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US cities to pay record $80m to people injured in 2020 racial justice protests

Posted on AllSides May 25th, 2023
From The Left
Justice, Protests, Nationwide Protests

At least 19 cities will pay settlements to protesters who sustained injuries as a result of law enforcement action

Cities across the US have agreed to pay out a total of more than $80m in settlements to protesters injured by police during 2020 racial justice protests – a figure experts believe is unprecedented and will rise further as many lawsuits are still playing out.

The brutal murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers on 25 May 2020 sparked the largest nationwide demonstrations since the civil rights era, as upwards of 26 million people gathered to protest...

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