Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school’s playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician
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Pro-democracy demonstrators rest on Monday after a night of protesting outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of people brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill on Sunday, in protest at Beijing’s refusal to grant universal suffrage.
Police fired tear gas and stun grenades at protesters on Monday in Ferguson, Missouri, after days of unrest sparked by the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman
Two riot police officers sit with anti-government protesters at the National Broadcasting of Thailand building after protesters entered the compound during a democracy rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police fired tear gas and water cannons on Friday to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound, the latest indication that ousting the premier will not solve the country’s tense political crisis.
Turkish protesters run for cover as riot police fire teargas to disperse a May day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul on Thursday, the scene of protests that have dogged the government for months
Family members run away from tear gas during clashes between Egypt’s security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi chant slogans against the country’s defence minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighbourhood on Wednesday. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of Mr Morsi, firing tear gas at protesters as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.
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Supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed president of Egypt, run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in Cairo. Police moved in when protesters, calling for the reinstatement of Mr Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by who became annoyed by the road being blocked
A protester stands defiantly in front of burning wreckage during a clash with Turkish riot police at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday evening.
Masked police officers take cover behind shields during clashes at a May Day demonstration in Istanbul. Several people were injured on Wednesday as Turkish riot police used water canon and teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters who defied a May Day ban on demonstrations in a central part of Istanbul, Turkey.