“Some people actually solve problems, others just make signs and pretend to make a difference.”– A commenter on my post about a New York City demonstration in solidarity with Peru’s indigenous populations.

On Wednesday and Thursday, people in 20 cities around the world–including Denver, Miami, Helsinki, Paris, Madrid, Torino, Stockholm, Ottawa, and Melbourne–gathered to express their solidarity with Peruvian protesters who were attacked by federal special forces in the remote region of Bagua last week.

My husband, Francisco Collazo, was at the New York City demonstration to document the diverse group of people who showed up at the Consulate of Peru in photographs:

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Man with sign

1. A homemade sign expresses a protester's beliefs.

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Chained to door

2. This man chained himself to a door.