A riot police officer attempts to subdue a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Violent protests, political turmoil like Hong Kong’s are the ‘new normal’ worldwide for 2020, warns risk firm Verisk Maplecroft

  • Hong Kong rose from 117th to 26th on the firm’s unrest index; Verisk Maplecroft said the “root cause of discontent has been the rollback of civil and political rights since 1997”
  • Administrations around the world will continue to be surprised by demonstrators and ill-prepared to address the underlying social grievances that spur them, says a report released by the firm
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A riot police officer attempts to subdue a protester during an anti-government demonstration in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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