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She was being detained to be taken to the hospital, from where she was later released.
POLICE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY AFTER 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL PEPPER SPRAYED DURING ARREST IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORKJOSIAH BATESFEBRUARY 2, 2021TIME
“We reiterate our call for his immediate and unconditional release as well as the release of all those wrongfully detained for exercising their rights,” the statement added.
RUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER NAVALNY ORDERED JAILED, CALLS ON SUPPORTERS TO KEEP PRESSURE ON PUTINISABELLE KHURSHUDYAN, ROBYN DIXONFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Officers detained him and placed a spit hood over his head while he was naked in the middle of the street.
ROCHESTER POLICE SUSPENDED AFTER HANDCUFFING AND PEPPER SPRAYING 9-YEAR-OLD GIRLSHANI PARRISHFEBRUARY 2, 2021ESSENCE.COM
In June 2020 in Texas, police briefly detained Taylor Bechtol, a 29-year-old former Air Force staff sergeant and munitions loader with the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.
THE BOOGALOO BOIS HAVE GUNS, CRIMINAL RECORDS AND MILITARY TRAINING. NOW THEY WANT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT.BY A.C. THOMPSON, PROPUBLICA, AND LILA HASSAN AND KARIM HAJJ, FRONTLINEFEBRUARY 1, 2021PROPUBLICA
Myanmar military seizes power in coup after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi’s godlike status drove her Myanmar election win.
IN MYANMAR COUP, SUU KYI’S OUSTER HERALDS RETURN TO MILITARY RULESHIBANI MAHTANI, TIMOTHY MCLAUGHLINFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Access to the internet in Myanmar dropped sharply after the military detained leaders of ruling party National League for Democracy, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and declared a state of emergency.
INTERNET CONNECTIVITY DROPS IN MYANMAR AFTER THE MILITARY DETAINS AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND OTHER LEADING POLITICIANSCATHERINE SHUFEBRUARY 1, 2021TECHCRUNCH
Myanmar's military TV station announced Monday the army has declared a one-year state of emergency after taking power and detaining Aung San Suu Kyi and other top ruling party leaders.
MYANMAR'S MILITARY TAKES POWER IN COUP AFTER DETAINING AUNG SAN SUU KYIREBECCA FALCONERFEBRUARY 1, 2021AXIOS
According to Agence-France Presse, Suu Kyi issued the statement pre-emptively before she was detained.
HOW MYANMAR'S FRAGILE PUSH FOR DEMOCRACY COLLAPSED IN A MILITARY COUPAMY GUNIAFEBRUARY 1, 2021TIME
Although a federal prosecutor argued earlier this week that Williams should be detained, he and Williams’s public defender said Thursday that they had reached an agreement on release.
JUDGE CHIDES SUSPECTED PELOSI LAPTOP THIEF: ‘THE CONSTITUTION PREVAILS HERE TODAY’AMY WORDEN, MARISA IATIJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I’m going to pray that life goes back to normal for so many people, especially people like me who were detained, and who have been treated in such a way.
THE LAST DAY OF DONALDDAN ZAKJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO DETAIN

  • bog down
  • cling
  • decelerate
  • detain
  • dirty
  • embroil
  • enmesh
  • ensnare
  • entangle
  • entrap
  • flounder
  • hang up
  • implicate
  • involve
  • retard
  • set back
  • sink
  • slow down
  • slow up
  • snare
  • soil
  • stick
  • tangle
  • trap
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