German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank head quarters during an anti-capitalism “Blockupy” demonstration in Frankfurt on Friday
Protesters against Spanish airline Iberia’s plans to slash 3,800 jobs and cut salaries hold a rally in Madrid on Thursday. Placards read “Prisoners of IAG (International AirlinesGroup) caused by the silence of counselors. IAG, is a fraud” and “Inmoral bonds = Labour extinction.”
An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India on Thursday. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile.
Indian students stage a protest in New Delhi, India, demanding stringent punishment for rapists. A second suspect was arrested on Monday after the rape of a five-year-old girl, who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room. The case has brought a fresh wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes.
Protesters from the Islamic Action Front, and other opposition parties, shout slogans as they call for political and economic reform, and access to corruption cases, during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, Jordan.
French gendarmes advance towards a burning makeshift shelter after clashes with anti-airport protesters on land that will become a new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France, on April 15 2013. The new airport, some 30kms (19 miles) from Nantes, is scheduled to be constructed for 2017.
Protesters demonstrate against a bill to reform the country’s labour laws based on an agreement reached between employers and unions, on April 9 2013 in Lyon. The bill is designed to give more flexibility to employers but also to offer more protection to employees, a key concern of French unions. The banner reads “no to all laws of social regression”.