Peaceful protester/armed police pictures

by Ben_West 1 min read22nd Dec 20191 comment

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As part of brainstorming more EA art, I put together a set of images with a large contrast between a peaceful protester and heavily armed police/military. Further suggestions are appreciated. (Note: I'm not filtering for EA-related or high-impact/positive causes/protests.)

A Vietnam War protester places carnations into soldier’s rifle barrels. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Power_(photograph)

An unknown protester blocks tanks in Tiananmen Square. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tank_Man

Iesha Evans is arrested while protesting the shooting of Alton Sterling. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_a_Stand_in_Baton_Rouge

Walter Gadsen is attacked by police dogs during the Birmingham Campaign. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_campaign#Images_of_the_day

Matangini Hazra is shot to death by police during the Indian independence movement. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matangini_Hazra

Lam Ka Lo ("shield girl") meditates in front of riot police during the Hong Kong 2019 protests. https://www.theepochtimes.com/interview-with-hong-kongs-shield-girl-the-story-behind-an-iconic-image-from-the-hong-kong-protests_2971813.html

A migrant child gives flowers to police blocking immigrants from entering Turkey. https://metro.co.uk/2015/09/20/refugee-child-hands-flower-to-turkish-riot-police-who-are-blocking-the-border-5400438/

An unknown student offers flowers to riot police during the Greek 2008 protests. http://archive.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/2008_greek_riots.html

Jan Rose Kamir holds a chrysanthemum during an anti-Vietnam War protest. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Confrontation

Ceyda Sungur (“Lady in Red”) is pepper sprayed during Turkish 2013 antigovernment protests. https://www.theverge.com/2013/6/7/4405412/ceyda-sungur-lady-in-red-photo-becomes-symbol-of-turkey-protests