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
Tunisians shout slogans and hold Tunisian flags during a demonstration in solidarity with victims of a bomb attack on a bus transporting Tunisian presidential guards a day earlier, in Tunis, Tunisia, on Wednesday
Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.
Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. SAMWU members marched to demand increased wages, better working conditions
Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. The signs read: “Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-made.” and “al Qaeda is a U.S.-made”
Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain. The letters painted on the firefighters’ backs form the words, “The PSOE (Socialist Party of Spain) puts you in danger”
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Riot police officers during a protest against APEC in Manila, Philippines. Philippine security forces were on high alert in the capital as leaders from Asia and the Pacific region began to arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit
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Protestors clash with police officers outside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills during a protest against education cuts and tuition fees on Wednesday in London, England
Russian nationalists shout slogans during “Russian March” demonstration during National Unity Day in Moscow, Russia