools and universities (indistinct).

  • - People protest on Twitter.

  • Twitter is very powerful.

  • - Riots are pretty much what got us where we are

  • in the democracy.

  • It's what escalated the negotiations

  • between the National Party and the current party, ANC.

  • Unfortunately, we as citizens are just not heard

  • by our leaders.

  • Corruption and looting is seemingly way more important

  • to them than our livelihood.

  • - I don't usually go to protests

  • because I really don't like places with a lot of people

  • and a lot of noise and a lot of music.

  • I don't really like it.

  • But then we go with my sign.

  • Mine says (speaks in Spanish) which means,

  • "This angers me."

  • The point is that we show the government

  • that we are in control.

  • And it shows that it can work.

  • - Thanks to the protests now we have the opportunity

  • to vote for a new constitution.

  • - We managed to kick our president from the country

  • and we won freedom of speech.

  • - I mean, we've lost the battle.

  • We're gonna leave the EU come of May.

  • None of the protesting that we've done

  • seemed to have made any difference to that.

  • - What the protest movement proved

  • is that people can really be together.

  • It was very much decentralized.

  • It wasn't only exclusive to Beirut and it's outskirts.

  • There was such a unification element into it.

  • - We never thought that we could achieve

  • something like this.

  • It only shows that protesting is the only way.

  • If you don't fight, things will remain the same.

  • We are going to keep fighting.

  • Nothing can stop us now.

- Protesting here can end up like taking our lives,

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    Seina   posted on 2020/09/14
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