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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# black lives matter

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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.
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.
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.
Marland Yarde slams death threats to Sale stars who did not kneel
Springbok World Cup winners Faf De Klerk and Lood De Jager were among those who decided against participating.
'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee
The England and Saracens number eight says elements of the Black Lives Matter movement go against his beliefs.
'Controversy over rubber bullets isn't new - I watched an RUC officer fire one point blank at Sean Downes'
The UN has said these ‘less-lethal’ weapons should be used as a last resort, but this is often not the case, Mike Chinoy writes.
Meghan Markle 'devastated' by state of US upon her return from UK
The Duchess also said she wants to use her voice to raise awareness of discrimination.
Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach
The Australian star remained standing as other players and officials fell to their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.
Irish clubs to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter
The PFAI confirmed the news in a statement ahead of the season’s resumption.
Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power'
Footage of the white couple outside their home went viral amid worldwide protests against racial injustice.
Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'
Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.
'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest
Police in London said that the technique was not taught in police training.
Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed
Bristol mayor Marvin Rees tweeted: “I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission.”
Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester
The memorial to the 17th Century slave merchant was pulled down last month.
Hamilton dominates Styrian Grand Prix after pre-race division on driver protest
Some remained standing while most knelt in protest ahead of the race.
Thierry Henry takes a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in MLS
The Frenchman kneeled for the length of time police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck in the lead-up to his death.
'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton
The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.
One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle
Footage of the incident was shared online.
Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values
Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.
Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died
The officers imitated a chokehold used on a black man who subsequently died last August.
'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore
Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.
People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson
Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.
Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery
Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.
Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol
The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.
'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes
The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.
Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag
Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.
US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year
Judge Peter Cahill said he did not want the sensitive case to become a media circus with the US presidential election looming.
Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'
A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.
Ireland star O'Sullivan and Courage team-mates take a knee during US anthem as football returns Stateside
The Cork midfield maestro helped her side to a 2-1 victory.
Ahmaud Arbery: grand jury indicts three men in murder case of unarmed black jogger
The 25-year-old was shot dead on 23 February while running in a residential area of Brunswick, Georgia.
Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours
Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.
Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall
Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in Nascar.
Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth
The statue, dedicated in 1901, was located in Judiciary Square about half a mile from the US Capitol.
Your evening longread: What black America means to Europe
It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.
US police officer involved in shooting of Breonna Taylor set to be fired
Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in March this year.
UK minister Raab criticised after saying 'taking the knee' comes from TV show Game of Thrones
The Foreign Secretary said today he only takes the knee for the Queen ‘and the missus when I asked her to marry me’.
US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back
The Atlanta District Attorney said the police officer had no justification for shooting Rayshard Brooks as he fled.
'We are tired of screaming for help' - Raheem Sterling among England players in video campaign
Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy among others also appear.
Post-mortem shows Atlanta man killed by police was shot twice in the back
The post-mortem concluded that Rayshard Brooks died from blood loss and damage to internal organs.
Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid return with win
The victory came at a cost, as Eden Hazard suffered another injury.