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Belarusians Protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Belarusians Protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-11

Belarusians protest the Government of Alexander Lukashenko on national election day. Featured in the above photo are a group of protesters holding a sign that reads 'Boycott of the Dictatorship'. Opponents of Lukashenko have cited a history of corruption and fraud in the nation's past elections, a claim supported by OSCE reports.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-13

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Belarusians Protest Against Electoral Fraud; Minsk, Belarus, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-10

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Belarus's capital, Minsk, to protest current President Alexander Lukashenko's election campaign that would see him stay on as the nation's President for a 5th term. Opponents of Lukashenko have cited a history of corruption and fraud in the nation's past elections, a claim supported by OSCE reports. Belarus has been labeled "Europe's last dictatorship" by some Western journalists, on account of Lukashenko's self-described authoritarian style of government.

Source: thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-10-11

Moldovans Rally Against Government Corruption; Chisinau, Sept 2015

Moldovans Rally Against Government Corruption; Chisinau, Sept 2015

Taken on 2015-09-06

Tens of thousands of Moldovans rallied in the nation's capital, Chisinau, protesting a recent bank fraud that has seen $1 billion disappear from the national banking system - roughly one eighth of Moldova's gross domestic output. As a result of the fraud, the small and largely rural country's currency has depreciated significantly, raising inflation and adversely affecting already low living standards. Protesters came from all over the country and called for the resignation of President Nicolae Timofti, chanting "Victory! Bring the one billion back home!". Police put protester numbers at between 35,000 - 40,000 people - organizers put their estimates at three times as many(see Moldovan Protests 2015 Wikipedia page for more information).

Source: Thomasvanlinge/twitter

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2015-09-12

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

Protests over missing Mexican students; Iguala, Mexico, Oct-Dec 2014

Protests over missing Mexican students; Iguala, Mexico, Oct-Dec 2014

Taken on 2014-12-18

Thousands protest after 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Mexico. Officials say they were handed over by authorities to a local drug gang. This is an example of the larger problem of the impunity regarding numerous enforced disappearances. Mexico's Attorney General stated there is no doubt that the 43 students were murdered and their remains incinerated and dumped into a river in the nearby town of Cocula.

Source: Wikipedia, Voice of America, Global Voices

Uploaded by Taylor on 2015-06-27