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25 photos that suggest tear gas unites us all

Security forces, it seems, are the same wherever you go. From Ferguson to Dhaka to Manama, protests of the last few years look eerily similar.

 

It's looking dystopian out there and around here, everywhere really. In no particular order, these recent AFP photos are from all over the world. You can click on the photo for the context. Suffice it to say, most of these protests are a reaction to growing income inequality, or authoritarianism, or police brutality, often all of the above.

 

1. Istanbul, Turkey

 

2. Manama, Bahrain

 

3. West Bank

 

4. Rustenburg, South Africa

 

5. Santiago, Chile

 

6. Montreal, Canada

 

7. Jakarta, Indonesia

 

8. Athens, Greece

 

9. Homs, Syria

 

10. Cairo, Egypt

 

11. Oakland, United States

 

12. Rome, Italy

 

13. Tunis, Tunisia          

 

14. Bangkok, Thailand

 

15. Kyiv, Ukraine          

 

16. Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

17. Asuncion, Paraguay          

 

18. Tegucigalpa, Honduras

 

19. Jugon les-Lacs, France          

 

20. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

21. Phnom Penh, Cambodia          

 

22. Mexico City, Mexico

 

23. Kashmir, India    

 

24. Bogota, Colombia

 

25. Ferguson, United States

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