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Protest against Corruption and President Otto Perez Molina; Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sept 2015

Protest against Corruption and President Otto Perez Molina; Guatemala City, Guatemala, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-08-27

An estimated 70,000 protesters demonstrated against President Otto Perez Molina and demanded his resignation as part of a national strike that saw numerous schools and businesses closed and several highways blocked. It is alleged that President Molina led a tax fraud scheme. Ruling party lawmaker Mario Linares will lead a committee to investigate these charges and will present findings to the 158 member legislature.

Source: revolutionnews/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-15

Police Utilize Riot Shields During General Strike; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Police Utilize Riot Shields During General Strike; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-14

A general strike by a broad coalition in Ecuador not-satisfied with President Rafael Correa has paralyzed the nation. Thousands of indigenous activists, unionists, environmentalists and members of the political opposition took part in the strike. Protesters criticized proposed constitutional changes that would let Correa run for office again, without calling for a public referendum on the matter. Refusal to consult Indigenous groups on mining and oil exploration on their traditional lands, a new labor code that is seen by many as constricting on freedom of association and protest, and increased taxes were also primary reasons for the strike

Source: Revolution News/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-30

Protesters Clash With Riot Police; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Protesters Clash With Riot Police; Quito, Ecuador, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-14

Featured above are protesters clashing with riot police in Quito during a nation-wide general strike against President Rafael Correa. Thousands of indigenous activists, unionists, environmentalists and members of the political opposition took part in the strike. Protesters criticized proposed constitutional changes that would let Correa run for office again, without calling for a public referendum on the matter. Refusal to consult Indigenous groups on mining and oil exploration on their traditional lands, a new labor code that is seen by many as constricting on freedom of association and protest, and increased taxes were also primary reasons for the strike

Source: Revolution News/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-30

Protesters Block I70 Highway, St. Louis, Missouri

Protesters Block I70 Highway, St. Louis, Missouri

Taken on 2015-08-10

Black Lives Matters protesters were arrested following a blockade of the I70 route in St. Louis, Missouri marking the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. In Cincinnati, Ohio, protesters mourned the death of Sam Dubose, an unarmed black man who was shot by a policeman at a routine traffic stop.

Source: Lorena de la Cuesta and Phillip M Bailey/twitter

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-08-17

Palestinians Protest Against Israeli Occupation; Kafr Qadum, West Bank, Palestine, July 2015

Palestinians Protest Against Israeli Occupation; Kafr Qadum, West Bank, Palestine, July 2015

Taken on 2015-07-31

Palestinians protest against Israeli occupation in Kafr Qadum, West Bank, Palestine.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-08-14

Palestinian Protesters Set Tires on Fire During Protest Against Israeli Occupation; Kafr Qadum, West

Palestinian Protesters Set Tires on Fire During Protest Against Israeli Occupation; Kafr Qadum, West

Taken on 2015-07-31

Palestinian Protesters Set Tires on Fire During Protest Against Israeli Occupation

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-08-14

Kurds in Erbil Protest Turkish Airstrikes Against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), July 2015

Kurds in Erbil Protest Turkish Airstrikes Against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), July 2015

Taken on 2015-07-25

Kurds in Erbil protest Turkish airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), July 2015. In late July Turkey started airstrikes against ISIS, though they controversially started to target the airstrikes against PKK positions.

Source: Dilbar/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-07-27

Police Use Capiscum Spray to Keep Anti-Muslim and Anti-Racism Groups Apart; Melbourne, July 2015

Police Use Capiscum Spray to Keep Anti-Muslim and Anti-Racism Groups Apart; Melbourne, July 2015

Taken on 2015-07-17

The United Patriots Front and Reclaim Australia held anti-Muslim rallies around Australia prompting counter-demonstrations from anti-racism groups. Melbourne experienced some of the largest demonstrations where hundreds of policemen attempted to separate anti-Muslim and anti-Racism Groups from One Another.

Source: theagephotography/twitter

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-08-18

Protesters Demand Greater Government Accountability and Public Investment; Bolivia, July 2015

Protesters Demand Greater Government Accountability and Public Investment; Bolivia, July 2015

Taken on 2015-07-16

Protesters from Potosi, Bolivia demonstrate in support of a civic committee that is seeking to negotiate an end to a 10-day-old general strike in the city, which is a provincial capital. Potosi depends heavily on mining and its residents have been hit hard by a slump in mineral prices. The demonstrators are demanding the central government put more money into public works projects, calling for the construction of hospitals, roads and an international airport to be built in their region as part of a 26-point plan for the government.

Source: Andres Gomez Vela/twitter

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-08-18

Anti-Austerity Protests Turn Violent; Athens, Greece, July 2015

Anti-Austerity Protests Turn Violent; Athens, Greece, July 2015

Taken on 2015-07-15

A peaceful anti-austerity protest was allegedly antagonized by Greek riot police, causing the demonstration to take a violent turn.

Source: Revolution News/twitter

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-08-17

Police Break Up Istanbul Pride Parade; Turkey, June 2015

Police Break Up Istanbul Pride Parade; Turkey, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-28

Turkish police released tear gas, water guns and fired rubber bullets at marchers participating in the annual Istanbul Pride march. One of the largest in the Muslim world, last years march was considerably more peaceful.

Source: Deniz Katile, Zia Weise, Robert Stevens

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-06-29

Repatriation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic; Dominican Republic, June 2015

Repatriation of Haitians from the Dominican Republic; Dominican Republic, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-25

The Dominican Republic Is seeking to deport thousands of Haitians without legal status as well as Dominican born people of Haitian descent, despite have the lgal documentation. Two years ago, a consitituional court ruled that anyone born in the Dominican Republic between 1929 and 2010 was granted citizenship. However, those born to Haitian migrants were not.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-07-03

Protests Against Femicide; Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015

Protests Against Femicide; Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-04

This report features scenes from large demonstrations in Buenos Aires, Argentina that saw thousands of people march against gender violence and femicide following a the murder of a 14 year old girl in May 2015 by her 16 year old brother and a series of similarly shocking cases of femicide. In Argentina, a women is murdered every 31 hours. Women's rights organisations, unions, political parties and the Catholic Church voiced their support for the demonstrations. Argentina's current President, Cristina Elisabet Fernandez, also took to social media condemning 'a culture that devastates women'. Marches against femicide are also taking place in neighbouring Chile and Uruguay.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-21

Activists Arrested in Moscow After Organizing Display of LGBTQ/I Pride; Russia, June 2015

Activists Arrested in Moscow After Organizing Display of LGBTQ/I Pride; Russia, June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-02

Several people were arrested in Moscow after organizing a small display of LGBTQ/I pride that included two men driving around on a four wheeled vehicle waving a pride flag. Opponents of the display of pride intervened and attacked the LGBTQ/I activists before the police intervened in the disturbance and arrested the activists.

Source: Phillip Kireev

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-06-10

Anti-Frontex & European Migration Policy Protest; Warsaw, Poland, May 2015

Anti-Frontex & European Migration Policy Protest; Warsaw, Poland, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-24

Anti-Frontex demonstration in Warsaw, Poland. Frontex is the agency of the European Union (EU) that manages the cooperation between national border guards that is undertaken to secure the external borders of the union, including from illegal immigration, human trafficking and terrorist infiltration. Frontex has come under public scrutiny in light of recent at-sea disasters involving illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

Source: Anonymous/Twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-05-25

Protesters Demonstrate Against European Union Migrant Policy; Warsaw, Poland, May 2015

Protesters Demonstrate Against European Union Migrant Policy; Warsaw, Poland, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-24

Anti-Frontex demonstration in Warsaw, Poland. Frontex is the agency of the European Union (EU) that manages the cooperation between national border guards that is undertaken to secure the external borders of the union, including from illegal immigration, human trafficking and terrorist infiltration. Frontex has come under public scrutiny in light of recent at-sea disasters involving illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East.

Source: anonymous/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-05-25

Protests Against President Sisi in Alexandria, Egypt, May 2015

Protests Against President Sisi in Alexandria, Egypt, May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-22

Protest march in the Hadara district of Alexandria against the Sisi Government. Protesters are seen raising their hands with the Rabia gesture - used by protesters, activists and politicians opposed to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-05-25

Peru’s government has responded to the Tia Maria protests by sending in the army.

Peru’s government has responded to the Tia Maria protests by sending in the army.

Taken on 2015-05-12

The Tia Maria mine is a large copper mine located in the south of Peru in Moquegua Region. The project is operated by Southern Copper Corporation with Newmont Mining Corporation owning a share. In 2011, there were protests against the project which led to the death of three people. Concern about the impact on agriculture led the project to be put on hold. A revised Environmental Impact Assessment by Geoservice Ingeniería for Southern Copper Corporation was approved in August, 2014. The construction permit is pending. A new round of farmer-led protests began in March 2015 and have already taken five lives in more than 60 days of regional strikes. On May 23 the state proclaimed a state of emergency for Islay province, in the south of the country. Farmers fear the project will contaminate the River Tambo vital for their rice crops.

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-14

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Citizen Demonstrations Against Police Brutality; USA, April - May 2015

Taken on 2015-05-01

As incidents of police brutality receive more coverage in the United States, citizens from across the country took to the streets to demonstrate against the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality in the United States. Shown here are different representations of citizen demonstrations, in Baltimore and Minneapolis, in response to the controversial death of Freddie Gray and police brutality. While prominent media outlets mainly displayed non-peaceful protests and looting throughout Baltimore, many did not cover the peaceful protests, and acts of community service that took place in the city and throughout the country.

Source: Fibonacci Blue/Stephen Melkisethian/Dren Prozhegu/National Guard/A.Currell/Bishop M. Cromartie

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-02

Protest Over Killing of Freddie Gray at Baltimore Police Precinct, USA, Apr. 2015

Protest Over Killing of Freddie Gray at Baltimore Police Precinct, USA, Apr. 2015

Taken on 2015-04-25

Protest at the Baltimore Police Department Western District building at N. Mount St. and Riggs Ave.

Source: Veggies/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-04-26

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