Why Are People In Thailand, Ukraine, Greece And Mexico Out On The Streets?

by
Fatimah Mazhar
Did you miss out on the mass protests over the weekend in Ukraine, Thailand, Mexico and Greece? Do not worry. Carbonated.TV has you covered.

Did you miss out on the mass protests over the weekend in Ukraine, Thailand, Mexico and Greece? Do not worry. Carbonated.TV has you covered.

Here are some powerful images from the demonstrations:

Ukraine:

A huge pro-European Union (EU) rally of about 350,000 people was carried out in parts of Kiev on Sunday with opposition leaders calling for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign. Later, violent clashes erupted between the riot police and the protesters resulting in several injuries.

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A man sprays gas as Interior Ministry members stand guard during a rally held by supporters – Reuters

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A severely injured protester re- joins the rally after a scuffle with the riot police – Reuters

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Here you can see the large number of crowds protesting against the Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich – Reuters

Thailand:

A total of around 30,000 protesters in Bangkok gathered around a number of government buildings on Sunday. Riot police fired teargas to repel them. Four people have been killed and at least 57 wounded in the weekend violence.

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A Thai Buddhist monk puts on a gas mask as riot police use water cannon and tear gas while anti-government protesters attempt to remove barricades outside Government House - Reuters

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Comrades gather around a body of a man after he was killed near the stadium where pro-government red shirts – Reuters

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A Thai riot policeman points his shotgun at an anti-government protester – Reuters

Mexico:

Following the orders of Mexican opposition leader Andres Lopez Obrador, tens of thousands of people protested in the centre of Mexico City against President Enrique Pena Nieto's proposed energy reforms.

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Here’s a protester wearing an unusual mask – Reuters

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Protesters from civil organizations, members of the teachers' union CNTE and leftist members of the National Movement of Regeneration (MORENA) march against Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto on the anniversary of his first year in power – Reuters

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A protester is arrested by the riot police during clashes with protesters – Reuters

Greece:

Around 1,000 supporters of Greece's neo-Nazi fascist Golden Dawn party gathered outside parliament on Saturday to protest against the pre-trial detention of their leader Nikolaos Mihaloliakos on charges of forming a criminal organization.

Clad in black clothes, carrying torches and Greek flags, the ultra-right party's supporters shouted slogans such as "hands off Golden Dawn, don't jail nationalists" to the sound of Greek folk and marching songs.

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Supporters of Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party protest around a flag during a rally at central Syntagma square in Athens – Reuters

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So far, the demonstrations in Greece remained the least violent of the four.

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Anti-Golden Dawn protesters emerged following fascist protests – Reuters

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