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Police committed 125 human rights violations during Floyd protests: Amnesty

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2020
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Police in the U.S. committed 125 human rights violations in response to George Floyd protests, according to a new report from Amnesty International.

In the report published Tuesday, Amnesty alleges the violations occurred in 40 states and the District of Columbia during demonstrations following the May 25 police killing of Floyd in Minneapolis.

In examining the police response to protests between May 26 and June 5, the group found that law enforcement agencies violated protesters’ rights to peaceful assembly and association through intimidation involving the use of militarized equipment; excessive...

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