This page is about the doublespeak term pacify
Meaning: to violently suppress protesters or rioters
- The police used guns, batons and tear gas to pacify the protesters.
- Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed while being "pacified" by Israeli soldiers.
"Pacify" and "pacification" are used to describe the violent suppression of protests or riots on the streets, in prisons, youth detention centres, immigration camps, occupied territories, etc.
While being pacified, many rioting prisoners
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Contributor: Matt Errey