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Protesting for their families’ and countrymen’s lives

6 years, 9 months ago news, photography 0

Protests are nothing new in Washington, DC. Neither are protests at the White House, held in the blocked off section of Pennsylvania Avenue. But this was the first one I’ve seen grow from maybe 50 people to hundreds in a matter of minutes, and the first one where I wished that the President really could hear them (he was out of town) and DO something about it.

Their grievance? The Coptic Christians in Egypt are reportedly being killed by the Egyptian Police and Military in a semi-covert effort to create a Muslim state. Whether this report is true or not, people are dying, and those who gathered on October 19th to shout are hurting.

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Seen: Vietnamese Anti-China Protest

7 years, 2 months ago blogging, photography, politics, travels 0

day154 :: year five

I heard a commotion on Sunday afternoon, and saw some people across the street all staring at the intersection a few houses down. In the middle of the street was a loud protest with yellow signs. I didn’t have a picture of the day yet, so I ran to my room, grabbed the camera and my keys, and proceeded to follow the protest for a few blocks for pictures. From what I could tell, it was the Vietnamese community from Seattle-Tacoma area protesting against China. when I got in, I took a look on Google and found out that it was planned in solidarity with rare protests happening in Hanoi. Wild, huh.

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This is what I saw coming through the intersection near my house.

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This guy spent much of his time shouting into the megaphone. I don’t know exactly what he was saying, but he was emphatic.

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A lot of the participants were shielding their faces with their signs from the photographers/videographer.

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SPD was there and was very helpful in keeping the protest safe from drivers. The intersections can be nasty in my neck of the woods.