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    In Pictures: Protests around the world explained

    In Pictures: Protests around the world explained

    In Pictures: Protests around the world explained
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    By Pradeep Suresh   IST (Published)

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    Regions across the globe are witnessing a massive surge in protests. From the streets of Hong Kong to La Paz, a huge wave of people are taking to the streets to exercise their right to protest and demand change from those in power. Here is a look at them:

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    Bolivia: The crisis in Bolivia began after allegations of fraud emerged following President Evo Morales’ re-election. This triggered large scale protests by those supporting and opposing him. While Morales has resigned and fled the country, the power vacuum that he left could complicate the situation. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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     Chile: In what is seen as a clear victory for demonstrators, the Chilean government has agreed to write a new constitution to replace one dating back to the Pinochet dictatorship, bowing to demands of protesters who have taken to the streets in often violent demonstrations in recent weeks. Chile has been facing weeks of unrest, triggered by a relatively minor increase in subway fares. The protests have shaken a nation noted for economic stability over the past decades, which has seen steadily declining poverty despite persistent high rates of inequality. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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    Lebanon: Lebanon is witnessing a countrywide non-sectarian protest since the middle of October. While the ongoing economic crisis is the trigger for the protests, many view it as a response to decades of misrule, corruption and sectarianism in the country. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

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    Iraq: The most recent series of protests began last year mainly in southern and central regions. Rising unemployment rate and corruption have been cited as the key reasons behind the movement. And with police action leading to over a hundred deaths last month, the situation can well spiral out of control. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani)

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    Haiti: Anger over corruption, inflation and scarcity of basic goods, including fuel, has led to more than a month of demonstrations that have paralysed the country as protesters demand the resignation of President Moise. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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    Hong Kong: Hong Kong, one of the global financial hubs, has become the venue of one of the largest civil unrest movements of our time. The unrest began after the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment Bill by the Hong Kong government. Millions of Hong Kong residents opposed this move as they saw it as meddling by Beijing in the freedoms guaranteed under the "one country, two systems" formula put in place when the territory returned to Chinese rule in 1997. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

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    Pakistan: The Azadi March led by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F)  leader Fazlur Rehman has hit the day to day life of Pakistan since it began last month. Thousands of JUI-F workers have literally taken over the streets of Islamabad and demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The movement has got support from a large section of opposition parties and media. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

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