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Protests against Russia’s attack on Ukraine + more
Protests against Russia’s attack on Ukraine + more — on this edition of the discursus Protest Analytics newsletter, March 1st, 2022
To our Ukrainian friends, the discursus team is with you in thoughts and prayers. Stay safe ✌️
Here’s an overview of the protests that happened in the past 7 days. Please visit the interactive version of that dashboard on Tableau Public.
Feature Protest — Anti-War Protests
As Russia invades Ukraine, we at discursus decided to focus on people’s mobilisations to protest against Putin’s aggression. As this unfolds, we tracked the major stories and videos that have been monitoring those protests.
Here first is the number of articles that were sourced since February 23, 2022…
This is a map of the events that were covered by the above articles…
Those are the actors in conflict…
Those are the actor types in conflict…
February 24, 2022
What follows is a selection of articles and videos per day. For a full list, please see the Tableau Public dashboard at the top.
“Furious Australians stage flash protest to ‘Save Ukraine’ while Russian missiles are seen flying over Kiev — as Dominic Perrottet condemns Putin” — From The Daily Mail
“Moscow Warns Russians Against Staging Anti-War Protests” — From Voice of America News
“Russia detains opposition activist who called for anti-war protests in Moscow” — From Reuters
“Russian police detain thousands in anti-war, pro-Ukraine protests“ — From The Jerusalem Post
📽 “Protest Against Russian Invasion of Ukraine in Times Square” — From NowThisNews, on Youtube
📽 “Anti-war protesters demonstrate in Moscow” — From Euro News, on Facebook
February 25, 2022
“Sydney Ukrainian community calls on Australians to push politicians for more assistance in their home country” — From Sky News
“Georgians rally in support of Ukraine as MPs scramble for response” — From Global Voices
“Ukraine conflict: Protests against invasion by Russia held in Scotland” — From BBC
“‘She woke up with bombs’: Ukrainian diasporas in Latin America protest invasion” — From Yahoo News
📽 “Thousands Of Georgians Protest Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine” — From Radio Free Europe, on Youtube
February 26, 2022
“Russian loyalists clash with pro-Ukrainian protesters as they shout support for Putin’s invasion” — From Daily Mail
“‘Russia out!’ Worldwide protests in solidarity with Ukraine” — From News.com.au
“Iranians defy Khamenei, protest Putin outside Ukrainian embassy” — From The Jerusalem Post
📽 “Live: protests commence in Paris to show support for Ukraine” — From The Independent, on Youtube
February 27, 2022
“Russians hold anti-war rallies amid ominous threats by Putin” — From The Washington Times
“‘Glory to Ukraine’: Hundreds of thousands across the world march against Russian invasion” — From SBS News
“Belarus referendum approves proposal to renounce non-nuclear status” — From Reuters
February 28, 2022
“Protests have today broken out across St Petersburg, Russia, with demonstrators seen shouting ‘no to war’ in the city’s Senate Square.” — From Daily Mail
Elsewhere around the world
🚛 Another trucker’s convoy is heading to Washington, DC. — Source: Los Angeles Times
Speaking of which, the one we had before in Ottawa, well it’s not completely gone. It’s just scattered around a bit and (maybe) ready to be mobilised again. — Source: CBC
🦉 On a final (lighter) note, did you know that birds aren’t real? That’s at least what this fake conspirationist movement is spreading. This interview with the leader of this satirical movement is pure joy, especially when he tells the story of how they sabotaged other protests by appending themselves to them and screaming that birds aren’t real — Source: New York Time’s The Daily
Updates from the discursus project
Finally, some quick news from the discursus project. We recently published version 0.0.3 of the discursus core open source project. This new version introduces machine learning to improve the quality of our data assets.
This is the new production flow of our data assets.
And here’s an overview of our architecture.
We invite you to read the blog post we’ve written on this release to get more info on how we introduced machine learning and how we’re using those new super powers.