Political Unrest Sparks Conspiracy

Recent protests in 2019 cause different theories to circulate

Nathan Martin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

People took to Twitter last month in order to express their grievances that come along with a growing population of people protesting certain issues. It remains hard to list all the countries that face this political and social discontent, and one map on Twitter exceeded just over 25 countries that held significant protests. People commented that the map missed many nations that needed inclusion in the map; therefore, this excessive number, spanning more than five continents, makes this a global issue.

Many different sources argue that this issue stems from economic hardships occurring in these different countries. Different governments continue to raise taxes and other expenses that remain unnecessary; therefore, the people in these different countries revolt and fight for a reduction in different, unfair prices. This; however, oversimplifies the problems in different countries, and many argue that oversimplifying these issues harms the movements of the people. Each country maintains a different story as to how they arrived at this point of political unrest.

Other people speculate that a lack of freedom remains the reason why dissent in different countries formed. One recent example of this dissent formed in Hong Kong, where protestors fight a bill that allows for the extradition of the mainland of China. These protests grow more and more violent; yet, amidst the chaos, the people keep fighting.

While these trends range from one subject to the next, it remains important to recognize the importance of the new bravery that people around the world exhibit in the face of their governments, and the power that comes with this. Hopefully, in all the countries and their respective citizens, a common characteristic of peace and freedom prevails in the future – instead of a rising number of protests.