Lynching alarm bells

2016-09-25 06:03
A demonstrator from the Black Lives Matter movement. (File, Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

A demonstrator from the Black Lives Matter movement. (File, Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

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WATCH: Racially-motivated attacks, looting during Charlotte riots

2016-09-22 10:44

The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in Charlotte after a second night of protests following the fatal shooting of black citizen Keith Scott by police. Watch. WATCH

New York - Police brutality against black people in the US is reminiscent of lynchings, and the government must do far more to protect its black citizens.

This is according to a UN working group report that will be debated at the UN Human Rights Council tomorrow.

The hard-hitting criticism – drawing a comparison between modern police behaviour and mob killings of blacks in the 19th and 20th centuries – comes at a time of renewed racial tension in the US.

This week Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, saw street riots over the fatal shooting of a black man, Keith Scott, by a black police officer. – Reuters

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