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    Jun 12, 2020

    What Protesters Mean When They Say “Defund The Police”

    “In movement politics, there's no specific leader to say ‘this is what we are behind,’ and so all of these people have different definitions of the same term."

    Idris Solomon / Reuters

    The NYPD watches as demonstrators protest against the racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in New York City, New York, U.S. June 11, 2020. Picture taken June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Idris Solomon

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