[ExI] UN worried about police brutality against protestors
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Sun Aug 8 14:00:47 UTC 2021
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture: “Authorities Are Viewing Their Own
People as an Enemy”
Professor to lead investigation of police brutality against
UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer responded to police
brutality dished out to anti-lockdown protesters in Germany last
weekend by warning, “Authorities are increasingly viewing their own
people as an enemy.”
However, it was Melzer’s comments on the wider perspective of the
crackdown that stirred the most interest.
After seeing similar scenes during anti-lockdown protests in European
cities across the continent, as well as “police operations in
demonstrations worldwide,” Melzer came to a sobering conclusion.
“Something fundamental is going wrong. In all regions of the world,
the authorities are apparently increasingly viewing their own people
as an enemy,” he stated.
The professor also noted the utter stupidity of police inflicting
violence on demonstrators while claiming to do so in the name of
“If the police do not clearly communicate that they see themselves as
friends and helpers, but rather treat their own population as an
enemy, then a dangerous spiral has been set in motion: namely that the
next thing is that the population will also regard the police as an
enemy,” concluded Melzer.
The quotes are from a German language newspaper, but Google translate
says they are accurate.
There does seem to be increasing resistance worldwide against
unacceptable government behaviour.
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