Military policemen hold their weapons as they are surrounded by a mob during a confrontation between anti-coup protesters and military at the Victory monument in Bangkok
Illegal Afghan immigrants wait to be expelled from their camp at Calais. French police early Wednesday began expelling around 650 migrants from camps in the northern port of Calais.
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Police and soldiers stand guard outside a military compound before former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives to meet Thailand’s ruling military in Bangkok. The new rulers summoned the entire former government and members of the politically influential Shinawatra family a day after it seized control in a bloodless coup. Thailand has seen months of unrest, which has claimed at least 28 lives in politically related violence.
Anti-gas drilling protesters celebrate at the Bentley blockade site on Thursday in Lismore, Australia, after a drilling permit allowing mining company Metgasco to set up an exploratory gas well on a private property in Bentley was suspended because of “insufficient” community consultation. Read more
A police officer stands guard next to graffiti of President Juan Manuel Santos during a May day protest in Bogotá, Colombia on Monday Read more
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A boy walks among the ruins of his family’s home after a squatter colony was demolished in Tondo, Manila. Police and local officials said about 500 shanties and illegal structures were being demolished as the government started clearing the area to widen the road and make way for the construction of a modernised port.
Indian policemen sit in the shade outside a polling station in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country’s weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of India‘s marginalized and poor Read more
East Timorese police officers take part in a drill to mark the 14th Anniversary of Timor-Leste National Police in Dili, East Timor, also known as Timor Leste.
A child plays on a swing beneath a poster of a policeman in Busan, South Korea
An anti-government activist is arrested by police during a protest against Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas. Twenty-eight people have been killed and 365 injured in anti-government protests Read more