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Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two finance ministers in the space of last week, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans took to the streets 16 December to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, whose reputation has been tarnished by a string of scandals. A social media inspired movement called #Zumamustfall sparked several marches across the country on 16 December, a national holiday. The next #zumamustfall march is planned for 01 February 2016. Rallies were also staged in Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth

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Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two finance ministers in the space of a week, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma

A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania's Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, 15 December 2015. Up to one thousand of farmers from all over the country, organized by their trade union confederation, gathered to protest against the government's shepherd regulating policies, demanding greater state-subsidies for the traditional rural farming system. Shepherds stormed the Parliament fence, forcing the entrance gates while scuffling with riot police, occupying a part of the parliament yard. The new laws restrict the rights of grazing during the winter, as well as the maximum number of shepherd dogs for a traditional style of shepherding with a history of thousands of years.

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A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania’s Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday. Up to one thousand farmers from all over the country gathered to protest against the government’s shepherd regulating policies

Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change.

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Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday

Palestinian protesters carry an injured comrade during clashes with Israeli soldiers that followed a protest against the Israeli settlements in Qadomem, in the Kofr Qadom village near the West Bank city of Nablus, 11 December 2015. According to local sources at least five Palestinians were injured during the clashes.

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Palestinian protesters carry an injured comrade during clashes with Israeli soldiers that followed a protest against the Israeli settlements in Qadomem, in the Kofr Qadom village near the West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday

Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France,  Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

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Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Wednesday

People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on December 3, 2015. The pro-government majority of the Congress is ready to approve indefinite re-election since 2021 in Ecuador.

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People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on Thursday

Papuan activists clash with riot police officers during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Hundreds of activists staged a rally supporting the free Papua separatist movement.

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Papuan activists clash with riot police officers during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Hundreds of activists staged a rally supporting the free Papua separatist movement

Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo's government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia.

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Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo’s parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo’s government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia

Indian security personnel detain activist

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Indian security personnel detain activists of the Indian Youth Congress who were shouting slogans against the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government during a protest against intolerence in New Delhi on Monday

Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "Putin, killer!" during a demonstration against Russia on November 27, 2015, in Fatih district in Istanbul. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on November 27 said that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey's interests

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Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading “Putin, killer!” during a demonstration against Russia on Friday, in Fatih district in Istanbul

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 24:  Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.

Members of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on November 24, 2015. SAMWU members marched to demand increased wages, better working conditions and new recruitments to reduce municipal water management vacancy rate in water-stressed municipalities in light of the current drought in South Africa.

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Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. SAMWU members marched to demand increased wages, better working conditions

A man claiming to be from Iran, with his...A man claiming to be from Iran, with his mouth sewn shut, takes part in a demonstration with fellow migrants and refugees as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni on November 24, 2015. At least five migrants stuck on the Greek-Macedonian border on Monday sewed their lips in protest at not being allowed to continue their journey to Europe. Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees are allowed through but those deemed economic migrants -- mainly people from Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh -- are blocked. AFP PHOTO /Sakis MitrolidisSAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A man claiming to be from Iran, with his mouth sewn shut, takes part in a demonstration with fellow migrants and refugees as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni

Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa...Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa November 20, 2015. The signs read: "Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-made." and "al Qaeda is a U.S.-made." REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. The signs read: “Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-made.” and “al Qaeda is a U.S.-made” 

Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain...Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain, November 19, 2015. The letters painted on the firefighters' backs form the words, "The PSOE (Socialist Party of Spain) puts you in danger"

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Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain. The letters painted on the firefighters’ backs form the words, “The PSOE (Socialist Party of Spain) puts you in danger” 

Filipino activists clash with riot police officers during a protest rally near the venue of the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila

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Filipino activists clash with riot police officers during a protest rally near the venue of the on-going Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila

Okinawa residents protest against relocation US base within their island

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Riot policemen from Tokyo remove a demonstrator staging a sit-in protest against relocation of US base within Okinawa Island in front of a gate of US Marine Corps Camp Schwab at Henoko in Nago, Japanese southwestern island of Okinawa, on Tuesday.

Protest against the APEC 2015 in Manila...epa05028990 A Filipino boy runs in front of a line of riot police officers during a protest rally at a street in Manila, Philippines, 17 November 2015. Philippine security forces were on high alert in the capital as leaders from Asia and the Pacific region began to arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit just days after the deadly terrorist attacks in France.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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Riot police officers during a protest against APEC in Manila, Philippines. Philippine security forces were on high alert in the capital as leaders from Asia and the Pacific region began to arrive for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit 

Italian workers of tyre manufacturer Michelin hold flags during a demonstration in Cuneo, northern Italy, on Friday as part of a protest against plans to close three production sites in Europe within three years, shedding 1,500 jobs.  Michelin announced on November 3, 2015 plans to close its factories in Fossano, Italy and Oranienburg, Germany by the end of 2016, and also to close its plant in  Ballymena, Ireland by mid-2018.

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Italian workers of tyre manufacturer Michelin hold flags during a demonstration in Cuneo, northern Italy, on Friday as part of a protest against plans to close three production sites in Europe within three years, shedding 1,500 jobs

Malaysian Protest On US President Barrack Obama During ASEAN Summit...epa05022751 A child infront of protesters from Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia Islamic group holding placards during a protest in front of the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13 November 2015. Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia labelled Obama as an 'enemy' of Islam, citing the deaths of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, as well as in the ongoing Syrian conflict, which they blame on the US Presidentís administration  EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

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Protesters from Hizbut Tahrir Malaysia Islamic group protest in front of the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Hizbut Tahrir labelled Obama as an ‘enemy’ of Islam