Dressed as Marianne, a symbol of the French republic, members of the conservative activist group Manif pour Tous (“Protest for Everyone”) mark International Women’s Day by protesting against assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy in front of the National Assembly in Paris on March 8. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images

Rising Up in Protest: A Year in Photos

Fists raised and voices lifted, people around the world took to the streets in 2020—to stand up against police brutality, demand democracy, and confront other injustices. A look at some of the photos that captured the year’s most defining movements.

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Tens of thousands of protesters take part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong on Jan. 1. ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP via Getty Images

Jan. 1: Tens of thousands of protesters take part in a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong.

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Protesters hold pictures of Suleimani during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Jan. 5. YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images

Jan. 5: Protesters hold photos of Major Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force who was killed by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, during a demonstration outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A Lebanese youth runs with a national flag as smoke billows from burning tires during a demonstration in Jal el-Dib area on the northern outskirts of Beirut on Jan. 14. JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images

Jan. 14: A Lebanese youth runs with a national flag as smoke billows from burning tires during a demonstration on the northern outskirts of Beirut.

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Extinction Rebellion and Red Rebels activists protest during a climate march to the Australian Embassy in The Hague as they take part in a worldwide campaign to draw attention to bushfires in Australia on Jan. 16. KOEN VAN WEEL/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Jan. 16: Extinction Rebellion and Red Rebels activists protest during a climate march to the Australian Embassy in The Hague as they take part in a worldwide campaign to draw attention to bushfires in Australia.

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Women inspired by the Chilean feminist group Las Tesis dance during the Womens March in New York on Jan. 18. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images

Jan. 18: Women inspired by the Chilean feminist group Las Tesis dance during the Women’s March in New York .

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Thousands of women hold green scarves—a symbol of their fight—as they demand the decriminalization of abortion during a protest at Argentina’s National Congress in Buenos Aires on Feb. 19. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

Feb. 19: Thousands of women hold green scarves—a symbol of their fight—as they demand the decriminalization of abortion during a protest at Argentina’s National Congress in Buenos Aires.

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A demonstrator is detained by riot police during clashes that erupted in a protest against Chile's President Sebastian Pinera in the country's seaside resort of Vina del Mar on on Feb. 24. JAVIER TORRES/AFP via Getty Images

Feb. 24: A demonstrator is detained by riot police during clashes that erupted at a protest against Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in the country's seaside resort of Viña del Mar.

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Greenpeace activists project an image of Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO of Finnish utility company Fortum, onto the cooling tower of the coal-fired power plant Datteln 4 of Uniper in Datteln, western Germany, on Feb. 26. INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Feb. 26: Greenpeace activists project an image of Pekka Lundmark, president and CEO of Finnish utility company Fortum, onto the cooling tower of the coal-fired power plant Datteln 4 of Uniper in Datteln, western Germany.

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Dressed as Marianne, a symbol of the French republic, members of the conservative activist group Manif pour Tous (“Protest for Everyone”) mark International Women’s Day by protesting against assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy in front of the National Assembly in Paris on March 8. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images

March 8: Dressed as Marianne, a symbol of the French republic, members of the conservative activist group Manif pour Tous (“Protest for Everyone”) mark International Women’s Day by protesting against assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy in front of the National Assembly in Paris.

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Police arrest a woman protesting on International Women’s Day against gender-based violence in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on March 8. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP via Getty Images

March 8: Police arrest a woman protesting against gender-based violence in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on International Women’s Day.

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A man protests in front of cart carrying the body of Vitallis Ochilo Owino at Muthaiga Police Station in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 4. Police officers are accused of beating Owino, 39, to death the previous night while he was walking in the streets after curfew hours. Human rights activists are claiming that COVID-19-related police brutality has already killed more people in Kenya than the coronavirus itself. LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images

May 4: A Kenyan man protests in front of a cart carrying the body of Vitallis Ochilo Owino at Muthaiga Police Station in Nairobi. Police officers are accused of beating Owino, 39, to death the previous night while he was walking in the streets after curfew hours.

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Pro-democracy lawmaker Eddie Chu Hoi-dick attempts to climb a wall as security members try to restrain him from protesting after pro-Beijing lawmaker Starry Lee (not seen) inserted herself as chair of a committee meeting at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on May 8. ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images

May 8: Pro-democracy lawmaker Eddie Chu Hoi-dick attempts to climb a wall as security members try to restrain him from protesting at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.

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A pro-democracy protester is arrested by police in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on May 24, as a proposal to enact new security legislation in Hong Kong is debated. Four days later, China’s National People’s Congress approved the proposal, which is expected to ban treason, subversion, and sedition. ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP via Getty Images

May 24: A pro-democracy protester is arrested by police in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong as a proposal to enact new security legislation in Hong Kong is debated. Four days later, China’s National People’s Congress approved the proposal, which is expected to ban treason, subversion, and sedition.

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A protester carries an upside-down U.S. flag, a sign of distress, next to a burning building in Minneapolis on May 28. Protests broke out all across the nation—and in many other countries, including New Zealand, France, and Spain—over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody three days earlier. Julio Cortez/The Associated Press

May 28: A protester carries an upside-down U.S. flag, a sign of distress, next to a burning building in Minneapolis. Protests broke out all across the nation—and in many other countries, including New Zealand, France, and Spain—over the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by Minneapolis police three days earlier.

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Demonstrators march along Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 31 in a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd. Scott Olson/Getty Images

May 31: Demonstrators march along Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, in a protest against police brutality and the death of Floyd.

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A man holds up his fist during a protest against police violence near the White House in Washington on May 31. Alex Wong/Getty Images

May 31: A man holds up his fist during a protest against police violence near the White House in Washington.

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Monique Gray leads a crowd of protesters in a chant in support of George Floyd and against police brutality near Dolores Park in San Francisco on June 3. JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images

June 3: Monique Gray leads a crowd of protesters in a chant in support of Floyd and against police brutality near Dolores Park in San Francisco.

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Mike D’angelo screams while holding on to a street sign newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza during a demonstration against racism and police brutality near the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 6. JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images

June 6: Mike D’angelo screams while holding on to a street sign newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza during a demonstration against racism and police brutality near the White House in Washington.

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis looks out over Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington on June 7. Lewis, a civil rights icon, died the following month from pancreatic cancer. Jonathan Capehart/The Washington Post via Getty Images

June 7: U.S. Rep. John Lewis looks out over the newly painted Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington. Lewis, a civil rights icon, died the following month from pancreatic cancer.

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A man named Alexis kneels with his baby at a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in Dakar, Senegal, on June 9. JOHN WESSELS/AFP via Getty Images

June 9: A man named Alexis kneels with his baby at a protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in Dakar, Senegal.

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Patrick Hutchinson, a demonstrator participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in London, carries a suspected far-right counterprotester who was injured to safety near Waterloo station June 13. Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

June 13: Patrick Hutchinson, a demonstrator participating in a Black Lives Matter protest in London, carries to safety a suspected far-right counterprotester who was injured near Waterloo station.

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French riot police detain a protester during one of many Black Lives Matter worldwide protests against racism and police brutality on Place de la Republique in Paris on June 13. A wave of global protests in the wake of George Floyd’s fatal arrest magnified attention on the 2016 death in French police custody of Adama Traore, a 24-year-old Black man. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images

June 13: French riot police detain a protester during a Black Lives Matter protest on Place de la République in Paris. A wave of global protests in the wake of Floyd’s fatal arrest magnified attention on the 2016 death in French police custody of Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old Black man.

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A protester displays “Black Trans Lives Matter” wings while marching in the Brooklyn borough of New York City on June 14. Protests have continued all across the country and around the world following the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last month. Michael Noble Jr./Getty Images

June 14: A protester displays “Black Trans Lives Matter” wings while marching in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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A woman shouts in Atlanta on June 15 as she protests outside a burned Wendy’s restaurant following the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in the restaurant parking lot three days earlier. CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

June 15: A woman shouts in Atlanta as she protests outside a burned Wendy’s restaurant following the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in the restaurant parking lot three days earlier.

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Men pray during a Juneteenth ceremony near the site where George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 19. KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images

June 19: Men pray during a Juneteenth ceremony near the site where Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Patricia McCloskey and her husband, Mark, draw their firearms as protesters enter their neighborhood during a protest against St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 28. Lawrence Bryant/REUTERS

June 28: Patricia McCloskey and her husband, Mark, draw their firearms as protesters enter their neighborhood during a protest against Mayor Lyda Krewson in St. Louis.

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Police detain protesters during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his official residence in Jerusalem on July 22. Netanyahu was indicted in January for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images

July 22: Police detain protesters during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his official residence in Jerusalem. Netanyahu was indicted in January for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.

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Mothers block the passage of a federal law enforcement vehicle during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon, on July 29. Caitlin Ochs/REUTERS

July 29: Mothers block the passage of a federal law enforcement vehicle during a protest against racial inequality and police violence in Portland, Oregon.

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A protester embraces a member of the Belarusian Interior Ministry troops who was standing guard during a demonstration against police violence and rejecting the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, on Aug. 14. Vasily Fedosenko/REUTERS

Aug. 14: A protester embraces a member of the Belarusian Interior Ministry who was standing guard during a demonstration against police violence and the disputed presidential election results in Minsk.

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Students flash the three-fingered Hunger Games salute at an anti-government/pro-democracy rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, on Aug. 18. The country has seen near-daily protests by university students demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and a discussion of the role of the unassailable monarchy. LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images

Aug. 18: Students flash the three-fingered Hunger Games salute at an anti-government/pro-democracy rally at Mahidol University in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. The country has seen near-daily protests by university students demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha and a discussion of the role of the unassailable monarchy.

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A Palestinian demonstrator argues with Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Haris, southwest of Nablus, on Aug. 21 during a rally to protest against Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP via Getty Images

Aug. 21: A Palestinian demonstrator argues with Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Haris, southwest of Nablus, during a rally against Israel’s plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.

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Jacob Blake Sr., whose son was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier in the week, speaks at the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28. Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images

Aug. 28: Jacob Blake Sr., whose son was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earlier in the week, speaks at the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

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A police officer is hit by an egg during a scuffle with protesters during an anti-government demonstration in Sofia, Bulgaria, on Sept. 2. Stoyan Nenov/REUTERS

Sept. 2: A police officer is hit by an egg during a scuffle with protesters during an anti-government demonstration in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Right-wing demonstrators chase a Black Lives Matter protester after a pro-Trump caravan rally convened at the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem on Sept. 7. David Ryder/Getty Images

Sept. 7: Right-wing demonstrators chase a Black Lives Matter protester after a pro-Trump caravan rally convened at the Oregon State Capitol building in Salem.

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A riot police officer is reached by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators protesting against police brutality in Medellin, Colombia, on Sep. 10. JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images

Sep. 10: A riot police officer is reached by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators protesting police brutality in Medellin, Colombia.

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Demonstrators embrace each other after a grand jury indicts one of three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 23. Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Sept. 23: Demonstrators embrace each other after a grand jury indicts one of three police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Security personnel detain a protester during a demonstration outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi on Sept. 30, a day after a 19-year-old woman who was allegedly gang-raped died from her injuries. Indian police were accused of forcibly cremating the victim’s body. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images

Sept. 30: Security personnel detain a protester during a demonstration outside the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi, a day after a 19-year-old woman who was allegedly gang-raped died from her injuries. Indian police were accused of forcibly cremating the victim’s body.

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Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party try to break through a police barricade during a protest march toward the office of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in  Kolkata, India, on Oct. 8 to protest against the “worsening” law and order situation in the state. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images

Oct. 8: Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Party try to break through a police barricade during a protest march toward the office of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, India, to protest the law and order situation in the state.

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A church burns as demonstrators gather in Santiago on Oct. 18 to mark the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile. The demonstration was held a week before Chileans successfully voted in a referendum to rewrite the dictatorship-era constitution—one of the key demands when the protest movement began a year ago. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images

Oct. 18: A church burns as demonstrators gather in Santiago to mark the first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile. The demonstration was held a week before Chileans successfully voted in a referendum to rewrite the dictatorship-era constitution—one of the key demands when the protest movement began a year ago.

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A demonstrator screams at a line of police officers during a protest in Philadelphia on Oct. 27 near the spot where Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by two police officers a day earlier. Protests erupted after the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Wallace Jr., a Black man who police say was armed with a knife but whose parents say was bipolar and in crisis at the time of his death. Mark Makela/Getty Images

Oct. 27: A demonstrator screams at a line of police officers during a protest in Philadelphia near the spot where Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by two police officers a day earlier. Protests erupted after the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Wallace Jr., a Black man who police say was armed with a knife but whose parents say was bipolar and in crisis at the time of his death.

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A woman takes part in a protest against the government of Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez at Plaza de la Republica square in Buenos Aires on Nov. 8. ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP via Getty Images

Nov. 8: A woman takes part in a protest against the government of Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández at Plaza de la República square in Buenos Aires.

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A counter-demonstrator and supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump clashes with a protester during an anti-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13. Hannah McKay/REUTERS

Nov. 13: A counter-demonstrator and supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump clashes with a protester during an anti-Trump rally in Washington.

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Counterprotesters clash with a supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images

Nov. 14: Counterprotesters clash with a supporter of Trump at a rally in Washington.

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Protesters burn tires during a demonstration calling for the departure of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince on Nov. 18. VALERIE BAERISWYL/AFP via Getty Images

Nov. 18: Protesters burn tires during a demonstration calling for the departure of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Port-au-Prince.

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Farmers cover their faces amid fumigation by the municipal corporation near a roadblock at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur stopping farmers from marching to New Delhi to protest against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms Dec. 1. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images

Dec. 1: Farmers cover their faces amid fumigation by the municipal corporation near a roadblock at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur as they continue their march to New Delhi to protest recent agricultural reforms.

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Students stand behind a rainbow flag in support of the LGBTQ movement during a “Bad Student” protest outside the Ministry of Education in Bangkok on Dec. 1. MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images

Dec. 1: Students stand behind a rainbow flag in support of the LGBTQ movement during a “Bad Student” protest outside the Ministry of Education in Bangkok.

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People traveling on a bus beg peasants to let them go through after five days of being stuck on the Pan-American highway as it remains blocked by those protesting for labor reforms, better wages, and other benefits for workers of the agricultural sector in Ica, Peru, on Dec. 4. ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP via Getty Images

Dec. 4: People traveling on a bus beg peasants to let them through after five days stuck on the Pan-American highway in Ica, Peru. The highway was blocked by those protesting for labor reforms, better wages, and other benefits for agricultural workers.

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Indian farmers get foot massages inside a tent as they continue to demonstrate against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms by blocking a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu on Dec. 21. SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images

Dec. 21: Indian farmers get foot massages inside a tent as they continue to demonstrate against the central government’s recent agricultural reforms by blocking a highway at the Delhi-Haryana state border in Singhu.

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