Demonstration

Liu Chunxia, a supporter of Xu Zhiyong is detained by policemen while she gathers with other supporters nearby a court where Xu's trial is being held in Beijing

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Liu Chunxia, a supporter of Xu Zhiyong, one of China’s most prominent rights advocates, is detained by policemen while she gathers with other supporters near a court on Wednesday where Xu’s trial is being held in Beijing.

Anti-government protesters carry national flags as they march though central Bangkok...Anti-government protesters carry national flags as they march though central Bangkok January 14, 2014. Protesters trying to topple Thailand's government moved to tighten the blockade around ministries and other state bodies on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock exchange, while major intersections in the capital Bangkok remained blocked. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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Anti-government protesters march though central Bangkok. Protesters trying to topple Thailand’s government moved to tighten the blockade around ministries and other state bodies on Tuesday and a hardline faction threatened to storm the stock exchange, while major intersections in the capital Bangkok remained blocked. 

An anti-government protester waves a national flag as thousands of anti-government protesters gather for a rally at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Anti-government protesters took over key intersections in Thailand's capital Monday, halting much of the traffic into Bangkok's central business district as part of a months-long campaign to thwart elections and overthrow the democratically elected prime minister. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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An anti-government protester stands on Victory Monument as thousands of demonstrators gather for a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters took over key intersections in the capital on Monday, halting much of the traffic into Bangkok’s central business district as part of a campaign to thwart elections and overthrow the prime minister. 

A Palestinian protester argues with Israeli soliders during a demonstration against Israeli settlers who set up tents at the main entrance of Tuqua village, near the West Bank village of Bethlehem, on November 22, 2013.

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A Palestinian protester and Israeli soldiers during a demonstration about Israeli settlers at the main entrance of Tuqua village, near the West Bank village of Bethlehem

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi shouts to a police officer outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi is held in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 4 2013. After four months in secret detention, Egypt's deposed Islamist president defiantly rejected a court's authority to try him Monday, saying he was the country's "legitimate" leader and those that overthrew him should face charges instead. The trial was then adjourned until Jan. 8 after several interruptions.

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A supporter of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Monday shouts at police officers outside a police academy compound where the trial of the former president is being held in Cairo, Egypt. 

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a flare and chants slogans against the army during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi are holding scattered protests across Egypt, calling off a planned rally at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square almost a week after bloody clashes left nearly 60 dead. Thousands of Morsi supporters took to the streets Friday in several cities, commemorating 100 days since Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted by the military following mass protests calling for his resignation.

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A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a flare and chants slogans against the army during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday. Morsi supporters have held scattered protests across Egypt, but called off a planned rally at Tahrir Square almost a week after bloody clashes left nearly 60 dead.

Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on October 3, 2013. Indigenous people from several ethnic groups concentrate in the Brazilian capital to demand more support from the federal government during the National Indigenous Mobilization Week.

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Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the National Congress in Brasilia on Thursday. Indigenous people from several ethnic groups gathered in Brazil’s capital to demand more support from the federal government during the National Indigenous Mobilization week.

Palestinian women supporters of Hamas chant slogans during a demonstration a protest calling to reopen the Rafah border crossing in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian women supporters of Hamas chant slogans during a demonstration calling to reopen the Rafah border crossing in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip

Demonstrators hold fireworks as part of a nationwide day of protest against the government's plans to reform France's debt-ridden pension system.,

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Demonstrators hold fireworks as part of a nationwide day of protest against the government’s plans to reform France’s debt-ridden pension system in Marseille.

TOPSHOTS About 50 thousand workers take ...TOPSHOTS About 50 thousand workers take part on a rally in Jakarta on September 5, 2013 demanding wage increases and to abolish the outsourcing system. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes that Indonesia's current account deficit will reach 3.5 percent of GDP in 2013, while inflation is expected to accelerate to 9.5 percent (but to ease to 6 percent in 2014). AFP PHOTO / Bay ISMOYOBAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images

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About 50,000 workers take part in a rally in Jakarta on Thursday, demanding wage increases and to abolish the outsourcing system – where temporary workers are taken on without the additional cost of providing healthcare and pension benefits. 

Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers to call for wages of $15 an hour, in Los Angeles, California...Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside Burger King as part of a nationwide strike by fast-food workers to call for wages of $15 an hour, in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2013. Fast-food workers staged strikes at McDonald's and Burger Kings and demonstrated at other stores in sixty U.S. cities on Thursday in their latest action in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages in the service sector. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Marcos Oleynick, 36, protests outside a Burger King restaurant in Los Angeles, California, during a nationwide strike by fast-food workers aimed at increasing their wages. There were strikes and demonstrations in 60 US cities on Thursday in the latest action by fast-food workers in a nearly year-long campaign to raise wages to $15 an hour 

An anti-government protester clashes with riot police officers outside the parliament in Bangkok

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An anti-government protester clashes with riot police officers outside the parliament in Bangkok. Thailand’s parliament was due to debate a political amnesty bill on Wednesday as anti-government protesters marched to try to get it scrapped, saying it could let ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra return from exile without having to serve a jail sentence.

Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) hold posters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi during a protest against the removal of Morsi in Egypt, on July 30, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World is urging Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to take action over alleged crimes against humanity in Egypt.

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Muslim activists from the Youth Alliance Care for the Muslim World (Aliansi Pemuda Peduli Dunia Islam) protest in Yogyakarta, Indonesia against the toppling of Mohammed Morsi, former Egyptian president, on Tuesday. 

Riot police fire rubber bullets at demonstrator during clashes near Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro

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Riot police fire rubber bullets at demonstrator during clashes near Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis met President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday. Demonstrators are continuing their anti-government protests, which began in June amid growing economic and social dissatisfaction in Brazil.

Anti-government protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes and other masks gather in Bangkok's shopping district...Anti-government protesters wearing a Guy Fawkes and other masks gather in Bangkok's shopping district July 21, 2013. Several hundred people gathered for their weekly march through central Bangkok to protest against the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and the current government led by his sister Yingluck Shinawatra.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Anti-government protesters wearing Guy Fawkes and other masks gather in Bangkok’s shopping district on Sunday. 

A boy peers out of a traditional Tok Tok as it passes by supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 19, 2013. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, is mobilizing followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere Friday for a protest they re dubbing "Breaking the Coup.

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A boy peers out of a traditional tuk tuk as it passes supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of Mr Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Mr Morsi hails, is mobilising followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere on Friday for a protest they are dubbing ‘Breaking the Coup’.

Protesters who support former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry an injured man during clashes outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo...ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH    Protesters who support former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry an injured man during clashes outside the Republican Guard building in Cairo July 5, 2013. At least three demonstrators were shot dead outside the Republican Guard barracks in Cairo where deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is being held, security sources said.

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Supporters of the former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry an injured man during clashes outside the Republican Guard barracks in Cairo, Egypt. At least three demonstrators were shot dead outside the building, where the deposed Mr Mursi is being held, security sources said.

A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a Bulgarian flag during an anti-government rally near the Bulgarian parliament building in Sofia, Bulgaria, 03 July 2013, in an attempt to block the street. Thousands of protestors, for more than two weeks now, are protesting every day around the country demanding the resignation of the four-week-old Socialist-led government of Plamen Oresharski.

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A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a flag during an anti-government rally near the parliament building in Sofia, in an attempt to block the street. 

Protesters scuffle with police officers on a downtown street during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Monday, July 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of the protesters demanded their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign and pressing for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative. The march is an annual event that underscores the growing gulf between Hong Kong and the mainland 16 years after the city ceased to be a British colony and came back under Beijing's control.

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Protesters scuffle with police officers during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of protesters demanded that their Beijing-backed leader resign and pressed for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative.

A pregnant woman reads a book as she sit...A pregnant woman reads a book as she sits on an empty boulevard in central Sofia, on the sidelines of massive anti-government protests on June 27, 2013, to try to prevent lawmakers from entering and to press for the government's resignation, but Bulgarian lawmakers succeeded in opening parliament for the first time this week. Thousands of Bulgarians, sick of a political class they see as too dependent on shadowy oligarchs, have taken to the streets every night since June 14, just four months after anti-poverty and corruption rallies ousted the previous conservative cabinet.   TOPSHOTS    AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFFDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A pregnant woman reads a book as she sits on an empty boulevard in central Sofia, Bulgaria on the sidelines of protests to try to prevent lawmakers from entering parliament and to press for the government’s resignation. However lawmakers succeeded in opening parliament for the first time this week.