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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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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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Protest in Nantes 11
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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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.

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Palestinians Commemorate Land Day on ...
Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
01 Apr 2015

Palestinians from across the West Bank and Israel gathered in confiscated Palestinian villages, on both side of the 1967 Greenline, to commemorate Land Day. Land Day is seen as a day of resistance action in defense of Palestinian land. Annual Land Day events are held by Palestinian communities within the State of Israel, in the occupied territories, and in the Palestinian diaspora.

 

Land Day events in 2015 included a 'return march' by the community-in-exile of Lifta, many of whom today remain only a kilometer or two from their original homes. Today there remains a small but very active community-in-exile of Lifta's refugees in East Jerusalem, and it was this group, under the banner of their community grassroots organisation 'Sons of Lifta' who spent Land Day inside their home village. Although many of the village's houses remain intact and the refugees live only a ten minute journey away, they are denied their rights to return to live in the vilage by the State of Israel.

 

Land day first started on March 30,1976, when mass demonstrations broke out among Palestinian communities in the State of Israel in protest at an Israeli state plan to confiscate 20,000 dunums (2,000 hectares) of land around the Palestinian villages of Sakhnin and Arraba in the Galilee. This was one of the first examples of mass coordinated action being carried out by Palestinian citizens of Israel. Protests were held from the Galilee in the north all the way to the Negev (known as the 'Naqab' to Palestinians) in the south. Over the course of the day 6 Palestinians were shot dead and more than 100 were injured. Ever since these events, Palestinians have commemorated March 30th as 'Land Day', or 'Yom al-Ard' in Arabic.

 

In Another Land Day event, activists in the village of Wadi Fukin in the West Bank attempted to plant 350 olive tree saplings on land that is threatened with expropriation by the expansion of the Israeli settlement of Sur Hadassah. All Israeli settlements within the 1967 occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) are illegal under international law. Before more than a handful of trees could be planted in Wadi Fukin, Israeli soldiers rained clouds or tear gas on to the activists bringing the Land Day event to an abrupt halt. For Palestinians, Land Day is an important annual event which brings together many thousands of Palestinians across historic Palestine in the defence of Palestinian land.

 

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Wadi Fukin
By Rich Wiles
29 Mar 2015

In the West Bank village of Wadi Fukin, an olive tree planting event is underway with local activists and refugees from Bethlehem's refugee camps to commemorate Land Day on March 30th 2015.

Wadi Fukin, West Bank, Palestine. March 30 2015.

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Taiz Residents Protest Houthi Takeover
Taiz, Yemen
By Dhaifallah Homran
23 Mar 2015

Residents of Taiz, Yemen's third largest city, held a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the Special Security Forces, a state security agency that recently fell into the arms of Houthi militants, to protest the takeover of their city by said rebels. Security forces loyal to the Houthi rebels dispersed the protesters with tear gas bombs and by firing live bullets into the air.

According to local residents, Houthi Shiite rebels took over the military airport and several neighborhoods in the city on 22 March.