Amnesty: Hong Kong on course to becoming ‘police state’
03 July 2021 | 2:28 pm
The national security law Beijing imposed on Hong Kong last year has created a "human rights emergency" in the special administrative region, the rights group says.
Amid outrage over the shocking death of the 29-year-old Black man, Memphis police said they responded to calls to dismantle a unit originally tasked with reducing street violence.
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