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Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance: Protest Movements During Covid-19

23 July 2020

2 mins

Loughborough University London’s Institute for Diplomacy and International Governance have created a series of mini-lectures that discuss the effects of Covid-19 on a national and global scale. The lectures have been distributed to students providing weekly video content that pose pivotal questions and encourage students to consider the implications of a global pandemic on politics and the economy.

Dr Aidan McGarry: Protest Movements during Covid-19

COVID-19 has upended politics as we know it, and it is likely to have a long-lasting impact on how we organise and express ourselves politically. One way this is going to be felt acutely is through protesting. It begs the question, how can we protest/gather and demonstrate as we comply with social distancing rules?

In the first part of the mini-lecture series, Dr Aidan McGarry discusses some of the manifestations of protest since Covid-19. The lecture considers some examples of how protests have manifested since Covid-19 looking at anti-government protests in Israel and anti-lockdown protests in the USA. Dr McGarry concludes by suggesting that protests and resistance will be vital in terms of building community and addressing global concerns in a post Covid era.

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