A protestor is arrested by riot police during a protest against the proposed changes to France’s working week and layoff practices, in Lyon, central France
French high school and university students attend a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Nantes, France, as part of a nationwide labour reform protests and strikes. The slogan reads ” We have a leftist party who deserves to be punched”.
Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through the Israeli barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem, as others wave Palestinian flags during clashes with Israeli troops.
A protester kicks a barrier near riot police that are blocking a street leading to the parliament building where a session of “national dialogue” is taking place between politicians aimed at discussing ways out of a political crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon on Wednesday.
Indian government employees are sprayed with dyed water by police, during a demonstration in Srinagar. The employees are demanding their long pending payment arrears and a regularisation of temporary jobs.
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Striking employees of the My Ferry Link company block the access to Calais harbour with burning tyres following the failure of negotiations with French government concerning job cuts.
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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday
Armenian police forces use water cannons against protesting against plans of the government to raise electricity prices for up to 40 per cent, in Yerevan, Armenia.
A man lies on the ground as Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a May Day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul on Friday. Turkish police on used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters marking May Day in the Besiktas district of Istanbul as they tried to move towards the Taksim Square protest hub of Istanbul
The remnants of cars burned during violent demonstrations by pro-democracy protesters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The protests led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.
A protester bleeds as he attempts to stop taxi drivers trying to remove the barricades across main roads. The incident took place near a line of riot police at the occupied area, in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong.
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Filipino student protesters burn a mock US flag during a rally outside the US embassy in Manila. The group stormed the US embassy demanding to hand over a US Marine who allegedly killed a transgender person in northern Philippines.
Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy morning rain in front of the president’s house in the army guarded ‘red zone’, Islamabad
Women hold pictures of protesters who were killed in clashes with police during recent demonstrations as they take part in a commemerative procession in central Kiev on Wednesday. Ukraine’s pro-Western interim leaders were set to unveil their new cabinet today after disbanding the feared riot police as they sought to build confidence in the splintered and economically ravaged ex-Soviet nation.
An anti-Yanukovich protester cries near a memorial for the people killed in clashes with police at Kiev’s Independence Square, the epicenter of Ukraine’s unrest. The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday delayed the formation of a government, reflecting political tensions and economic challenges following the ouster of the Russia-backed president.
Protesters clash with riot police in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. A least three protesters were killed in the clashes, opposition activists say. Violence erupted after anti-government protesters broke through a police cordon in front of parliament. They marched towards parliament to demand constitutional reforms that would curb the powers of President Viktor Yanukovych.
Riot police assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok. A police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok, officials and witnesses said.
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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi block a street during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Nasr City, Cairo, on Wednesday. An Egyptian court adjourned the murder trial of Mr Morsi to February 1, citing “weather conditions” that prevented the Islamist’s transport to court from prison.
Farmers from Crete, the southern Greek island, clash with riot police in Athens over a new property tax that will extend the levy to farms as MPs vote in parliament