Protesters denouncing Iran's clerical rulers took to the streets after the Iranian government admitted it had mistakenly shot down a passenger jet Jan. 8. But others said that the crash should not be politicized.
Gas. Bread. A subway ticket: The soaring cost of everyday necessities sparked protests that spiraled into major movements in countries like France, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Sudan and Chile. Throughout the world, citizens took to the streets in 2019 to rise up against inequality, corruption and bad governance.
Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses Monday as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the country's founding as a secular republic.