Police Violated Human Rights of George Floyd Protesters 125 Times: Amnesty International

Police advance on demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd, on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.SCOTT OLSON/GETTY IMAGES

And the numbers keep growing. This is essentially a war. The government is still essentially allowing it to happen. Unless you want to believe that the police have taken over the government:

Police across the U.S. violated the human rights of peaceful protesters, journalists and bystanders more than 100 times during protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, according to analysis by Amnesty International.

The organization has documented 125 separate instances of police violence against people in 40 states as well as Washington, D.C. between May 26 and June 5—a period in which hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to protest police brutality and racism following Floyd’s death after a white Minneapolis officer kneeled on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

On Tuesday, Amnesty International launched an interactive map marking incidents of unlawful use of force, which included beatings, misuse of tear gas and pepper spray and the firing of less-lethal projectiles such as rubber bullets. The abuses were committed by officers from state and local police departments, federal agencies and the National Guard, according to Amnesty International.


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