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People Around The World See Their Stories Repeating In Ferguson

From Uganda to the West Bank, people are seeing an eerie familiarity when looking at events in Ferguson, Mo. Some are sharing their horror, others their advice in how to deal with a police crackdown.

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Mario Anzuoni / Reuters / Via Osman Orsal / Reuters

In the first picture, police throw smoke bombs to clear demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri on August 14. In the second picture, Turkish police fires tear gas to push back thousands of demonstrators in Istanbul's Taksim Square to protest against the government on March 12, 2004.

Mario Anzuoni / Reuters / Via Osman Orsal / Reuters

In the first picture, police throw smoke bombs to clear demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri on August 14. In the second picture, Turkish police fires tear gas to push back thousands of demonstrators in Istanbul's Taksim Square to protest against the government on March 12, 2004.

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Mario Anzuoni / Reuters / Via Osman Orsal / Reuters

In the first picture, police throw smoke bombs to clear demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri on August 14. In the second picture, Turkish police fires tear gas to push back thousands of demonstrators in Istanbul's Taksim Square to protest against the government on March 12, 2004.

Kasese/Bundibugyo, Uganda

@jlfeder your police have made our guys seem like saints eh. Never thot that would ever happen

Muhimbi Fredrik Kule@MuhimbiK

@jlfeder your police have made our guys seem like saints eh. Never thot that would ever happen

12:12 PM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cairo, Egypt

Nope, this is not in Egypt or Turkey. This is in the USA. #Ferguson

The Big Pharaoh@TheBigPharaoh

Nope, this is not in Egypt or Turkey. This is in the USA. #Ferguson

7:10 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hong Kong

I was in Tiananmen Square ten days before the 25th anniversary. Heavy security, but the Chinese cops didn't carry rifles like in #Ferguson.

Robert Rath@RobWritesPulp

I was in Tiananmen Square ten days before the 25th anniversary. Heavy security, but the Chinese cops didn't carry rifles like in #Ferguson.

12:25 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nairobi, Kenya

Perhaps the Daily Nation, so concerned over #Ferguson, will start covering the young Kenyan men police execute in Kenya.

Keguro_@Keguro_

Perhaps the Daily Nation, so concerned over #Ferguson, will start covering the young Kenyan men police execute in Kenya.

4:45 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mumbai, India

@calamur for every #Ferguson we have a Mumbai where Sec 144 has been blanket applied preventing our right to assemble, allowing great abuse

Aditya Paul@adityampaul

@calamur for every #Ferguson we have a Mumbai where Sec 144 has been blanket applied preventing our right to assemble, allowing great abuse

1:33 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bahrain

#HandsUpDontShoot in #Ferguson hits close to home. AbdulRedha Buhmaid in green tshirt was shot in d head in #Bahrain

Maryam Alkhawaja@MARYAMALKHAWAJA

#HandsUpDontShoot in #Ferguson hits close to home. AbdulRedha Buhmaid in green tshirt was shot in d head in #Bahrain

11:46 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ankara, Turkey

We are with u #america dont panic.. We lived that in #Turkey last year.. Wear your gas mask and glasses.. Go out.. #Ferguson

Ömer Uslusoy@omeruslusoycom

We are with u #america dont panic.. We lived that in #Turkey last year.. Wear your gas mask and glasses.. Go out.. #Ferguson

11:29 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Kampala, Uganda

As their govt feigns concern for global oppressed gps, black pple in the U.S still treated as less than human. Free world? Naah. #Ferguson

Dreddy Estee@EstellaMz

As their govt feigns concern for global oppressed gps, black pple in the U.S still treated as less than human. Free world? Naah. #Ferguson

11:03 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Moscow, Russia

@juliaioffe @MiriamElder if you consider that #Ferguson cops are using rubber bullets, they are far more painful than Moscow OMON 's batons

Maxim Sannikov@net_mozgov

@juliaioffe @MiriamElder if you consider that #Ferguson cops are using rubber bullets, they are far more painful than Moscow OMON 's batons

11:23 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

West Bank

Made in USA teargas canister was shot at us a few days ago in #Palestine by Israel, now they are used in #Ferguson.

مريم البرغوثي@MariamBarghouti

Made in USA teargas canister was shot at us a few days ago in #Palestine by Israel, now they are used in #Ferguson.

11:31 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Seems like American Police have learned some bad bad things from Brazilian Police lately #Ferguson

Mg@mgmyself

Seems like American Police have learned some bad bad things from Brazilian Police lately #Ferguson

1:22 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bangkok, Thailand

Compare #Ferguson to the Thai police in the protests earlier this year. So much for YL being a mass murderer. More like Abhisit in 2010.

Raj Palsingh@HipsterYogi

Compare #Ferguson to the Thai police in the protests earlier this year. So much for YL being a mass murderer. More like Abhisit in 2010.

1:05 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

United Kingdom

@ConorMWalsh Scenes in Ferguson reminded me of what I saw as a kid in Johannesburg during the state of emergency in the 80s @gidi_gabriel

Taff Gidi@Taffgidi

@ConorMWalsh Scenes in Ferguson reminded me of what I saw as a kid in Johannesburg during the state of emergency in the 80s @gidi_gabriel

11:38 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Kiev, Ukraine

Seems some Ukrainian "berkut" got a job in Ferguson police department.#FergusonPolice #Ferguson feel yourself like in Kiev,guys

kasha saltsova@kashasaltsova

Seems some Ukrainian "berkut" got a job in Ferguson police department.#FergusonPolice #Ferguson feel yourself like in Kiev,guys

1:02 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nairobi, Kenya

If #ferguson was happening in Kenya or other headlines of "instability" "Violence rocks" would be on international news...

Mrs. M@KuisanMacharia

If #ferguson was happening in Kenya or other headlines of "instability" "Violence rocks" would be on international news...

4:11 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dhaka, Bangladesh

This is the police presence at a peaceful protest - in the USA. #Ferguson right NOW!! WTF!!!

Dr. Imran H Sarker@ImranHSarker

This is the police presence at a peaceful protest - in the USA. #Ferguson right NOW!! WTF!!!

7:04 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Paris, France

I guess I have to demote America from "place where such a thing could never happen" to "still better than South Sudan." #Ferguson

Claire Berlinski@ClaireBerlinski

I guess I have to demote America from "place where such a thing could never happen" to "still better than South Sudan." #Ferguson

10:56 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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