Multiple freighters 800+ hostiles Unknown number of sympathizing civilians
Casualties and losses
26 killed 4 missing in action 103 wounded
4 freighters 300+ hostile casualties (estimated)
"We need to get it under control before HighCom loses what control they have..."
The 2553 Martian food protests were a series of civil uprisings that took place on post-Human-Covenant WarMars.
As its name implies, the protests began with modest, metropolitan protests over severe food scarcities. The situation erupted out of the battered UNSC's control after a riot originating in the Capital Grounds erupted into a firefight between rebel sympathizers and UNSC-aligned security guards. The tenacity of the protests have often been linked to the 2554 Mid-Rim Protests, which were notably more widespread.