Amnesty International has documented human rights violations committed by police forces across the USA in response to largely peaceful anti-racism protests. This includes the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and pepper spray to repress those who were demonstrating peacefully.

After the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, demonstrations swept the USA calling for an end to police violence and killings, particularly of Black people.

People protesting in the streets of the USA were met with the same police repression and excessive force they are protesting against. Amnesty International has documented 125 separate incidents of police violence against protesters in 40 states, and the District of Columbia, between 26 May and 5 June 2020.

Now we have a historic opportunity to demand change in the USA, and reimagine public safety with community-led solutions and resources that create the healthy, vibrant, and safe neighborhoods we all deserve.

The time to act is now. Call on the US authorities to reform policing to end racism and stop human rights violations!