On Sunday several thousand demonstrators joined on a silent march down New York City’s Fifth Avenue to show their defiance of NYPD’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy, which they say discriminates against the city’s black and Latino communities.
Ukrainian women’s rights group FEMEN have spoken out against the Euro 2012 football competition currently taking place in their home country, along with neighbouring Poland. The controversial activists called the competition "silly games" and "as we say, it’s sperm chasing an egg to fertilize it."
On Tuesday night rumours that Egypt's former president had died were rife on social media. #Mubarak was trending on Twitter for several hours after mainstream media such as Reuters reported his death. After much speculation it was revealed that Mubarak was infact alive, after his lawyer declared that he fell in the prison bathroom, which resulted in a blood clot on his neck. Soon after conflicting versions about the health of the ex-president emerged, a website 'Is Mubarak dead?' was created hosting the following image:
On Wednesday a man took four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse, an armed siege lasting several hours resulting in the safe capture and arrest of the man. No hostages were hurt. The young man claimed to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda and insisting on speaking with members of the specialist police unit besieged and killed Mohammed Merah who killed seven people in the city in March of this year.
World Refugee Day was commemorated across the world on Wednesday raising the awareness of the plight of displaced peoples. In Tunisia the UNCHR handed out 3,000 free ice creams to refugee children.
You don't see this every day! Hundreds of people gathered in Leicester Square, London, on Wednesday evening and participated in a mass meditation.
You don't see this everyday either! The summer solstice was celebrated in New York with an enormous gathering of yoga enthusiasts in Times Square.
On Thursday, the inspirational leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, delivered a speech to the UK parliament during her visit to the country she previously called home, for the first time since her 15-year house arrest. Suu Kyi was imprisoned in her own home by the military dictatorship in Burma after her party won a 59% majority in the 1991 elections.
Thousands of miners have been protesting across Spain this week (and in the north for three weeks previously) against proposed austerity measures which would see a 63 percent cut in mining subsidies, and leave 30,000 workers unemployed. Miners from Leon and Andorra have set off marching over 400km taking 20 days to protest in Madrid on July 11.
On Friday tens of thousands of Egyptians converged on Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest against the ruling military council and in support of the Islamist presidential candidate, who they believe won the election.