This Week in Pictures: Nov. 21-27
Tensions escalated this week when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian warplane over the Turkey-Syria border. While Russia and Turkey promised not to go to war over the incident, the incident ignited fears in the region and particularly among Turkey’s NATO allies.
Nearly two weeks following the fatal attacks in France, heightened security measures were implemented in Brussels and Paris. In the U.S., debates escalated about how to prevent similar attacks at home, as many Republican presidential candidates and governors vowed to halt or prevent the resettlement of Syrian refugees in America.
The release of a shocking police video of the brutal 2014 shooting of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald, by a white policeman, Jason Van Dyke, in Chicago led to the charge of murder for Van Dyke. In response to his death and the vidoe, Chicagoans took to the streets in protest.