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Police Violence

2020

29

May

George Floyd: Protests over deadly arrest rock US’s Minneapolis

Protesters overtake police building as outrage grows over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man. Protests erupted across the United States on Thursday night as anger over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, intensified, with some demonstrators gaining access to a police precinct in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and setting sections of […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , ALJAZEERA

20

Apr

Rioting breaks out on French housing estates as lockdown tensions mount

Journalist Taha Bouhafs – who caught the action on video – was one of those arrested in the northern Paris. Riots were triggered after an Arab Muslim youth was hit by an unmarked police car. Rioting broke out on French housing estates as tensions escalated over the coronavirus lockdown. Tear gas and baton charges were first used […]

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Country: France
Source: SABAH , Mirror

09

Apr

Reforming prison system and ending police ill-treatment are urgent priorities, says CPT

After a visit to prisons in Greece last year, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) recommends that the Greek authorities remedy structural problems that have led to enduring ill-treatment of detainees, prison overcrowding and staff shortages, among other issues. The report, published today together with a response from the Greek […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT HABER , Council of Europe

09

Mar

NYPD orders investigation into video showing violent arrest involving multiple officers

The NYPD has launched an internal investigation after footage appeared to show at least eight officers violently arresting a young black man. The video – viewed millions of times on social media – has sparked protests outside the local police precinct, and ignited a row between mayor Bill de Blasio and the largest police union in the city, where […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , Independent

26

Feb

6-year-old sobbing, pleading with officers during arrest

The police body camera videos are disturbing. They show two Orlando police officersarresting 6-year-old Kaia Rolle as she pleads with officers for a “second chance.” “Help me,” Kaia says between sobs as her hands are restrained with a zip tie. “You can tell me what happened in the car, OK?” one officer responds as he begins […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC , CTV

05

Feb

Greek police fire teargas at protesting migrants, refugees on Lesbos

Greek police fired teargas to disperse migrants and refugees protesting on Monday about conditions in migrant camps on the island of Lesbos and the slow pace of processing asylum requests. Violence broke out near the Kara Tepe camp, a police official said, after hundreds of people marched from the island’s congested migrant camps to the […]

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Country: Greece
Source: TRT Haber , Reuters

29

Jan

French firefighters demand better conditions in fiery Paris protest

Thousands of French firefighters on Tuesday took to the streets of Paris in a pyrotechnic protest to demand better working conditions, igniting flares and even setting their fireproof jackets alight. The protest by firefighters, who in France also respond to general emergency calls, was the latest to hit Paris in recent weeks as unions battle […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , France24

24

Jan

French minister rejects use of term ‘police violence’

French Deputy Interior Minister Laurent Nunez on Thursday firmly rejected the term “police violence,” which has surfaced in news reports on police interventions in protests. Speaking on a television program, Nunez said he supported the police’s stance, claiming the police are not violent. He said he refuted the term “police violence” because it suggests there […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT Haber , AA

19

Jan

French police evacuate Macron from theatre amid protest

A group of anti-government protestors tried to enter a Paris theater while French President Emmanuel Macron was inside, according to media reports Friday. Reports said dozens of protesters gathered in front of the theater after accounts shared on social media indicated Macron was in the venue. Protesters chanted slogans against Macron and tried to enter […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , AA

15

Jan

Police violence: Macron requests “proposals” to “improve ethics”

Emmanuel Macron asked the government Tuesday for “clear proposals to improve the ethics” of the police, faced with new accusations of violence. “Behaviors that are not acceptable have been either seen or pointed out,” said the head of state in Pau, while also deploring “the violence and political nihilism” that some protesters say. Without “generalizing” […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , Teller Report