Riot control

Protesters block a road in downtown Cali using ropes and burning wood. One of them uses a home made shield that says “Cali Resists" 

‘Police have to realize that they also make mistakes’: Colombian protesters demand reform, empathy


In a fresh wave of protests that began on April 28, after the government proposed raising taxes, many demonstrators say police shot, beat and hurt them with tear gas canisters.

A Seattle police officer wears a "mourning band" for fallen officers over his badge, obscuring the badge number, as Seattle police guard the department headquarters downtown during a rally and march calling for a defunding of Seattle police, in Seattle, W

US may be violating international law in its response to protesters, UN expert says

Protesters hold umbrellas in thick tear gas.

Tear gas has been banned in warfare. Why do police still use it?

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A protester throws an umbrella at riot police as fellow demonstrators blocked the main street to the central financial district outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014.

Peaceful protests in Hong Kong become violent clashes with police


Over 400 Occupy Oakland Protesters Arrested

Chilean Riot Police Disperse Student Protest

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Chilean riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protesters.

Demonstrations Boil in Bahrain

Conflict & Justice

For the latest on news from that country, we turn to Michael Slackman, foreign correspondent for The New York Times. Zachary Lockman, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History at New York University helps contextualize the situation.