10 Of The Most Extreme Protests Ever

Governments have long been oppressing their people, which tends to cause riots and protests to rise up and destroy property and end with people being severely injured in the aftermath. Protests, of course, can be either peaceful or violent, but regardless of which they happen to be, these are real people standing for what they believe in against an oppressive government or laws that don’t make sense. Of course, if a protest is violent, then there are far more chances for people to be hurt, maimed, or killed, sadly. Here are the ten most extreme protests ever.

Tibet Protest

China has long had a shady history of oppressing the Tibetan people, unfortunately. Those same people decided to rise up against the government of their neighbors. In protest, innocent people set themselves on fire.

Russian Artist

In protest of the Russian government, performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky went into the center of Red Square and proceeded to nail his testicles to the ground. He stripped completely naked before doing so.