A riot policeman (L) prepares to throw a teas gas canister as others walk by fires caused by petrol bombs thrown by youths following brief clashes between police and protesters during a 24-hour general strike in central Athens, Greece
rotesting members of the PAME Communist-affiliated union play music outside the Greek parliament during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens
Striking forensic police protest against their current working conditions behing a yellow police tape in Lyon, central eastern France, on Tuesday
Indian men wait for transport on the side of a road in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike in protest at right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies
A boy looks through the window grills of a house that was damaged by a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen‘s capital Sanaa. Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the group’s TV channel said, as combat between the kingdom and the Iran-allied group has intensified.
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Commuters sit in traffic on a bus as a 24 hour tube strike hits the morning rush hour at Victoria station, central London on Thursday. The strike began at 6:30 pm (1730 GMT) on August 5 and will run until Friday morning, causing disruption for millions of commuters and tourists.
Members of the Jammu and Kashmir police forces clash with activists from the Jammu All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Coordination Committee during a strike in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, on Monday
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Soldiers guard a vehicle that is used to transport people in San Salvador during a transport strike in El Salvador over the lack of security in the violence-plagued country. Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver on Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban posses. Many people used army trucks and other state-owned vehicles to get to work or school.
Commuters cross the river Thames using the Millennium footbridge during a tube strike in London. London’s roads, buses and overland trains struggled to cope in Thursday’s morning rush hour as commuters battled into work in the face of London Underground’s first strike shutdown since 2002
A Kashmiri shopkeeper reads a newspaper outside his closed shop during a strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) called for a shutdown on Monday to protest the government’s alleged failure to rehabilitate flood-hit traders
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Bangladeshi workers unload goods from a boat in the Buriganga river during an ongoing nationwide strike and blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led alliance, in Dhaka
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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions
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A female protester wearing goggles stands on a street during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem, south of Manama, on Friday. Protesters blocked roads in several villages and several shops and businesses were shut as part of the three-day nationwide strike, after following a call from an anonymous opposition group called 14th February, to mark the 4th anniversary of Bahrain’s uprising.
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Bangladesh police stop members of the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, during a protest outside the Bangladesh Nationalist party office in Dhaka against the nationwide strike on Monday. Violence triggered by the strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead.
Passengers wait for a train to depart during a country-wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist party in Dhaka on Monday
People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday
Nepalese riot police stand guard during a general strike in Kathmandu. The strike was called by various opposition parties to demand that the draft of a new constitution is done on time through consensus.
Balloons featuring Italian Prime minister Matteo Renzi as Pinocchio are displayed during a general strike called by several trade unions in protest against the government’s economic policy, on Friday in Rome
A plane of German flagship carrier Lufthansa is parked on tarmac in Frankfurt’s airport on Monday. Lufthansa cancelled 1,350 flights, or 48 percent of scheduled services, for Monday and Tuesday as its pilots prepared to go on strike, their ninth walkout this year. The cancelled short-, medium- and long-haul flights will affect 150,000 passengers and wipe another single-digit million euro sum off the airline’s earnings, according to analyst estimates.
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.