Police Standing in the Way of Ambulance, Violating Human Rights
An ambulance was forced to take a detour after being denied access on Harcourt Road by a horde of police officers standing across 3 lanes in the afternoon on 12 June 2019. The rescue in response to an emergency call was delayed. According to Police General Orders (Chapter 27, Section 27-02), “a police officer shall not delay the administering of medical aid or the conveyance of a victim by ambulance to a hospital or clinic.” The action of the police also violated the international humanitarian law in Geneva Conventions regarding rescue operations.
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