Syria, Libya and other Middle Eastern regimes aren’t the only ones to use force against protesters. Here are some of the major crackdowns since 2000.
United States During the 2000 Democratic National Convention, large protests took place outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Protesters included abortion opponents, anti-globalization demonstrators and anarchists. In the photo, a Los Angeles police officer kicks a woman demonstrating against Occidental Petroleum. Dan Callister/Getty Images Buy Photo