Stories about Protest from May, 2016
Five Things to Know About the Millions of Dead Fish Washing Up on Vietnam's Central Coast
"Clearly they don’t look at us as people, but animals. They want us to die with the fish."
Indonesians Light Candles and Seek Justice for Murdered Teenage Rape Victim
"We're all saddened by the tragic loss of Yuyun. Perpetrators must be arrested and receive maximum punishment. Women and children must be protected from violence."
Environmental Activists Warn Mining Is Putting Colombia's National Tree in Danger
"Perhaps the only way to see the wax palm in the future will be on stamps and banknotes #NoToMegaMiningInSalento"
Gambian Protesters Allege Police Used Live Ammunition During Bloody Crackdown
The protests were part of an unprecedented movement in the Gambia calling for electoral reforms and the resignation of longtime President Yahya Jammeh.
Anti-Impunity Activists Say Skopje Marathon Scuffle Is Example of Government’s Violence
"There hasn't been a major incident, but it's obvious that the regime considers even the use of force as a potential weapon."
Confused About the Mapuche Conflict in Chile? This Animated Video Can Help
"The mosaic of the Mapuche people is diverse. But all who have an awareness of being Mapuche are united by the desire for justice, recognition, respect, equality and value."
Facebook Posts Tell the Tale of a Kazakh Land Reform Furore
As Kazakhstan's economic crisis rumbles on, the authoritarian government's PR blunders go from bad to dangerously worse.
Environmental Crisis Makes Protesters of Chilean Fisherman on Chiloé Island
The marine phenomenon known as a red tide has killed a wide range of sea species in Chiloé, costing many fishermen their livelihood. They blame the salmon industry.
Puerto Ricans Protest Against a Proposed US Financial Oversight Board
Some banners at the march read "Our future is in debt" and "Financial control board, colonial slavery."
A New Dam in Portugal Is About to Destroy Parts of a World Heritage Wine Region
Opponents warn the dam will cause an ecological disaster, destroying rare ecosystems and farmlands important to the wine industry.
Why One Macedonian Man Is Breaking His Vow to Never Protest Again
Tome Stankovski was brutally arrested during protests last year and says he still suffers from the trauma of that experience. But he has now joined the Colorful Revolution.
Something Unprecedented Is Happening in The Gambia and You Probably Have No Idea
Last month witnessed an unprecedented uprising in the tiny West African nation of The Gambia. The protests haven't garnered much attention internationally, but Global Voices has been watching.
Hundreds of Chinese Schoolchildren Have Been Poisoned, But Their Affluent Families Aren’t Winning Them Much Sympathy
There's a public safety crisis in Changzhou, where hundreds of schoolchildren fell ill after exposure to toxic compounds. Unfortunately for the ailing kids, their families are rich and widely disliked.
Aleppo Is Burning: Make Your Social Media Profile Photograph Red to Show You Care
Aleppo is being "wiped off the map" as you read these lines. Hundreds have been killed in recent days as activists appeal to the world to pay attention to their plight.
‘Not One More’ Network Calls for Protection of Grassroots Environmentalists in Cambodia
"Protecting our environment is the most important job anyone could take on, it shouldn’t be one of the most dangerous."