Millions Missing protests

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The Millions Missing protests were first created in early 2016 by The MEAction Network with the first protests held in twelve cities around the world in May & June 2016. The protests took the form of an on-site physical protest where protestors placed empty pairs of shoes outside prominent government buildings, representing the millions of patients around the world. Protest also occurred online.[1]

September 2016 protests[edit | edit source]

Larger protests in a larger number of cities around the world are planned for September 27th 2016.

May 2016 protests[edit | edit source]

Millions Missing protest at the US Department of Health and Human Services in Washington DC on 25th May 2016

The protests took place simultaneously on 25th May 2016[2], with the Belfast (Northern Ireland) protest taking place on 16th June.

The protestors made specific demands including increased research funding and clinical trials.[3]

United States[edit | edit source]

Canada[edit | edit source]

Europe[edit | edit source]

Australia[edit | edit source]

May 2018 Protests[edit | edit source]

The Millions Missing protests were renewed for a third year running in May 2018, to coincide with ME Awareness Week. On this occasion, the number of protests were much larger, with actions in over 100 cities scheduled beforehand[4] and over 300 visibility actions recorded worldwide[5]. Press coverage of the protests has become increasingly extensive, possibly in part due to the critical success of the acclaimed Unrest documentary.

Photos from 2018[edit | edit source]

Europe[edit | edit source]

Origin of the Millions Missing name[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Featured in media reporting[edit | edit source]

Chronic Fatigue: Missing Millions (Carte Blanche DSTV)

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