berlin drawings 20-22 > protest

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For Kicks
For Kicks
ink on paper
130cm vertical X 105cm horizontal

A Bereitschaftspolizist (anti-riot police officer) and protester clash. Considerable bravery is needed to resist armed and trained militants who wear riot gear and are twice your size. I cannot imagine the courage, or desperation, it must take when staging demonstrations in oppressive countries. Even in Germany, where the police are there also to protect the protestors, the latter still get water cannoned, teargassed, kicked, and beaten with retractable steel batons.