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# black lives matter

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Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man
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
Dr Ebun Joseph says it’s time to move the conversation away from “dead white men”.
'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts when Premier League returns
Any player who wishes to take a knee before or during matches will be supported by the league.
Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police
Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.
Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.
Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week
The statue was defaced by protesters in the UK capital and has since been boarded up.
'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'
Although this might seem like a “trending” topic, racism is a part of my everyday reality and with your voices we can drown out the racists, writes Tobi Lawal.
Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement
The British Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.’
NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism
Kaepernick’s ‘doing real impactful work,’ a league source said. ‘Getting him in some way would be amazing for us.’
New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton
Captain John Hamilton is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s.
'I repeated a racial slur. I was completely wrong to do so': Eamon Ryan apologises for using the n-word during Dáil debate on racism
Eamon Ryan said the word while quoting a newspaper article about a young man’s experience of growing up black in Ireland.
George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.
'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'
Grace Tierney of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is living in the US through lockdown and witnessing the Black Lives Matter protest. She says Ireland must ask itself the hard questions.
Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders
The demand for renaming the bases gathered momentum in the wake of protests.
Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake
The figure was toppled less than two hours after protesters gathered in the US city.
President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'
The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.
CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments
A number of companies have cut ties with CrossFit in recent days.
Poll: Should the Christopher Columbus memorial in Galway be removed?
People Before Profit wants the memorial removed in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.
'And that hurts': Varadkar says people of colour who grew up in Ireland can be made to feel they're not 'fully Irish'
The Taoiseach said he is considering an anti-racism public awareness campaign.
'Cruel and reckless': NY governor slams Trump over claims about protester (75) who was hospitalised by police
The president attempted to cast doubt on footage showing police in the city of Buffalo shoving the man.
TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests
The programme had been pulled temporarily from the air in late May, but that move has now become permanent.
Controversial statues in England and Wales could go as reviews pledged amid anti-racism protests
Labour-led councils have agreed to work with their local communities to look at the “appropriateness” of certain monuments
'An Antifa provocateur': Trump makes unfounded claims about 75-year-old protester who was hospitalised by police
The president attempted to cast doubt on footage showing police in the city of Buffalo shoving the man.
Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas
The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.
'It doesn't educate anyone': Calls to remove Galway's memorial to 'genocidal' Christopher Columbus
The monument is located near the Spanish Arch.
Sterling calls for black managers to be given 'right opportunities' in football
‘It’s not just taking the knee, it is about giving people the chance they deserve.’
'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral
The death of George Floyd has triggered protests and anger in the US and beyond.
'I live in Direct Provision and our kids are not immune to racial discrimination'
Owodunni Ola Mustapha tells her own story and that of the children in DP who have suffered racist abuse.
Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court
Members of the party knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds before a sitting of Congress today.
Boris Johnson 'does not agree' that the UK is a racist country
The Prime Minister also condemned what he described as “thuggery” during Black Lives Matters protests at the weekend.
UK police investigate after protesters throw statue of slave-trader MP into Bristol harbour
A crowd which had joined a Black Lives Matter protest in Bristol tore down the statue of Edward Colston.
Donald Trump pulls National Guard off Washington streets
“Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!” the US President tweeted.
Assaults on police officers at UK anti-racism rally ‘shocking’, Met Police chief says
The police force said 29 people were arrested after tensions escalated yesterday.
Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US
Demonstrations also reached four other continents, ending in clashes in two European cities.
Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'
Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.
Tensions flare between mounted police and Black Lives Matter protesters in London
Protests were held in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle today.
Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy
Thousands are expected to gather at the US Embassy today at 3pm.
Justin Trudeau takes a knee with Black Lives Matter protesters in Canada
“These are not just black Canadians. It’s everyone who’s saying black lives matter.”
Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments
There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.
'We admit we were wrong': NFL accepts it should have listened to players' racism protests
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell posted a video on Friday night as widespread protests continue in the United States.