Exposed – Topless protest in -25C: Femen fights Russian ‘gas terror

Ready to stand up and stand out for justice despite severe frosts, FEMEN activists have staged a new provocative stunt against the yoke of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom. Fearless and topless, the Ukrainian girls took off their clothes in front of the Gazprom building in Moscow, holding banners saying “Stop gas racket!” and “Snub Gazprom!” One of the activists even managed to climb the roof of the Gazprom’s checkpoint, waving the Ukrainian flag before security guards brought her down. The girl was detained and is now in a local police office.

Unveiled by Cryptome and the Media – Free Syrian Army Photos 5

Free Syrian Army Photos 5

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network (SNN), taken on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, purports to show children killed by shabiha, pro-government militiamen, being prepared for burial in a mass grave in Daraya, Syria. According to activists’ accounts, government forces retook the Damascus suburb of Daraya from rebel control three days earlier and have since gone on a killing spree. Reports of the death toll range widely from more than 300 to as many as 600. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS CITIZEN JOURNALIST IMAGE. AP

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, purports to show people killed by shabiha pro-government militiamen being prepared for a mass burial in Daraya, Syria. According to activists’ accounts, government forces retook the Damascus suburb of Daraya from rebel control three days ago and have since gone on a killing spree. Reports of the death toll range widely from more than 300 to as many as 600. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS CITIZEN JOURNALIST IMAGE. AP

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, purports to show people killed by shabiha, pro-government militiamen, being buried in a mass grave in Daraya, Syria. According to activists’ accounts, government forces retook the Damascus suburb of Daraya from rebel control three days ago and have since gone on a killing spree. Reports of the death toll range widely from more than 300 to as many as 600. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS CITIZEN JOURNALIST IMAGE. AP

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, purports to show people who were killed by shabiha, pro-government militiamen in Daraya, Syria. According to activists’ accounts, government forces retook the Damascus suburb of Daraya from rebel control three days ago and have since gone on a killing spree. Reports of the death toll range widely from more than 300 to as many as 600. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS CITIZEN JOURNALIST IMAGE. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Tawfiq Hassan, 23, a former butcher, poses for a picture, after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. In their previous lives, they were butchers, barbers, construction workers and university students. Now they are rebels fighting a civil war they hope will end the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. AP

 

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Syrian rebel fighter, who goes by the name Saqir Abu Zahid, 22, a former University student, poses for a picture after returning from fighting Syrian forces in Aleppo at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Abu Hammam, 23, a former member of the Syrian security forces, poses for a picture, after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Wisam Al-Saleh, 21, poses for a picture, after returning back from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Mohammed Yaseen, 24, a former construction worker, poses for a picture, after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Ali Alnajjr, 20, a former school student, poses for a picture, after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Ahmed Al-Saleh, 22, a former policeman, poses for a picture after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Badir Farouh, 17, poses for a picture after returning from fighting against Syrian forces in Aleppo at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Mohammed Sami, 22, a barber, poses for a picture after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Amir Hajji, 20, poses for a picture, after returning back from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012.  AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Mohammed Abu Razouk, 27, poses for a picture, after returning back from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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Syrian rebel fighter, Mustafa Abu Shaheen, 19, a former construction worker, poses for a picture after returning from fighting against Syrian army forces in Aleppo, at a rebel headquarters in Marea on the outskirts of Aleppo city, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. AP

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An injured Free Syrian Army group leader discusses the plan with his fighters, in Aleppo’s district of Al-Zebdieh August 26, 2012. Reuters

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Members of the Free Syrian Army discuss strategies in Aleppo’s district of Al-Zebdieh August 26, 2012. Reuters

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Free Syrian Army fighters drive through the area after missiles fired from a fighter jet hit a petrol tanker in the Bab al-Nayrab district in Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs away to take cover from a sniper shooting near the Salah El Dine neighbourhood of Syria’s southwest city of Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army sniper takes his position in the Salah El Dine neighbourhood of Syria’s southwest city of Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army sniper takes his position in the Salah El Dine neighbourhood of Syria’s southwest city of Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuters

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Free Syrian Army fighters walk in the Salah El Dine neighbourhood of Syria’s southwest city of Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuters

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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks by a power pack detonator for an explosive in the Salah El Dine neighbourhood of Syria’s southwest city of Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuters

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Free Syrian Army fighters walk in the Salah El Dine neighbourhood of Syria’s southwest city of Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuters

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Ruins line a street in the middle of the Salah El Dine neighbourhood of Syria’s southwest city of Aleppo August 26, 2012. Reuter

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Rebel fighters fire against pro- Syrian government forces at the al-Mashad neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on August 25, 2012. Syrian rebels say they are digging in for a war of attrition in Aleppo, where what was being billed as the ‘mother of all battles’ is now dragging on into a second month of bloody stalemate. Getty

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A woman walks with her children as a blue sheet provides cover from snipers during sectarian clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in the Sunni area of Tripoli August 25, 2012. At least three people including an Sunni Islamist commander were killed on Friday in a fifth day of sporadic sectarian fighting in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli triggered by the conflict in neighbouring Syria. Reuters

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Young Syrian boys search through the ruins of destroyed houses following an airstrike by regime forces in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo on August 24, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo, activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Getty

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A Syrian man reacts outside an operation room at a hospital in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo as doctors give treatment to his grandchildren following an air strike by regime forces on the city on August 24, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo , activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Getty

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Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (R) shakes hands with Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the Iranian parliamentary committee for national security and foreign policy, before a meeting in Damascus August 26, 2012, in this handout photograph released by Syria’s national news agency SANA. Reuters

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Syrian Vice President Faruq al-Sharaa (R) is pictured with the chairman of the Iranian Shura Council’s Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security Alaeddin Boroujerd who is on an official visit to Damascus on August 26, 2012. Al-Sharaa made his first public appearance in over a month following rumors that he had tried to defect. Getty

TOP-SECRET – UNVEILED – Pussy Riot in Court Photos

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The feminist punk group Pussy Riot performs during a flash-mob-style protest at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.

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Members of the Russian radical feminist group ‘Pussy Riot’ stage a performance to support detained opposition activists on a roof near the detention centre, which houses prominent opposition figures Ilya Yashin and Alexei Navalny, in Moscow December 14, 2011. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is in little immediate danger of being toppled by a wave of opposition protests but they could mark the beginning of the end for him if he does not make changes to restore his legitimacy. Courts have also sentenced two prominent opposition figures, Yashin and Navalny, to 15 days in jail for their roles in the protests.

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Members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot give an interview to the Associated Press in a break during their rehearsal in Moscow, Friday, Feb. , 17, 2012. Members of the group stage performances against the policies conducted by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, left, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Prosecutors on Tuesday called for three-year prison sentences for feminist punk rockers who gave an impromptu performance in Moscow’s main cathedral to call for an end to Vladimir Putin’s rule, in a case that has caused international outrage and split Russian society.

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Maria Alekhina, second right, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (3rd L), Yekaterina Samutsevich (3rd R) and Maria Alyokhina (R), members of female punk band “Pussy Riot”, are escorted by police before a court hearing in Moscow August 8, 2012. A state prosecutor on Tuesday demanded a three-year jail term for three women from punk band Pussy Riot, saying they had abused God when they burst into a Moscow cathedral and sang a “protest prayer” against the Russian Orthodox Church’s close links to Vladimir Putin.

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Members of a female punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L), Maria Alyokhina (C) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (R), sit inside a glass enclosure during a court hearing in Moscow on August 8, 2012. Members of the all-girl band Pussy Riot who were charged with hooliganism for staging a ‘punk prayer’ against Vladimir Putin were due Wednesday to deliver final statements on the last day of their trial. The controversial hearings raced toward a verdict with prosecutors seeking a three-year sentence and global calls mounting among stage stars and top Western officials to win the young women’s release.

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Members of a female punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L), Maria Alyokhina (C) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (R), sit inside a glass enclosure during a court hearing in Moscow on August 8, 2012.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, August 8, 2012

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Maria Alyokhina, August 8, 2012

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Yekaterina Samutsevich, August 8, 2012

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Pussy Riot members, from left, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alekhina sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday criticized the feminist punk rockers facing trial for performing a “punk prayer” against him at Moscow’s main cathedral, but said that a punishment for them shouldn’t be too severe.

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Maria Alekhina, left, Yekaterina Samutsevich, top right, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, right, members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot seen behind bars at a court room in Moscow, Russia, Russia, Monday, July 30, 2012. Three members of the band are facing trial for performing a “punk prayer” against Vladimir Putin from a pulpit of Moscow’s main cathedral before Russia’s presidential election in March, in which he won a third term.

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A file picture taken on July 20, 2012 shows members of the all-girl punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C), Maria Alyokhina (R) and Yekaterina Samutsevich (L), sitting behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow. Prosecutors asked a Moscow court to lock up members of the Pussy Riot girl band for three years after they called for Vladimir Putin’s ouster in a song, prompting Madonna to plead for clemency. As the full hearings in the controversial trial went into a second week, the state prosecutor said the young women’s crime was so severe they needed to be isolated from society.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of female Russian punk band Pussy Riot, sits inside a defendants cage in a Moscow court, on July 4, 2012, during the hearings on the Pussy Riot case. Three members of the all-woman punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were detained two months ago, after they climbed on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral — the country’s central place of worship — and sang a song they called a ‘Punk Prayer’. The women have been charged with hooliganism committed by an organised group — an unusually harsh charge for protesters.

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of punk band Pussy Riot, gestures behind bars during a court hearing in Moscow April 19, 2012. Russian police detained at least 13 people who demonstrated outside a courthouse on Thursday against the arrest of three members of a women’s punk rock group that performed a protest song in Moscow’s main cathedral, witnesses said.

TOP-SECRET – Qidong China Protest Photos

The protest occurred at the Qidong Town People’s Government Consultative Committee Offices (similar to Mayor’s Office or City Hall). 31°48’37.79″N, 121°39’10.45″E[Image]
[Image]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.
[Image]A police officer bleeds after clashing with local residents in front of a local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]A woman, with her face covered in blood, is helped by demonstrators after clashes with police during protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Local residents, holding banner which reads “Against the Oji Paper Group, protect our homeland”, shout as they gather to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012.
[Image]A group of protesters overturn a car near the local government office compound in the coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.
[Image]Local residents gather around scattered documents and an overturned car during a protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012.
[Image]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.
[Image]Armed police officers head to the local government office building where local residents gathered to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012.
[Image]Local residents stand on smashed cars as they occupy the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.

[Image]Police beat a protestor on the ground (not pictured) outside the local government offices in the coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.

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Police restrain a protestor outside the local government offices in the coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.

[Image]This photo taken on July 28, 2012 shows police putting a protester’s T-shirt over his head (C) after they detained him outside the local government offices in Qidong in the eastern China province of Jiangsu. The coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, seemed calm on July 29 a day after local officials announced a waste water pipeline project from the paper mill, which belongs to Japanese company Oji Paper, would be ‘permanently cancelled’.
[Image]A police officer is thrown to the ground by protesters near the local government office building Saturday July 28, 2012 in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China. Authorities in eastern China dropped plans for a water-discharge project Saturday after thousands of protesters angry about pollution took to the streets, in the latest of many such confrontations in a country where three decades of rapid economic expansion have come at an environmental price.
[Image]Protesters and police clash outside the local government offices in Qidong in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.

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[Image]A line of paramilitary police makes its way through protesters outside the local government offices in Qidong in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.

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Protesters and police gather outside the local government offices in Qidong in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012. Thousands of demonstrators protested against alleged pollution from a paper factory in this easten China city and clashed with police after they seized bottles of liquor and wine from the offices along with cartons of cigarettes, items which Chinese officials frequently receive as bribes.

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[Image]Police officers guard the local government office building Saturday July 28, 2012 in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China.
[Image]Protesters stand as police officers guard the local government office building Saturday July 28, 2012 in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China.
[Image]Vehicles damaged by protesters are seen at the local government office building Saturday July 28, 2012 in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China.
[Image]A protester stands in front of a lines of riot police officers Saturday July 28, 2012 in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China.
[Image]Protesters, right, confront with police officers, left, near the local government office building Saturday July 28, 2012 in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China.

[Image]A demonstrator fights with a police officer in front of the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012. Angry demonstrators occupied a government office in eastern China on Saturday, destroying computers and overturning cars parked outside in a violent protest against an industrial waste pipeline they said would poison their coastal waters. The demonstration was the latest in a string of protests sparked by fears of environment degradation and highlights the social tensions the government in Beijing is having to deal with as it approaches a leadership transition this year. About a 1,000 protesters marched through the coastal city of Qidong, about one hour north of Shanghai by car, shouting slogans against the plan to build a pipeline through the city that would empty waste from a nearby paper factory into the sea.
[Image]Protesters beat a policeman (C) during a protest outside the local government offices in Qidong in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012. Thousands of demonstrators protested against alleged pollution from a paper factory in this easten China city and clashed with police after they seized bottles of liquor and wine from the offices along with cartons of cigarettes, items which Chinese officials frequently receive as bribes.

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[Image]Protesters beat a policeman (C) during a protest outside the local government offices in Qidong in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012. Thousands of demonstrators protested against alleged pollution from a paper factory in this easten China city and clashed with police after they seized bottles of liquor and wine from the offices along with cartons of cigarettes, items which Chinese officials frequently receive as bribes.

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[Image]Local residents occupy a local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Local residents push over a police vehicle as they gather to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012. The government in the city announced on its official website Saturday that the plans were scrapped amid opposition by local residents, who are concerned over potential pollution.
[Image]A police car lies overturned as protesters occupy a government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]A local resident squats on a destroyed car after demonstrators occupied the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Demonstrators stand inside a destroyed office at the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012. Angry demonstrators occupied a government office in eastern China on Saturday, destroying computers and overturning cars in a violent protest against an industrial waste pipeline they said would poison their coastal waters.
[Image]Police officers stands next to a damaged police car after demonstrators occupied the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.

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[Image]A demonstrator smashes a car window during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in front of the local government building in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Demonstrators smash a car in front of the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Local residents gather to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012. The government in the city announced on its official website Saturday that the plans were scrapped amid opposition by local residents, who are concerned over potential pollution. AP
[Image]Local residents gather to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012. The government in the city announced on its official website Saturday that the plans were scrapped amid opposition by local residents, who are concerned over potential pollution.
[Image]Local residents protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Local residents marche during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.

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[Image]Police officers try to calm the crowd during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Local residents occupy the local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
[Image]Protesters gather on rooftops to shout slogans outside the local government offices in the coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.
[Image]People standing on cars hold a banner as other protestors shout slogans inside the local government office compound in the coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.
[Image]Protestor shout slogans and hold placards outside the local government offices in the coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, in the eastern China province of Jiangsu on July 28, 2012.

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Unveiled – Russia Article 31 Protest Photos Moscow and St Petersburg

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Interior Ministry officers detain an opposition activist during a protest rally to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution, which guarantees the right of assembly, in Moscow March 31, 2012. Reuters

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A detained participant displays a sign from the window of a police van during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in Moscow July 31, 2012. Activists gather on the 31st day of the month to support Article 31 of the Russian constitution — the right to free assembly. Reuters

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Police officers detain a protester during an unsanctioned opposition rally in downtown Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Reuters

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Police officers detain opposition leader Eduard Limonov, third from left, during an unsanctioned opposition rally in downtown Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 31, 2012.  AP

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Eduard Limonov, long time radical activist, former leader of banned National Bolshevik Party speaks to The Associated Press in Moscow on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.  AP

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An opposition protester shout slogans from the police van during an unsanctioned opposition rally in downtown Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. AP

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A participant shouts slogans in front of a police cordon during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in Moscow July 31, 2012. Reuters

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A participant shouts as he is detained by police during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in St. Petersburg July 31, 2012. Activists gather on the 31st day of the month to support Article 31 of the Russian constitution — the right to free assembly. Reuters

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Participants sit during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in St. Petersburg July 31, 2012. Activists gather on the 31st day of the month to support Article 31 of the Russian constitution — the right to free assembly. The placard reads “I don’t care about your fines.” Reuters

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Russian riot policemen detain an opposition supporter in central St.Petersburg on May 31, 2012 during unauthorized rally to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution which guarantees freedom of assembly. Getty

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A participant is detained by the police during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in St. Petersburg July 31, 2012. Reuters

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Police officers detain Olga Kurnosova, the leader of the St. Petersburg branch of Garry Kasparov’s United Civil Front movement, during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in St.Petersburg, August 31, 2011. Reuters

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Police officers detain activists during a protest to defend Article 31 of the Russian constitution in St.Petersburg August 31, 2011. Article 31 guarantees the right of assembly.