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Students Occupy University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

A new wave of student movements and occupations of university buildings is taking place around Europe. In Amsterdam, the 25th of March marked the one month anniversary of the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, an administrative building of the Universiteit van Amsterdam located in the center of the city in Spui street. A group of students are now living in the university space and organising a whole range of activities such as lectures, workshops and presentations with local and international intellectuals who support the movement. They are demanding direct democracy, participation in the management processes, the halt of the financial cut and of the progressive corporatization of the university.

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University of Amsterdam 07
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Student movement leaders discuss the main events of the occupation.

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University of Amsterdam 08
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Posters in the Maagdenhuis carry the slogans of the student movement.

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University of Amsterdam 09
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Posters in the Maagdenhuis carry the slogans of the student movement.

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University of Amsterdam 10
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

The Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub, has been occupied since the end of February 2015.

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University of Amsterdam 11
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

Former students who witnessed student demonstrations in the 1960's visit the Maagdenhuis.

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University of Amsterdam 12
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
25 Mar 2015

A schedule in the Maagdenhuis details the events student movement leaders have organized for each day.

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University of Amsterdam 01
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 02
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 03
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 04
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 05
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Students listen to a lecture by French philosopher Jacques Rancière one month after the occupation of the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's administrative hub.

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University of Amsterdam 06
Amsterdam, Netherlands
By Nicola Zolin
24 Mar 2015

Student protesters gather at the entrance of the occupied Maagdenhuis.

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Umbrella revolution 09
Hong Kong
By nomichele
04 Nov 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Umbrella revolution 10
Hong Kong
By nomichele
04 Nov 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Hong Kong
By nomichele
04 Nov 2014

A film-maker is recording messages from supporters for a conceptual video propaganda

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Hong Kong
By nomichele
04 Nov 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Hong Kong
By nomichele
04 Nov 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Umbrella revolution 11
Hong Kong
By nomichele
03 Nov 2014

Camp in Mongkok, Nathan Road, first aid volunteers tent in one of the busiest road ofHong Kong.

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Hong Kong
By nomichele
03 Nov 2014

Daily life in the occupied area of Mongkok.

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Hong Kong
By nomichele
03 Nov 2014

Perimeter of the occupied area in Mongkok.

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Hong Kong
By nomichele
03 Nov 2014

Mongkok, Nathan Road; the street is decorated with propaganda street art.

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Umbrella revolution 08
Hong Kong
By nomichele
01 Nov 2014

Pro-democracy propaganda against China's and Hong Kong's government

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Umbrella revolution 14
Hong Kong
By nomichele
01 Nov 2014

Hong Kong citizens observing the occupied area in Mongkok.

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Umbrella revolution 01
Hong Kong
By nomichele
30 Oct 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Umbrella revolution 04
Hong Kong
By nomichele
30 Oct 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Umbrella revolution 05
Hong Kong
By nomichele
30 Oct 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Umbrella revolution 07
Hong Kong
By nomichele
30 Oct 2014

Students, artist and designers support the Umbrella movement making daily artistic pro-democracy propaganda.

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Umbrella revolution 03
Hong Kong
By nomichele
29 Oct 2014

Camp under the Government Palace and Police Headquarters in Admiralty.

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Umbrella revolution 13
Hong Kong
By nomichele
29 Oct 2014

Free wifi and battery charging station for pro-democracy supporters in Admiralty

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Okmaydani-arianna-pagani-003
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
26 May 2014

Another man had already been killed by a teargas canister shot during previous protests. In reaction, young people from the Chepesi party rioted for days against the police, yelling slogans and calling them Katil€ (criminals, murderers).

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
26 May 2014

The Popular Republican Pary (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, or CHP) is the longest standing party in Turkey. It represents the strongest left-wing political force in the country.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
26 May 2014

Many young boys and men take to the streets. On one side, they throw stones and molotovs, on the other plastic bullets, teargas and Toma.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
26 May 2014

After the Gezi Park riots, many movements emerged to oppose the AKP and its leader, Prime Minister Recip Teyyip Erdogan, who has enforced various restrictions on freedom of speech and the press.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
26 May 2014

The protestors include both young and old people, the former in the front whilst the latter remain in the back to play a supporting role in clashes with the armed forces.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
26 May 2014

In suburbs prone to such clashes, once often encounters strong local support.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
26 May 2014

Since the beginning of the clashes, 9 people have died and more than 8163 have been injured. This does not include the number of arrests; it also makes the violence one of the most tragic events in recent Turkish history.

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Okmaydani
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
25 May 2014

The number of Turkish security forces deployed in the neighborhood has steadily increased since the first wave of violence. During the clashes, police never entered the heart of the suburb, but are now slowly making deeper forays into the neighborhood.

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Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
25 May 2014

After weeks of protests following the Soma mine disaster, police resorted to using real ammunition during the most violent clashes. Previously, only rubber bullets were used; the use of live ammunition has since then led to causalities.

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Okmaydani
Istanbul
By Arianna Pagani
25 May 2014

Neighborhood life only stops in the greatest moments of tension, when vendors close their shops in order to protect themselves and their belongings. Many watch the events from a distance.