´My face exploded´: Police firing rubber bullets have wounded and permanently disabled protesters and journalists

U.S. 2020/6/4

´My face exploded´: Police firing rubber bullets have wounded and permanently disabled protesters and journalists

Police officers prepare to fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo

  • In the week since George Floyd died while pinned down by Minneapolis police officers, protests across the United States have intensified.

  • So, too, has the police response to these demonstrations that, in some places, have turned violent and included looting, vandalism, and arson.

  • Social media is filled with images of wounded protesters and journalists who have been struck by rubber bullets and tear gas canisters in the eyes and face. Some have even lost their sight.

  • Experts policing, however, tell Insider that rubber bullets are considered "less lethal" weapons — and many police departments have considered them a "legitimate tool" for decades.

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Gory images have flooded social media in the week since the police killing of George Floyd: people´s eyes swollen shut, blood dripping from deep gashes on their bodies, and bruised and mottled skin. 

The 46-year-old Floyd died on May 25

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