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George Floyd protesters say Fort Lauderdale violated 1st Amendment with violent crackdown

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2024
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The City of Fort Lauderdale is being sued by protesters who say police violated their First Amendment rights with a violent response to a 2020 rally days after the murder of George Floyd. The federal class action lawsuit was filed by multiple plaintiffs who were part of a crowd that was tear-gassed and riddled with rubber bullets at a Florida Atlantic University parking garage. “On May 31, 2020, hundreds of law-abiding persons were peacefully demonstrating against police brutality,” they wrote in the suit, filed last week. “The Fort Lauderdale Police...

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