Protests as US defends record before UN anti-torture body

Lesley McSpadden, mother of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown who was shot and killed by white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last August, attends a press briefing on November 12, 2014 in GenevaActivists stood in silent protest as the United States on Thursday defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog, raising their fists and displaying pictures of victims of police brutality. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the United States, a group of young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as the US delegation began discussing the issue of abuse by police.

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