A pro-European integration protester takes cover behind a makeshift shield at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. Opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday, saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive
This photo released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs shows Ukrainian riot police on fire after gasoline bombs were hurled by anti-government protesters during the clashes in central Kiev, Ukraine Read more
Riot police officers block Pro-EU activists gathered at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. The policemen formed a chain across Kiev’s main street outside the city building.
A man works on a riot diorama by modelmaker Gareth Hutchinson in his model shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Each model in the diorama is individually handcrafted. Read more
Riot police fire rubber bullets at demonstrator during clashes near Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis met President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday. Demonstrators are continuing their anti-government protests, which began in June amid growing economic and social dissatisfaction in Brazil.
A protester kneels in front of burning tyres in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat. Read more
Turkish riot police rest in front of a damaged bank at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday. Turkish police took up posts around Taksim Square, a day after continuous clashes in which police tried to clear the central plaza of anti-government protesters. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to meet later with a group of public figures and artists to discuss two weeks of protests against his government.
Protesters clash with Turkish riot policemen on the way to Taksim Square in Istanbul on Wednesday, as part of ongoing protests against the ruling party, police brutality and the destruction of Taksim park for a development project. Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government has apologised to injured protesters and said it had ‘learnt its lesson’ after days of mass street demonstrations that have posed the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decade in office.
A protester sleeps at a bus stop sprayed with graffiti at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday. Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square grew into mass protests against a heavy-handed police crackdown and what opponents call Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian policies Read more
Turkish youths relax in Gezi Park in Istanbul on Monday after five days of protests against the demolition of the park. Read more