Full text: Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2016
March 09,2017   By:Xinhua

Nov. 19
The Washington Post website reported that Erickson Brito, a 21-year-old black man armed with a baton, was shot on November 19, 2016, in an apartment building in Brooklyn, New York.
Nov. 21
According to the Guardian website, organizers from the group Fight for 15 said that tens of thousands of low-wage workers would protest at 20 different airports on November 29. In addition to the strike at airports, fast-food workers, home care and childcare workers also planned to protest as part of the Fight for 15 dollars movement calling for a 15 dollars-an-hour minimum wage and union rights.
On the same day, the United States again voted against the draft resolution of "The right to development" at the 71th UN's General Assembly.
Nov. 25
The Washington Post website reported that a Louisiana mother called Jackson said that her eight-year-old son was injured when he tried to protect his four-year-old sister during an after-school altercation in which other children hurled racial insults before slamming the boy on the ground. Another child told her son "You need to go back to the cotton farm." A family member said the other children involved in the attack were white.
On the same day, the Washington Post website reported that, Carlos Valencia, an unarmed 26-year-old Hispanic man, was shot on November 25, 2016, in Tucson, Arizona.
Nov. 29
Al Jazeera News and Agencies website reported that thousands of Native American in North Dakota had spent months protesting against plans to route the oil pipline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock reservation and camped on government property near the project they were trying to stop. Governor Jack Dalrymple of North Dakota had ordered the expulsion of thousands of Native American and asked the demonstrators to vacate their encampment before December 5. The demonstrators were sprayed with water in sub-freezing temperature, while they vowed to continue their resistance to the project which posed a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites.
Nov. 30
The CNN website reported that in the presidential election 2016, voter turnout dipped to nearly its lowest point in two decades, with about 55 percent of voting age citizens casting ballots.
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