Stories about Protest from October, 2015
"Judicial officials...should not arrest youths and pass heavy judgments against them every time they criticize. My son should be sitting in class and studying right now.”
"We have never seen an atmosphere like this in India before. There never was any fear to freely voice one’s opinions."
“I was told I was only being taken in for questioning. It turns out I would be held for 14 years. From 1965 until December 1979. We never got justice."
The mining wealth of Cerro de Pasco in Peru has poisoned children with lead, and several dozen people decided to stage a 300-kilometer march in protest.
One year after Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, cartoonist Jason Li reflects on his social advocacy comic experiment.
Alaa Abd El Fattah has spent a year in prison for his activism. He has four more to serve. Netizens are making noise on his first year anniversary calling for his freedom.
Opas C, a 68-year-old Thai, is serving a three-year jail term for writing an anti-monarchy graffiti in a mall toilet.
"The reality is that #FeesHaveFallen has been hushed into FeesHaveNotFallen. Nothing's changed; something has been prevented."
It rained in Lebanon and Beirut's rubbish, which has been pilling up alongside roads for months, turned the capital's roads into "rivers of garbage." Fears of a cholera epidemic don't seem unrealistic.
Students argue that increases will keep poor, mostly black South Africans from higher education. Protests against the proposed university fee hikes, which started last Wednesday, and have spread nationwide.
Security forces and youth clashed in Bahrain today as police attacked villages, forcefully removing banners placed on roadsides to commemorate Ashura. Several people were injured from buckshot fired at protesters.
Activists fight for their lives in Angolan jails. Thanks to a new online portal that collects and publishes photos showing solidarity with political prisoners, the movement is stronger than ever.
"“Whenever we try to follow up on our daughter’s case, they say they are working on it but so far they have not given any information."
Protests against the Las Bambas mining project have come to a point of calm after the violence that left four dead and several wounded in Peru.
"In 1492 the indigenous peoples were expelled from their lands. In 2015, the same. There is still so much to do."
Kyrgyzstan's new MPs did not even have time to take their seats before the public got on their backs.
The Facebook post compared the color of the army's new uniform to a traditional dress worn by opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
"Instead of improving the quality of education of the whole state system...it seems that the Alckmin government is interested in getting rid of its best schools."
Residents of Šopić, a village just outside of Belgrade, threatened to "collectively convert to Islam" if their damaged Orthodox church wasn't reconstructed by the parish in October 2015.
The October 10 attack was the biggest in Turkey's history, carried out as the country prepares for a November 1 election that appears increasingly unfeasible.
A political cartoonist who criticized Thailand's military-backed government has become the latest journalist to be summoned by the army for "attitude-adjustment."