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#CopWatch #Hamburg: But who protects us from you?

Hamburg. Germany. March 26, 2020. In the last few days we have received several reports from Hamburg and other cities that point out that the new rules on contact restriction and the associated increased police presence in public places, are a doorway for arbitrary and disproportionate police action, and discriminatory police checks. From our experiences – especially in the so-called ‘danger zones’ – we know that more powers for the police, limits rights for civil society.  But these restrictionsbut do not affect everyone equally. Black people and People of Color, and homeless people, sex workers and other marginalized people were subject to discriminatory and harassing control practices and attacks by the police apparatus even before Corona.

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