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Army helos’ actions during D.C. protests subject of new ACLU complaint | Army Times
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Army helos’ actions during D.C. protests subject of new ACLU complaint | Army Times

During a protest for George Floyd’s death, civilians encountered a UH-60 Blackhawk and a UH-72 Lakota who used storm-strength rotor wash. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the District’s National Guard on behalf of Dzhuliya Dashtamirova. The incident done by the low-flying helicopters has caused her bodily harm and inflicted severe emotional distress. Michael Perloff, an ACLU attorney, called the helicopters’ tactics “a dangerous, unprecedented show of force against American civilians exercising their First Amendment rights.”

Source: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/10/15/army-helos-actions-during-dc-protests-subject-of-new-aclu-complaint/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2010.16.20&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief