While demonstrators marched in the U.S. protesting police violence, pro-democracy activists occupied Hong Kong, and rioters took to the street of Kiev. Immigration, Independence, Climate Change, and Human Rights were all major themes in 2014, the year of the protester.
Pro-democracy activists occupy Hong Kong, economic leaders go head to head in Beijing, President Jinping declares war on pollution, and World Cup fever sweeps a nation that gradually continues to open up to Western culture.
Over 20 businesses were set ablaze and many more had store front windows broken on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to bring police officer Darren Wilson to trial in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Demonstrations take place in major cities across the United States, including Ferguson, New York, Washington, D.C, and Los Angeles following the announcement of the grand jury's decision in the shooting death of unnamed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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