Monday, January 13, 2014

35 Stunning Moments When Humans Chose Compassion Over Violence

via http://distractify.com/
By Mark Pygas

Despite our differences, we're all human beings. These powerful images have restored all my faith in the world.

Man playing piano for police [Kiev, Ukraine, 2013]

Earlier this December, Ukrainians participated in their largest popular protest since 2004. The 2013 protests were shrouded with violence from both sides, including 200 protesters who commandeered a digger and attacked the presidential palace. The protests and riots followed the Government’s decision to side with Russia rather than the European Union.Source: theguardian.com
A student protesting education reform leans in to kiss a riot officer [Bogotรก, Colombia, 2011]
Source: msnbcmedia.msn.com

Whilst the 2011 protests against student reform were mostly peaceful, violence broke out when small groups of people threw rocks at police. After this initial violence, police used tear gas and water against the 30,000 protesters.Source: bbc.co.uk/news
A brave priest organises a human shield between protestors and police [Kiev, Ukraine, 2013]

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