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Detroit police temporarily banned from using chokeholds

Detroit police have been temporarily been blocked by a federal court from using chokeholds, rubber bullets and chemicals against anti-racism demonstrators.

The Friday decision was passed by Judge Laurie Michelson of the US District Court after an activist group dubbed Detroit Will Breath noted that the police have resorted to the use of pepper spray and rubber bullets to disperse them without any reason.

According to the activist group, the police were violating their right to peaceful demonstration and freedom of speech something that is supported by the law.

Passing the judgement, the US Magistrate judge noted that the orders will apply for the next 14 days.

The news was received with celebration and a landmark ruling that will see the activists push the government to action peacefully.

They have however been cautioned that the police will engage them if they deploy force as they will be treated with the same force.

Police in Detroit have recently been blamed for a number of things including the use of rubber bullets to accredited in their line of duty.

Clashes and demonstrations across the US are ongoing following the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in May this year.

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