In August 2018, Romanian diaspora organized a major political protest in Bucharest:

The protests were organized and promoted by groups of Romanians working abroad, angry at what they say is entrenched corruption, low wages and attempts by the PSD to weaken the judiciary in one of the European Union’s most corrupt states.

I am wondering if some people living in another country organizing a protest in their native country is something rare or not. To narrow down, I am interested in post 1990 and EU countries only.

Question: Are there any recent examples of political protests organized by diaspora?

Note: by diaspora I mean its general definition (people coming from a country living in other countries).

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    Not exactly protests, but there were reports that important number of Irish emigrees were returning to Ireland to vote in the referendum about the abortion law, this year. – SJuan76 Sep 14 at 16:04
  • Qualify "recent" and "organized by". There's the Iranian 1979 revolution etc. In fact being in the West was more of an advantage. – Fizz Sep 14 at 20:18
  • @Fizz The question says that the author is interested in "post 1990 and EU countries only", so the Iranian revolution would be out of scope. – Philipp Sep 16 at 14:31

You might be able to find some of that with Serbia's history. With the whole Kosovo situation. If that counts toward your requirements. But that's more of a land dispute. That was during the 90's, but still ongoing to a lesser extent.

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  • Could you add concrete examples and sources for examples in Serbia / Kosovo? – janh Sep 14 at 16:41
  • Any protests that were organized by people that had lived in a country and came back even for a couple of days to protest would be fine. As jahn said, at example will improve the answer. – Alexei Sep 14 at 19:19

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