A Rebellious World Is Taking It to the Streets
Nov 25, 2019 | 11:00 GMT
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- Mass protests are happening in a growing number of countries for different reasons and with various goals.
- The inclination is to look for a common thread that ties today's popular outrage together; such a search not only would prove difficult but probably also futile.
- Protests forced change in Sudan and Algeria this year, and have animated Lebanon with a new spirit of anti-sectarian unity; so, while success is rare and hard to sustain, the powers that be don't always prevail.