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From New York City to Melbourne, and North Dakota to Nicaragua, citizens across the globe who were fed up with racism, war, environmental catastrophes, and threats to a woman's right to choose took their anger to the streets. 2016 was a year marked by protest, and Fusion has all the powerful images to prove it.

Flint, Michigan: February 19, 2016

XyNazia Skinner, 7, protests Flint's water crisis.
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Anaheim, California: May 25, 2016

Clashing at a Trump rally.
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana: July 9, 2016

Raised fists in following the police shooting of Alton Sterling.
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London: July 10, 2016

Solidarity overseas.

Denver, Colorado: July 11, 2016

Seven-year-old Zoie Butler holds a Black Lives Matter sign.
John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images


Melbourne, Australia: July 17, 2016

About 3,500 people showed up in Melbourne to protest violence against black Americans.
Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Cannon Ball, North Dakota: September 3, 2016 

A #NoDAPL protester being treated after pepper sprayed.


San Cristobal, Venezuela: September 7, 2016

Calling for a referendum to remove the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro.

Santa Clara, California: September 12, 2016

San Francisco 49ers players Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick kneel during the national anthem.
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Charlotte, North Carolina: September 21, 2016 

Protesters confront police after Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed while exiting a car.
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Mexico City, Mexico: September 25, 2016 

Trump wasn't very popular in Mexico.


Warsaw, Poland: October 3, 2016

Marching against a proposed ban on abortion in Poland.
Alexi Witwicki/Kommersant via Getty Images

Bogota, Colombia: October 20, 2016 

Raised cell phones in support of peace after voters rejected a deal to end the longest running civil war in the Americas.


Cannon Ball, North Dakota: November 2, 2016

#NoDAPL protesters stand waist-high in near-freezing waters and confront local police.
AP/John L. Mone

Cannon Ball, North Dakota: November 2, 2016

Recovering after being pepper sprayed by police.
AP/John L. Mone


New York City: November 3, 2016

Outside Trump Tower less than a week before the election.
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Los Angeles, California: November 9, 2016

Anti-Trump protesters chant “Not my president!”
Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images


Chicago, Illinois: November 19, 2016

Near Chicago’s Trump Tower after the election.
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Brooklyn, New York: November 20, 2016

A Brooklyn park named for Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch, who was Jewish, was defaced with swastikas and a message that read “Go Trump.”
Spencer Platt/Getty Images


New York City: November 24, 2016

Notes of grief and unity at the Union Square subway station.
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Managua, Nicaragua: December 1, 2016

Draped in the Nicaraguan flag, a protester faces off with authorities over the construction of the Interoceanic Grand Canal, a project protesters believe will damage the biggest lake in Central America.
AFP/Getty Images


Cannon Ball, North Dakota: December 5, 2016

Military vets join #NoDAPL activists in a blizzard.
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Elena Scotti is a New York-based visual artist and Fusion’s senior photo editor and illustrator. She eats more pizza than your entire family combined.


Collier Meyerson is a reporter at Fusion with a focus on race and politics. She lives in Brooklyn.