On the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring, TRT World spoke with Gilbert Achcar, who has written extensively on the politics of the Middle East, to make sense of what transpired and what comes next.
The messages are disparate, ranging from the sign-of-the-times standard "Everything's strange" to slogans like "Public health for all".
Dramatic images on Sunday of protesters in the port city of Bristol tearing down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and throwing it into the harbour inspired campaigners in Oxford to seize the moment.
France broke a new heat record with temperatures hitting 45.9 degrees Celsius over the weekend. Young Extinction Rebellion climate activists protesting in Paris under harsh weather conditions were sprayed by police forces with tear gas.
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