In the age of information it is hard to stay ignorant, even harder is to stay apathetic. This is a gallery on protests from around the world about ideas and causes that are worth fighting for, and in some cases, worth dying for.—Images by Agencies
Residents of Ierissos village, Greece's northern Halkidiki peninsula, with candles make the word SOS gather during a rally outside police headquarters in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki. Police special forces entered the homes of two local residents early Wednesday and arrested them over their alleged involvement in a February arson attack at the nearby gold mine installations. The two men are detained in police headquarters of Thessaloniki as the local residents demand their release and protest agains
People wave flags and hold banners during a protest in Novi Sad. Thousands of supporters of Serbia's ruling parties rallied against the leadership of the country's autonomous Vojvodina province on Friday, against a backdrop of rising political tension over the northern region. The banners read, "I want a job, not a declaration" (C) and "Vojvodina is a Serbian province, not a wallet of DS (Democratic Party)" (centre R).
A woman uses an ATM machine at Santander bank branch during an "escrache" (denunciation) protest near the house of Spanish Parliament Chairman Jesus Posada in Madrid. Spanish protesters seeking to stop a wave of evictions have resorted to embarrassing politicians at their homes over harsh mortgage laws that have multiplied the pain of a property crash in the recession-hit country. Inspired by Latin American human rights campaigns from the 1990s, the "escraches" - Argentine slang for denunciation - have involved pro
Egyptian Coptic Christians living in Greece protest against the recent deadly sectarian violence in Egypt in Athens. Egypt's Pope Tawadros II accused the day before President Mohamed Morsi of "negligence" in his response to deadly clashes outside Cairo's Coptic cathedral, the worst sectarian crisis since he took power last June.
Supporters of Amnesty International demonstrate in favor of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights at Dupont Circle in Washington as Amnesty International USA holds a series of rallies outside embassies and in public spaces to show solidarity with political prisoners during the annual "Get on the Bus" event. Noxolo Nogwaza was a South African lesbian LGBT rights activist and organizer of the Ekurhuleni Pride Organising Committee, who was raped, then stoned and stabbed to death April 24, 2011.
Bahraini women spray anti-government graffiti during a march in A'ali, Bahrain. Old political graffiti includes "steadfast." Thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Bahrain have joined a march that included breakaway protests against the scheduled Formula One race later this month.
Women sit on street to pray during Friday prayers at a weekly rally on Siteen Road in Sanaa. Pro-democracy protesters at the rally showed their support for the recent pro-military decisions by Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Hadi removed the commander of the elite Republican Guard, a powerful political foe, from the military on Wednesday, state television reported, in an apparent move to unify the divided armed forces under his own control.
A pro-democracy protester shouts slogans in support of the recent pro-military decisions by Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, during Friday prayers at a weekly rally on Siteen Road in Sanaa. Hadi removed the commander of the elite Republican Guard, a powerful political foe, from the military on Wednesday, state television reported, in an apparent move to unify the divided armed forces under his own control.
A boy waves the Syrian revolutionary flag as protester chant anti-Bashar Assad slogans and pro-Jabhat al-Nusra and Free Syrian Army slogans, in front of the Syrian embassy, in Amman, Jordan. The Arabic writing on flag reads "free Syria." With a fresh influx of weapons, Syrian opposition fighters have made significant gains in the past weeks, particularly in the southern province of Daraa, where rebels have been advancing in the region between the Jordanian border and the capital, Damascus.
Palestinians pray before a protest against what they say is an attempt by Israeli settlers to confiscate Palestinian land, outside the village of Silwad, near the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Supporters of the Yemeni al-Houthi Shia rebel group burn an effigy of a US aircraft during a demonstration to protest against US and Saudi interference in Yemen, after Friday prayer in Sanaa, Yemen.
A Kashmiri Muslim family lies on the road shouting anti-police slogans during a protest over a relatives death in Srinagar, after the victim was allegedly attacked inside Srinagar's central jail. The victim died of head injuries after going to a local hospital and his family allege that he was killed inside the jail by the police, while police say he was killed by another inmate. India has just over 370,000 people in jail according to the most recent data by the International Centre for Prison studies.
A woman from the Dongria Kondh tribe attends a protest in Bhubaneswar against South Korean steel-maker POSCO's proposed steel plant in the Jagatsinghpur district, in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.
Activists dressed as prisoners demand the closure of the U.S. military's detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba while taking part in a protest in Times Square, New York.
Activists protest in front of the Guanabara state government's palace against the privatization of the Mario Filho "Maracana" stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Bidding for the privatization of Rio's iconic Maracana stadium was to go ahead as planned Thursday after a local court rejected an appeal to block the process. Maracana, which was built for the 1950 World Cup, is undergoing extensive renovation at a cost of 430 million dollars to host four Confederations Cup matches in June as well as seven World Cup games
French militaries patrol at the "Cour Carree" of the Louvre Museum in Paris. Paris's Louvre museum today reopened its doors to the public after a walkout by some staff in protest at gangs of pickpockets operating at the world famous art gallery. Around 20 police officers have now been drafted in to patrol the museum in response to staff concerns, Louvre officials told AFP. The day before, the Louvre failed to open when around 200 employees refused to work saying the museum had become plagued by gangs of increasingl
Protesters take part in a rally in central London to demonstrate against the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline as foreign ministers from the G8 group of nations meet nearby. G8 Foreign Ministers will be discussing the situation in Syria, the spiralling North Korean nuclear crisis and Iran's atomic ambitions at their meeting, a prelude to the annual Group of Eight leaders' summit later this year in Northern Ireland.