Global Protests as presented by: Boston Big Picture

There are many forms of protest, many ways to express an objection to particular events, situations, policies, and even people. Protests can also take many forms - from individual statements to mass demonstrations - both peaceful and violent. In the last 30 days, there have been numerous protests across the globe in many countries. The following post is a collection of only some of those protests, but the images convey a gamut of emotions as citizens stand up for their political, economic, religious and lifestyle rights. An anti-government protester waves a Bahraini flag and chants during a peaceful march on Sept. 9 in Muqsha, Bahrain, west of the capital of Manama. The harsh crackdown on anti-government protests has failed to silence people's demand for greater rights, a senior Shi'ite cleric in the Gulf kingdom said as thousands of opposition supporters rallied on the outskirts of the capital. Bahrain, a close ally of the United States and home of its fifth fleet, is a Sunni Muslim monarchy. Most of the population, however, is Shi'ite Police subdue a Bolivian from the Isiboro Secure indigenous territory after he and dozens of other protesters blocked an airport runway on Sept. 26. The demonstrators had been on a 370-mile protest march from Trinidad in the northern lowlands to the government seat in La Paz in an attempt to draw attention to the government's plan to build a highway through their territory. President Evo Morales ordered police to stop the march. As police were herding the protesters onto a plane at Rurrenbaque airport to return them home, a large group broke away and blocked the runway with burning wood and tires. Contending that it's time for Utah to strip away its "uptight" laws, people jog and walk in their underwear from the Gallivan Center to the Capitol in Salt Lake City. Undie Run coordinator Nate Porter says the goal of the event on Sept. 24 was to organize people frustrated by the conservative nature of state politics.


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