Saturday, October 28, 2006

Images of protest - day 2

Here are a few more pictures from Costa Ricans protesting against the Free Trade Agreement. Marches and protests took place in several places around the country however the strongest ones were in the Central Valley and specially in downtown San Jose. These are photos from October 24 (day 2 of the protests).

Costa Rican students shout slogans in front of a barricade with a painted sign that reads 'Sold press stop the lies' during a demonstration against the proposed free trade pact between Costa Rica and the United States in San Jose, October 24, 2006. Public workers' unions also demonstrated in other Costa Rican towns and cities to try to persuade the government to scrap the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), which has been signed but not ratified by congress. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

A Costa Rican protester rests during a demonstration against the proposed free trade pact between Costa Rica and the United States in San Jose, October 24, 2006. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Costa Ricans march in protest against the Free Trade Agreement in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, October 24, 2006. Thousands of Costa Ricans marched to protest for the second day against a Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Central America, which Costa Rica has not ratified. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Costa Ricans protest against the Free Trade Agreement outside the Legistlative Assembly in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, October 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

A mock coffin that reads 'Homeland 1821-2006' and that represents a dead and sold-to-foreign-interests Costa Rica is seen as Costa Rican police stand guard outside the Legislative Assembly in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Two Costa Rican protesters chat while sitting on an armchair used as barricade during a demonstration against the proposed free trade pact between Costa Rica and the United States in San Jose, October 24, 2006. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

A Costa Rican wearing medical clothes and a hat protests against the Free Trade Agreement outside the Legislative Assembly in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, October 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Costa Rican indigenous people take part in a protest against the Free Trade Agreement outside the Legistlative Assembly in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, October 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

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