People around the world are protesting this week, from Greece and Bulgaria to Pakistan and India.
Tens of thousands of Greek workers took to the streets in a nationwide general strike on Wednesday to protest austerity measures. Two of the country's largest labor unions called the strike.
Union strikes were also held in India, where The Washington Post noted that factories were attacked and vehicles were burned. Millions of workers around the country did not go to work because of the strike, called to protest price hikes, low incomes and unemployment.
Bulgaria's government quit on Wednesday after days of protests, which sometimes turned violent. A sharp increase in the price of electricity sparked the protests which spread around the country.
Pakistani Shiites continued to protest the government's inability to protect them against attacks by militants, as the Hazara community buried the dead from last week's bombing in Quetta.
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