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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 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

Fast Food Workers on Strike For a $15 Minimum Wage in Minneapolis, April 2015

Fast Food Workers on Strike For a $15 Minimum Wage in Minneapolis, April 2015

Taken on 2015-04-15

On April 15th fast food workers across the USA walked out on strike to hold protests and marches demanding a $15/hour minimum wage. In the Twin Cities, striking fast food workers were joined by university workers, students, janitors, retail workers and airport workers. They call for a $15/hour minimum wage, paid sick days, and fairer scheduling of work hours. Protesters met at the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis and marched to the McDonalds restaurant in nearby Dinkytown.

Source: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-07-31

Protest by South Asian Labourers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2015

Protest by South Asian Labourers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2015

Taken on 2015-03-10

Hundreds of South Asian labourers took to the streets in Dubai on Tuesday to protest unpaid wages and working conditions, prompting the emirate to mobilise riot police. Local reports said the striking workers ripped down corrugated iron fences at a development belonging to Emaar Properties and even came onto the streets to block traffic near the Dubai Mall. The sight of protesting labourers is jarring in a country where demonstrations and unionising are illegal and could easily lead to deportation.

Source: william/YouTube

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-10

Dubai Police Force Addresses Protesting Workers, United Arab Emirates, March 2015

Dubai Police Force Addresses Protesting Workers, United Arab Emirates, March 2015

Taken on 2015-03-10

Govt. Source: 'Dubai Police interfered & managed to resolve the issue in less than an hour'. The unrest had begun earlier in the day, ostensibly caused by unpaid wages.

Source: Dubai Media Office/Twitter

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-03-10

Industrial Workers of the World Demonstration in New York City, April 1914

Industrial Workers of the World Demonstration in New York City, April 1914

Taken on 1914-04-11

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) demonstration in New York, 11 April, 1914.

Source: Library of Congress

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-06-18