Multimedia > Galleries

8 Photos That Capture 2018's Global Resistance

The year 2018 witnessed widespread resistance actions from all around the world. From fighting Israeli occupation to fighting against a sexist presidential candidate, there were wide varieties of resistance from people of all walks of lives.

teleSUR brings some of the moments as they were captured on camera. 

galeria8
A Chilean Mapuche Indigenous activist argues with riot policemen during a protest demanding justice for Camilo Catrillanca, an Indigenous Mapuche man who was shot in the head during a police operation. Widespread protests denouncing police violence across Chile were violently repressed.
A Chilean Mapuche Indigenous activist argues with riot policemen during a protest demanding justice for Camilo Catrillanca, an Indigenous Mapuche man who was shot in the head during a police operation. Widespread protests denouncing police violence across Chile were violently repressed. Photo:Reuters
Millions of women in Brazil had united under the hashtag and social media campaign #EleNao (#NotHim) against the then presidential election front-runner far-right Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party. The current president-elect who will take office on Jan.1 is known for his sexism and Brazilian women rallied to reject him.
Millions of women in Brazil had united under the hashtag and social media campaign #EleNao (#NotHim) against the then presidential election front-runner far-right Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party. The current president-elect who will take office on Jan.1 is known for his sexism and Brazilian women rallied to reject him. Photo:Reuters
French people wearing yellow vests took over streets and roads to protest against an elitist government and pro-elite policies of the President Emmanuel Macron. This mobilization, which originated from social network messages calling for protest, was initially focused on the rejection of fuel taxes. However, the social mobilization quickly expanded to other demands such as the increase in purchasing power of the middle and lower classes and the resignation of President Macron.
French people wearing yellow vests took over streets and roads to protest against an elitist government and pro-elite policies of the President Emmanuel Macron. This mobilization, which originated from social network messages calling for protest, was initially focused on the rejection of fuel taxes. However, the social mobilization quickly expanded to other demands such as the increase in purchasing power of the middle and lower classes and the resignation of President Macron. Photo:Reuters
Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip planned a 46-day tent city protest near the Israeli "border" fence to demand their right as refugees to return to the towns and cities Israel claimed in 1948. The march turned bloody when Israeli snipers started shooting Palestinians. Seven months after it was scheduled to end, protests in Gaza remain strong. Over 250 Palestinians have been killed and over 20,000 injured.
Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip planned a 46-day tent city protest near the Israeli "border" fence to demand their right as refugees to return to the towns and cities Israel claimed in 1948. The march turned bloody when Israeli snipers started shooting Palestinians. Seven months after it was scheduled to end, protests in Gaza remain strong. Over 250 Palestinians have been killed and over 20,000 injured. Photo:Reuters
Rallying under the slogan "Vivas Nos Queremos" (We Want Us Alive), thousands of women took to the streets of Quito on Nov. 24 to demand safe and legal abortion, protest impunity in gender-related violence, and to shed light on their historic struggles, ‘doing justice’ by their own hands. The march was organized on the occasion of International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women which is marked on Nov. 25.
Rallying under the slogan "Vivas Nos Queremos" (We Want Us Alive), thousands of women took to the streets of Quito on Nov. 24 to demand safe and legal abortion, protest impunity in gender-related violence, and to shed light on their historic struggles, ‘doing justice’ by their own hands. The march was organized on the occasion of International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women which is marked on Nov. 25. Photo:teleSUR
The year 2018 has become known in Argentina as the year of the "new poor" as Macri’s administration strangles the economy to feed interest on the country’s US$57 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. Argentine unions and social movements occupied the capitol streets and those of smaller cities on a continual basis this past year in protest to President Mauricio Macri’s austerity onslaught.
The year 2018 has become known in Argentina as the year of the "new poor" as Macri’s administration strangles the economy to feed interest on the country’s US$57 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. Argentine unions and social movements occupied the capitol streets and those of smaller cities on a continual basis this past year in protest to President Mauricio Macri’s austerity onslaught. Photo:Reuters
2018 had been the deadliest year in a decade for Indian Occupied Kashmir with 586 killings, according to Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. The intensity of protest also increased during this year.
2018 had been the deadliest year in a decade for Indian Occupied Kashmir with 586 killings, according to Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society. The intensity of protest also increased during this year. Photo:Reuters
Rising prices, shortages of basic commodities and a cash crisis have pushed protesters to the streets across Sudan to demonstrate against Bashir, who took power in a military coup in 1989. Since the demonstrations started spreading on Dec. 19, police have dispersed protesters with tear gas and sometimes used live ammunition, killing at least 37 protesters withing 5 days according to Amnesty International.
Rising prices, shortages of basic commodities and a cash crisis have pushed protesters to the streets across Sudan to demonstrate against Bashir, who took power in a military coup in 1989. Since the demonstrations started spreading on Dec. 19, police have dispersed protesters with tear gas and sometimes used live ammunition, killing at least 37 protesters withing 5 days according to Amnesty International. Photo:Reuters
Published 31 December 2018
Galleries galerias telesur

Comment
0
Comments
Post with no comments.