Patricia McCloskey aims a handgun with her finger on the trigger while walking in front of protesters who marched past her home in St. Louis on June 28, 2020. After the incident, Patricia and Mark McCloskey accepted an invitation to speak at the Republican National Convention.
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Reverend Raymond Johnson dances in front of protesters with their fists in the air on the steps of the Louisville Metro Hall on Sept. 24, 2020, near Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky. "It's been very peaceful. I came here to march tonight, I want love, I come to pray", Rev. Johnson said, "I can understand they're frustrated, but I don't want to take that frustration in violence." Johnson went on to say, "I think tonight is going to be a lot calmer."
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Anthony Cymerys of Hartford, CT, also known as Joe the Barber who has been giving out free haircuts for over 30 years, gives a shave and a haircut to Mark Bonner also from Hartford in Bushnell Park on May 22, 2019.
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An armed protester walks in front of a line of Florissant police officers moments before shooting himself in the foot from an accidental discharge of his AR-15 on June 23, 2020, during a protest against former Florrissant officer Joshua Smith. On June 7, 2020, Smith was caught on tape hitting a man with an unmarked vehicle in the nearby municipality of Dellwood, Missouri prompting demonstrations at the police station.
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A couple lays on a blanket watching the total solar eclipse at Orchard Park in St. Clair, MO on August 21, 2017.
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Fire fighters work on a house fire on West Rockhampton Circle on Wednesday, March, 17, 2021, in Columbia.
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Parishioners kneel for a prayer at the third annual Iftar in the City in Jackson Heights, Queens hosted by the New York City Commission on Human Rights on May 31, 2018. Iftar, one religious observance during Ramadan, is sometimes held as a community event.
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Breonna Taylor's sister Ju'Niyah Palmer, left, wipes tears from her mother Tamika Palmer's eyes during a press conference while Taylor's aunt, Bianca Taylor read a message from the family while wearing Breonna Taylor's EMS jacket on Sept. 25, 2020, in Jefferson Square Park. "I was reassured on Wednesday of why I have no faith in the legal system, the police and the law that are not made to protect us black and brown people, but when I speak on it I am considered an angry black woman", Bianca Taylor said about the grand jury decision earlier in the week.
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Protesters march down Market Street toward the St. Louis City Police Headquarters with blue tape over their mouths during a blue silence is violence demonstration on September 25, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.
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Nidi Jain (right), 3, holds a ball python that trainer Victoria Cleri (left) has put over her shoulders during the Critter Caravan event at Hartford Public Library on July 25, 2019, in Hartford, CT.
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Kendall Blum (center) sings and plays a maraca with her instructor Maggie Carchrie (right) on guitar at the music therapy session on Tuesday evening at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford, CT on July 2, 2019. “The socialization piece is huge,” Carchrie says about how she tries to get her students to interact as a group with their peers. “They tend to isolate or just stick to their friends or housemates they feel comfortable with, so I try to do a lot of cross socialization.”
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A protester holding a sign that says resist in Spanish stands on the United States side of the border wall that separates Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona during the SOA Watch Border Encuentro 2017 on November 11, 2017.
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Fort Osage High School student Layla Dykes holds a flag and a sign at the fence of the Governor's Mansion as hundreds of protesters marched around the Missouri State Capitol building for the Rally Against the Lockdown on April 21, in Jefferson City, MO.
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Michael Brown Sr. sits next to a memorial placed for 5th annual Michael Brown Memorial Service at the Canfield Green apartment complex in Ferguson on Friday, May 9, 2019.
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Police in riot gear hold batons outside of the San Diego Convention Center as Donald Trump supporters and protesters began fighting each other after a campaign rally on May 27, 2016.
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A protester carries a crucifix away from a line of riot police after attempting to speak with them in the Bourbon District of Louisville, Kentucky after flash-bang grenades were used to disperse a march on Sept. 25, 2020. Demonstrators were redirected back to Jefferson Square Park by police blocking streets in the neighborhood.
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Janet Weaver sends a picture of empty shelves to a friend she was buying groceries for Thursday at Hy-Vee on Conley Road in Columbia, MO, on March 18, 2020, during the store's new early hours for those with compromised immune systems and older adults to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The paper goods aisle sits empty even with a limit on how many of each item a customer can buy.