Saturday, February 03, 2007

Ecuador, Quito social movements storm congress

Ecuadorean riot police try to contain rioting supporters of President Rafael Correa that stormed Congress to demand that the legislators accept Correa's proposal for a vote on constitutional reform in Quito January 30, 2007. Lawmakers were forced to evacuate the building after police fired tear gas while battling with the protesters who fought their way into Congress with sticks and bottles. REUTERS/Angelo Chambo (ECUADOR)

Switzerland, anti-WEF snowball fight

An anti-WEF demonstrator reaches for a Swiss riot police officer with a feather duster during a protest against the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos January 27, 2007. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic (SWITZERLAND)

Bahrain, Shi'ite protesters attacked by police

A protester tends to a comrade who was hit by a rubber bullet during clashes with riot police in Manama February 2, 2007. Bahrain's riot police clashed with some 200 Shi'ite protesters in Manama on Friday after the arrest of a Shi'ite opposition figure and a human rights activist. REUTERS/Hamad Mohammed (BAHRAIN)