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Gay Rights Rally In Russia 8
St. Petersburg, Russia
By Yury Goldenshtein
17 May 2013

Some of several dozens of gay rights activists shouting slogans and hold posters during their rally in St. Petersburg.

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Gay Rights Rally In Russia 7
St. Petersburg, Russia
By Yury Goldenshtein
17 May 2013

Some of several dozens of gay rights activists shouting slogans and hold posters during their rally in St. Petersburg.

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With Pigs And Blood, Kenyans Protest ...
Nairobi, Kenya
By marukophoto
14 May 2013

KENYAN PROTESTERS LEAVE PIGLETS AT THE PARLIAMENT ENTRANCE

Nairobi, Kenya may 14 2013
SHOT LIST
1. PROTESTERS RALLYING AND PREPARING TO MARCH TO PARLIAMENT, KENYA’S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (PARLIAMENT)
2. BITE 1: KENYAN ACTIVIST "We are here to defend the constitution against parliamentary greed... We are going to occupy parliament to stop greed and to defend the new constitution."
3. PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
4. PROTESTERS SING AT THE GATE
5. PROTESTERS BRING LIVE PIGLETS AND A LARGE MALE PIG TO THE PARLIAMENT GATES
6. PIGS AND BLOOD AT PARLIAMENT ENTRANCE
7. BITE 2: ROY AWATIS-ENGLISH “Basically is symbolic because what we call them is ‘MPigs’ (Members of Parliament) so what we did, we brought pigs here and we slaughtered them because the point was we are slaughtering them, we slaughtered the pigs and we laid the blood down at the gate and that is very symbolic for MPigs (Members of Parliament) to know that we see what they are doing and we will not accept it.”
8. PIGS
9. PROTEST MARCHING THROUGH NAIROBI STREET
TEXT
Kenyan Civil Society Organizations on Monday staged a protest against a move by MPs to increase their pay perks and allowances.
The anti- MPs’-greed protest was dramatically staged with a drove of piglets herded to the door steps of Kenya’s Parliament to register their concerns over what they see as greed underlying the unsustainable, unaffordable increase in MP salaries.
The protest caught MPs and parliamentary security unawares and drew live piglets and a bigger male one at the Kenyan National Assembly entrance used by Members of Parliaments
Police officers in riot gear watched as the protesters picketed with posters asking MPs to stop their greed for usurping public funds.
The protest comes just days after the new Kenyan President and ICC suspect on crime against Humanity during the 2007/08 post election violence Uhuru Kenyatta added his voice against the greed by MPs to hike their pay and allowances even before earning their first salary.
Kenya’s recent established Salaries and Remuneration Commission has stood firm arguing against the demand by Members of Parliaments saying it is not sustainable.
The commission recommended that Members of National Assembly be paid at US$ 6, 333 while the legislators are demanding US$ 10,119. The National Assembly has 349 MPs while Senate has 67 members bring the total to 416 plus two speakers and two clerks for the two-tiered chambers.
Kenyan members of the Nation assembly are the highest paid in the region.
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Pakistan's General Elections 2013 ( 4...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
10 May 2013

A supporter of Imran Khan, Pakistan professional cricket player-turned-politician and chairman of political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) holds a cricket bat during a campaign rally in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Mother's Day Rally for Missing Persons
Mexico City, Mexico
By @LatAmSight
10 May 2013

A Mothers Day rally was held in Mexico to demand from the authorities what they have done and are doing with regards to finding missing persons within the last 7 years since the government started its drug war.
Mexico’s war against drug trafficking has led to hundreds of people missing, suspected as kidnap victims by rival cartels. Mothers and relatives of those missing took to the streets of center of the capital voicing their concerns and requesting that the government acts to curb the phenomenon.
According to a government provisional list, more than 26,000 people have been abducted. This is the case with Jose Leonardo, who was kidnapped four years ago at his home by two unknown assailants. To this day, his relatives are unaware of his whereabouts and whether he is alive or dead.
Teresa Estela Franklin, mother of Jose Leonardo: "My son has been missing since 2009 and since then we have not found any answers. There is not even a tip, a lead, nothing. "
Or Moni, 21, a woman missing since 2005. She belongs to a family dedicated to the circus.
Testimony 2 - Silvia Alvarado Valdes Moni’s aunt: "My niece was kidnapped eight years ago. She disappeared on the road on her way to school "
Relatives of the missing persons marched by the ‘Paseo de la Reforma’, from the ‘Monument’ to the ‘Mother of the Angel of Independence’. They said that quite often themselves who have to do the research and the authorities still doing anything. They demand from the authorities a greater effort to find their beloved ones.
Testimony 3 - Juan Lopez, adviser to ‘Fuerzas Unidas por Nuestros Desaparecidos en Mexico’ FUNDEM (“United Forces for Our Disappeared in Mexico”):
"There is no forensic investigation with regards to the missing persons phenomena, forget about the specific research." The missing people figures soared since 2006, when former President Felipe Calderon, regardless of respect for human rights, launched an offensive against drug trafficking, which involve the army
Although many of these disappearances are attributed to drug cartels, in other cases, security state forces, have been found involved to allow or participate in felonies with organized crime.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Umbrellas in the rain at opposition rally

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Umbrellas and flags in the rain at opposition rally

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Supporter at rally in Kelana Jaya Stadium

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Umbrellas and flags in the rain at opposition rally

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Young people holding signs at opposition rally in Kelana Jaya Stadium

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

A festive mood at the opposition rally

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
09 May 2013

Supporters at rally in Kelana Jaya Stadium

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Women walking towards the rally venue in Islamabad. 9th May was the final day of election campaigning in Pakistan before elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

A PTI supporter in a rally addressed by former cricketer turned politician Imran Khan in Islamabad.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Workers and supporters of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI gathered in Islamabad for a final election rally before the general elections on 11th May.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Islamabad was the venue for the final election rally of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI on Thursday night. It was the final day for campaigning and all political parties organized big rallies across the country.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

PTI supporters in Islamabad during an election rally as the deadline for election campaigns approached on Thursday night.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Imran Khan's PTI party staged a huge election rally in Islamabad on Thursday night. PTI is a very popular political party in Pakistan among youngsters.

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Imran Khan's Final Election Rally in ...
Islamabad, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
09 May 2013

Security personnel guards the entrance to the rally by PTI in Islamabad. Many of the various political parties across Pakistan have been attacked during May.

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Protests in Malaysia against alleged ...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
08 May 2013

Holding signs at opposition rally in Kelana Jaya Stadium

Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By U.S. Editor
08 May 2013

By Phillippa Stewart, Kuala Lumpur
Read Full Article Here: http://transterramedia.com/media/17361

Malaysian protestors have defied the police ban to rally against election results. Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally protesting against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By FirstName LastName
08 May 2013

Umbrellas and flags in the rain at opposition rally.

Protests in Malaysia against alleged “fraudulent” election
Malaysian protestors defy police ban to rally against election results
By Phillippa Stewart, Kuala Lumpur
Thousands of protestors risked arrest to attend a rally to protest against what opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim, has called “the worst electoral fraud” in Malaysia’s history.

Local election watchdogs have also questioned the results of the election.

A joint report released Wednesday by the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) and the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS) said that the election was “only partially free and not fair.” http://ideas.org.my/?p=6799

The report said the election was carried out “on a very uneven field” citing: a pro-government media bias in mainstream media, lack of transparency in campaign spending, questions over the lack of trust in the integrity of the electoral roll, the impartiality of the Election Commission, exploitation of racial issues, and unreliable indelible ink.

The United States and European Union also acknowledged concerns over electoral “irregularities,” according to AFP.

The government has denied any wrongdoing.

Dressed in black protestors packed into Kelana Jaya stadium on the outskirts of the capital; cars left abandoned on the motorway.

Waving flags, blowing vuvuzelas and rocking out to upbeat tunes the mood was more festive than fearful. Opposition leaders roused the crowds with statements like: “we will win the war”, “today we start the fight back” and “reformasi” (reform).

Aman Shah Ahmad, 47, a construction work was helping his brother sell black t-shirts at the entrance to the stadium.

“We have problems with authoritarian rule. Everything looks democratic but there’s lots of hanky-panky going on behind the scenes. I want the election result to be reviewed. We want a re-election. Please tell the world,” he said.

Asked if he was afraid of being arrested, he said: “how are the police going to arrest all of us? There’s not enough space in the police stations to luck us all up!”

Mukhzani Alia, 18, a student, said: “we want change in the government. They’ve spent the last 55 years cheating on us, it’s time for change.”
Sharon Balon, 22, and her family were outside the stadium holding yellow flowers and anti government placards.
“We’ve had to leave the stadium,” she said. “It’s too hot in there – so many people. We are all so angry, that’s why we’re here tonight.” Malaysia’s state news agency, Bernama, reported that the Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar, had warned that rally participants would be arrested. http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/newsindex.php?id=948221

Evoking the Peaceful Assembly Act 2012, the police said the rally was illegal because organisers did not apply for a police permit for the event. Organisers must also inform the police 10 days before an event.

According to AFP, the opposition acknowledged the rally was “not within the letter of the law.”

However, there was no visible police presence at the rally.

Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, was returned to power Sunday, although with a reduced majority. The Barisan Nasional coalition has been in power since 1957.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (9 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

Supporters of PMLN dance to party tunes outside a rally on late Tuesday night in Rawalpindi. Rawalpindi is considered to be a stronghold of PMLN.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (10 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

PMLN rally supporters gather by the thousands for a rally in Rawalpindi to listen to Nawaz Sharif.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (11 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

A woman supporter of PMLN waves a party flag at a rally held in Rawalpindi.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (12 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

PMLN leader Nawaz Sharif arrives on stage in Rawalpindi at a election rally. PMLN is expected to win majority seats in upcoming elections.

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Election Fever in Pakistan (13 of 14)
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
By Muhammed Furqan
07 May 2013

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Mian Nawaz Sharif arrives on stage at an election rally in Rawalpindi as part of his election campaign.

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Moscow May 6th Prisoners Rally
Moscow, Russia
By Marina Fonda
07 May 2013

Thousands gathered in Moscow in in support of opposition activists who were arrested at last year's May 6 rally on Bolotnaya Square in a rally during Putin's entrance into office.

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Moscow May 6th Prisoners Rally
Moscow, Russia
By Marina Fonda
07 May 2013

Thousands gathered in Moscow in in support of opposition activists who were arrested at last year's May 6 rally on Bolotnaya Square in a rally during Putin's entrance into office.

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Moscow May 6th Prisoners Rally (11 of...
Moscow, Russia
By Marina Fonda
06 May 2013

Thousands gathered in Moscow in in support of opposition activists who were arrested at last year's May 6 rally on Bolotnaya Square in a rally during Putin's entrance into office. Mothers of some of May 6th, 2012 prisoners.

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Moscow May 6th Prisoners Rally
Moscow, Russia
By Mais Istanbuli
06 May 2013

Thousands gathered in Moscow in support of opposition activists who were arrested at last year's May 6th rally on Bolotnaya Square, in a manifestation during Putin's entrance into office.

The opposition rally on Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square marked the anniversary of an antigovernment protest that ended in mass arrests on May 6, 2012.

There are still 27 activists detained from last year’s rally that protested Vladimir Putin’s return to presidency.
A placard on the main stage read “Freedom for the Prisoners of May 6,” a phrase the crowd chanted along with “Russia will be free”.