So Much News, So Little Time: International Protests Edition | The Daily Show

If you’ve been keeping up
with international news,
you probably know that, lately,
the world has been crazier
than Rudy Giuliani on LSD.
To be honest, there are
so many protests going on
around the world right now
that we just don’t have the time
to cover them all.
Luckily for us,
not enough time is just
the right amount of time
for a segment we call
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That.
-♪ ♪
-(cheering and applause)
All right, let’s kick it off
in Hong Kong,
where the pro-democracy
are also getting
into the Halloween spirit.
To Hong Kong now,
where police fired tear gas
to break up protests
on the Halloween holiday.
Crowds of protestors
blocked a major road
before police came in.
The anti-government
a popular party district
in the city for the first time.
Well, at times,
the protestors blended in
with people wearing
Halloween costumes.
Protestors and partygoers alike
were not deterred
by a citywide ban on face masks.
Okay, you got to admit,
that’s a pretty genius move
for the protestors to blend in
with regular people
celebrating Halloween.
Yeah, because the police
can’t tell the difference
between protestors
and trick-or-treaters. Yeah.
Sort of like starting a fight
club in the middle of Boston.
You don’t know.
Is this an illegal fight
or just the usual Dunkin’ Donuts
parking lot fight?
You don’t know.
Now, what’s interesting is
that the protests in Hong Kong
originally began
because of an extradition bill,
but now they’ve snowballed
into a protest
about Chinese rule
over Hong Kong in general.
Because, you see, protests
are a lot like arguments
in relationships:
you say it’s about the dishes,
but, really,
it’s about something bigger.
You know? Like you
“don’t communicate well”
or you “hooked up
with your mother-in-law.”
You know? Yeah, you said
I should get along with her!
Now, if we had more time,
we could talk more
about the difficulty they had
reintegrating post-colonial
Hong Kong into Mainland China,
but we don’t have the time,
because Hong Kong
isn’t the only region
trying to move out
of its parents’ house.
REPORTER: Barcelona, Spain,
saw more than half a million
pro-independence protestors
last week.
They’re frustrated
over the jailing
of nine Catalan politicians
for their role
in the Catalonia independence
movement two years ago.
They don’t speak
for the majority
the independence support–
the support for independence
is not majoritarian.
Yes, Spain is in turmoil
right now,
because the region of Catalonia
is demanding its independence.
And the chaos has been nonstop.
Although it is Spain,
so they take a little siesta
in the middle of the fight.
That’s what they do. “I’ll
be protesting in my dreams.
Now, if this feels like déjà vu
for you, you’re not wrong.
Barcelona experiences these
protests every couple of years.
In many ways,
independence movements
are like movies about the Joker.
You think they’re over, and
then, boom, there’s a new one
about a guy
who hates climbing steps.
I haven’t seen it yet. I think
that’s what this is about.
Now with more time,
we could get into
how this independence movement
is driven
by Catalonia’s feeling that
they pay a lot more in taxes
than they get back
from the central government,
but… no tenemos tiempo.
Because over in the Caribbean,
the country of Haiti is running
out of gas and patience.
MAN: A crippling fuel shortage
is sparking protests in Haiti.
Gas stations have been
on empty for days.
WOMAN: Thousands have taken
to the streets
to demand
the president stand down.
Catholic Church leaders
have joined protesters
calling for political reform.
Thousands took part
in the peaceful rally
in the capital, Port-au-Prince.
(singing in foreign language)
Yes, over in Haiti,
a severe fuel shortage
has sparked one
of the nation’s
largest protests.
And although the music
and dancing may confuse you,
this is a protest.
No, because I know there’s
at least one white couple there
on vacation that’s like, “Look,
honey, it must be carnival!
Throw me some beads!”
That’s what I love about being
black. I’m not gonna lie.
Even our protests have rhythm.
Like, those people are fighting,
and it’s like…
Yeah, a lot of people
don’t know this,
but Soul Train started
as a protest against bike lanes.
That’s how it all began.
And by the way,
if I were in Haiti’s government,
I’d be very afraid
that the Catholic Church
has now joined this protest,
’cause nobody holds a grudge
like the Catholic Church.
I mean, it’s been,
like, 6,000 years,
and they’re still mad
at that snake.
They don’t play around
out there. Yeah.
You’re like, “He gave someone
an apple. Move on, already!”
And on a day with more time,
we could delve
into how these protests in Haiti
aren’t just about fuel, but also
about rampant corruption
across the Haitian government,
but we just don’t have the time,
because anti-government protests
are even hitting
one of the most stable countries
in Latin America– Chile.
MAN: In Chile, a four percent
rise in subway fares
was enough to bring a million
people to the streets.
and subway stations torched,
the government forced to
declare a state of emergency.
WOMAN: While people were
in the streets in Chile,
the Chilean president
was seen dining
at an upscale restaurant.
These are the type of things
that seem to make people crazy.
Yup. While the Chilean people
are protesting
about not being able
to afford basic services,
the president was dining
at a fancy restaurant.
Talk about being tone deaf.
You can’t be eating fancy food
in front
of your struggling people.
You should be using Uber Eats.
You get that shit delivered.
Come on.
Now the frustration
in Chile reached a tipping point
when the government announced
an increase in subway fares,
which makes sense, right?
These type of moves always
affect the working class more,
because rich people don’t need
public transportation.
They don’t know
what it’s like to be stuck
on a hot, crowded train sitting
next to a subway masturbator.
They don’t know. No.
No, rich people–
they take those fancy limousines
with air conditioning,
and they sit next
to a fancy
limousine masturbator.
“Ooh, la, la!”
Now if we had more time,
we could talk
about how Chile shows
that civil unrest is
an inevitable biproduct
of extreme inequality,
but we can’t get into that,
because we have to make time
for one of the biggest protests
in the Middle East,
where the people of Lebanon
took to the streets
to demand the removal
of their prime minister,
because they accused him
of enriching himself
at the expense of his citizens.
Now the demonstrations
have gotten so intense
that the prime minister
has stepped down.
But one of the most heartwarming
things that happened was
when a mother and her child
found themselves
surrounded by protesters,
and the protesters noticed
the child in the car
was freaked out,
and they worked
to make things right.
Protesters outraged
over Lebanon’s crumbling economy
completely changed their tune
when they encountered a mother
who said her 15-month-old son
was scared.
♪ Baby shark,
doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo ♪
♪ Baby shark, doo-doo,
doo-doo-doo-doo ♪
♪ Baby shark, doo-doo,
doo-doo-doo-doo, baby shark ♪
♪ Mommy shark,
doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo… ♪
WOMAN: Right in the middle
of a protest,
a spontaneous rendition
of “Baby Shark.”
Oh, man!
That is so adorable!
The only problem is,
now that song is gonna be stuck
in the protesters’ heads.
It’s gonna ruin the rest of
the protest. They’ll be like…
♪ Lebanon,
doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo ♪
♪ We want reforms,
doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo ♪
♪ No more tax,
doo-doo, doo-doo-doo-doo ♪
♪ You’re corrupt. ♪
Now you may have noticed
that all these protests all over
the globe have things in common.
Corrupt governments,
social inequality
and ineffective leadership,
which might be a warning
to all the leaders of the world.
If you don’t start really
listening to your people soon,
they might not have time
for you, either.

100 thoughts on “So Much News, So Little Time: International Protests Edition | The Daily Show

  1. Remember remember, the fifth of November.

    Come back on November the fifth. Something will happen in Hong Kong.

  2. Here in Panama🇵🇦, student groups are protesting against constitutional reforms Congress (Asamblea) wants to pass that will give them more power. They're corrupt and have already done enough damage, stole too much money and we're tired. Police is arresting students who are protesting peacefully and throwing gas bombs to disolve the protests. Rights are being violated and people are being hurt. We won't stand down.

  3. So Hong Kong was better off under Britain’s Colonies. Forcing Africans to be under current China colonies is turning out to be a disaster as well. The Chinese are more racist and heartless than the British ever were.

  4. Yeah… we've noticed the common thread: neoliberalism. It's time to get rid of those on top forcing this pyramid scheme on us. Where are the protests in the US though? 😅

  5. when will the people of the USA start protesting, all over the world the citizens are doing what we should be doing in the USA protesting the corrupt leader of this country, and the corruption in both houses, yet we wait and hope the process works when will we wake up?

  6. SERIOUSLY They are protesting in Chilie for the rise in subway cost😳 We need to start doing that shit in New York City the next time City Hall decides to raise bus and subway fare. Set a Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts on fire or something, LOL

  7. The media and the Catalan people love to frame the protests in Spain as a narrative about an independance movement for "poor Catalonia", so instantly people outside the EU think this is about a brave spunky minority just wanting political independance. Fact is, Catalonia (with its capital, Barcelona) the one of the most prosperous regions of Spain and the Catalans already have their own parliament and semi-independance for years. Also, the members of the Catalan Parliament who were jailed were jailed because they broke existing laws when they set up an illegal plebiscite, they are being tried for inciting insurrection and sedition. The Spanish government in Madrid would have to ignore the Law if it didn't!

    And not all Catalans want their own micro-nation which would then no longer have EU membership and would have to reapply as a new member! Catalans are not second class citizens in Spain!

  8. What about kashmir people of kashmir are seperated almost tored apart from the outside world they have no internet for almost 90 days now. They have been ripped from their right of choice Freedom of speech they have lost their rights as a citizen. No one deserves such living conditions. And india is a democratic country at least they claim to be.

  9. WOW it is wrong all what you said about Lebanon!!!! they want to replace the current government because it was put togather by parties base on religious and racial affiliation … the protectors want to replace this kind of government with technocratic ones… the Same prime minster will be on the next government

  10. I like how they cut directly from a Catalan woman saying the protesters do NOT represent the majority of Catalonians, to Trevor saying "The region of Catalonia is DEMANDING its independence". You guys should pay a little attention to your own show 😂

  11. About time, world wide revolution is here. Things cannot stay the same so it has reached it's breaking point. About time..

  12. I am following this program from Iraq, and I am sad that Trevor did not mention Iraq There is a revolution in Iraq calling for reform and elimination of the interference of Iran and its militias.

  13. Well… Maybe you would have more time to talk about these real problems if you hadn't spent 8 minutes talking about the stupid and meaningless story of Sean Spicer in Dancing with the stars … (BTW I love the Daily Show so no hate)

  14. You missed a major common denominator….all of the governments are US and EU backed. You missed out Ecuador IMF loan Western puppet, Argentina IMF loan Western puppet.

  15. Kashmir is on top of the list. But no mention from your side. You really are sitting on US establishment's lap. Bashing Trump is just a facade to hide your true colors. Dishonesty at its peak.

  16. It's a huge difference to protest for democratic values, for basic services, against corruption or to not give your share with the rest of your country like in Spain. This is not comparable, not even close.

  17. Eat shit and die,
    All you do is lie
    Trump's big lie
    Republican always lie
    Spit in my eye
    See my flag fry
    When I die
    Freedom, I cry
    Trumptards die
    Smoke pot get high
    On my skin I dye
    Liberty must not die.

  18. no body mentioned the raging protests happening in Baghdad Iraq now against the corrupt government,,,, 300 dead and counting

  19. Holland also had 2 protests where farmers caused the biggest traffic jam in Dutch history when thousands of these morons drove their farm equipment on the highway to protest in The Hague. They also made death threats about a politician, stormed several city halls and ran over barricades. And everyone is applauding this behaviour too because farmers "are the backbone of the economy".


  21. 200 people were killed and thousands were injured in Iraq protests yet nobody mentioned it … it’s really shocking how the world turns blind eye to whatever happens in Iraq , like we don’t matter or something #IraqiProtests

  22. The protests in lebanon are like a lit party, there are people dancing and lots of free food. 🎉🎉👌🇱🇧

  23. Baby 🦈 shark…. this is why I love third world countries… if it was USA they would have bought trump masks and tiki torches

  24. yeah i know you aint got the time but please please make the time to talk about the difficulties of reintegrating post-colonial hk into "communist" china <3

  25. why you didn't say anything abut Iraq. But you know you right its not because there is more than 20 young guys die and its all USA fault they have sell us to Iran and now they do what they like killing anyone say no to them.

  26. I'm frankly disappointed Trevor… the protests in Lebanon are against ALL officials in the government! and its still on going!

  27. This world is about to burn down jesus is coming soon. I love this guy tho he's the perfect man for this show I can watch all day

  28. All those protests around the world it's the leading way to a world domination order, I think the only thing that people its waiting is a person who can get pace and security ,no only for he's people but for this fuck up world, sorry we are seeing the future

  29. It's the best chance … chance … chance. Democrats sought out a peer group to support them and they found comedians. Comedians understand Democrats because both groups are a joke …. and one good laugh deserves another.

  30. Flippin hell, Trevor. This is an common occurrence in SA. No basic service from the government but the ANC with its president dining like that every day… and no uproar from you about that. It's easy to point fingers at others…

  31. Is me or has no one else notice a trend of the people protesting to hv their government officials removed, isnt Trump (our government official) in the same boat?

  32. re HK: I've read the extradition law, and it is apparent that the protesters have not read it, because it actually empowers HK to have a say as to when and how a mainland China extradition request is handled. A few years ago, several book sellers were taken from HK to the mainland for questioning and detention; if this new extradition law had been in place, HK would have had the option of refusing their extradition.

  33. Would never happen but would be fun if these politicians were forced to live a year on minimum wage no government help see how the average person lives. Too many of them are disconnected from the everyday person's reality of life. It reminds me of the famous let them eat cake line.

  34. We weren't protesting because we didn't want the prime minister, we were protesting because we wanted all the government down, including the president. But making the prime minister quit is automatically making all the ministers quit. And now the second demand is a technocratic government which we are still protesting for

  35. And there are ongoing protests in Algeria for the last 9 months, millions of people in the streets every week, Crazy things had happened and the gouvernement Now is forcing an election and people are just not willing to get back to the old regime. This mouvement is rarely spoken about in English speaking media

  36. China
    Irak (deadliest of them all)
    Egypt (they started by backed off because off the killer that rules them)
    Soudan (just stopped)

  37. This reasons for protesting and many more is the problem in Nigerian. we all keep silent and pray for God's intervention and his miraclious hand upon our leaders.

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