Where do you think there are anti-government demonstrations? The answer is all over the world:
Hong Kong: The demonstrations in Hong Kong were initiated a few months ago when Chief Minister Carrie Lam announced that she would introduce a Bill to try criminals in mainland China. This is definitely contrary to the agreement//treaty signed by China and the UK when Hong Kong joined China, and was assured a separate (democratic, capitalist) administration. Lam is appointed by the Communist Chinese Government in Beijing and this was seen by the majority of Hong Kong citizens as the next step in their taking over Hong Kong. The demonstrations turned into violent riots and the rioters took over several government buildings and then shut down the Hong Kong airport and the underground system. Lam then revoked the intended Bill, but the territory has been brought to a standstill. The huge crowds are demanding democracy. Meanwhile the Chinese military are flexing their muscles outside Hong Kong, but it would be a sign of desperation if they actually intervened.
Catalonia: Catalonia considers itself a separate country, with its own language (Catalan) and culture, rather than a province of Castilian-dominated Spain. In 2017 there was an attempt at a civil secession by the Catalonian provincial government, that led to the declaration of a state of emergency by the Spanish central government and the arrest of most of the leading members of the attempt. Only the Head of the coup attempt, Carles Puigdemont managed to escape and took sanctuary in Belgium. Now the Spanish authorities have tried 9 of the leaders and found them guilty of sedition and have re-activated the arrest warrant for Puigdemont, who has given himself in to Belgian authorities for extradition to Spain. This has led to major anti-Spanish demonstrations and rioting in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.
Lebanon: In Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, unprecedented civil unrest has resulted in huge demonstrations outside the main government buildings. The origin of these manifestations is largely economic. Lebanon was without an effective government for 8 months after the last election because the country is so split along ethnic lines (Shia, Sunni, Christian Maronite, Druse, etc.). The most serious cause of this is the existence of the Shia army of Hizbollah, that remained armed after all the other militias disarmed and disbanded after the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), on the excuse that they were there to defend Lebanon against Israel. Now no political leader can be elected without the approval of Hizbollah’s leader Sheikh Nasrallah, who is a proxy of Iran. The current President Aoun is a Christian who is allied with Hizbollah. The trigger for the current demonstrations was the imposition of high taxes by the current government because of the economic crisis in Lebanon. This has nothing to do with the so-called Arab Spring, this has to do with the dire economic situation in Lebanon and the lack of jobs and incomes, that is common throughout the Arab world. The Government has moved the Lebanese Army into central Beirut to control the situation. PM Sa’ad Hariri has announced a reform package, but it is not clear that this will satisfy the demonstrators.
Chile: The unrest in Chile is also due to economic problems, and the impoverishment of the population. Likewise the Government has moved the Army into Santiago and there has been fighting in the streets. The basic cause is economic corruption.
Egypt: There were unprecedented riots in Egyptian cities, particularly Cairo last week. The rioters called on President Sisi to resign. It was not clear if these riots were organized by the political opposition of the Muslim Brotherhood or were largely economic in origin. As usual the riots were put down vigorously by the Army.
West Papua: The island of New Guinea is divided down the middle into two parts, in the east is the independent sovereign nation of Papua-New Guinea. In the west is West Papua that is a province of Indonesia. When the Dutch left this colony it was taken over by Indonesia, so the inhabitants changed one colonial master for another. The Papuans are Melanesian Christians and are ethnically distinct from the Indonesians who are Asiatic Muslims. Over the years the Papuans have been trying to separate themselves from Indonesia and this has recently developed into demonstrations that became violent with many Papuans killed by the Indonesian army.
Russia: There were demonstrations in Russia in major cities against the heavy-handed control, verging on dictatorship, of Pres. Putin, who has undoubtedly had his political opponents murdered. These demonstrations were small and were broken up by the police and secret police.
Iraq: There were violent demonstrations in Baghdad about the economic situation, that were put down with the loss of 150 lives by the Government.
It seems oppression is everywhere and so is the resistance to it.