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Demonstrators and policeman confront during clashing in downtown Rome, 31 October 2013. The clashes ensued after officers tried to haul down protestors who attacked and climbed onto a police armoured van. One policeman was seen on the ground after injuring his leg amid the trouble and protestors trying to break through a police barricade sprayed pepper spray at officers. ANSA / ANGELO CARCONI

Demonstrators and policeman confront during clashing in downtown Rome, 31 October 2013. The clashes ensued after officers tried to haul down protestors who attacked and climbed onto a police armoured van. One policeman was seen on the ground after injuring his leg amid the trouble and protestors trying to break through a police barricade sprayed pepper spray at officers. ANSA / ANGELO CARCONI

Demonstrators and policeman confront during clashing in downtown Rome, 31 October 2013. The clashes ensued after officers tried to haul down protestors who attacked and climbed onto a police armoured van. One policeman was seen on the ground after injuring his leg amid the trouble and protestors trying to break through a police barricade sprayed pepper spray at officers. ANSA / ANGELO CARCONI

Demonstrators and policeman confront during clashing in downtown Rome, 31 October 2013. The clashes ensued after officers tried to haul down protestors who attacked and climbed onto a police armoured van. One policeman was seen on the ground after injuring his leg amid the trouble and protestors trying to break through a police barricade sprayed pepper spray at officers. ANSA / ANGELO CARCONI

In a new 132-page report — Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street — members of a national consortium of law school clinics, lawyers, law professors and other legal experts “catalog 130 specific alleged incidents of excessive police force, and hundreds of additional violations, including unjustified arrests, abuse of journalists, unlawful closure of sidewalks and parks to protesters, and pervasive surveillance of peaceful activists” in New York City.  The experts note that, to date, only one police officer is known to have been disciplined for misconduct related to Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC.  Read the full report here.

In a new 132-page report — Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street — members of a national consortium of law school clinics, lawyers, law professors and other legal experts “catalog 130 specific alleged incidents of excessive police force, and hundreds of additional violations, including unjustified arrests, abuse of journalists, unlawful closure of sidewalks and parks to protesters, and pervasive surveillance of peaceful activists” in New York City.  The experts note that, to date, only one police officer is known to have been disciplined for misconduct related to Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC.  Read the full report here.

Local residents surround a vehicle after they overturned it, as they gather to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012. AP

Local residents surround a vehicle after they overturned it, as they gather to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012. AP

A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal  (via Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters)

A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (via Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters)

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

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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Nairobi, Kenya: A demonstrator rolls on the ground in celebration after he and others burned mock coffins outside parliament 

Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

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Nairobi, Kenya: A demonstrator rolls on the ground in celebration after he and others burned mock coffins outside parliament

Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP
I didn’t know much about Vietnam at that time. I just learned through the press that it was a small country suffering terrible bomb strikes by the US
Masayuki Abe who, in 1969 as a college senior, was jailed by the Japanese government for nearly a year for “participating in a days-long protest against the Vietnam War.  For more, see Thanh Nien Daily | Vietnam War protest leads to strong peacetime bonds
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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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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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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