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Police Violence

2020

28

Jul

Racist torture in Paris prison cells

More than 200 French the police officers are accused with torture and ill-treatment at the Paris Court, with the complaint of Police Commissioner Amar Benmohamed, who was on duty at the judicial law enforcement agency. It was stated that the police officers under the investigation made racist insults to the detainees, deprived detainees of food […]

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Country: France
Source: SP , SP

10

Jul

George Floyd told officers ‘I can’t breathe’ more than 20 times, transcripts show

Newly released transcripts of the minutes leading up to George Floyd’s death reveal he told officers “I can’t breathe” more than 20 times, only to have his plea dismissed by Derek Chauvin, the white officer pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck, who said: “It takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk.” Floyd’s dying […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian

09

Jul

Thousands of Serbs protest new COVID-19 measures

Thousands of protesters gathered in Serbia’s capital early Wednesday to protest new measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Large numbers of people gathered in front of the National Assembly Building in Belgrade after President Aleksandar Vucic announced a weekend curfew in an effort to combat the disease. Protesters clashed with police while […]

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Country: Serbia
Source: AA , AA

19

Jun

‘I was very moved’: MEP Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana on applause after racism debate speech

A black MEP has told Euronews of her emotion after receiving a standing ovation for her speech during a debate on racism. MEPs applauded Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana after her address on Wednesday in which she claimed police had humiliated her during an incident in Brussels. She alleged officers turned violent with her after she tried to […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: EN , EN

18

Jun

Rioting on the streets of Paris as health workers demand better pay and conditions while tackling coronavirus pandemic

A march by French health workers calling for better pay and working conditions because of the coronavirus crisis descended into street violence in Paris on Tuesday. Riot police used tear gas and baton charges as they fought with protesters by Les Invalides in the centre of the city on Tuesday afternoon. By 4pm there had been […]

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Country: France
Source: TRT HABER , M News

12

Jun

Tulsa police release body cam video of officers handcuffing black teenagers for jaywalking

Tulsa police have released body camera footage from two officers who arrested a black teenager and handcuffed a second for jaywalking last week. The videos were released in response to social media messages from the community about the arrest, police said. The videos appear to have been blurred and redacted by police to conceal the […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER ,

08

Jun

In Belgium, police put reverse clamp on 13-year-old boy

In Belgium, the police put a reverse handcuff on the 13-year-old boy and detained him. Increased racism and police violence are being protested in many countries in Europe after the black murder of George Floyd in the USA by the police. On June 1, in the Saint-Gilles region of Brussels, the capital of Belgium, the images that the […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: CNN , SOMAG

05

Jun

35-year-old inmate found dead inside Brooklyn prison after he was pepper-sprayed

An investigation is underway after an inmate died Wednesday morning at a Brooklyn prison after he was pepper sprayed. According to officials, at approximately 10 a.m., staff responded to an incident at the Metropolitan Detention Center, in which an inmate was being disruptive. Staff say they saw 35-year-old Jamel Floyd barricaded inside his cell and […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , EYEWITNESS

04

Jun

Swedes invited to online protest over the killing of George Floyd

Thousands of people have said they will join an online protest in Sweden today in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, to protest against the killing of black American George Floyd by police in the US. The demonstration – which is set to take place online – is being organised by Aysha Jones together […]

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Country: Sweden
Source: AA , THE LOCAL

04

Jun

Greek communists protest murder of George Floyd in Athens

The death of American George Floyd by a policeman in the USA also sparked protests in Greece with youth division of the Communist Party of Greece (KNE) surrounding the American Embassy in Athens. Protestors claimed they were there to denounce “the barbarity and repression of the American government following the murder of George Floyd by […]

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Country: Greece
Source: AA , GREEK CITY TIMES