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Protesters clash with police in India...
Srinagar
By Umar Mehraj
24 Jun 2016

Indian government forces fired tear gas and pellet guns to quell a protest by hundreds of rock-throwing Kashmiris shortly after Friday prayers in Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to police.
The protesters had gathered in support of the separatist call for June 24 to be observed as Kashmir day.

Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir.

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Greek Teachers Protest
Athens, Greece
By Epoca Libera
18 Apr 2016

A group of Greek teachers tried to break the police cordon at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier and enter the courtyard of the Parliament as they were protesting on Tuesday evening, April 19th. Eventually some of them, managed to climb the stairs and raise banners with slogans against layoffs. There was some tension with the police forces dressed in riot gear, who subsequently repelled the protesters.
Teachers held a rally in central Athens to protest against cuts to the education budget. In front of the Parliament at Syntagma Square, a group of them hold placards with slogans that read "No to layoffs - Jobs for everyone". The protests are in particular about the failure to hire teachers on permanent contracts. Teachers say that while there are gaps and shortages in teaching staff, the Greek government brings layoffs, budget cuts, and the closure of many kindergartens.

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Masked Anti-Refugee Mob Clashes with ...
Piraeus, Greece
By Epoca Libera
09 Apr 2016

Groups of masked, black-clad men and far-right activists rampaged through the streets next to the port of Piraeus on Sunday evening during a so called 'Anti-Islamization' protest.
The rally created a " pogrom atmosphere" and at the end they clashed with Greek Police and Coast Guard troops squads, while they were attempting to enter the port gates to reach and attack the refugee makeshift camp of Piraeus.
The gathering was organized by a Greek group named "LEPEN" (Patriotic Union).
"Knife in the heart of every antifa!" was heard from the side of the rally, a slogan referring directly to the murder of the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a Golden Dawn member in 2013. At the same area 24 hours ago, during a similar so called “Anti-Islamization” Protest a cameraman was attacked by a member of the Greek Golden dawn far-right party.
Athens, Piraeus port, Greece, 10 April 2016.

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Nantes: Rally Against the State of Em...
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

Several hundred people gathered in Nantes, France, on December 12, 2016 to protest against the extension of the state of emergency.

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Protest in Nantes 01
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

Before the start of the protest against the state of emergency in Nantes, protesters gathered to chat at Place Bouffay. They hung a banner that says "No justice, no peace. Freedom."

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Protest in Nantes 02
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

An environmental activist at a protest in Nantes against the state of emergency holding two placards. The on the left says "Cost tinkering nuclear plants: Billions! Assign them to renewable energy, energy savings, insulation housing, jobs." The placard on the right one: "After us, the deluge ... Nuclear ... It's a gift!"

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Protest in Nantes 03
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

Behind the black banner against the state of emergency on the sidelines of the COP21 in Nantes, two people express their discontent showing placards thats say: "Climate Emergency State" and "Keep our rights and our climate! "

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Protest in Nantes 04
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

Despite the ban by the authorities, around 600 people attended the a demonstration against the state of emergency on the streets of Nantes.

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Protest in Nantes 05
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

Despite the demonstration being aingaints the state of emergency, there were environment protests in line with the COP21 event. Many protesters changed their slogans to ecological ones.

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Protest in Nantes 06
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

A protester holds a smoke during the demonstration against the state of emergency in Nantes.

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Protest in Nantes 07
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

A protester holds a smoke during the demonstration against the state of emergency in Nantes.

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Protest in Nantes 08
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

Despite the ban by the authorities, around 600 people attended the a demonstration against the state of emergency on the streets of Nantes.

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Protest in Nantes 09
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

A man passes in front of a demonstration against the state of emergency on the streets of Nantes. Despite the ban by the authorities, around 600 people attended the protest.

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Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

Despite the ban by the authorities, around 600 people attended the a demonstration against the state of emergency on the streets of Nantes. Police blocked some streets to prevent possible vandals from accessing the area.

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Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

In protest against the state of emergency in Nantes Some demonstrators tried to return to clash with the police. Here, a protester is evacuated by another demonstrator.

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Protest in Nantes 12
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

At a protest against the state of emergency in Nantes, some protesters clashed with the police. Despite the ban by the authorities, around 600 people attended the a demonstration.

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Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

At a protest against the state of emergency in Nantes, some protesters clashed with the police. Despite the ban by the authorities, around 600 people attended the a demonstration.

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Protest in Nantes 14
Nantes
By emmanuelbrossier
12 Dec 2015

While angry protesters tried to battle with the police during a demonstrations against the state of emergency in Nantes, a pacifist man decided to get between the two groups to ease tensions.

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COP21 demonstration 01
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Australian demonstrator defends the protection of the climate.

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COP21 demonstration 02
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Australian demonstrator defends the protection of the climate.

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COP21 demonstration 03
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Shoes were palced at the Place de la République after the ban of the demonstration.

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COP21 demonstration 04
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

demonstrators created a human chain to protest against the ban of the event

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COP21 demonstration 05
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the Place de la République

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COP21 demonstration 06
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 07
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 08
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 09
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

A demonstrator protest against the emergency state.

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COP21 demonstration 10
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

A protester accuses multinationals and capitalism of destroying the planet.

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COP21 demonstration 11
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 12
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and fews demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 13
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 15
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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COP21 demonstration 16
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Policemen arrested protesters, even the non-violents ones.

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COP21 demonstration 17
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

At 4 PM, policemen began to encircle protesters. They didn't hesitate to walk through the 13th november memorial

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COP21 demonstration 18
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

A protester waiting to be released by policemen

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COP21 demonstration 19
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Violent arrest after the encirclement of protesters

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COP21 demonstration 20
Paris
By PierreGautheron
04 Dec 2015

Protesters are trying relax and spend the time during detention.

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COP21 demonstration 14
Paris
By PierreGautheron
02 Dec 2015

Around 2 PM, violent clashes began near the place de la République. Policemen used tears gas and few demonstrators threw objects.

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Refugees and Police at Macedonia Border
Gevgelija, Macedonia
By Aleksandra Dukovska
20 Aug 2015

Police in Macedonia was deployed on the border close to the train rails and border passage with Greece, Idomeni crossing close to Gevgelija. Police secured the area in the space between Greece and Macedonia and did not allow migrants and refugees to enter the country. Metallic fence divided migrants from police.

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Wherever They Are, We Are
Beirut
By b.yaacoub
19 Jun 2015

The image of the masked protestor, with their fiery eyes and fist in the air is one of the most iconic images in popular culture. This character has become romanticized, demonized, idolized, and oftentimes misunderstood. The upheaval that has taken place around the world, especially in the last four years, has both reinforced and broken this stereotype.

But who are those who take to the streets? Why do they do it? What do they want?

A procession of women in Nigeria, marching together with placards reading “Bring Back Our Girls”, has a considerably different tone than the charged clashes between riot police and anarchists in Greece. A candlelight vigil held by journalists in Lebanon in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo does not have the same risk of deadly violence as villagers and farmers confronting trigger-happy gunmen in Syria. And a group of concerned citizens voicing their discontent with the privatization of a public beach does not have the same high social and political stakes as those trying to overthrow an authoritarian regime.

However, despite vast differences in context and situation, those who take to the streets often share a common drive to stand up for ideas they believe in. For many, there is a common belief that by taking to the streets and making their voices public, they can influence change in their world.