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A rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong saw thousands of students from more than 20 tertiary institutions start a week-long boycott of classes in protest against Beijing’s conservative framework for political reform in the region
Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.
A woman walks her dogs by police temporarily blocking protesters from entering one of the main roads into the capital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Opposition labour unions are demanding more jobs, better salaries and tax cuts with protests and a 36-hour strike
Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard announces its withdrawal from the town as calm descends following two weeks of often violent clashes Read more
Lightning flashes over protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read more
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Police in riot gear move in to make arrests as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Protestors took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri for another day to voice their outcry over the police slaying of an unarmed black teenager. Read more
A follower of the Shia Muslim Houthi group attends an anti-government gathering in Arhab, north of the capital of Yemen, Sana’a. The Houthis, who control much of the northern Saada province bordering Saudi Arabia, are trying to consolidate their power in the north as the country moves towards a federal system that gives more power to regional authorities.
A policeman stands in al-Haram street in Cairo, Egypt, during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a Cairo crackdown
A Maidan activist burns tyres during a protest against the Ukrainian authorities trying to clean the main Kiev street of Khreschatyk, near Independence Square, in the city centre on Thursday
Members of minority Sikh community shout slogans during a protest against the killing of a Sikh trader in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday