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‘Zuma must fall’ protesters with a banner depicting Atul Gupta, implicated in recent scandals. Pic: Discott, CC-BY-SA4.0
Independence: a 2010 protest outside Gaudi’s La Pedrera in Barcelona after the Spanish Constitutional court struck down Catalonia’s autonomy statute.
Antonythasan Jesuthasan
Technology is affecting the way people take part in protest.
Former president Lula on his Caravan of Hope tour around Brazil, ahead of this year’s elections.
 Chile elections: Beatriz Sanchez, leader of the insurgent leftwing coalition, Broad Front.
Democracy movement NYC Rolling Rebellion advocates for net neutrality in front of the Time Warner offices in New York City, US.
Dissent is viewed as illegitimate. Rule of law matters less than edicts purported to reflect popular opinion
Shrinking political space: the current clampdown on popular rights mirrors a profound malaise with our system of top-down political representation.
Artist Kaya Mar with his satirical portrait Erdoğan, the Turkish Sun King – after France’s absolute monarch Louis XVI.
Turkey political prisoners: Turkish riot police crack down on people protesting against the purge of academics, outside Ankara University.

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