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FTAA Protests: Amnesty Says Miami Police May Have Broken UN Laws


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FTAA Protests: Amnesty Says Miami Police May Have Broken UN Laws

Reuters staff

MIAMI - Police in Miami may have violated various international laws and covenants on civil rights and use of force when they crushed protests against a free trade meeting last month, rights group Amnesty International said.

In a letter to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, dated Dec. 16 and made public on Thursday, the human rights watchdog repeated a call for an independent inquiry into police actions that led to more than 200 arrests and dozens of injuries.