Hands Up, Don't Shoot
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"Hands up, don't shoot", or simply "hands up", is a slogan and gesture that originated after the August 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown. The slogan was adopted at protests against police violence. Witness reports differed as to what Brown was doing with his hands when he was shot, with some claiming he had his hands in the air. A United States Department of Justice investigation found this claim could not be verified by the physical and forensic evidence.
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