In a world with billions of people and a myriad of different cultures, riots and political uprisings are almost inevitable. But despite the aggression, it is incredible to see that people are still compassionate and strive to help one another in a difficult situation. These 17 powerful images depicting moments of peace and kindness during violent protests show that despite our differences, our hearts are in the right place.
During a protest against educational reforms in Bogotà, Colombia, things got really intense up until this act of peace and love. A student can be seen trying to kiss one of the police officers, which definitely broke the ice.