Amnesty International (AI) has denounced 125 incidents of police violence against demonstrators, health workers, journalists, and members of observation teams registered in the US anti-racist protests as part of the Las Vidas Negras Importan movement.
This was done in a report entitled “The World is Watching: Massive Violations of Black Lives Matter Protesters’ Rights” by the US police, released on Tuesday, which stated that the incidents were reported between May and May June registered in 40 states and in the District of Columbia.
The report, based on more than 50 interviews conducted by AI, highlights the experiences of several people related to police violence and racism protests triggered by the police in India after the death of Afro-American citizen George Floyd in Minneapolis, India. As highlighted by AI, this is “the most comprehensive analysis of police violence against demonstrators to date”.
The organization has announced that law enforcement agencies are “repeatedly” using physical violence, irritating chemicals such as tear gas and pepper spray, and kinetic bells as the first tactic against peaceful demonstrators and soldiers in response to a real threat or violence. Human rights violations have also been committed during arrests and detentions.