Amnesty Calls for an End to Restrictions on World Cup Protests

Amnesty Calls for an End to Restrictions on World Cup Protests

Amnesty Calls for an End to Restrictions on World Cup Protests

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Amnesty Calls for an End to Restrictions on World Cup Protests

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new global campaign urging authorities to ensure security forces “play by the rules” during demonstrations expected to take place ahead and during the tournament.The campaign “No foul play, Brazil” asks individuals across the world to send yellow cards to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and president of Congress, Renan Calheiros, urging them to respect everybody’s rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly during the World Cup. Amnesty International notes that: “Protests are likely to continue in coming weeks and the Brazilian Congress is considering new laws that could be used to crack down on protesters. Additionally, inadequate regulations and training for policing demonstrations pose a risk of more injuries to protesters due to excessive use of force by police.” The video above was released as part of the organisation’s campaign. Credit: YouTube\AmnestyInternational">