Egypt's Rate of Protest Highest Worldwide

More now than during their last revolution


In a March report titled "Democracy Indicator," an Egyptian rights center said Egypt has one of the highest rates of protest, having witnessed 1,354 protests in March, up from 864 in February.

According to the report issued by the International Development Center, Egypt has never seen such a high rate of protest before, not even at the peak of the 25 January revolution. In March, Egypt had 1.8 protests every hour, 7.2 protests every four hours, 44 protests a day and 306 protests a week.

Forty different categories of people staged protests. People with no political affiliations staged 309 protests, while activists came in second, with 190 protests. The security sector occupied the third rank, with 173 protests throughout the month.