A protester vents at a line of police in riot gear in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: AP
A protester vents at a line of police in riot gear in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: AP

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US protesters demand ‘defund the police’. What does it mean?

  • Some protesters say some police funding should be redirected to social services in marginalised communities
  • Others want to disband local police forces altogether

A protester vents at a line of police in riot gear in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: AP
A protester vents at a line of police in riot gear in Tucson, Arizona. Photo: AP
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