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
protestors 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
demonstrations targeted
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 because
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. (snores)
“Ah! (snores)
Ah!” 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… (singing) 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. Stores
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. (laughter) 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.

Stephen Childs


  1. whaaaat?!? they didn't include Algeria, were people been protesting for almost 9 months now and so many other countries like Iraq , bolivia……

  2. There were Catalonian independence trouble already in the 1640s. Maybe even earlier.

  3. Apparently we are in different planet forbidden teargas, snipers real bullets has been used in peaceful demonstrations hundreds dead and thousands injured if other people in the world wouldn’t notice our revolution thousands more will die in the ugliest ways, they started to kidnap activist. Sometimes I feel we are looked at as numbers but we are not we have hope we dream we want a better life

  4. What about Iraqi protests that has been going for days
    That left over 250 deaths and 12000 injuries
    Have you left it out accidentally or on purpose

  5. I was disappointed you didn’t mention Iraq. The nation’s issue is worse than most of these protests.

  6. @4:46, he's just eating a restaurant. I would understand if he was using some kind of private jet or got driven in a lamborghini or rolls Royce. Let's be honest here the man has to eat, and it's just a fancy restaurant… I don't know if this man is a jerk, but eating a fancy restaurant seems like a nuisance.

  7. Does Trevor not know about what’s going on in Iraq? It’s worse than Lebanon. The Iraqi ppl are trying to over throw their corrupt government which has resulted in many deaths and riots. It’s so sad to see this happening all around the world.

  8. I like how the working class has realize we are more in numbers than these rich inept "leaders" in charge of everything and are doing something about it . . .

  9. and now there are protests in Bolivia against president Morales's reelection and his leftist government's policies

  10. you skipped the Iraqi protests, people are being killed by snipers and internet only accessible with VPN

  11. When will Americans begin their protests against corrupt government and the elite making slaves of everyone? We wont' until it's too late and we're in the position that other world citizens are in…

  12. why lots of guys asked “why no attention to the protests in iraq, algeria, chile,…..here and there” come on guys, do you think us really care about the human rights all over the world?? such a huge daydream……plz wake up……

  13. Funny how the media interviews an anti-independence activist. Never seen them interview an HK pro government protester.

  14. What about iraq more than 1000 person have been killed and injected in the iraqi revaluation the world needs to know!!!

  15. Oh, a bit disappointed at how the general reason for catalonia's unrest was " they feel they pay more taxes than the rest"… that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface. For the ones reading… those protests where because of the imprisonment of our elected politicians. Call for independence is only the ultimate consequence of many little factors, amongst others there is the increase in taxes hand in hand with the decrease of services AND the hundreds of proven corruption cases against the government (who is inf act, robbing ALL region's tax money). Wish trevor would dig a bit deeper on this topic at some point. but t"s not in the US, will not be discussed further 🙁

  16. hello:

    please do report on Kashmir please. Indian army lock down entire states. people don`t even have single piece of bread to eat. plz as a human that your responsibility

  17. The idea that Catalonia wants independence because it wants to pay less is a misconception. Catalonia wants independence because it always has done, having declared independence 5 times already throughout history.

  18. Atleast we can here about this protest in other countries, in India Facist Modi silenced the whole Kashmiris, many arrested illegally and all forms of communication has been blocked, this has to be the top of all what u have mentioned above

  19. You got all the way to Chile…. and then forgot about what's happening in Bolivia. Wow, we don't matter at all, right?

  20. Were the one country with rights specifically designed to protest against our government and yet we are barely protesting our systems very similar corruption.

  21. Trevor “Use Uber Eats”

    Me: Does he not realize Jeff Bezos can’t even afford Uber Eats

  22. Imagine that the whole world unites to protest against the world's governments. That would make history!

  23. I wonder why you don't mention Iraq remember Iraq the country you destroyed and gave to Iran your best friend

  24. Hi Trevor! You forgot about one more thing in Chilean News: Chupalo Karol Dance! O suck it Karol dance!!!!
    (Is a nationally hated TV personality degenerated prick)

  25. If we learn anything from this segment it's that the daily show needs to go to an hour and double their "news" coverage.

  26. Thank you for this amazing video!
    It feels so nice seeing that most people here are showing support to these revolutions!
    The Lebanese president and his followers will fall after the prime minister, we will win this revolution despite all the violence that we are facing!!!
    Again thank you for spreading the news

  27. Can we all take a moment to appreciate how heart warming that Baby Shark part was?

    I mean really, that was just the purest thing I've ever seen

  28. 水能载舟,亦能覆舟。The water has the power to keep the boat afloat and to drown it in seconds.

    How stupid it is for the Chinese government now to believe that they are the water.

  29. We need this protest in nigeria but the corrupt government arrest u b4 u come out many in jail now

  30. Man, out of all the serious stuff said, the last part where protesters went out of their way to make sure the kid feels ok with them was my favourite scene in ages… Cutest thing to see and they deserve a salute for their show of concern and their effort to make the kid not feel scared… Salute from me

  31. If the Haiti prime minister gave his people Tesla cars and set up electric superchargers stations, he could save his job!!! Hurry mr.prime minister!

  32. Or buy them electric 🛵! Love our electric Zongshen Cineco,!! Well made and inexpensive! Buy them electric vehicles,

  33. They should give the protesters chicken sandwiches to distract them 🤦🏿‍♂️

  34. What about Iraq! Why does no one talk about it. The whole country is out in the streets fed up with everything that has been happening for the past 16 years. NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS!!!!!

  35. It's funny how ALGERIA started the age of Protesting but you never spoke of it.

  36. why dont we just start killing these fucks?one by one….at the first whiff of corruption…then maybe they'll think twice before seeking political positions under false pretenses.and only THE REAL ONES will remain…i mean,fuck…we're killing EACH OTHER every day over the stupidest,most banal reasons…and yet,all these motherfuckers keep running their racket with total impunity! it only takes 1 guy to put a bullet in the back of somebodys head …where are all the folk heroes willing to make that sacrifice?? KILL THE CORRUPT!

  37. I wonder why didn’t you mention the Iraq protests. Acutely Lebanon’s protests started after Iraq protests. Anyway, you need to have a look at it you will find enormous things to talk about. People there maybe need you to deliver their voice.

  38. Could you imagine if all of the human beings on this planet realized at the same time that there wants are there neighbors, they share similar fears.
    In that moment, they realize the freedom they so sought, was in there neighbors reflection.
    What if, this thought became a reality, would you put down arms and conflict to reflect the origin of the hostility, could you?
    The power has always been in the people, all people, to demand those that they gifted with such great burdens, such great authority, to heed the masses.
    We are not sheep, we are the Shepard's, we've, just let too many wolves to prey on the sheep(government). No one will fix this for us, make a choice, do you want someone to rule over you, or do you want freedom.
    If in that moment, everyone did the most powerful thing at our disposal, absolutely nothing.
    Think about it, if everyone did nothing, the machine stops.
    This thing, this perversion of democracy, needs us all.
    "Stand for something, or fall for anything"!
    Thanks 🙈 🙉🙊

  39. Trevor Noah, you're so funny man! I know that's hard in times like these. Love you and your show. ; )

  40. Why burn subway stations when the price goes up? Now they have to put the fares up even more to pay for the repairs. F'ing stupid!

  41. Thanks this is a very interesting overview. and Look #antifa ,this is the way how you treat innocents and bystanders 6:12

  42. The Barcelona riots are not Barcelona Riots…they are Catalan Riots and it is not because we pay more taxes than what we get back. Its because of centuries of Spanish Repressions. Get the facts man!!

  43. Hahaha, man im from lebanon and thanks for mentioning us here 😀 and the protests isn't only about the prime minister, its about the system and the taxs and if you do more research about Lebanon you'll notice that every political face in lebanon from 1992 till today came to power, they own billions of dollars and the country is in 100B$ in debt and we dont have electricity and we have the worlds worst and most expansive cellphone and internet connection, and the list goes on.

  44. It’s long but you won’t regret reading.
    The wholesome “baby shark” video that you showed is nothing but a drop in the sea of amazing things that are happening during the revolution in Lebanon:
    – the lebanese people have joined together in more than 10 major cities in Lebanon, everyday for the past 22 days.
    – the protests in all cities have been completely peaceful with rarely any violence being used ( i say rarely because the gov still tried to send people to disrupt the movement).
    – there have been djs, celebrities, and influencers in the major cities everyday during the protests to keep encouraging the people.
    – there hasn’t been ANY flag held other than the Lebanese flag during the protests, which is astonishing considering Lebanon has more than 10 political parties and usually each major city is considered to belong to a certain political party.
    – there hasn’t been any talk of religion from the people during the protests in the most religiously diverse country in the middle east with more than 15 religions! Muslim and chistian and druze clerics have walked hand in hand (literally) during the protest in the capital.
    – i know of immigrants that have flown to Lebanon for a few days to experience the most fun, peaceful and inclusive protests Lebanon has ever witnessed.
    – people blocked one of the main bridges of the country, called the ring, in the most creative way by trying to recreate a house, they put sofas, tvs, even refrigerators! And they took it as a chance to meet each other and sit together. football matches, yoga and mma classes were held on the brige, some people even sat to study there!
    – on the 20th day when there were no more closed roads (the protests were still being held but not in the roads) and the schools and universities chose to resume classes, students from all universities created a march that started in one university and started going down to other universities, closing most of the major ones one by one! Meanwhile school students broke down the gates to go out and join the protests which also led to a lot of schools closing down.
    – there have been numerous funny scenarios such as people bringing an inflating pool to the protests, a barber working in the middle of the protest, the baby shark video, dabke dances, LITERALLY a marrige ceremony in the middle of the protest!
    – there have also been a lot of wholesome situations like videos of heartwarming conversation between the army and protesters, army members crying because they couldn’t join the protests, people going down to the streets every morning to clean them and recycle the garbage, people that dedicated their days to cooking food for the protesters day and night, and protesters who gave out a flower to each member of the army on the streets. Let me also mention that the army was present in the streets to protect the people, not stand against them.
    – yesterday a protest was held exclusively for women in two major cities as they have shown major power moves ever since the beginning of the revolution, one of those times being when a woman kicked a man sent by one of the politicians while he was holding a gun and threatening the people, the picture of her kicking him in the guts has since become a symbol of the revolution.
    -Lebanese people have been praising the “weak” all throughout the revolution, you wouldn’t believe the praise women are being given, men and women are being treated equally, and i would even go as far as saying that i consider this revolution to be feminist par excellence, people in developed countries DREAM of the equality we are currently witnessing in Lebanon, it just comes naturally to our respectful people, a woman is even being considered to become the future pm. (It’s also safe to mention that we have multiple women working in the gov as opposed to what a lot of people would expect)
    The last two days have been called the protests of the students, as mostly teenagers and young adults have hit the streets, and they are being given the chance to express themselves just like adults would, an let me tell you they would teach the wisest people a lesson! Kids that we used to consider “uncapable” are skipping classes to teach our country a patriotic lesson and they’re doing and excellent job!

    Most importantly, through the most peaceful revolution the country has ever witnessed, each goal that we have put out is being achieved, starting with the resignation of the pm and the whole ministry, and now the investigations with anyone that is believed to have participated in the corruption have started and hopefully the best is yet to come!
    If you’ve read to this point and still believe Lebanon is a small conservative country of terrorists that doesn’t allow freedom of expression, let me tell you that the most developed countries should watch and learn from us!

  45. This show is just really awesome! I feel like they figured out how to trick people into enjoying politics and the news! I mean I think I've never been as informed about Trump and American politics which almost don't concern my german ass at all but Trevor just makes me wanna watch it!!

  46. @6:21 That is actually really cool of them to do. You would NEVER see that at a protest here in the United States. It's a shame really…

  47. Que el mundo mire, están matando y torturando Chilenos por exigir servicios básicos!

  48. Perhaps you should've included protests in Balochistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir for completeness. Or don't you have time for that? 🤪

  49. Lebanon protests are the best, full of songs and DJ and dancing and gender equality, against politicians as much as aginst racial, religious and sexual preferences discrimination
    Viva Labanon🇱🇧🇱🇧

  50. What about Iraq protesters?! the government forces killed more than 200 protester until now!
    why didn't you mention it?! Are Iraqis less human than those other protesters? why the mainstream media shunting anything about Iraq?

  51. well it's all over the world; corrupt governments, social inequality & ineffective leadership.

  52. That sounds like an interesting way to approach protesting – put your chants to the tune of popular children's songs

  53. protesters singing baby shark just gave me a bit of hope for humanity and wanted to plug mi ears out at the same time.


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