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Police Violence

2020

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

14

Jan

The Paris prosecutor’s office opens two investigations for police violence

In the aftermath of a demonstration against the pension reform project in Paris, the Paris prosecutor’s office announced to Franceinfo, Friday, January 10, the opening of investigations for “intentional violence by a person holding public authority” about two incidents the videos of which were posted on social media. They were entrusted to the IGPN.The first case is […]

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Country: France
Source: AA , 24 News

13

Jan

Hard intervention from the French police

In France, the actions of President Emmanuel Macron regarding the economic policies are in the 61st week. The demonstrators met once again on the streets of Paris with those protesting pension reform. Pension protests in the country on the 38th day. In the demonstrations in the capital Paris, the police intervened harshly against the protesters. […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News

10

Jan

French police restraint techniques criticised after Paris arrest death

Human rights groups and lawyers have criticised French police restraint techniques after a 42-year-old delivery driver died after being held on the ground during a police check near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. France’s citizens’ rights ombudsman, Jacques Toubon opened an inquiry into the case of Cédric Chouviat, a father of five, who was stopped on […]

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Country: France
Source: EN , The Guardian

08

Jan

A person killed in France by police violence

According to French media reports, on 3 January in Paris, Cedric Chouviat was subjected to violence during police control. Chouviat, who was seriously injured due to the harsh intervention of the police, died after being in a coma for 2 days in the hospital. The first statement made by the police, said Chouviat died of […]

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Country: France
Source: Trt Haber , National News