Out to object

Almost every day of the year, somewhere on the globe a protest is being staged to denounce or implement one practice or philosophy. These demonstrations can be peaceful or fiery and some even result in brutal casualties but these are the ideologies some deem worth dying for.—Images by Agencies

An Indonesian activist in an orangutan costume holds banners during a protest calling for protection of orangutan habitats on Sumatra island, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatera island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching.—Photo by AP
An Indonesian activist in an orangutan costume holds banners during a protest calling for protection of orangutan habitats on Sumatra island, in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Orangutan populations in Indonesia's Borneo and Sumatera island are facing severe threats from habitat loss, illegal logging, fires and poaching.—Photo by AP
Activists of the main opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) carry earthen pots as they shout anti-Delhi Congress government slogans during a protest over the shortage of water in the Indian capital and surrounding residential areas, in front of the Secretariat in New Delhi. There has been a severe scarcity of water along with occasional power cuts in Delhi since the beginning of the summer.—Photo by AFP
Activists of the main opposition Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) carry earthen pots as they shout anti-Delhi Congress government slogans during a protest over the shortage of water in the Indian capital and surrounding residential areas, in front of the Secretariat in New Delhi. There has been a severe scarcity of water along with occasional power cuts in Delhi since the beginning of the summer.—Photo by AFP
A woman peering out from inside a church as angry Pakistani Christians protest the beating of a young Christian man belonging to the Joseph Colony in Lahore, Pakistan. Minority Christians in Pakistan have little hope that the May 11, 2013 general elections will help them. Christians are part of the four per cent of Pakistanis who belong to minority religions.—Photo by AP
A woman peering out from inside a church as angry Pakistani Christians protest the beating of a young Christian man belonging to the Joseph Colony in Lahore, Pakistan. Minority Christians in Pakistan have little hope that the May 11, 2013 general elections will help them. Christians are part of the four per cent of Pakistanis who belong to minority religions.—Photo by AP
A Bahraini anti-government protester holds a sign in Arabic that reads, "no immunity for killers," during clashes in Diraz, Bahrain. Large numbers of riot police stormed the area just ahead of a planned demonstration in support of jailed activists, chasing away demonstrators as they arrived for the march.—Photo by AP
A Bahraini anti-government protester holds a sign in Arabic that reads, "no immunity for killers," during clashes in Diraz, Bahrain. Large numbers of riot police stormed the area just ahead of a planned demonstration in support of jailed activists, chasing away demonstrators as they arrived for the march.—Photo by AP
A protester from Boeung Kak lake holds a cutout of a scale symbolizing justice as she joins other villagers, who were allegedly evicted from their homes without adequate compensation, during a rally in front of the Justice Ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Phnom Penh's Boueng Kak is a lake area the government awarded to a Chinese company for commercial development including a hotel, office buildings and luxury housing. The letters on the sign read, clockwise from left: Poor villagers are gentle, Independence, Justi
A protester from Boeung Kak lake holds a cutout of a scale symbolizing justice as she joins other villagers, who were allegedly evicted from their homes without adequate compensation, during a rally in front of the Justice Ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Phnom Penh's Boueng Kak is a lake area the government awarded to a Chinese company for commercial development including a hotel, office buildings and luxury housing. The letters on the sign read, clockwise from left: Poor villagers are gentle, Independence, Justi
Protesters chase police during a protest, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Islamic activists have been holding protests to demand that the government implement an anti-blasphemy law.—Photo by AP
Protesters chase police during a protest, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Islamic activists have been holding protests to demand that the government implement an anti-blasphemy law.—Photo by AP
Afghan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Pakistan in Kandahar. The Afghan government on Monday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat to protest against a second cross-border escalation in days as thousands took to the streets to denounce their eastern neighbour.—Photo by AFP
Afghan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Pakistan in Kandahar. The Afghan government on Monday summoned a senior Pakistani diplomat to protest against a second cross-border escalation in days as thousands took to the streets to denounce their eastern neighbour.—Photo by AFP
Nepalese student activists shout slogans during a protest against the Constitutional Council proposal to nominate former chief secretary Lokman Singh Karki as head of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, in Kathmandu. Protesters and political leaders opposed Singh's appointment on the grounds that, as chief secretary in 2006, he suppressed the 'people's movement' and has several charges of corruption against him.—Photo by AFP
Nepalese student activists shout slogans during a protest against the Constitutional Council proposal to nominate former chief secretary Lokman Singh Karki as head of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, in Kathmandu. Protesters and political leaders opposed Singh's appointment on the grounds that, as chief secretary in 2006, he suppressed the 'people's movement' and has several charges of corruption against him.—Photo by AFP
Turkish riot police clash with leftist protestors on Taksim square, during a demonstration against the government and on the anniversary of the execution of Deniz Gezmis, one of the founders of the People's Liberation army of Turkey (THKO) on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul.—Photo by AFP
Turkish riot police clash with leftist protestors on Taksim square, during a demonstration against the government and on the anniversary of the execution of Deniz Gezmis, one of the founders of the People's Liberation army of Turkey (THKO) on Istiklal Avenue in Istanbul.—Photo by AFP
A placard featuring children victims of gun violence is displayed during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, calling for stricter gun laws. US President Barack Obama pushed hard for tougher gun controls, and finally got a bill onto the Senate floor that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers. But while the National Rifle Association (NRA) once supported universal background checks, it fought hard against the measure, which was defeated on April 17. Gun violence kills more than 3
A placard featuring children victims of gun violence is displayed during a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, calling for stricter gun laws. US President Barack Obama pushed hard for tougher gun controls, and finally got a bill onto the Senate floor that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers. But while the National Rifle Association (NRA) once supported universal background checks, it fought hard against the measure, which was defeated on April 17. Gun violence kills more than 3

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