Grassroots Photos on Townhall

  •  - To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:47:13 AM EST
    Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker speaks after signing the ceremonial bill after the Republican-controlled House and Senate eliminated almost all collective bargaining for most public workers, at the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin in this file image taken March 11, 2011. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken March 11, 2011. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags:
  •  - Election workers burn remaining unused ballots before vote counting in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Election workers burn remaining unused ballots before vote counting in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 2/1/2012 5:04:48 AM EST
    Election workers burn remaining unused ballots before vote counting at a school, turned into a polling station, at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Villagers write ballots at voting booths inside a classroom, turned into a polling station, in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Villagers write ballots at voting booths inside a classroom, turned into a polling station, in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 2/1/2012 5:04:19 AM EST
    Villagers write ballots at voting booths inside a classroom at a school, turned into a polling station, at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - An election worker looks out from inside a classroom guarded by police officers, during vote counting at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    An election worker looks out from inside a classroom guarded by police officers, during vote counting at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:52:33 AM EST
    An election worker (L) looks out from inside a classroom guarded by police officers during vote counting at a school turned into a polling station at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Election workers transport a ballot box as voting ends in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Election workers transport a ballot box as voting ends in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:48:58 AM EST
    Election workers transport a ballot box as voting ends at a school, turned into a polling station, in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Election workers count votes in a classroom at a school turned into a polling station, at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Election workers count votes in a classroom at a school turned into a polling station, at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:46:44 AM EST
    Election workers count votes in a classroom at a school turned into a polling station, at Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Election workers maintain order at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Election workers maintain order at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 11:14:16 PM EST
    Election workers maintain order at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Villagers write ballots inside a voting booth in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Villagers write ballots inside a voting booth in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 11:11:39 PM EST
    Villagers write ballots inside a voting booth in a classroom at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Villagers write ballots at outdoor voting booths at a school into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Villagers write ballots at outdoor voting booths at a school into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 11:10:02 PM EST
    Villagers write ballots at outdoor voting booths at a school into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Villagers vote inside a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Villagers vote inside a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 11:05:25 PM EST
    Villagers vote inside a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager casts a ballot into the ballot box at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    A villager casts a ballot into the ballot box at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 11:04:00 PM EST
    A villager casts a ballot into the ballot box at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager checks with an election worker beside a ballot box at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    A villager checks with an election worker beside a ballot box at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 11:02:07 PM EST
    A villager (2nd R) checks with an election worker beside a ballot box at a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Policemen patrol the entrance to a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Policemen patrol the entrance to a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 10:56:32 PM EST
    Policemen patrol the entrance to a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A voter carrying his ballot walks out of a voting booth in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    A voter carrying his ballot walks out of a voting booth in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 10:53:52 PM EST
    A voter carrying his ballot walks out of a voting booth in a classroom of a school turned into a polling station in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Villagers line up for registration before voting in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Villagers line up for registration before voting in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 10:47:43 PM EST
    Villagers line up for registration before voting at a polling station at a school in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager holding a ballot waits in line for registration before voting in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    A villager holding a ballot waits in line for registration before voting in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 10:44:01 PM EST
    A villager holding a ballot waits in line for registration before voting at a polling station at a school in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Election workers help a villager put a ballot into the ballot box in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Election workers help a villager put a ballot into the ballot box in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 10:41:32 PM EST
    Election workers help a villager (2nd L) put a ballot into the ballot box at a polling station at a school in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of a restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager shows off his ballot before dropping it into the ballot box in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    A villager shows off his ballot before dropping it into the ballot box in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 10:37:17 PM EST
    A villager shows off his ballot before dropping it into the ballot box beside an election worker (R) at a polling station at a school in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager shows off his ballot before dropping it into the ballot box in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    A villager shows off his ballot before dropping it into the ballot box in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province

    Posted: 1/31/2012 10:36:39 PM EST
    A villager shows off his ballot before dropping it into the ballot box beside an election worker (R) at a polling station at a school in Wukan village in Lufeng, Guangdong province, February 1, 2012. Thousands of residents of the restive village in southern China cast their ballots on Wednesday, marking the start of a gradual restoration of grassroots rights following violent confrontations with authorities over land grabs. The vote will select an independent election committee to oversee upcoming ballots, including one for the village committee on March 1. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Chinese lawyer Cheng walks away from plainclothes policemen and journalists outside the courthouse where he will be representing Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband during their trial in

    Chinese lawyer Cheng walks away from plainclothes policemen and journalists outside the courthouse where he will be representing Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband during their trial in

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:48:38 AM EST
    Chinese lawyer Cheng Hai (L) walks away from plainclothes policemen and journalists outside the courthouse where he will be representing Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband during their trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)