2019 year in protests: From the Amazon to India

Moments from protests around the world that defined 2019.



An Iraqi female demonstrator takes part in anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 1, 2019.  - Reuters
An Iraqi female demonstrator takes part in anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 1, 2019. - Reuters
Police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong. - Reuters
Police fire tear gas at anti-extradition bill protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong. - Reuters
A woman wearing a yellow vest gestures in front of French gendarmes as people take part in a demonstration in Nantes on December 17, 2019 to protest against French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system, as part of a national general strike. Tens of thousands of protesters prepared to hit streets across France over a pensions overhaul that has sparked a crippling transport strike, though government officials insist they will not give in to union demands they drop the plan.  AFP
A woman wearing a yellow vest gestures in front of French gendarmes as people take part in a demonstration in Nantes on December 17, 2019 to protest against French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system, as part of a national general strike. Tens of thousands of protesters prepared to hit streets across France over a pensions overhaul that has sparked a crippling transport strike, though government officials insist they will not give in to union demands they drop the plan. AFP
A masked Kashmiri man with his head covered in barbed wire attends a protest after Friday prayers, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, October 11, 2019. - Reuters
A masked Kashmiri man with his head covered in barbed wire attends a protest after Friday prayers, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, October 11, 2019. - Reuters
A Sudanese demonstrator gestures while riding atop a military truck, as he protests against the army's announcement that President Omar Al Bashir would be replaced by a military-led transitional council, near Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan. - Reuters
A Sudanese demonstrator gestures while riding atop a military truck, as he protests against the army's announcement that President Omar Al Bashir would be replaced by a military-led transitional council, near Defence Ministry in Khartoum, Sudan. - Reuters
An opponent to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro faces riot police officers during a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took his quest to win over Venezuela's troops back to the streets, calling his supporters to participate in an outreach to soldiers outside military installations across the country.  AP
An opponent to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro faces riot police officers during a march in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, May 4, 2019. Opposition leader Juan Guaido took his quest to win over Venezuela's troops back to the streets, calling his supporters to participate in an outreach to soldiers outside military installations across the country. AP
Former French boxing champion, Christophe Dettinger (R), is seen during clashes with French Gendarmes at a demonstration by the 'yellow vests' on the passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor bridge in Paris, France, January 5, 2019. Reuters
Former French boxing champion, Christophe Dettinger (R), is seen during clashes with French Gendarmes at a demonstration by the "yellow vests" on the passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor bridge in Paris, France, January 5, 2019. Reuters
A riot police officer on fire reacts during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile November 4, 2019. As the police used tear gas canisters and water cannon against protesters, a series of Molotov cocktails were thrown in the direction of the police. Two officers were engulfed in flames. They were helped by colleagues who used fire extinguishers and their hands to put out the fires. - Reuters
A riot police officer on fire reacts during a protest against Chile's government in Santiago, Chile November 4, 2019. As the police used tear gas canisters and water cannon against protesters, a series of Molotov cocktails were thrown in the direction of the police. Two officers were engulfed in flames. They were helped by colleagues who used fire extinguishers and their hands to put out the fires. - Reuters
Climate change teen activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a climate strike march in Montreal, Canada September 27, 2019. Reuters
Climate change teen activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a climate strike march in Montreal, Canada September 27, 2019. Reuters
Police use pepper spray during a left wing May Day demonstration in Berlin, Germany, May 1, 2019. Reuters
Police use pepper spray during a left wing May Day demonstration in Berlin, Germany, May 1, 2019. Reuters
A protester walks amid a cloud of smoke from burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Kerbala, Iraq November 26, 2019. - Reuters
A protester walks amid a cloud of smoke from burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Kerbala, Iraq November 26, 2019. - Reuters
A riot police officer runs towards separatist demonstrators during clashes after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019.  - Reuters
A riot police officer runs towards separatist demonstrators during clashes after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. - Reuters
A migrant carries a boy as they flee tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration, following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. Reuters
A migrant carries a boy as they flee tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration, following a fire in Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, September 29, 2019. Reuters
Demonstrators sit atop a statue on Martyrs' Square during ongoing anti-government protests in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 26, 2019. Reuters
Demonstrators sit atop a statue on Martyrs' Square during ongoing anti-government protests in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, October 26, 2019. Reuters
An activist takes part in a global climate strike in Kolkata, India, September 20, 2019. Ruters
An activist takes part in a global climate strike in Kolkata, India, September 20, 2019. Ruters
Students clash with police during a protest in Jakarta, September 25, 2019. Reuters
Students clash with police during a protest in Jakarta, September 25, 2019. Reuters
Riot police officers clash with undocumented migrants outside the Pantheon in Paris, France, July 12, 2019. Reuters
Riot police officers clash with undocumented migrants outside the Pantheon in Paris, France, July 12, 2019. Reuters
A child and climate change activists attend Extinction Rebellion protests on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 7, 2019. Reuters
A child and climate change activists attend Extinction Rebellion protests on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 7, 2019. Reuters
Demonstrators take part in a protest against a new citizenship law, in Delhi, India, December 19, 2019. -Reuters
Demonstrators take part in a protest against a new citizenship law, in Delhi, India, December 19, 2019. -Reuters

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