In a new 132-page report — Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in the U.S. Response to Occupy Wall Street — members of a national consortium of law school clinics, lawyers, law professors and other legal experts “catalog 130 specific alleged incidents of excessive police force, and hundreds of additional violations, including unjustified arrests, abuse of journalists, unlawful closure of sidewalks and parks to protesters, and pervasive surveillance of peaceful activists” in New York City. The experts note that, to date, only one police officer is known to have been disciplined for misconduct related to Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC. Read the full report here.
Local residents surround a vehicle after they overturned it, as they gather to protest against plans for a water discharge project in Qidong, China Saturday, July 28, 2012. AP
A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (via Editor’s choice | Analysis & Opinion | Reuters)
Local residents clash with the police in front of a local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu province July 28, 2012. Chinese officials cancelled an industrial waste pipeline project on Saturday after anti-pollution demonstrators occupied the government office in eastern China, destroying computers and overturning cars. The demonstration was the latest in a string of protests sparked by fears of environmental degradation and highlights the social tensions the government in Beijing faces as it approaches a leadership transition this year. Reuters
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Flashmob participants are seen wearing masks. — Anti-sectarian activists gathered at Hamra street in Beirut to perform a flashmob against the Lebanese sectarian system.
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Activists chant slogans during a protest in Patna, capital of Bihar, India, Dec. 29, 2012. Grief-stricken Indian students took to the streets Saturday in the hundred to express anger at the death in Singapore of the 23-year-old medical student who was gang raped and brutalized. The victim of the gang rape died early Saturday in a hospital in Singapore.
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Protesters clash with police in India
Delhi, India. 22nd December 2012 — The attack sparked days of protests across the country from women demanding authorities take tougher action to protect them against the daily threat of harassment and violence. — Police in India’s capital used tear gas and water cannons to push back thousands of people who tried to march to the presidential mansion to protest the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a moving bus.
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Activists chant slogans during a protest in Patna, capital of Bihar, India, Dec. 29, 2012.
Grief-stricken Indian students took to the streets Saturday in the hundred to express anger at the death in Singapore of the 23-year-old medical student who was gang raped and brutalized.
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