The 2019 Gaza economic protests
dubbed as We Want to Live
began on February, initiating with the popular call "We want to live" by a group of politically unaffiliated media activists.
The group has been nicknamed the 14th March movement
The protests aim at high costs of living and tax hikes in the Gaza Strip.
The protests were met with violence by the rulingHamas
, which dispatched security forces to disperse protesters.
Several human rights organisations and political factions have denounced attacks on protesters by Hamas security forces.
The protests were described as the most severe anti-regime protests in Gaza since the Hamas takeover