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Gendarmerie
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A police officer observing villagers protesting against Chevron's fracking activities in the area. Pungesti is one of the poorest villages in Romania but its people have been standing up against the US giant corporation Chevron for months.

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Encounter
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A protester is trying to provoke a police officer from the gendarmerie. Both parties constantly try to provoke each other to justify their presence and actions.

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Villagers gathering
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

Villagers discussing Chevron's activities. Residents and farmers of Pungesti are determined to keep fighting against Chevron's exploitation of their land.

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Villagers Gathering
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

Men from the village often gather to discuss issues and strategies related to Chevron's activities in the area.

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Horseriding
By Ulrik Pedersen
09 Mar 2014

A carriage on a muddy road in Pungesti. Pungesti is one of Romania's poorest villages. It lacks basic infrastructures. Only the village's main road is paved.

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Pungesti village
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Pungesti is a typical Romanian village, with a church, a bar and a small bank and post office. Pungesti, Romania. Unemployment and poverty is forcing young people to leave the village.

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Children playing
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Children playing football in front of the fields used by local farmers and also located next to Chevron's compound.

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Chevron's guards
By Ulrik Pedersen
08 Mar 2014

Chevron guard signaling demonstrators to back up from Chevron's compound in Pungesti. Guards are well equipped with helmet, shin pads and glasses. Many residents were injured by guards and the riot police in protests that turned violent.

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Pungesti: The village that said no
pungesti, romania
By Ulrik Pedersen
06 Mar 2014

The villagers of Pungesti, Romania are unlikely eco-activists. The tiny village garnered worldwide attention in October 2013 when villagers started protesting against US energy giant Chevron's fracking activities in their village. Hundreds of activists from across the country also flocked to the Pungesti to support the residents in their fight. Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, consists of pumping chemicals at high pressure into deep rock to extract oil or gas. The village's inhabitants, most of whom are elderly farmers who rely on agriculture to survive, are worried fracking could damage the local environment by contaminating their land and ground water. They say fracking will lead to health problems, air pollution and deforestation. Following the protests, police and gendarmerie increased their presence in the village and many residents were subsequently injured in protests that turned violent.

In 2010, the Romanian Government quietly allowed fracking operations to commence by signing an agreement with Chevron, giving it access to more than two million acres of land in Romania. The villagers managed to collect over a thousand signatures from a population of 3,300 for a petition demanding the dismissal of the mayor, who they accuse of corruption. However, the Romanian government disregarded the petition and the mayor remains in office.

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In Memory of the Heaven's Hundred 15
Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
27 Feb 2014

Photos of killed protesters at the spot where they were shot.

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Saint Michael Monastery became a medical center during riots in Kiev

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Kiev Citizens and Barricades 10
Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Kiev citizens bring flowers to memorial places

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In Memory of the Heaven's Hundred 8
Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Bullet traces on a tree where a protester was killed.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Flowers and candles on the "New Ukraine" art-installation .

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Kiev citizens standing near the flowers on the Independent square.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Thousands of flowers lined on the road at the center of Kiev.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

A mother and her son at the Heaven's Hundred memorial in Kiev.

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Kyiv
By Max Kozmenko
26 Feb 2014

Flowers at the spot where a protester was killed.

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Occupy Maidan 56
Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

Riot police guarding the so called "Frontline" in front of heavy barricades built by protesters on the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 3rd, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

A political banner placed on make-shift tents within the barricaded area of the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 3rd, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

A lasershow in the background of barricades surrounding the Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in the center of Kiev, Ukraine on February 3rd, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

Protesters placed a doll wearing a gas mask on a makeshift watchtower overseeing the heavily barricaded Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev, Ukraine on February 3rd, 2014.

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Kiev, Ukraine
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

Catholic and Orthodox priests hold a public service at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the Independence Square occupied by political activists in Kiev, Ukraine on the evening of February 3rd, 2014.

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed Osam
06 Dec 2013

Egyptians react to tear gas fired by security forces to disperse a protest by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi demanding his reinstatement, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Egypt's Interior Ministry says it will no longer allow visits to the country's ousted president, now held in a remote desert prison. Ministry spokesman Col. Gamal Mokhtar said Friday that Mohammed Morsi had delivered four messages "inciting violence" against the interim government during a first meeting with his lawyers on Nov. 13. Morsi made a statement through his lawyers saying Egypt will see no stability unless he returns to power.

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Clashes in Egypt Between Pro-Morsi s...
Giza,Egypt
By Mohamed Osam
06 Dec 2013

Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters (background) clash with Egyptian riot police during a demonstration in the streets of Al Haram , giza Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow

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Anti-Government Protests in Bangkok
Thailand
By Transterra Editor
05 Dec 2013

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Thai capital since the
beginning of November. A draft amnesty bill discussed by the Parliament last 4th of November was the trigger of the onset of protests. The so-called reconciliation bill was aimed to grant amnesty to people guilty of political crimes during Thailand’s political turmoil (2005-2010), giving pardon almost to anyone facing charges arising during that time.

The Democrat Party, main opposition and leader of the protests, believed that the bill was aimed to allow Mr Thaksin to return to Thailand without having to serve a jail sentence. The former premier, in self-imposed exile since his conviction on corruption charges , was ousted in a coup in 2006. Mr Thaksin, the prime minister’s elder brother, is one of the most polarizing figures in Thailand.

Even though the controversial amnesty bill has been rejected by thailand’s Senate, the anti-government protesters, led by a former opposition Democratic Party lawmaker, remain in the streets. Now protesters want the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to step down. Initially protests were taking place peacefully, with crowds blowing whistles as a distinctive. Lately, protests turned violent with clashes against police and between both groups: anti-government protesters and red-shirts.

After two years of relative peace, Thailand face again a political and social crisis. A social rupture with an uncertain outcome.

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Photos and Text by: Biel Calderon

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Students Clash with Police in Bulgaria
Sofia,Bulgaria
By Nohad Ghayad
13 Nov 2013

Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.

Photos and Text by Georgi Kozhuharov

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Riots in Bulgaria(1of 10)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
11 Nov 2013
Protesters scuffle with police during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.                            
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Aftermath in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Repairs of road and sidewalk on Rabaa al-Adawiya destroyed during the heavy clashes between Morsi supporters and Egyptian military. (Cairo, Egypt)

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Riot Police Use Dangerous Weapons Aga...
Bahrain
By AlFardan
26 Jul 2013

In Bahrain, Abu Saiba riot police were using molotov weapons against the anti-government protesters.