While the numbers seem to vary widely (depending on who is speaking), it seems that there are roughly 3 public protests per day, on average, in South Africa (which can include events as diverse as community uprisings, strikes by organised labour, or marches by churches). Source https://africacheck.org/reports/are-there-30-service-delivery-protests-a-day-in-south-africa-2/

Does that make her the world's most protesting country, per capita, as some claim*, or is there another state with a higher rate?

*= last paragraph at https://thoughtleader.co.za/chrisrodrigues/2010/04/05/on-revolutionary-songs/

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    This question might be a better fit for Skeptics. But FWIW that claim seems dubious. France (in recent months, with the Yellow Vests), the UK (since Brexit) and the US (especially since Trump) all spring to mind as good contenders. – Denis de Bernardy Jul 6 '19 at 13:04
  • And if you're not correcting for population, then there's no way that the US doesn't have more than three protests a day. – Obie 2.0 Jul 6 '19 at 13:27
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    I don't think that "number of protests per capita" is a very useful metric for political activity. With that metric, 10 people standing around with signs for an hour would be one protest (i have seen 4 of such protests taking place simultaneously last Saturday in the same pedestrian zone), and a protest march with tens of thousands of participants would be a second one. – Philipp Jul 6 '19 at 14:23
  • Thank you all. Should I delete and ask in Skeptics, or should someone with enough reputation move this? – RandomForestRanger Jul 6 '19 at 16:29
  • If you want to move it to Skeptics, the easiest way is to just delete and repost. The other way would be to flag it and ask a moderator to move it. Migration is not one of the high rep powers unless it is a common path, and Politics has no common destinations defined (except its Meta). If it were, you could flag it to be closed for migration. But my recommendation is just to delete and repost. Also, Skeptics requires a notable claim, which is generally a quotation from the cited source. So please add the quote before reposting on Skeptics. – Brythan Jul 6 '19 at 18:16

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