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2022
# breonna taylor
Four US police officers charged over death of Breonna Taylor
Ms Taylor was killed during a botched raid on her home two years ago.
# black lives matter
Donald Trump floated idea of shooting protesters in legs, ex-defence secretary says
“Can’t you just shoot them? Just shoot them in the legs or something?” Trump is quoted as saying.
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# Protests
Four face trial over toppling of Bristol statue of slave trader Edward Colston
Rhian Graham, 29, Milo Ponsford, 25, Jake Skuse, 36, and Sage Willoughby, 21, will go on trial at Bristol Crown Court accused of criminal damage
# Edward Colston statue
Thousands queue to get Banksy t-shirts designed in aid of four defendants
Shops in Bristol were selling shirts for £25 plus VAT in aid of four people facing trial over criminal damage to the Edward Colston statue.
# Culture
National Museum of Ireland cites Black Lives Matter and says it wants to be 'more inclusive'
The NMI is made up of four museum sites, three in Dublin and one in Castlebar.
# black lives matter
Probe says Washington DC protest was not broken up because of Trump photo-op
Park Police officials had already planned to clear the area for fencing installation, the investigation found.
# Peckham
Black Lives Matter activist in critical condition after party shooting
Police said there is no evidence to suggest young mother Sasha Johnson was the intended target.
# Golden Globes
Golden Globes group ousts senior member over BLM email
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association board, which hands out the Golden Globe awards, says Phil Berk has been removed from the group.
# Front Pages
'Black lives do, in fact, matter': US newspapers react to George Floyd verdict
Derek Chauvin was found guilty of Floyd’s murder yesterday.
# Protests
Judge refuses to sequester George Floyd trial jury after new unrest
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said he expected closing arguments to begin next week.
Voices
Larry Donnelly: The jurors in the Chauvin trial carry the weight of America's past and present
The Boston attorney takes a look at the trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd.
# George Floyd
Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd
Derek Chauvin, a veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, faces murder and manslaughter charges.
# United States
Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd
Floyd’s death last year sparked protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the world.
# action
'Taking the knee is degrading... It's not enough for me' - Zaha
The Crystal Palace forward says more efforts are needed to combat racism.
# frederick douglass
Cork Lord Mayor 'very much regrets' all lives matter remark during Frederick Douglass commemoration
Joe Kavanagh said he “100% supports” the Black Lives Matter movement.
# Controversy
Players free to decide whether to take knee, says Scottish Rugby, after backlash
Murrayfield chiefs have reiterated their backing for equality.
# UK
Four charged with damaging slave trader Edward Colston statue ask for case to be held at crown court
The bronze memorial was dumped into Bristol Harbour before being retrieved by the council.
# Washington
Proud Boys leader arrested over burning of church banner ahead of Washington protests
Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said.
# black panther
Tweet that announced death of Chadwick Boseman is most shared of 2020
The tweet that paid tribute to Boseman as “a true fighter” gathered the most ‘likes’ of all time.
# black lives matter
Millwall players want to 'enact change' instead of taking the knee
The two teams were booed for making the gesture ahead of their Championship match.
# Anger
Kylian Mbappe condemns police violence
French athletes have in the past generally been reluctant to take overtly political stances.
Voices
Opinion: We at Irish universities owe it to our students to address our imperial legacies
Trinity professor Ciaran O’Neill says it’s time for Irish universities to address their own dark imperial past as students now seek real change.
# the mccloskeys
St Louis couple indicted for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
The McCloskeys also were featured speakers on the first night of the Republican National Convention.
# breonna taylor
Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death
Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.
# louisville
Breonna Taylor’s family condemn prosecutor for failing to charge officers
Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.
# black lives matter
Dublin City Council confirms Shelbourne hotel statues to be reinstated
Historian Kyle Leyden has argued that there are “definite issues” with the statues – even if they are not depicting slaves.
# Opinion
'The taking of the knee is now not dissimilar to a fancy hashtag or a nice pin badge,' says Ferdinand
Les Ferdinand feels the gesture’s ‘message has been lost’.
# breonna taylor
Louisville mayor says €10 million settlement agreed with family of Breonna Taylor
Greg Fishcer also said that police reforms will be introduced as part of the agreement.
# black lives matter
Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests
Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.
Premier League players to switch Black Lives Matter to No Room For Racism slogan
The league will promot its own anti-discrimination campaign instead.
# daniel prude
New York grand jury to investigate 'spit hood' death in Rochester
Daniel Prude died after being hooded and held down by Rochester police earlier this year.
# ruling the airwaves
'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics
The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”
# Wisconsin
Trump refuses to condemn killing of two protesters by 17-year-old in Kenosha
Three people were shot during the protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
# Empire State Building
Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs
The awards were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman.
# Wisconsin
Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed
Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.
# peaceful protest
Mets and Marlins stage walk-off after 42 seconds of silence
The teams made a strong statement on the eve of MLB’s Jackie Robinson Day.
# jacob blake
NBA postpones another round of games, eyes Friday restart
Donald Trump, meanwhile, says he doesn’t know much about the protest and criticised the league’s TV ratings.
# jacob blake
Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches
Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.
# jacob blake
Two people shot dead in Wisconsin protests after police shooting of black man
One victim was shot in the head and another in the chest just before midnight yesterday.
# black lives matter
Gardaí confirm probe into 'alleged racially-motivated incident' at NUIG campus
An Garda Síochána force has also encouraged people to report hate crimes instead of sharing incidents online.