Twitter Users Share Statues That Are Better Than The Ones Protesters Are Tearing Down

Twitter Users Share Statues That Are Better Than The Ones Protesters Are Tearing Down

The recent protester-initiated takedown of the Edward Colston statue in Bristol (due to his affiliation with slave trade) has sparked much debate, forcing societies to rethink who they choose to honor through this medium. Continue reading »

Protesters Tear Down Statues Of Slave Trader As Anti-Racism Demonstrations Take Place Worldwide

A statue of Robert Milligan, an 18th century slave trader, was removed from its plinth outside a London museum after global anti-racism protests triggered a debate about how Britain commemorates its imperial past.
Protesters Tear Down Statues Of Slave Trader As Anti-Racism Demonstrations Take Place Worldwide
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Milligan, who owned sugar plantations in Jamaica, was involved in the construction of London’s West India Docks. Continue reading »

Mini Stonehenges: Hong Kong Protesters Take On Police, One Brick At A Time

Mini Stonehenges: Hong Kong Protesters Take On Police, One Brick At A Time
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Hong Kong protesters have alighted on a new way to counter the police, as the five-month old anti-government resistance grinds on and their tactics evolve further. Continue reading »

“Hong Kong On Fire”: Local Photographer Captured Stunning Images Of The Days In Fight For Civil Rights

"Hong Kong On Fire": Local Photographer Captured Stunning Images Of The Days In Fight For Civil Rights

The 2019 Hong Kong protests are an ongoing series of demonstrations in Hong Kong and solidarity protests in other cities abroad which began with the aim of withdrawing an extradition bill proposed by the Hong Kong government. If enacted, the bill would allow local authorities to detain and extradite people who are wanted in territories that Hong Kong does not have extradition agreements with, including mainland China and Taiwan. Concerns were raised that the bill would place Hong Kong citizens and visitors under mainland Chinese jurisdiction, undermining the autonomy of the region and people’s rights and freedom. Continue reading »

Banksy Mural In New York Protests The Imprisonment Of Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan

Banksy Mural In New York Protests The Imprisonment Of Turkish Artist Zehra Doğan

Zehra Doğan (born 1989) is a Kurdish artist and journalist from Diyarbakir, Turkey. She is a founder and the editor of Jinha, a feminist Kurdish news agency with an all female staff. She was jailed by the Turkish government for a painting of the destruction of the city of Nusaybin in 2017. Her imprisonment has prompted international outcry, including a 2018 mural by street artist Banksy in New York. Continue reading »

KamaSurra – To End the Police Abuse During Street Protests in Brazil

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KamaSurra it’s a series of posters based on the original positions of Kama Sutra, but instead of portraying couples making love, we see policemen spreading hate, while abusing innocent citizens. The illustrations portraits real events seem on street protests that have been taken place in Brazil since the beginning of 2013. Continue reading »

February 2012: Carnivals, Festivals, Celebrations and Protests Around the Globe

February 2012: Carnivals, Festivals, Celebrations and Protests Around the Globe
Activists protest against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement in front of the government palace in Vilnius , Lithuania. ACTA aims to harmonize international standards on protecting the rights of those who produce music, movies, pharmaceuticals, fashion, and a range of other products that often fall victim to piracy and intellectual property theft, but some Internet users are worried it could lead to online censorship. (Mindaugas Kulbis/Associated Press) Continue reading »

Russian Spring: Thousands Join Vote-Rigging Protests

n what appeared to be a clear indication of the mounting discontent over Vladimir Putin’s 12-year reign, tens of thousands of Russians joined a massive wave of protests against the alleged rigging in the Dec 4 parliamentary elections.

According to agency reports, Moscow saw the biggest show of solidarity by protesters. People descended on Sakharov Avenue in thousands braving harsh wintry conditions. The protesters converged on a broad avenue which is just a couple of miles away from Kremlin.

Russian Spring: Thousands Join Vote-Rigging Protests

Demonstrators wearing masks take part in a protest against recent parliamentary election results in Stavropol. (Reuters) Continue reading »

San Fermin Festival In Pamplona. PETA Protests. Corrida in Barcelona.

San Fermin Festival In Pamplona. PETA Protests. Corrida in Barcelona.

Spain celebrates a Saint Fermin (San Fermin Festival), traditionally takes place in the city of Pamplona. The main «enserro» is a bulls runs through the streets of the city. The ceremony of «Sanfermines” (Los Sanfermines) opened on Monday at noon with a traditional rockets launch from the City Hall balcony.

San Fermin Festival In Pamplona. PETA Protests. Corrida in Barcelona.

A day before, in Pamplona… PETA and Animas Naturalis had a bloody campaign against the entertainment in the days of the festival of St. Fermin. Dozens of people on the central square of the city poured paint on their bodies like blood. The aim of the activists – to ban corrida and street race with bulls.

San Fermin Festival In Pamplona. PETA Protests. Corrida in Barcelona.

Meanwhile, on 5th of July a corrida has started in Barcelona, the traditional season which begins in March and ends in October.

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