An activist protests wears a mask outside the French embassy during, the “wear what you want beach party” in London. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach
A masked Kashmiri Muslim stands near burning tires during a protest in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. According to local news reports, clashes broke out between the Indian Police and protesters in Maisuma area of Srinagar when a protest march of separatists was not allowed to reach Lal Chowk, the city centre.
Protestors hold a smoke bomb and a placard of the French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) worker’s union of the dockers branch during a demonstration against the French government’s planned labour law reforms in Marseille, France
People hold placards as they protest against the presence of US bases, in front of the gate of the US Marine Corps’ Camp Schwab in Nago on the southern island of Okinawa prefecture, Japan
Indian protesters ring bells and shout slogans during a protest demonstration in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to news reports, mobile internet services were suspended in all 10 districts of Jammu region after protests against the desecration of an ancient temple of Lord Shiva
Men watch demonstrators from Afghanistan’s Hazara minority during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan
Thousands of South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance supporters march to the Constitutional Court to protest against South African President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg
Anti-riot police officers arrest a man during clashes within a demonstration of high school students protesting against the government’s planned labour reform in eastern Paris
Protesters dressed as Darth Vader and stormtrooper from the film series Star Wars take part in a demonstration against military spending and in favour of aid for refugees ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the referendum on Spain’s membership in NATO, in Bilbao, northern Spain
Members of the Ukrainian volunteer battalion Azov hold flares during a protest outside the Ukrainian Security Services (SBU) prison in Kiev. The protesters are demanding the release of Stanislav Krasnov, head of the nationalist organisation “Azov-Crimea”, who is accused of spying for Russia
Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar on January. Parts of the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir remained shut and rallies were held on Thursday to mark the killing of nearly sixty people by Indian security personnel in Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area on January 21, 1990.
People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. The high court is hearing arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The case will decide whether California and twenty two other states can make public-employees, such as public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.
A Palestinian protester walks past burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel, on in the village of Kafr Qaddum
People chant slogans during a protest against security operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey cities Cizre and Silopi, in Sirnak on Tuesday
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A Palestinian dressed up as Santa Claus talks to an Israeli soldier during a demonstration in front of a gate along the Israeli controversial separation wall in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on Friday
Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two finance ministers in the space of a week, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma
Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday
French riot police push back protestors during a demonstration in front of the Grand Palais in Paris, France, on Friday
People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on Thursday
Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading “Putin, killer!” during a demonstration against Russia on Friday, in Fatih district in Istanbul