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The 2018–19 Arab protests,[1] also referred to as the New Arab Spring[2] or Arab Spring 2.0,[3] are massive anti-government protests in several Arab countries, including Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.[2] Economic protests also took place in the Gaza Strip.[4] Sudan has been the scene of violent protests, resulting in the overthrow of president Omar al-Bashir in a military coup d'état.[5] The protests resemble the earlier Arab Spring wave of pro-democracy protests from 2010 to 2012.

2018–19 Arab protests
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Protesters in Khartoum in front of the Sudanese Army headquarters, April 2019
Date1 January 2018 – Present
(1 year, 5 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
North Africa, Middle East (i.e. MENA or "Arab world")
Caused by


List of protestsEdit

Summary of conflicts by countryEdit

Country Date started Status of protests Outcome Death toll Situation
  Sudan 19 December 2018 Ongoing as of June 2019 Ousting of Omar al-Bashir in a military coup d'état. 190+[6][7] 2018–19 Sudanese protests
  Algeria 16 February 2019 Ongoing as of June 2019 Resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika due to the pressure of the military. 2[8][9][10] 2019 Algerian protests
Total death toll and other consequences: 192+

(combined estimate of events)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Protests are making a comeback in the Arab world". 21 March 2019 – via The Economist.
  2. ^ a b Tisdall, Simon (26 January 2019). "Will corruption, cuts and protest produce a new Arab spring?". The Guardian.
  3. ^ "Arab Spring 2.0? Protests after Tunisian journalist calls for revolt, sets himself on fire". RT International.
  4. ^ "Gaza rights groups denounce Hamas crackdown on protests". Al Jazeera.
  5. ^ "Sudan's Omar al-Bashir forced out in coup". CNN. 11 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
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  8. ^ "Blessé vendredi dernier, un jeune manifestant est mort aujourd'hui – TSA" [Wounded last Friday, a young protestor died today – TSA]. TSA (in French). 19 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Algérie: un manifestant blessé meurt" [Algeria: A wounded protester dies]. Le Figaro (in French). 19 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  10. ^ "'The B's must go': Algerians keep up pressure on old guard". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 8 May 2019.