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Over 18,000 “People” Join the World’s First Hologram Protest in Spain

Spain’s “Holograms For Freedom” movement drew thousands of virtual protestors rallying for their all-too-real rights.

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On the night of April 10, the streets of Madrid swarmed with protestors. They were demonstrating en masse against a series of highly-controversial Spanish laws which, once in effect, will severely limit the ability to protest in that country. But, while the rally was both well attended and vociferous in its opposition to the new legislation, it was perhaps most noteworthy for the fact that nearly everyone in attendance—reportedly 18,000 total—were not really “there” at all. They were, instead, holograms, projected in front of Spain’s Cortes Generales parliamentary building for the first holographic protest of its kind.

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Beautiful Video of First Tunisian Martyr's Mother Sending Love to Protesters

The Tunisian martyr who started the revolutions in the Arab world left behind a grieving mother. This is her message to Libyans.

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On December 19 last year, 26-year-old Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi lit himself on fire to protest the police confiscating his unlicensed fruit cart. The wave of demonstrations that followed his initial revolt, first in Tunisia, then in Egypt and Yemen and Bahrain and Libya, are something Bouazizi never saw, as he died shortly after setting himself alight before a government building in Tunis.

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Police Fired on These Sleeping Protesters in Bahrain Tonight

Reports coming out of Bahrain say that police shot into a crowd of sleeping protesters early Thursday morning. One person is dead.

Protesters in Bahrain demonstrated for a third full day today, calling for increased rights and the resignation of Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa. As things wound down, many peopled camped out in Pearl Square, a major landmark in the capital city of Manama. The image above, depicting the serenity of the Pearl Square campground, is from tonight. But then the police came.

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