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Police Violence

2017

19

Sep

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Violence breaks out at Georgia Tech after vigil for student killed in police shooting

Violent protests broke out on the Georgia Tech campus Monday night, with one police car set on fire, after a vigil for a student shot and killed by a police officer. Scott “Scout” Schultz, 21, was pronounced dead Sunday morning. Police said an officer shot the student Saturday night after Schultz refused to drop a knife. […]

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Country: United States
Source: Fox News

18

Sep

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St Louis protests: Woman knocked over by police during demonstration charged with ‘interfering’

St Louis Police say an elderly woman who was knocked down by officers was disobeying orders, and has been charged with “interfering”. A local Fox station caught the incident on camera while covering protests in St Louis, Missouri this weekend. In the video, police with plastic shields can be seen advancing on the woman, ultimately pushing her […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

14

Sep

A plain-clothes policeman arrests a man during a national strike and protest against the government's labour reforms in Nantes, France, September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French police used excessive force in Paris protests

Police have used water cannons and tear gas on several hundred hooded youths who joined a protest march in Paris against French President Emmanuel Macron’s pro-business labour policies. The youths who showed up near the end of the march pelted security forces with objects, briefly halting the event held by unions and other groups. While […]

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Country: France
Source: Evening Express

12

Sep

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Belgian NGO hits out at police action against refugees

Clearing refugees from public parks and transport hubs in Brussels has been described as “inhuman” by a Belgian NGO. Brussels-based aid organization Humain on Tuesday said recent increased police action against refugees taking shelter in parks and metro stations had caused anxiety. It claimed the 500-600 refugees who had been based in the Maximilian Park […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Anadolu Agency

12

Sep

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Danish police accused of brutality against Polish football fans

The media in Poland has blasted the Danish police for using extreme force against Polish fans who were in Copenhagen to watch their team play Denmark in the World Cup qualifier last Friday. Several Polish news outlets, including Super Express, Fakt24 and Gazeta Polska, condemned the Danish police for overreacting when a group of Polish […]

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Country: Denmark
Source: CPH POST

12

Sep

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German Federal Police Illegally Collect Data to Blacklist Journalists and Activists

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police (BKA) are illegally storing masses of data regarding supposed “politically motivated crimes.” As broadcaster ARD reported, data on more than 100,000 people accused of such offenses is being held in a database called “Internal Security,” even though in the vast majority of cases, there has never been a charge, let alone […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Global Research

11

Sep

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Spanish police forcefully disperse Antifa protesters

On 9 September 2017, Spanish police forcibly ejected Antifa protesters in the Galicia region of the country.

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Country: Spain
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11

Sep

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Police raid Catalan offices in hunt for banned vote papers

A Spanish judge has ordered police to search a printer’s shop and two offices of a regional newspaper in Catalonia as part of an investigation into alleged preparations for an illegal referendum on independence for the region. A Barcelona-based court said on Saturday that the police searches took place on Friday in the towns of […]

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Country: Spain
Source: The Independent

07

Sep

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Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett says Las Vegas police threatened to kill him because he’s black

Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett on Wednesday accused police in Las Vegas of racism and excessive force after a gunpoint confrontation following the recent Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. In a post on Twitter titled “Equality”, Bennett detailed how he was detained by police following the August 26 fight as a crowd scattered after hearing what […]

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Country: United States
Source: Daily Mail

05

Sep

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Bulgarian police force Turks to pay bribes to enter Turkey: EP Turkey rapporteur

Bulgarian border security officials have been forcing Turks living in Europe to give bribes while travelling by land through oppression, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri said in a report submitted to the European Commission on Sept. 4. In the report, Piri said Bulgarian officials at the border were forcing Turks driving from Europe to Turkey to give […]

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Country: Bulgaria
Source: Hurriyet Daily News