03 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 7, 1435

Peripheral protests

All over the world political and social unrest is slowly taking center stage, showing us the after-effects of war, political and social discrimination and the negligence of the people on the margins of society. The number of people taking to the streets just in this week shows that we are all wed in mutual disappointment. Dismal as that maybe, it's comforting in a twisted way.—Photos by Agencies

Thai policemen guard in front of fense set up to block the way in Government House in Bangkok. Anti-government protesters are expected to show up in Bangkok on Saturday to demand an overthrow of the current government under the rule of Prime Minister Shinawatra.?Photo by AP
Thai policemen guard in front of fense set up to block the way in Government House in Bangkok. Anti-government protesters are expected to show up in Bangkok on Saturday to demand an overthrow of the current government under the rule of Prime Minister Shinawatra.?Photo by AP
Patients suffering of mental illness and their relatives, attend an assembly inside a medical center during a protest against cuts in their health service in Madrid.?Photo by AP
Patients suffering of mental illness and their relatives, attend an assembly inside a medical center during a protest against cuts in their health service in Madrid.?Photo by AP
Demonstrators shout slogans against Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori during a protest in downtown Lima. Fujimori, currently in prison for human rights crimes and suffering from oral cancer, has asked President Ollanta Humala for a humanitarian pardon. The placard reads: "No to a pardon".?Photo by Reuters
Demonstrators shout slogans against Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori during a protest in downtown Lima. Fujimori, currently in prison for human rights crimes and suffering from oral cancer, has asked President Ollanta Humala for a humanitarian pardon. The placard reads: "No to a pardon".?Photo by Reuters
Spaniards are angered by austerity measures, including budget cuts and plans to partly privatize some of their country's cherished national health service. The country is trying to avoid following Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus in having to ask for an international financial bailout.?Photo by AP
Spaniards are angered by austerity measures, including budget cuts and plans to partly privatize some of their country's cherished national health service. The country is trying to avoid following Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus in having to ask for an international financial bailout.?Photo by AP
Demonstrators gather in front of the general prosecutor's office in support of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to sack Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, in Cairo November 22, 2012. Mursi on Thursday sacked Mahmoud, the general prosecutor, to try to appease protesters demanding the retrial of officials they say were involved in orchestrating violence against them during last year's uprising. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany  (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS)
Demonstrators gather in front of the general prosecutor's office in support of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to sack Abdel Maguid Mahmoud, in Cairo November 22, 2012. Mursi on Thursday sacked Mahmoud, the general prosecutor, to try to appease protesters demanding the retrial of officials they say were involved in orchestrating violence against them during last year's uprising. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS)
According to these protesters in Barcelona, they are demonstrating in solidarity with 42-year-old Esther, who was blinded in one eye due to a rubber ball, which are fired from anti-riot guns, on the day of the general strike on November 14.?Photo by Reuters
According to these protesters in Barcelona, they are demonstrating in solidarity with 42-year-old Esther, who was blinded in one eye due to a rubber ball, which are fired from anti-riot guns, on the day of the general strike on November 14.?Photo by Reuters
Activists during a rally in central Kiev, as they mark the eighth anniversary of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine,  The Orange Revolution was a series of public protests which called into question a disputed election and heralded a re-vote election.?Photo by AP
Activists during a rally in central Kiev, as they mark the eighth anniversary of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, The Orange Revolution was a series of public protests which called into question a disputed election and heralded a re-vote election.?Photo by AP
Students protester are hit by a jet of water as they clash with riot police officers during a rally demanding that the government makes changes to the public state education system in Santiago.?Photo by Reuters
Students protester are hit by a jet of water as they clash with riot police officers during a rally demanding that the government makes changes to the public state education system in Santiago.?Photo by Reuters
A student protester throws a tear gas canister as they clash with riot police officers during a rally demanding that the government makes changes to the public state education system in Santiago.?Photo by Reuters
A student protester throws a tear gas canister as they clash with riot police officers during a rally demanding that the government makes changes to the public state education system in Santiago.?Photo by Reuters
Members of the transgender community participate in a candlelight vigil on the first day of Bengaluru Pride and Karnataka Queer Habba (festival) 2012 in remembrance of those from their community who died the past year, in Bangalore, India. The vigil was also held to protest daily harassment, violence and discrimination faced by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, inter-sex and transgender community.?Photo by AP
Members of the transgender community participate in a candlelight vigil on the first day of Bengaluru Pride and Karnataka Queer Habba (festival) 2012 in remembrance of those from their community who died the past year, in Bangalore, India. The vigil was also held to protest daily harassment, violence and discrimination faced by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, inter-sex and transgender community.?Photo by AP
A Bahraini Shiite Muslim girl with a banner on her head participates in a ceremony marking Ashura. Arabic writing on banner reads "Ashura is an approach and revolution". ?Photo by AFP
A Bahraini Shiite Muslim girl with a banner on her head participates in a ceremony marking Ashura. Arabic writing on banner reads "Ashura is an approach and revolution". ?Photo by AFP
A young Egyptian protester throws a stone at anti riot policemen during clashes in the Cairo's Mohammed Mahmoud street. Egyptian protesters clashed with the police for a forth day on the one year anniversary of deadly clashes that left 45 dead.?Photo by AFP
A young Egyptian protester throws a stone at anti riot policemen during clashes in the Cairo's Mohammed Mahmoud street. Egyptian protesters clashed with the police for a forth day on the one year anniversary of deadly clashes that left 45 dead.?Photo by AFP
Members of the pensioner association Yayoflautas protest outside the Pharmacies Association to protest against Madrid's one-euro surcharge for medical prescriptions next year in Madrid. Sign reads "I don't repay. Objection to the Euro for medical prescription".?Photo by Reuters
Members of the pensioner association Yayoflautas protest outside the Pharmacies Association to protest against Madrid's one-euro surcharge for medical prescriptions next year in Madrid. Sign reads "I don't repay. Objection to the Euro for medical prescription".?Photo by Reuters
The sun sets behind a tree as Indian sit during a protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The protest was held against alleged arrests of innocent youth, mostly Muslims, in the name of counter terrorism operations by security agencies. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
The sun sets behind a tree as Indian sit during a protest in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The protest was held against alleged arrests of innocent youth, mostly Muslims, in the name of counter terrorism operations by security agencies. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A protester sticks a pin into a voodoo doll of Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori during a protest in downtown Lima. Fujimori, currently in prison for human rights crimes and suffering from oral cancer, has asked President Ollanta Humala for a humanitarian pardon.?Photo by Reuters
A protester sticks a pin into a voodoo doll of Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori during a protest in downtown Lima. Fujimori, currently in prison for human rights crimes and suffering from oral cancer, has asked President Ollanta Humala for a humanitarian pardon.?Photo by Reuters

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Hasit Hemani
Nov 23, 2012 09:43am
Their is fire in the heart of common man but there are no fire brand, honest leaders who has vision to guide them.