35 Moments Of Violence That Brought Out Incredible Human Compassion

I think alot of this has been done.. But err.. If it has i will take this post down.

Berkeley professor teaches his class on the side of a building after an evacuation following protest [University of California, USA, 2011]
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From 2011, Syria has been engaged in protest and riots which eventually led to civil war. Leaving many orphans and refugees, this particular orphan was taken to Saudi Arabia where he became a symbol of the resistance who chants 'death to Assad' whilst protesting for support of the rebels.

Syrian war orphan shows revolutionary spirit as he calls for Saudi support of the rebels [Saudi Arabia, 2012]
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Occupy protesters help a woman in a wheelchair escape teargas [Oakland, USA, 2011]
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After a year filled with struggle, perseverance, and progress across every continent, it is important to remember that no matter what values are at stake, we are all on the same team.

Egyptians embrace army soldiers after they refuse orders to fire on civilians [Cairo, Egypt, 2011]
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Whilst the 2011 protests against student reform were mostly peaceful, violence broke out when small groups of people threw rocks at police. After this initial violence, police used tear gas and water against the 30,000 protesters.

A student protesting education reform leans in to kiss a riot officer [Bogotá, Colombia, 2011]
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A student protesting education reform hugs a policeman [Bogotá, Colombia, 2011]
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he young child in KKK attire became famous when this image hit the presses because of the way that it showed the innocence of children. Although the child is only known by his first name, Josh, the photographer and trooper met in 2012, 20 years after the image was taken.

Child touches his reflection during a KKK demonstration [Georgia, USA, 1992]
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Flower power during the Vietnam War Protests [Arlington, Virginia, 1967]
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A young boy offers a heart-shaped balloon to police [Bucharest, Romania, 2012]
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A young boy offers a heart-shaped balloon to police [Bucharest, Romania, 2012]
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In Bulgaria, students and other protesters converged on parliament in November due to poverty and corruption. The protests against the socialist-backed Government, named the ‘Red Mafia’ saw several injured.

Riot police and protesters share a cry together [Sofia, Bulgaria, 2013]
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Riots over a police shooting in England were quickly used as an excuse to loot by small numbers of protesters in cities across the country. Six deaths were reported, all inflicted by looters. The violence lacked popular support, resulting in many scenes of police and public cooperation.

Caring citizens offer tea to British riot police [London, England, 2011]
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In the midst of the Arab Spring, weeks of protests and violence began in an attempt to overthrow the Mubarak Government. More than 2 million protesters occupied Tahrir square and clashes with police and Mubarak supporters resulted in 846 deaths. In February, the army refused to fire on protesters with live rounds and Mubarak was forced to resign.

Egyptian woman kisses a policeman during the revolution against the Mubarak Government [Egypt, 2011]
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On March 3, 1991, Rodney King, an African America, was badly beaten by white police officers. On April 29, 1992, the officers were acquitted in court and on the same day riots broke out throughout LA as a result. Around 2000 were injured and 58 died in some of the worst race riots in American history.

A child poses beside National Guard members during the LA Riots [Los Angeles, USA, 1992]
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Citizens band together to clean up the mess following London riots [London, England, 2011]
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n 2011, hockey fans took to the streets of Vancouver after the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Over 140 were injured and $5 million worth of damage done.

An injured woman is helped by her boyfriend after disappointed hockey fans turn violent [Vancouver, Canada, 2011]
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In 2010, Tunisia entered a state of revolution. By the end, the Ben Ali Government was overthrown and fair elections were held for the first time since 1987.

Tunisian man holds back riot police with a baguette during the revolution [Tunisia, 2010-11]
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Protesters share crackers with Colombian riot police [Columbia, 2013]
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What started as an attempt to protect Gezi Park from becoming a mall snowballed and protesters are now calling for many other concessions. In all, 11 people have died and over 8000 have been injured.

Riot police help a woman affected by tear gas [Ankara, Turkey, 2013]
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What started as a peaceful protest in Bogotá to support a farmers strike quickly turned violent. Small elements of the protesters assaulted police and began looting.

Woman successfully defends a group of cornered riot officers from angry protesters [Bogotá, Colombia, 2013]
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Girl hands water to two officers [Bosnia, 2013]
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In 2012, Lisbon faced austerity measures and tax hikes like those seen in Spain and Greece. This resulted in a number of protests throughout the country.

Young protester embraces police officer [Lisbon, Portugal, 2012]
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Christians protecting Muslims as they pray during the revolution [Cairo, Egypt, 2011]
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Mourners form a 5-mile barrier between a soldier's funeral and the Westboro Baptist Church [USA, 2012]
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Protesters in Brazil bring cake to an officer for his birthday [Brazil, 2013]
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Protesters in Brazil bring cake to an officer for his birthday [Brazil, 2013]
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German riot officers take off their helmets and escort Occupy protesters [Frankfurt, Germany, 2011]
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Earlier this December, Ukrainians participated in their largest popular protest since 2004. The 2013 protests were shrouded with violence from both sides, including 200 protesters who commandeered a digger and attacked the presidential palace. The protests and riots followed the Government’s decision to side with Russia rather than the European Union.

Man playing piano for police [Kiev, Ukraine, 2013]
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A brave priest organises a human shield between protestors and police [Kiev, Ukraine, 2013]
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A girl delivers sandwiches to protesters amongst the chaos [Ukraine, 2013]
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Woman defends a wounded protester from a military bulldozer [Egypt, 2013]
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An anti-government protester offers a rose to a soldier [Bangkok, Thailand, 2013]
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Protesters dressed as clowns entertain guards at a G20 meeting [Toronto, Canada, 2010]
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An Iranian police officer is protected by civilians after being beaten by rioters [Tehran, Iran, 2009]
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Throughout 2010 to 2012, protests in Greece sought to put an end to tax rises and austerity measures. Clashes with police saw 4 deaths throughout the period as well as hundreds of injuries.

A Turkish protestor plays guitar for police [Turkey, 2011]
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A Turkish couple moments after being doused by water cannons [Istanbul, Turkey, 2013]
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Protesters help a dog affected by tear gas [Istanbul, Turkey, 2013]
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    #21 Bosnian riot police look like robocop

    +1 Hell yeah they do.
    - xXwolfsteelXx February 9, 2014, 1:03 pm
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    youth - 35 moments of violence that brought out incredible human compassion

    Something from home (South Africa). 16 june 1976 - Hector Pieterson one of the first to die in the Soweto Uprising. An uprising that killed more than 400 people. June 16 is now Youth Day in South Africa. Here police shoot protestors with real bullets - even today!

    • 7SG7
    • February 13, 2014, 4:55 am
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    That's Dark.

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