#GoHomeGota in Sri Lanka + Anti-Coup Protests in Sudan + Insecurity in Haiti + More
On this 7th edition of the Weekly Roundup of Protest Events - April 5, 2022
The discursus community is on a mission to break through our news echo chambers. We want to broaden our understanding of current events through wide ranging data harvesting and analytics-based analysis. And it all starts with one of the most foundational democratic phenomenon, protest movements.
I’m really excited to be introducing a new dashboard that will now be hosted on Hex. I’m probably not taking full advantage of what the tool has to offer yet, but I’m so happy with the results so far.
Not only will our weekly dashboard be more accessible and hopefully more rich, but it will periodically be refreshed with new data. That means you can consult it daily and see new events as they stream in.
I often say that I’m the #1 user of discursus and this new interactive environment is making exploring the platform’s data even way more fun. Hoping you’ll enjoy it as well.
Please visit our interactive dashboard of weekly protests for more in-depth data. It’s updated daily so you can regularly consult the new protest events as they are streaming in.
#GoHomeGota Sri Lanka
We’ve covered protests which arises because of economic hardships in the past. The Sri Lanka crisis has been a classic example of a population that feels pushed to the brink of economic survival and demands reforms or the eviction of the government.
But which is also met with firmness by the government.
The Sri Lankan government has been led by the Rajapaksa family almost non-stop since the early 2000s. With accusations of corruption and nepotism, as well as an economic health that has been declining, 2022 has seen many protests erupting.
Just in the past 7 days, we’ve captured more than 38 events that took part throughout Sri Lanka where populations have been demanding for the president to “go home”.
To the point that the population has been protesting in front of the president’s residence.
Below is a screen capture of our dashboard that focuses on the Sri Lanka protest movement for the past 7 days.
We’ve seen the impact of those protests this week when “all 26 members of the Second Gotabaya Rajapaksa cabinet with the exception of Prime Minister Rajapaksa resigned en masse” (from wikipedia), even though critics viewed this as a sham.
Elsewhere around the world
🪖 Since Sudan’s military coup, there has been mass protests to topple the military regime. Those protests led to the death of at least 93 protesters.
Follow Vice news on their incursion of the military coup and its aftermaths.
For a Twitter thread on Khartoum protests on March 24, 2022.
Finally, for an overview of those protests and their casualties.
✈️ Protesters in Haiti burned a plane as people took the street to condemn insecurity and the lack of actions by the new president…
🚺 Finally, a “follow-up” to last week’s focus on anti-trans bills protests. Trans activists in the UK protesting against feminist group’s “retention of our right under the Equality Act 2010 to single sex spaces, services, and sports.”