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#black lives matter

# black-lives-matter - Monday 24 August, 2020

Marland Yarde slams death threats to Sale stars who did not kneel
# Anger
From The42
# Anger

Marland Yarde slams death threats to Sale stars who did not kneel

Aug 24th 2020, 10:07 PM 9,974 Views 2 Comments

Springbok World Cup winners Faf De Klerk and Lood De Jager were among those who decided against participating.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee
# Stance
From The42
# Stance

'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee

Aug 19th 2020, 5:31 PM 13,668 Views 28 Comments

The England and Saracens number eight says elements of the Black Lives Matter movement go against his beliefs.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'Controversy over rubber bullets isn't new - I watched an RUC officer fire one point blank at Sean Downes'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Controversy over rubber bullets isn't new - I watched an RUC officer fire one point blank at Sean Downes'

Aug 18th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,206 Views 24 Comments

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.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Meghan Markle 'devastated' by state of US upon her return from UK
# Duchess Of Sussex
# Duchess Of Sussex

Meghan Markle 'devastated' by state of US upon her return from UK

Aug 15th 2020, 3:32 PM 92,405 Views 84 Comments

The Duchess also said she wants to use her voice to raise awareness of discrimination.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach
# Fresh Controversy
From The42
# Fresh Controversy

Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach

Updated Aug 2nd 2020, 10:49 PM 61,041 Views 69 Comments

The Australian star remained standing as other players and officials fell to their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Irish clubs to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter
# Cause
From The42
# Cause

Irish clubs to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

Jul 23rd 2020, 10:55 PM 4,605 Views 8 Comments

The PFAI confirmed the news in a statement ahead of the season’s resumption.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power'
# St Louis
# St Louis

Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power'

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 9:46 PM 78,856 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Protest
# Protest

Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'

Jul 21st 2020, 10:30 AM 24,563 Views 33 Comments

Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 17 July, 2020

'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest
# London
# London

'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest

Jul 17th 2020, 8:31 PM 30,385 Views 22 Comments

Police in London said that the technique was not taught in police training.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed
# Bristol
# Bristol

Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed

Jul 16th 2020, 7:29 AM 29,468 Views 30 Comments

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees tweeted: “I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission.”

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester
# Bristol
# Bristol

Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

Jul 15th 2020, 7:12 AM 21,829 Views 47 Comments

The memorial to the 17th Century slave merchant was pulled down last month.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Hamilton dominates Styrian Grand Prix after pre-race division on driver protest
# F1
From The42
# F1

Hamilton dominates Styrian Grand Prix after pre-race division on driver protest

Jul 12th 2020, 4:19 PM 8,873 Views 7 Comments

Some remained standing while most knelt in protest ahead of the race.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 10 July, 2020

Thierry Henry takes a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in MLS
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

Thierry Henry takes a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in MLS

Jul 10th 2020, 10:50 AM 11,310 Views 40 Comments

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.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 6 July, 2020

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton
# Speaking Out
From The42
# Speaking Out

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

Jul 6th 2020, 11:48 AM 5,370 Views 1 Comment

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 5 July, 2020

One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle
# Washington
# Washington

One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle

Jul 5th 2020, 5:58 PM 32,085 Views 47 Comments

Footage of the incident was shared online.

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values
# Fourth July
# Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Jul 5th 2020, 7:28 AM 30,731 Views 93 Comments

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died
# Aurora
# Aurora

Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died

Jul 4th 2020, 3:20 PM 43,313 Views 44 Comments

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
# 4 July
# 4 July

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Jul 4th 2020, 7:25 AM 59,031 Views 139 Comments

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 3 July, 2020

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Jul 3rd 2020, 11:15 AM 27,018 Views 63 Comments

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
# British Empire
# British Empire

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Jul 3rd 2020, 7:42 AM 39,286 Views 53 Comments

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol
# Edward Colston
# Edward Colston

Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol

Jul 1st 2020, 9:15 PM 16,538 Views 32 Comments

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
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

Jul 1st 2020, 5:20 PM 4,196 Views 1 Comment

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag
# Tate Reeves
# Tate Reeves

Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag

Jul 1st 2020, 7:18 AM 13,984 Views 26 Comments

Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year

Jun 30th 2020, 7:07 AM 11,604 Views 0 Comments

Judge Peter Cahill said he did not want the sensitive case to become a media circus with the US presidential election looming.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

Jun 28th 2020, 7:17 PM 56,844 Views 83 Comments

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
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

Ireland star O'Sullivan and Courage team-mates take a knee during US anthem as football returns Stateside

Jun 28th 2020, 11:48 AM 5,615 Views 0 Comments

The Cork midfield maestro helped her side to a 2-1 victory.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery: grand jury indicts three men in murder case of unarmed black jogger
# Georgia
# Georgia

Ahmaud Arbery: grand jury indicts three men in murder case of unarmed black jogger

Jun 24th 2020, 10:59 PM 25,992 Views 0 Comments

The 25-year-old was shot dead on 23 February while running in a residential area of Brunswick, Georgia.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours
# Fairview Park
# Fairview Park

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours

Jun 23rd 2020, 3:35 PM 46,438 Views 139 Comments

Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 22 June, 2020

Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall
# Alabama
From The42
# Alabama

Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall

Jun 22nd 2020, 10:46 AM 5,239 Views 1 Comment

Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in Nascar.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth
# Juneteenth
# Juneteenth

Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth

Jun 20th 2020, 12:56 PM 30,474 Views 122 Comments

The statue, dedicated in 1901, was located in Judiciary Square about half a mile from the US Capitol.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 19 June, 2020

Your evening longread: What black America means to Europe
# Evening Sitdown
# Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: What black America means to Europe

Jun 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,413 Views 28 Comments

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
# Louisville
# Louisville

US police officer involved in shooting of Breonna Taylor set to be fired

Jun 19th 2020, 7:20 PM 23,529 Views 22 Comments

Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in March this year.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 18 June, 2020

UK minister Raab criticised after saying 'taking the knee' comes from TV show Game of Thrones
# RAAB
# RAAB

UK minister Raab criticised after saying 'taking the knee' comes from TV show Game of Thrones

Jun 18th 2020, 2:31 PM 16,438 Views 51 Comments

The Foreign Secretary said today he only takes the knee for the Queen ‘and the missus when I asked her to marry me’.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back
# Rayshard Brooks
# Rayshard Brooks

US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back

Jun 17th 2020, 10:50 PM 25,274 Views 0 Comments

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
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

'We are tired of screaming for help' - Raheem Sterling among England players in video campaign

Jun 17th 2020, 12:42 PM 2,851 Views 2 Comments

Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy among others also appear.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 15 June, 2020

Post-mortem shows Atlanta man killed by police was shot twice in the back
# Rayshard Brooks
# Rayshard Brooks

Post-mortem shows Atlanta man killed by police was shot twice in the back

Jun 15th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,058 Views 36 Comments

The post-mortem concluded that Rayshard Brooks died from blood loss and damage to internal organs.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid return with win
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid return with win

Jun 14th 2020, 8:41 PM 7,326 Views 1 Comment

The victory came at a cost, as Eden Hazard suffered another injury.

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man
# Protests
# Protests

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

Updated Jun 14th 2020, 3:31 PM 65,627 Views 56 Comments

Rayshard Brooks was running away when he was shot by a police officer.

'Statues don't embody history': The debate around Ireland's public monuments after Colston
# Public Art
# Public Art

'Statues don't embody history': The debate around Ireland's public monuments after Colston

Jun 14th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,450 Views 125 Comments

Dr Ebun Joseph says it’s time to move the conversation away from “dead white men”.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts when Premier League returns
# Blm
From The42
# Blm

'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts when Premier League returns

Jun 13th 2020, 4:59 PM 32,612 Views 145 Comments

Any player who wishes to take a knee before or during matches will be supported by the league.