Amnesty International report condemns police response in Ferguson

[ooyala code=”UxcmNicTpCXeaGolHCDBnch5vRLTTJzZ” player_id=”c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1″]ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Amnesty International is holding a rally in Kiener Plaza Friday night release a report on what it says are several abuses by police during protests in Ferguson, MO. The 23 page report by the human rights group titled “On the Streets of America: Human Rights Abuses in Ferguson.”

The report condemns the police response to the protests following the shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Amnesty International says local police overreacted and abused the rights of protesters who gathered in Ferguson after the looting and rioting.

Margaret Huang with Amnesty International says, “There were a number of techniques used including rubber bullets, including the tear gas, including the loud noise machines, that try to drive people off that seemed unnecessarily disproportionate to what was happening on the ground. And certainly I know that the police have reported incidences…

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