Monitoring police at protests in Chile

Chile is experiencing a wave of protests by students and workers. In an interesting development described in this article, volunteers wearing white or blue helmets are attending the protests to observe and document police actions. Their observations are submitted to human rights groups and have been used as evidence in court proceedings.

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One Response to “Monitoring police at protests in Chile”

  1. improvingpolice Says:

    Of course this is not unfamiliar to those of us who were present during our antiwar and civil rights period. Sounds like a good idea — after all, isn’t it this supposed to be about peacekeeping? And how do police become better peacekeepers — by collaborating with the “blue helmets” this may be possible…

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