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In cities across the U.S. — from Seattle to Austin, Asheville, and Denver — medics say they are dealing with police altercations while trying to render aid

A street medic along with other demonstrators protest in front of the Hall of Justice after the death of George Floyd, in Los Angeles on June 10, 2020. Photo: MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News/Getty Images

On Saturday, May 30, in Seattle, Washington, Alex* stood next to the police as civilians protested against the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black people at the hands of law enforcement. It was late in the afternoon and the rain was starting to come. Tensions in the crowd were high. It had largely been peaceful, but then some protestors started throwing empty water bottles at the officers.


Commonly used in crowd control, “kinetic impact projectiles” are far from harmless

Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP/Getty Images

Rubber bullets aren’t always rubber.

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