Workers remove a banner at an area blocked by pro-democracy protesters outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters in Hong Kong. Authorities started, on Thursday, clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city’s most economically and politically important district for more than two months.
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Israeli Orthodox jews seen protesting on Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Orthodox jews are protesting the building of a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem, because of fears it will destroy an ancient Jewish tomb at the site
A man walks past a message written on an overpass by pro-democracy protesters at the financial Central district in Hong Kong
A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.
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Demonstrators march through the Wynwood neighbourhood to protest against police abuse, in Miami, Florida. The protest was one of many that have taken place nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents.
A NYPD policeman (R) reacts next to people protesting against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York December 3, 2014. A New York City grand jury decision not to charge white police officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed unarmed black man Garner with a chokehold sparked outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident
Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the government’s Jobs Act labour reform bill
A pro-democracy protester and a policeman fall to the ground as two other policemen detain the protester during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday
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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against the military and the interior ministry during a protest in Cairo. Security was stepped up across Egypt on Friday, ahead of expected protests that were feared to escalate into violence
Strikers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance at Antwerp port, one of the world’s biggest, on Monday. Trade unions and workers voiced anger over austerity measures announced by Belgium’s new government.
Bailiffs walk past people at a makeshift library set up by pro-democracy protesters blocking a main road at the Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong on Monday. An injunction to clear the road has been issued but not yet enforced.
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A pro-democracy protester prepares to sleep in his tent at the Mongkok occupy site on Thursday in Hong Kong. In a random poll of 513 people conducted by the University of Hong Kong and released yesterday, showed support for the movement decreasing with 83% of those surveyed saying the eight week occupation should end.
A man carries placards that read ‘Free education. Tax the rich’ in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on Wednesday
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Police disperse pro-democracy protesters outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong after clashes with pro-democracy activists on Wednesday
Students perform a skit outside the presidential palace in Jakarta during a protest against the fuel price rises. Indonesian president Joko Widodo announced a sharp increase in fuel prices on Monday, saying costly government subsidies would be better spent on infrastructure and development
A woman takes part in a rally in Narobi, Kenya, to protest against violence towards women. About 200 women gathered to rally in support of a woman who was attacked and stripped last week by a mob at a bus stop, in an incident that was captured on video and went viral online
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Palestinian protesters burn tyres in front of Israel’s barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem
Protesters show symbolical red cards during a protest against President Miloš Zeman in Prague, Czech Republic. The country is marking the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on Friday
A man, who attempted to attack Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai, is held on the ground with his limbs tied by pro-democracy protesters in an occupied area in Hong Kong. Three men were restrained by pro-democracy protesters after they tried to attack Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who has supported pro-democracy activists through his publications and with donations, at the protest site. Pro-democracy protesters used plastic cords to bind the men as they waited for police to arrive at the scene.