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Anger in 2020: A look at why citizens across the world came out on streets this year

Anger in 2020: A look at why citizens across the world came out on streets this year

Anger in 2020: A look at why citizens across the world came out on streets this year
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By Pradeep Suresh  Dec 16, 2020 7:58:50 AM IST (Published)

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Two things that defined the year were the pandemic and protests. The year saw widespread agitation often by disorganized groups against the ruling class from across the globe. Here is a look at some of them.

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Two things that defined 2020 were the pandemic and widespread protests across the world. From Black Lives Matter to the NRC-CAG protests and the farmer protests in India was . The year saw widespread agitation often by disorganized groups against the ruling class from across the globe. Here is a look at some of them. (Image: Reuters)

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Pro-democracy protesters stand in front of Thai policemen with riot shields during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand. The protests started in February 2020 against the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, with demands for reforms of the Thai monarchy. (Image: AP Photo)

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A demonstrator pumps his fist as others gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march in support of racial justice. (Image: Reuters)

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A woman argues with riot police during an opposition rally to protest the presidential inauguration in Minsk, Belarus in September. 23, 2020. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn into his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that was not announced in advance amid weeks of huge protests saying the authoritarian leader's reelection was rigged. Hundreds took to the streets in several cities in the evening to protest the inauguration. (Image: AP Photo)

Protesters set fires in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday. The breach at the embassy followed U.S. airstrikes on Sunday that killed 25 fighters of the Iran-backed militia in Iraq, the Kataeb Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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Protesters, angered by rising corruption and unemployment in Iraq, chant slogans in Baghdad. (Image for representation only: AP Photo)

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Police detain a protester after spraying pepper spray during a protest in Causeway Bay before the annual handover march in Hong Kong on July. 1, 2020. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just one day after China enacted a national security law that cracks down on protests in the territory. (Image: AP Photo)

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The statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston falls into the water after protesters pulled it down and pushed into the docks, during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Bristol, Britain. (Image:  REUTERS)

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Law enforcement officers detain a participant during protests against amendments to Russia's Constitution and the results of a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms, in Moscow, Russia on July 15, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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Counter-protesters remove pieces of the blockade as supporters of the indigenous Wet'suwet'en Nation's hereditary chiefs camp at a railway blockade as part of protests against British Columbia's Coastal GasLink pipeline, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Image: Reuters)

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People shout at police officers during a demonstration of conspiracy theorists as other demonstrators protest against the lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany on April 18, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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A man stands next to graffiti at the damaged port area in the aftermath of a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 11, 2020. Massive protests were held in the country to condemn the blast, which resulted in the dissolution of the government. (Image: Reuters)

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Demonstrators react during protests near the site of the blast at the Beirut's port area in Lebanon on August 11, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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Policemen detain a demonstrator during a protest against President Alassane Ouattara's decision to stand for a third term, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on August 13, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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Kayapo indigenous people block Brazil's BR 163 national highway as they protest against government measures in the indigenous lands to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil on August 18, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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Inmates protest on the top of a prison building demanding to speed up their judicial process and that they are granted bail, after the number of the coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increased in prisons in Colombo, Sri Lanka on November 18, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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A group of Nihangs arrive participate in a protest against the newly-passed Farm Bills in India at the Singhu border near Delhi on December 3, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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Police officers are seen as demonstrators lie in hammocks hanging from trees during a protest against the extension of the A49 motorway, in a forest near Stadtallendorf, Germany on November 11, 2020. (Image: Reuters)

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