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February 6, 2018

11 Protests From Around The World That Took An Ugly Turn

Since the dawn of civilisation, humans have found something to complain about. But to be fair, some causes have been distinctly more worthy than others. From the quality of food in the college canteen to the fall of Communist Russia, the power of protest has always yielded results. However, there are some who took their right to protest to an ugly extreme. Here are some examples of things that should never have happened, no matter the cause.
Back in 2013, performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky staged a protest about the 'apathy, political indifference and fatalism of Russian society'  and in a painful act of protest he nailed his scrotum to cobblestones at Red Square. Pavlensky had a history of self-harming art, including sewing his lips together to protest against the jail sentences given to members of Pussy Riot and wrapping himself in barbed wire outside a Russian government building.

1. When Asylum-seekers 'sewed lips' at detention camp

At an Australian immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea's Manus Island,  asylum-seekers took part in protests where many  swallowed razor blades, washing powder and sewed their lips in protest against detention.
Australia sends asylum-seekers who try to enter the country by boat to offshore detention centres on Papua New Guinea and Nauru in the Pacific with no prospect of being settled on the mainland, reports Al Jazeera.

3. Body Found Hanging In Jaipur Fort With Anti-Padmavati Slogans

पदमावती विरोध वीभत्स हुआ। जयपुर के नाहरगढ़ किले पर लटका हुआ शव मिला। साथ में लिखा है, हम पुतले नहीं टांगते, मारकर कर टांग देते हैं
Amid the protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's recently released Padmavati, a body was found hanging in Jaipur's Nahargarh fort with threat slogans written on nearby rocks. The slogans on one of the stones read ‘Padmavati ka virodh (Opposing Padmavati), while another said ‘Hum putle nahi jalate, latkate hain’ (we don’t burn effigies, we kill).
4. Indian Villagers Stand In Water For Two Weeks
A bunch of farmers sat in knee-deep water for 10 days in a Madhya Pradesh village to protest against plans to increase a dam's level. The exterme form of protest caused many to developed skin and fungal infections.
The ‘Jal Satyagraha’ was a movement by 30-odd farmers of Gogalgaon and neighbouring villages, located around 300km from Bhopal, to protest against the flooding of villages due to the government’s decision to fill up the Omkareshwar dam up to 191 meters from 189 meters. The protesting farmers  demanded that the district administration must compensate them with adequate money or alternate land at a safer place.
5. When Protestors in Thailand Splashed Their Own Blood On Government Building
REUTERS
Protesters in Thailand set up tents solely for the purpose of collecting blood donations which they could stockpile for the purpose of splashing on various government sites. Organizations, like the Red Cross, expressed their concerns in light of possible health concerns due to mixing piles of donated blood to throw on things. The people wanted to make the point that the government was inefficient and without direction and so they took the gory step to make their voices heard.
6. Indian famers resort to eating their own faeces to get the governments attention
Indiatimes
Farmers of the drought-hit southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu (TN) resorted to consuming their own excreta after trying unsuccessfully for months to grab the Indian government’s attention towards their plight. They had earlier resorted to some bizarre forms of protest, including holding the skulls of fellow farmers who had killed themselves out of desperation.
TWITTER/DAVID SIMS
A man protesting against student debt completed the bizarre stunt of rolling a monkey nut seven miles to Downing Street using only his nose. Crawling on his hands and knees, Mark McGowannudged the nut over a kerb and up the steps to the famous black door of Number 10.
8. Manipuri Women Naked Protest
Nearly 14 years ago, on July 15,  12 naked middle-aged women carrying a white banner with “Indian Army Rape Us” painted red on it turned into icons of one the most extreme protests the country ever witnessed. It in the aftermath of the brutal rape, torture, mutilation and murder of 32-year-old Thangjam Manorama by the 17th Assam Rifles, the oldest paramilitary force of India.
9. Tibetans Set Themselves On Fire
PICTURE FOR REPRESENTATION
Self-immolations by Tibetans protesting Chinese domination has taken place on multiple occasions. Since last year there have been 148 confirmed and two disputed cases of self-immolations reported in Tibet. The Dalai Lama said he cannot be negative about the spate of self-immolations by Tibetans in China because it would hurt their families. The exiled spiritual leader says  it was best for him to remain neutral on a "very, very delicate political issue".
10.  Farmers spray milk, manure in Brussels
AFP
Farmers drove hundreds of tractors and a lone cow to the heart of the European Union bureaucracy, pelting police with bottles and chickens  and dumping milk and manure onto the streets of Brussels in a protest against collapsing milk prices.
11. Artist Hangs Herself On Fish Hooks
REUTERS

To protest shark finning, or removing a shark’s fin (used in delicacies like fin soup) and discarding the now-handicapped shark into the water to die, British performance artist Alice Newstead decided to pierce her skin with fishing hooks and hang by the hooks in a busy shopping area.

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