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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?

Officer charged with murder for shooting Rayshard Brooks

June 18, 2020 9:17 pm

The felony murder charge against Rolfe, 27, carries life in prison or the death penalty, if prosecutors decide to seek it. He was also charged with 10 other offenses punishable by decades behind bars.

Fatal police shooting of a black man outside a restaurant sparks fresh wave of protests in Atlanta

June 14, 2020 1:29 pm

The death of another African American man, two weeks after the killing of George Floyd has sparked a fresh wave of violent unrest in the city, with protestors blocking a major highway and setting ablaze the restaurant at which the incident occurred.

Demonstrators vow to sustain momentum until change happens

June 06, 2020 10:36 am

The country's most significant demonstrations in a half-century, rivaling those during the civil rights and Vietnam War eras, resumed for an 11th day nationwide with continued momentum as the mood largely shifted from explosive anger to more peaceful calls for change.

Explained: US protesters call to 'Defund the Police'. What would that look like?

June 22, 2020 2:54 pm

Demands on streets from New York to Los Angeles have given higher prominence to the idea, drawing the attention of big-city mayors and on the presidential campaign trail.

US protests: People are blowing up, or just taking, ATMs in Philadelphia

June 04, 2020 1:18 pm

Police earlier urged businesses that host the machines to remove cash to discourage further thefts, one of which resulted in the death of a 24-year-old man hours after he tried to break into an ATM early Tuesday, authorities said.

Mahatma Gandhi statue in Washington vandalised during George Floyd protests

June 04, 2020 1:01 pm

The US Ambassador to India, Ken Juster, took to Twitter earlier today to apologise for the incident.

Taking a knee

June 03, 2020 11:46 pm

In times of social distancing, sportspersons are making a statement — up close and political.