US police ‘beating of Arab teen’ sparks anti-racist activism

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Activists applauded the release of US-Palestinian teenager Hadi Abuatelah to his family after he was arrested and then allegedly beaten by police during a traffic stop last week. Despite his release, activists say it will not stop their determination in demanding justice for the 17-year-old who reportedly suffered broken bones following the incident near Chicago. “We’re committed, not only to securing Hadi’s release but that justice is served. We want a true investigation into the police department,” Muhammad Sankari, lead organiser with the Chicago area-based Arab American Action Network, tol…

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