police violence

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Spain: Amnesty campaigns over impunity for police violence

Amnesty International has delivered more than 60,000 signatures to the Interior Ministry to demand an end to police impunity over abuses committed against peaceful demonstrators during last year’s anti-austerity protests. The human rights organization produced a report in October into policing of protests across Europe in which people were beaten and kicked, sprayed with tear … Continue reading

French riots and police violence

Anyone hearing about the riots in the northern French city of Amiens on Monday could be forgiven for thinking that they came out of nowhere. Yet a report published just seven weeks ago by the country’s newly created post of Defender of Rights, Dominique Baudis, found persistent reports of police violence, from systematic handcuffing, insults, … Continue reading

Valencia’s Student Spring

How students are playing a key role in the new wave of protests in Spain By Acontracorrent, a student organisation from the Valencia region. Saturday 25 February ended with a massive rally of historic proportions in the city of Valencia; a cycle of protests and social responses in recent weeks to a policy of cuts … Continue reading

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