Global protests and violence 2016-17. Animation of a cylindrical projection of the Earth, showing protests (purple) and violence (red) from March 2016 to March 2017. This data was gathered by the GDELT Project (Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone). The GDELT Project monitors the world's news media each day and uses sophisticated computer algorithms to compile a daily summary events, from attacks and protests to peace appeals and diplomatic exchanges. The size of the coloured dot at each location represents the volume of news coverage an event received in the world's news media.