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36 Of The Most Powerful, Harrowing And Inspiring Protest Photos From 2016

This was the year of resistance. 

There were plenty of issues in 2016 worth standing for and against, and the brave protesters fighting for justice will continue to inspire us into the new year.

While peaceful protests and warranted stand-off's often ended in violence at the hands of law enforcement, the fight lives on. Check out the most compelling, harrowing yet inspiring images of protests as 2016 comes to a close.

Let's get free.