HONG KONG | Demonstrators flood the streets on June 16 to protest an extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent for trials in mainland China, which many saw as infringing on Hong Kong's judicial freedoms. Vincent Yu/AP

The Year in Protests

People around the world took to the streets in outrage and hope in 2019, challenging authority, calling for equal rights, and demanding democracy.

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HONG KONG | Demonstrators flood the streets on June 16 to protest an extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent for trials in mainland China, which many saw as infringing on Hong Kong's judicial freedoms. Vincent Yu/AP

HONG KONG | Demonstrators flood the streets on June 16 to protest an extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent for trials in mainland China, which many saw as infringing on Hong Kong’s judicial freedoms.

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SUDAN | Alaa Salah, a Sudanese woman who propelled to fame after clips went viral of her leading chants against President Omar al-Bashir, addresses protesters during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 10. -/AFP/Getty Images

SUDAN | Alaa Salah, a Sudanese woman who was propelled to fame after clips of her leading chants against President Omar al-Bashir went viral, addresses protesters during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, on April 10.

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HAITI | A man walks past burning tires during a protest against fuel shortages and to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince on Sept. 25. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images

HAITI | A man walks past burning tires during a protest against fuel shortages and to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince on Sept. 25.

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SPAIN | A protester protects her face in front of a policemen inside El Prat airport in Barcelona on Oct. 14, as thousands took to the streets after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid. JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images

SPAIN | A protester protects her face in front of a policemen inside El Prat airport in Barcelona on Oct. 14, as thousands took to the streets after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid.

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BRAZIL | A man holds a flag depicting former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva past a bus in flames during a protest organized by the National Students Union in Rio de Janeiro on May 15. Students and teachers from hundreds of universities and colleges began a nationwide demonstration in defense of education following a raft of budget cuts announced by President Jair Bolsonaro's government. MAURO PIMENTEL/AFP/Getty Images

BRAZIL | A man holds a flag depicting former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as he walks past a bus in flames during a protest in Rio de Janeiro on May 15. Students and teachers began a nationwide demonstration in defense of education following a raft of budget cuts announced by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government.

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MEXICO | A woman takes part in a protest against gender violence and femicides in Mexico City on Feb. 2. Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images

MEXICO | A woman takes part in a protest against gender violence and femicides in Mexico City on Feb. 2.

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ARGENTINA | Activists with green handkerchiefs, which symbolize the abortion rights movement, demonstrate to mark the revival of their campaign to legalize abortion in Buenos Aires on May 28. EMILIANO LASALVIA/AFP/Getty Images

ARGENTINA | Activists with green handkerchiefs, which symbolize the abortion rights movement, demonstrate to mark the revival of their campaign to legalize abortion in Buenos Aires on May 28.

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KENYA | LGBT refugees from South Sudan, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo walk to a protest to demand their protection at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Nairobi on May 17. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images

KENYA | LGBT refugees from South Sudan, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo walk to a protest to demand their protection at the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Nairobi on May 17.

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IRAQ | Iraqi women chant slogans and wave the national flag during protests in Najaf on Oct. 30. -/AFP via Getty Images

IRAQ | Women chant slogans and wave the national flag during protests in Najaf on Oct. 30.

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IRAQ | An Iraqi protester waves a flag during a demonstration against state corruption, failing public services, and unemployment in the Baladiyat district of Baghdad on Oct. 2. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images

IRAQ | A protester waves a flag during a demonstration against state corruption, unemployment, and failing public services in the Baladiyat district of Baghdad on Oct. 2.

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BRAZIL | An indigenous man stands under a water fountain outside a government building in Brasilia during the last day of a protest camp on April 26. Approximately 4,000 indigenous people from different tribes took part in protests during the Indigenous National Mobilization week, an effort working for territorial rights' negotiations with the government. CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images

BRAZIL | An indigenous man stands under a water fountain outside a government building in Brasília during the last day of a protest camp on April 26. Approximately 4,000 indigenous people from different tribes took part in protests during National Indigenous Mobilization Week, an effort pushing for territorial rights negotiations with the government.

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HONG KONG | Demonstrators rest after a protest in Hong Kong on June 12. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

HONG KONG | Demonstrators rest after a protest in Hong Kong on June 12.

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HONG KONG | A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem after protesters broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1.  PHILIP FONG/AFP/Getty Images

HONG KONG | A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem after protesters broke into the government headquarters on July 1.

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HONG KONG | A policeman falls backward during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters during ongoing demonstrations at Hong Kong's International Airport on Aug. 13. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

HONG KONG | A police officer falls backward during a scuffle with pro-democracy protesters during ongoing demonstrations at Hong Kong’s International Airport on Aug. 13.

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HONG KONG | A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during another demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport on Aug. 13. PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images

HONG KONG | A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during the demonstration at Hong Kong’s airport on Aug. 13.

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HONG KONG | A protester throws a tear gas canister fired by police in the Sha Tin district of Hong Kong on Oct. 1. ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images

HONG KONG | A protester throws a tear gas canister fired by police in the Sha Tin district of Hong Kong on Oct. 1.

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TURKEY | A demonstrator wears a mask painted with the colors of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colours of the Chinese flag as she joins supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists during a protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 1. YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images

TURKEY | A demonstrator wears a mask painted with the colors of the flag of East Turkestan and a hand bearing the colors of the Chinese flag as she joins supporters of China’s Muslim Uighur minority and Turkish nationalists during a protest in front of the Chinese consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 1.

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BELGIUM | Greta Thunberg attends the Youth for Climate march in Brussels on Feb. 21.  EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images

BELGIUM | Greta Thunberg attends the Youth for Climate march in Brussels on Feb. 21.

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PAKISTAN | Children hold Kashmiri and Pakistani flags as they take part in an anti-Indian protest rally in Lahore on Oct. 3. ARIF ALI/AFP via Getty Images

PAKISTAN | Children hold Kashmiri and Pakistani flags as they take part in an anti-Indian protest rally in Lahore on Oct. 3.

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INDIA | Supporters and activists of Trinamool Congress participate in a mass rally to protest the Indian government's Citizenship Amendment Act in Kolkata on Dec. 16. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images

INDIA | Activists participate in a mass rally to protest the Indian government’s Citizenship Amendment Act in Kolkata on Dec. 16.

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INDIA | Police clash with a protester during a demonstration against India's citizenship law in Varanasi on Dec. 20. STR/AFP via Getty Images

INDIA | Police clash with a protester during a demonstration against India’s citizenship law in Varanasi on Dec. 20.

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A police officer charges a Bharatiya Janata Party protester with a baton as police fire a water cannon during a protest rally against the Trinamool Congress-led state government in Kolkata on Nov. 13. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images

INDIA | A police officer charges a Bharatiya Janata Party protester with a baton as police fire a water cannon during a protest rally against the Trinamool Congress-led state government in Kolkata on Nov. 13.

DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images
IRAN | Protesters rally amid burning tires during a demonstration against an increase in gasoline prices in the central city of Isfahan on Nov. 16. -/AFP via Getty Images

IRAN | Protesters rally amid burning tires during a demonstration against increased gasoline prices in the central city of Isfahan on Nov. 16.

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VENEZUELA | People raise their hands during a mass opposition rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Jan. 23. FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images

VENEZUELA | People raise their hands during a mass opposition rally against President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas on Jan. 23.

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LEBANON | Women wearing bandanas showing the Lebanese national flag chant slogans during a demonstration against tax increases and offical corruption in Tripoli on Oct. 23. IBRAHIM CHALHOUB/AFP via Getty Images

LEBANON | Women wearing bandanas showing the Lebanese national flag chant slogans during a demonstration against tax increases and official corruption in Tripoli on Oct. 23.

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LEBANON | Anti-government protesters wave a national flag at a blockade in Beirut on Oct. 28. PATRICK BAZ/AFP via Getty Images

LEBANON | Anti-government protesters wave a national flag at a blockade in Beirut on Oct. 28.

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EL SALVADOR | A bird flies near riot police during a protest against an effort by El Salvador’s National Congress to put the water service in the hands of the private sector in San Salvador on March 20. Alex Peña/Getty Images

EL SALVADOR | A bird flies near riot police during a protest against an effort by El Salvador’s national congress to privatize water service in San Salvador on March 20.

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ISRAEL | A Palestinian protester raises his cane as he stands before Israeli border guards during a demonstration against Israeli settlers laying claims and pitching tents in al-Sawahre, near the village of Abu Dis in East Jerusalem, on Sept. 20. HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images

WEST BANK | A Palestinian protester raises his cane as he stands before Israeli border guards during a demonstration against Israeli settlers laying claims and pitching tents in Sawahre, near the village of Abu Dis in East Jerusalem, on Sept. 20.

HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images
ECUADOR | A demonstrator clashes with riot police during a protest following the announcement of a transport strike against Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno’s economic policies in downtown Quito on Oct. 3. RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images

ECUADOR | A demonstrator clashes with riot police during a protest following the announcement of a transport strike against Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno’s economic policies in downtown Quito on Oct. 3.

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ECUADOR | Riot police arrest a demonstrator during a protest following the announcement of a transport strike in Quito on Oct. 3. RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

ECUADOR | Riot police arrest a demonstrator during a protest following the announcement of a transport strike in Quito on Oct. 3.

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BOLIVIA | Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales shout slogans during a demonstration in Cochabamba on Nov. 18. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

BOLIVIA | Supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales shout slogans during a demonstration in Cochabamba on Nov. 18.

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BOLIVIA | A supporter of Morales gestures after being injured during clashes with riot police near Cochabamba on Nov. 18. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

BOLIVIA | A supporter of Morales gestures after being injured during clashes with riot police near Cochabamba on Nov. 18.

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ALGERIA | A crowd of people take part in a demonstration against then-President Abdelaziz Bouteflikain in the capital Algiers  on March 19. RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images

ALGERIA | A crowd of people take part in a demonstration against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in in the capital, Algiers, on March 19.

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FRANCE | A protester holds a national flag as he walks among tear gas smoke past the Arc de Triomphe during clashes between Yellow Vest protesters and riot police in Paris on March 16. ALAIN JOCARD/AFP via Getty Images

FRANCE | A protester holds a national flag as he walks among tear gas smoke past the Arc de Triomphe during clashes between yellow vest protesters and riot police in Paris on March 16.

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RUSSIA | Demonstrators take part in a rally to support opposition and independent candidates after authorities refused to register them for September elections in Moscow on July 20. MAXIM ZMEYEV/AFP via Getty Images

RUSSIA | Demonstrators take part in a rally to support opposition and independent candidates after authorities refused to register them for September elections in Moscow on July 20.

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UKRAINE | Activists and supporters of nationalist forces march in downtown Kyiv on Oct. 14. Thousands marched to decry the "capitulation" of a mooted pullback of troops fighting Moscow-backed separatists in the east and calling for victory in the five-year war. GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images

UKRAINE | Activists and supporters of nationalist forces march in downtown Kyiv on Oct. 14. Thousands marched to decry the “capitulation” of a planned pullback of troops fighting Moscow-backed separatists in the east and calling for victory in the five-year war.

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UNITED STATES | Demonstrators hold up placards representing the number of the people who have died due to gun violence during a protest on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images

UNITED STATES | Demonstrators hold up placards representing the number of the people who have died due to recent gun violence during a protest on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 20.

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GREECE | Protesters clash with police during a demonstration against an agreement with Skopje to rename the neighboring country Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia, in Athens on Jan. 20. LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP via Getty Images

GREECE | Protesters clash with police during a demonstration in Athens against an agreement with Skopje to rename neighboring Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia on Jan. 20.

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INDIA | Police block demonstrators as they march to protest the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, in New Delhi on Dec. 2. SAJJAD  HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images

INDIA | Police block demonstrators as they march to protest the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad in New Delhi on Dec. 2.

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images
A demonstrator shouts at riot police during a nationwide strike called by students, unions, and indigenous groups to protest the government of Colombia's President Ivan Duque, in Bogota, on Nov. 21. JUAN BARRETO/AFP via Getty Images

COLOMBIA | A demonstrator shouts at riot police during a nationwide strike called by students, unions, and indigenous groups to protest the government of Colombia's President Ivan Duque in Bogota on Nov. 21.

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CHILE | A demonstrator is hit by riot police water cannon spray during a protest against the government in Santiago on Nov. 18. CLAUDIO REYES/AFP via Getty Images

CHILE | A demonstrator is hit by water cannon spray from riot police during a protest against the government in Santiago on Nov. 18.

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GREECE | Students shout slogans as they demonstrate against recent educational reforms in Athens on Nov. 14. ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images

GREECE | Students shout slogans as they demonstrate against recent educational reforms in Athens on Nov. 14.

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CHILE | A feminist activist uses a slingshot during a protest against gender violence and patriarchy in Santiago on Nov. 29. JAVIER TORRES/AFP via Getty Images

CHILE | A feminist activist uses a slingshot during a protest against gender violence and patriarchy in Santiago on Nov. 29.

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CHILE | Feminist activists take part in a choreographed performance against gender violence and patriarchy and to denounce an oppressive state in Santiago on Dec. 4. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images

CHILE | Feminist activists take part in a choreographed performance in Santiago on Dec. 4.

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CHILE | Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the government and to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Mapuche indigenous leader Camilo Castrillanca who was killed in a police operation in Santiago on Nov. 14. JAVIER TORRES/AFP via Getty Images

CHILE | Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against the government and to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of the Mapuche indigenous leader Camilo Catrillanca, who was killed in a police operation in Santiago on Nov. 14.

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NORTH MACEDONIA | A woman wearing a mask reading "Reeks of sexism" in Macedonian raises her fist during a march for women's rights in Skopje on March 8. ROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP via Getty Images

NORTH MACEDONIA | A woman wearing a mask reading “Reeks of sexism” in Macedonian raises her fist during a march for women’s rights in Skopje on March 8.

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