Violence Against Protesters Isn’t Just Assault, It’s a Gross Violation of Human Rights.

Our voices and ability to speak out are being stolen from us.

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People are flipping out (rightfully so) because of both racism and police brutality. And now police officers are responding to this anger with more unnecessary brutality.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic member of Congress representing the Bronx and Queens, argued for a comprehensive view of the situation.

“If you’re calling for an end to the unrest, but not calling out police brutality, not calling for health care as a human right, not calling for an end to housing discrimination, all you’re asking for is the continuation of quiet oppression,” she said.

All of this results in most of the U.S. population leading lives peppered, or even saturated with anxiety, uncertainty, worry, and even disheartenment and depression.

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