Local residents clash with the police in front of a local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu province July 28, 2012. Chinese officials cancelled an industrial waste pipeline project on Saturday after anti-pollution demonstrators occupied the government office in eastern China, destroying computers and overturning cars. The demonstration was the latest in a string of protests sparked by fears of environmental degradation and highlights the social tensions the government in Beijing faces as it approaches a leadership transition this year. Reuters
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Flashmob participants are seen wearing masks. — Anti-sectarian activists gathered at Hamra street in Beirut to perform a flashmob against the Lebanese sectarian system.
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Activists chant slogans during a protest in Patna, capital of Bihar, India, Dec. 29, 2012. Grief-stricken Indian students took to the streets Saturday in the hundred to express anger at the death in Singapore of the 23-year-old medical student who was gang raped and brutalized. The victim of the gang rape died early Saturday in a hospital in Singapore.
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Protesters clash with police in India
Delhi, India. 22nd December 2012 — The attack sparked days of protests across the country from women demanding authorities take tougher action to protect them against the daily threat of harassment and violence. — Police in India’s capital used tear gas and water cannons to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus.
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Activists chant slogans during a protest in Patna, capital of Bihar, India, Dec. 29, 2012.
Grief-stricken Indian students took to the streets Saturday in the hundred to express anger at the death in Singapore of the 23-year-old medical student who was gang raped and brutalized.
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Second Cambodian land rights activist Bopha sentenced to three years
Phnom penh, Cambodia. 27th December 2012 — Protester Nget Khun, 72, clashes with riot police after finding out Yorn Bopha was sentenced to three years in jail. Land rights activist Yorn Bopha, her husband and brothers were convicted of intentional violence and sentenced to three years in prison in Phnom Penh. Yorn Bopha has been declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International.
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College students shout slogans in a rally to protest against a New Delhi gang-rape incident, demanding justice in Bhopal, India, 24 December 2012. The girl who was gang-raped and attacked in a moving bus in a high-security area in the heart of New Delhi on December 16 is in critical condition. Police said the six men suspected in the attack that sparked public outrage and protests have been arrested.
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Indian Women rights activists hold banners and placards during a candlelight vigil during a protest condemning the attacks on women, in Southern Indian city of Bangalore 21 December 2012. Hundreds of activists gathered in front of Town Hall shouting slogans against the rapists and the growing number of sex crimes against women. According to media reports the Delhi police have arrested the 5th suspect allegedly involved in the gang-rape incident.
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