Report 56: “Potentially Lethal Weapons. Militarizing public space and traumatizing bodies”
Several factors are changing, shaping and evolving the security model in cities. This model has been dominated by the doctrine of public order and the use of state security forces to maintain a certain model of order and security. Often this model of order comes to curb and stifle protest, mobilizations and social protests that, nevertheless, have been part of the roots, history and evolution of cities around the world. Social demands have helped to shape public space and have reclaimed it as a popular space of contestation, cities around the world have made their streets the collective space of social organization. The report “Potentially Lethal Weapons. Militarizing public space and traumatizing bodies”, aims to investigate how potentially lethal weapons are contributing to shape a particular city model, militarizing the so-called public order and seriously eroding the human rights of protesters.
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Authors: Anna Montull Garcia, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto