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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

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British paper publishes police bodycam video of George Floyd arrest

August 04, 2020 9:10 am

The Daily Mail on Monday published parts of videos from two Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest on May 25.

Meet Noor Inayat Khan, the Indian-origin British spy who may soon be on coins in UK

July 29, 2020 8:47 am

If the proposal is passed, it will be the first time that non-white people will be featured on British coins or notes.

Seattle Black Lives Matter clashes spark 45 arrests, 21 police injured

July 26, 2020 12:19 pm

Police said officers used non-lethal weapons in attempts to disperse the thousands of marchers in the late afternoon after some protesters set fire to the construction site for a King County juvenile detention facility and courthouse.

Operation Legend Explained: Why Trump is sending a ‘surge’ of federal officers into US cities

July 26, 2020 8:35 am

With the US economy crippled by Covid-19 and several polls predicting his defeat, President Donald Trump has been promoting himself as the ‘law and order’ leader “bringing violent perpetrators to justice”.

Forming a 'Wall of Moms' these women protected protesters from federal agents in Portland

July 20, 2020 6:05 pm

Several women joined the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in downtown Portland on Saturday and Sunday, forming a human chain or ‘wall of moms’, to shield the protesters from federal agents.

The installation and removal of 'Jen Reid' — the statue that has split opinion in Bristol

July 19, 2020 11:15 am

In the middle of the Black Lives Matter protests, an attempt at replacing the statue of a philanthropist slave trader by that of a protester who helped bring it down, has been thwarted by the authorities. What are these statues, and what are the issues at the heart of the incident?

The problem with the uncomplicated legacy of The Help

July 19, 2020 10:03 am

The Help actor Viola Davis recently said she regretted working on the 2011 film. This, however, is not the first time she said this. But in all probability the film's legacy will not be as tarnished as Gone With The Wind.

Explained: Why the Chicago Mayor called Trump top aide ‘Karen’

July 19, 2020 11:32 am

This week, it was the turn of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to be called 'Karen' by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Who is a 'Karen'?

Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers charged in his death

July 16, 2020 7:53 am

The lawsuit came the same day that members of a city charter commission took public comments on a proposal to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. Many residents strongly favoured putting the proposal to a citywide vote in November.

Police ignored George Floyd's 'I can't breathe' plea, told him to 'stop yelling': transcript

July 09, 2020 12:05 pm

Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd, replied: "Then stop talking, stop yelling, it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk."


'Stop Trump': Federal agents clash with protesters in Portland

July 22, 2020 11:00 am

President Donald Trump's decision to send federal agents to Portland has given new momentum to protests that had begun to devolve into chaos with smaller and smaller crowds.

Art of protest against George Floyd's death

June 17, 2020 8:31 pm

Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day May 25.

Goodbye George Floyd, you united the world against racism

June 10, 2020 3:21 pm

George Floyd was eulogised at his funeral on Wednesday as “an ordinary brother” transformed by fate into the “cornerstone of a movement.”

'Black Lives Matter Plaza' is drawn into history amid protests over George Floyd killing

June 06, 2020 4:08 pm

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser said the painting is intended to send a message of support and solidarity to Americans outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis.

From Lewis Hamilton to Liverpool stars, International athletes back protests in US

June 03, 2020 8:16 am

From Lewis Hamilton to Liverpool, the sporting world came out in support of #BlackLivesMatter after the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man who died in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck.

Tear gas, firecrackers, burning cars: How US cities look as protests intensify

May 31, 2020 5:53 pm

Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles