Brazil's large and growing anti-government protests—now entering their second week of rallies and demonstrations—have got their own iconic "nonviolent protestor gets faceful of pepper spray" photo, finally. (See also: Turkey, UC Davis.)
The photo was taken by AP photographer Victor Caivano, who spoke with New York magazine's Daily Intel blog:
"The protest was over, riots included," Caivano says. Three riot officers approached the woman and told her to leave. When she objected — the woman either questioned the order or insisted that she wasn't doing anything wrong, Caivano recalls — she was pepper-sprayed. "This policeman just didn't think twice," Caivano says.
Meanwhile, Rio de Janeiro's G1 has unbelievable video of police officers firing their guns at protestors:
More photos from AP: