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Protesters yelled “Da copa eu abro mão, eu quero é dinheiro para saúde e educação”, demanding money for health and education instead of the World Cup.
“Cup with no people, we want health and education”, written by villagers that suffered with the changes made for the World Cup.
“No Cup” is what most protesters were asking for. They also condemned the eight deaths that happened in the World Cup’s arenas and the itinerant workers and independent artists that won’t be able to work during the event
Bamako : Walk supports the National Union of Workers of Mali ( UNTM ) and Women part ( RPM) compared to the confrontation of the Malian army national liberation movement of the azawad (MNLA ) in Kidal .
Bamakois were angry Thursday morning during marches several civil society against the state of Kidal organizations. The workers union Mali , UNTM ( National Union of Workers of Mali ) and women's organizations have denounced the current situation in Kidal , Mali city located 1500 km north- west of Bamako, where bloody clashes pitted , Saturday 17 and Wednesday, May 21, 2014 , the Malian army and Tuareg rebels and their allies ( HCUA , etc. MAA ) national Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA ) .
Kidal is still in the hands of armed rebels, the Malian army had launched the attack on Kidal , Wednesday, May 21 , but it is the rebel groups have taken over and now control the city. Women in women's organizations and activists, UNTM were heading to the Prime Minister when waiting for the Prime Minister , Moussa Mara . They chanted slogans in support of the Malian and hostile to the international community including France and Minusma army and sometimes sang the national anthem of Mali .
Women had come from all towns in Bamako and Kati , came to the Prime Minister , they were joined the giant crowd of UNTM . Strong messages that are the size of the anger of the people of Mali compared to what today is played Kidal. The angry protesters were received by the Prime Minister , His Excellency Moussa Mara, on the esplanade of the Prime Minister .
In the statement, the Malians were clear: "We learned with shock and indignation , painful events that occurred in Kidal Saturday, May 17, 2014 , during the visit of the Prime Minister and his delegation . Reaffirm our commitment to effective principles of integrity and indivisibility of the territory of the secular state and commitments made ; condemn in the strongest terms the barbaric and heinous acts perpetrated by armed groups and their allies on the administrative authorities , the armed forces of defense and security and the Malian civilians
Suite demonstrators headed to the French embassy, through the office of the European Union area of the river and the hotel that houses the responsible of the Minusma.
The march headed to the French embassy. France has sent 2,500 troops in Mali since january 2013.
In front of the hotel that hosts the heads of the Minusma. The crowd is singing : "Unlocking Kidal", "Enough is enough, enough!" We want peace" "Down to Serval (name of the military operation currently carried on by the French army), "Down the Minusma".
The crowd headed to the European Union delegation office in Bamako.
Prime minister Moussa Mara (the one wearing a white cap) talking to the crowd: he asked Malians to remain engaged and to avoid amalgam vis-à- vis the Arabs and Tuaregs as well as the Minusma and French troops.
Prime minister Moussa Mara, wearing a white cap, talking to the demonstrators.
Protesters demand that France "stop playing a double game between the MNLA and the Malian government".
Protestors demand that murders and abductions be elucidated, and the persons responsible designated.
The protesters demanded the unconditional pacification of the northern regions and the restoration of the rule of law in the north.
Many demonstrations took place in several regions in Mali to support the army in Kidal. Kidal was attacked by Tuaregs from MNLA.
The protesters were received by the Prime minister Moussa Mara.
In the statement, the protesters were clear: "We learned with shock and indignation , painful events that occurred in Kidal Saturday, May 17, 2014 , during the visit of the Prime Minister and his delegation . We reaffirm our commitment to effective principles of integrity and indivisibility of the territory of the secular State and commitments made ; we condemn in the strongest terms the barbaric and heinous acts perpetrated by armed groups and their allies on the administrative authorities , the armed forces of defense and security and the Malian civilians".
Protesters with posters reading "We are a sovereign State". They marched to support the Malian army.
The parents of soldiers killed in battle were also present at the demonstration.
Protesters chanted slogans in support of the Malian army and hostile to the international community including France and the Minusma.
The attacks on Kidal by the MNLA were an "outrage to the Malian people", according to a protester.
Women came from all neighborhood of Bamako and Kati and joined the demonstration. They were received by the Prime minister.
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Over 100,000 people took the streets of Taiwan's capital Taipei on March 31, 2014. They are protesting against the ruling party's push for a trade pact with China, which they say will hurt the island's economy. Protesters dressed in black and carrying sunflowers to symbolize hope â€“ protested in one of the largest demonstrations in recent years. The island of Taiwan split from China over 60 years ago after a civil war.
Andrea is eating lunch with her mother and her father. She says she doesn't know if she will stay in Pungesti when she grows older. She thinks there is no future in Pungesti if Chevron continues its fracking activities because it will destroy the area's natural resources. The majority of villagers in Pungesti are farmers who depend on agriculture to survive.
Andrea is eating lunch with her mother and her father. They took part in protests against Chevron. Police officers are constantly patrolling outside their house.
Two teenagers sitting on the main square, in front of a local shop. Unemployment is a plague in Pungesti. Most people have nothing to do besides hanging out around the bar and shops.
A man on a carriage going through the village's main square. Pungesti is one of Romania's poorest villages. It lacks basic infrastructures such as paved roads.
Two girls playing on the village's main road which also passes by Chevron's compound. Pungesti, Romania.
Pungesti's villagers say environmental impact of fracking is jeopodizing the future of villages like Pungesti. Many young people are already forced to leave the village and go to Western Romania to find work.
Lack of opportunities and poverty is forcing the youth to leave Pungesti. Even education is difficult to access. Children who want to pursue their education after 9th grade are forced to go to school loated 37 kilometers away from Pungesti.
This poor farmer says there is no point in fighting Chevron and the Romanian government because Pungesti's resident will remain poor no matter what happens.
A poor elderly sitting in his small room. The man says the mayor burned down his house after he got in a fight with his father. Residents of Pungesti accuse the village's mayor of corruption.
Teenagers hanging out in the main square. Unemployment forces youth to either leave Pungesti, work with their family or apply for jobs at Chevron.
A farmer on haystack. Most people in Pungesti are farmers and rely on agriculture to survive. They say they oppose Chevron because they were not given enough information about the company's activities. They also fear that fracking will lead to health problems, water and air pollution and deforestation.
A man with his horses on the main street of Pungesti. The village is one of the poorest in Romanian. It lacks basic infrastructures like paved roads. Horses remain the main means of transportation.
A man is motivating other protesters before going to Chevron's compound to demonstrate. There is no actual leader, but some people are more active than others and try to encourage people from the village to keep fighting for the cause.
The activists' headquarters from where they organize their protests. At first, activists stayed in tent camps around Chevron's compound. They move to this house when the winter came. Hundreds of activists from all across the country flocked to Pungesti to supports the villagers' fight, but they all left to go back to their hometowns. Only one activist from Bucharest remains in the village now.
A Romanian flag hung in a three. Similar flags and signs saying "Chevron go out" or "No Fracking in Pungesti" have been hung across Pungesti and the surrounding villages to protest against' Chevron's fracking activities in the area. Pungesti, Romania.