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Police Protest Supercut Videos Go Viral

  • June 03, 2020

Mutale Nkonde, a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society at Harvard University, said that Mr. Uhl’s video “really reinforces that black protests, white protests and all social justice protests generally are not violent in nature. It moves us away from the ‘there are bad people on both sides’ or ‘there are good people on both sides’ argument and really highlights law enforcement’s aggressive attitude toward black people displaying their rights.”

“When there’s one clip you can turn away, when there’s two you start to get a better picture, when you see so many examples it’s impossible to ignore them as anomalies,” said Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, 30, an author in Kentucky who is credited in the video.

In the responses to Mr. Uhl’s initial tweet, a stream of people shared even more clips of police using force against protesters, bystanders and even children. He received so much footage that, on Monday, he posted a second supercut. So far it has garnered more than 825,000 views.

“Other people have said this before me,” Mr. Uhl said, “but none of this is new. It’s just finally being recorded.”

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