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The United Nations demands that US protesters and journalists not be subjected to “disproportionate” violence

The United Nations Human Rights Office asked this Friday that people who protest racism and police brutality in the United States and the journalists who report on them should not be exposed to “disproportionate” use of violence and “other violations”. Your rights.

“The peaceful protests that have taken place in cities in the United States, such as Portland, should continue without the people who take part in them, as well as the people who report, journalists who are at risk of being arbitrarily detained , subjected to disproportionate or discriminatory use of violence or other violations of their rights, “said United Nations Office spokeswoman Elizabeth Throssell.

On the other hand, he pointed out that security forces should only use violence when it is necessary and in line with international standards.

The United Nations demands that US protesters and journalists not be subjected to “disproportionate” violence
The United Nations demands that US protesters and journalists not be subjected to “disproportionate” violence

Throssell has also pointed out unidentified police officers who are arresting demonstrators. In his opinion, it is “worrying” because “it can take prisoners outside the protection of the law and lead to arbitrary arrests and other human rights violations.” He therefore insisted that the federal and local security forces be clearly and appropriately identified.

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