United States of America: Amnesty accuses police on human rights violations

In the United States has been committed by the police, according to a report by Amnesty International in their operations against Anti-racism demonstrators in t

United States of America: Amnesty accuses police on human rights violations

In the United States has been committed by the police, according to a report by Amnesty International in their operations against Anti-racism demonstrators in the past few months, serious human rights violations. The security forces had repeatedly used physical force, chemical irritants such as tear gas and pepper spray and projectiles to peaceful protests dissolve.

The recent events would mean, among other things, concerns regarding "the Right to life, security of persons, to the equal protection before the law", as well as the freedom of expression and of peaceful Assembly, aroused, in the report published on Tuesday by the human rights organization.

The protests were sparked by the death of the African-American George Floyd in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis at the end of may. In the report, Amnesty lists "disproportionate and often excessive use of force" against people in 40 U.S. States and the capital Washington D.C.. Victims were not only demonstrators, but also of rescue workers and journalists.

Updated Date: 04 August 2020, 12:19

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