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State violence against protesting civilians: A global comparison


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State violence against protesting civilians: A global comparison

Riot police clash with men wearing yellow vests



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#16. Central America (65 total incidents)

Riot police attack a demonstrator during a protest



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#15. Oceania (155 total incidents)

Police officers attempt to remove a female protestor



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#14. Caribbean (190 total incidents)

A man is arrested during a demonstration against the Cuban President



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#13. Southern Africa (245 total incidents)

South African Police Service officers force a man inside a police van



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#12. East Asia (466 total incidents)

Protesters are arrested by police in Hong Kong



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#11. Western Africa (515 total incidents)

Nigerian police anti-riot unit secure the main gate of a local office



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#10. Middle Africa (608 total incidents)

Police officers clash with demonstrators in Kinshasa



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#9. North America (723 total incidents)

Police officers work to arrest a protester



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#8. South America (758 total incidents)

A protester faces off with the military police



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#7. Northern Africa (853 total incidents)

Sudanese security forces stand by as demonstrators march



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#6. Caucasus and Central Asia (968 total incidents)

Kazakh police detain a protester



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#5. Eastern Africa (1,127 total incidents)

A protester is arrested by police officers



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#4. South Asia (1,638 total incidents)

Activists run from policemen during a protest



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#3. Middle East (1,673 total incidents)

Turkish police detain a protester



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#2. Europe (1,808 total incidents)

Russian Police officers detain a man during an unsanctioned protest



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#1. Southeast Asia (2,915 total incidents)

Protesters react after riot police fired tear gas canisters


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