Under an acrid atmosphere of populism, of division, of racist and of nationalist incitements; rising inequality among the world's people, will continue fuel present and future protests.
From Hong Kong, to Sudan, to Algeria, to Venezuela, to Brazil, to Palestine, to the United States (US) and elsewhere, a broadening gap between 'the haves and the haves-not' will contribute to increase incidents of protests from the people.
And the current condition in Hong Kong, which some might faliably attribute to democratic aspirations, really stands as the epitome of the concerns of many of the world's youth - an outcry for parity, for opportunity and for self-security in terms of housing, employment, the rule of law and happiness.
Until governments address the long term aspirations and concerns of their youth, protests will become main events despite the actions by authorities to quell such expressions.
World leaders must tune in to the needs and concerns of the youth - the vanguard of all beneficial change in society. The world's youth are demanding a future - a future based upon protection of the environment, a future of opportunity and of hope under the rule of law.