May Day 2012: a Year in Protests

By Amelia Hennighausen - 2012-05-01T15:02:15Z

Photograph by Tarso Sarraf/Agencia Estado/AP Images

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Amazon Forest Activists

Marchers protest at the funeral of rainforest activists Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espirito Santo da Silva in the city of Maraba, Para State, in northern Brazil on May 26, 2011. The couple, who had fought to protect the Amazon forest against loggers and ranchers since 2008, were shot dead near their home on May 24. Ribeiro had received several death threats six months earlier, but was refused police protection.