US police must end militarized response to protests

Amnesty International issued a statement on Sunday morning calling for an end to militarized policing in several US cities and the use of "excessive force" against demonstrators protesting police brutality.

Iran PressAmerica: The human rights group said police across the country were "failing their obligations under international law to respect and facilitate the right to peaceful protest, exacerbating a tense situation, and endangering the lives of protesters."

"Equipping officers in a manner more appropriate for a battlefield may put them in the mindset that confrontation and conflict are inevitable." Amnesty's statement underlined.

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights, according to its website.


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