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May 14, 2013

Kenyans #OccupyParliament

Activists release pigs to protest proposed salary increase for MPs.

Piglets and pig's blood are seen during a demonstration against lawmakers' salary demands outside parliament in Nairobi, May 14, 2013. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Activists in Nairobi protested outside Kenya's parliament buildings on Tuesday, calling on Members of Parliament to drop a proposed law that would increase their salaries. To symbolise what protesters called the MPs' greed, they released nearly three dozen pigs and covered the pavement in blood. 
Kenyan police arrested at least 10 people, including protest organiser Boniface Mwangi, who wrote on Twitter that he was charged with animal cruelty.