The incident has drawn comparisons to the police brutality George Floyd experienced, as the video shows the uniformed police officer pinning the man down by kneeling on his neck and stomach.
From making it harder to investigate cops who kill to ensuring their legal fees and salaries are covered, police unions are powerful advocates for the status quo.
The Italian policemen are also accused of helping local gangs break lockdown.
A witness video of the Algerian man's arrest in Antwerp sparked accusations of police brutality on social media.
Camouflaged federal officers have been patrolling the streets, pulling protesters into unmarked cars and arresting them.
The previous day saw a pro-police rally in the same neighbourhood, where supporters of the NYPD attacked a small group of counter-protesters.
About a dozen police officers can be seen outside moments after cops fired 20 bullets into Taylor’s apartment.
A harrowing body cam transcript reveals that Floyd called out for his mother and his children, while former officer Derek Chauvin told him to stop talking.
Several officers in Aurora, Colorado, have been placed on leave while the photos are investigated.
The incident has opened a can of worms on the frequency of police excesses in the country.
During the protest, a couple came out of their mansion to argue with the protesters, “yelling and pointing guns at protesters as they walked by.”