A demonstration is held in front of the German Parliament against the recent killing of students in Ethopia by government security forces, who have been protesting the planned expansion of Addis Abeba into the sorrounding Oromo region. This protest on 9 May 2014 in Berlin, Germany, is part of a day of worldwide demonstrations by members of the Oromo community and their supporters, including human rights groups.
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Refugee Hunger Strike at the Brandenburg Gate, in Photos
A group of refugees have come to the Brandenburg Gate in protest of their dire living conditions, explaining it to the world with a hunger strike. The demonstration began about a week ago on 9 October and shifted to exclude water on Tuesday. The extremity of the strike reflects the dreadful conditions which these people are facing. In many cases, a visa was issued on humanitarian grounds – but one which excludes the right to work, leaving the person with few choices. By the night of 16 October, a large number of the protestors had been taken to the hospital. I’ll leave the rest to the photos.