Courtesy of Susan Hidalgo
In recent weeks, the world has seen an unusually large number of oppositional movements, many of which have escalated into riots and violence. Although the reasons and methods are different, the movements seem to be connected to a growing global trend in anti-government sentiment. These people seem to be protesting not only against their governments but the very institutions of the state. As these protests are currently evolving, information is only up to date as of the publication of this article.