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#black lives matter

# black-lives-matter - Friday 5 June, 2020

More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd

Jun 5th 2020, 7:09 AM 29,856 Views 66 Comments

After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.

Dublin Lord Mayor asks people to sign book of condolence for George Floyd rather than protest tomorrow
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Dublin Lord Mayor asks people to sign book of condolence for George Floyd rather than protest tomorrow

Jun 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 14,348 Views 103 Comments

So far, 1,900 people have signed the book of condolence for Geroge Floyd whose murder has sparked protests around the world.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial

Jun 4th 2020, 9:20 PM 12,315 Views 92 Comments

Civil rights activists and politicians gathered at the memorial for George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests across the US.

Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London
# London
# London

Clashes with police after thousands join Black Lives Matter rally in London

Jun 4th 2020, 7:27 AM 22,961 Views 75 Comments

Videos shared on social media showed protesters and police clashing outside Downing Street.

'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'
# Column
# Column

'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'

Jun 4th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,551 Views 108 Comments

Seeing that police man kneeling George Floyd’s neck, that’s an image of what it feels like living in Ireland sometimes, writes anti-racism activist Diane Ihirwe.

Former Pentagon chief launches blistering attack on Trump for trying to 'divide' America
# Mattis
# Mattis

Former Pentagon chief launches blistering attack on Trump for trying to 'divide' America

Jun 4th 2020, 6:57 AM 32,775 Views 45 Comments

James Mattis said the tear gassing of peaceful protesters to allow a Trump photo op was an “abuse of executive authority”.

'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19

Jun 4th 2020, 6:00 AM 18,841 Views 49 Comments

A series of demonstrations are expected to take place across the country on Saturday.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'

Jun 3rd 2020, 10:18 PM 16,166 Views 67 Comments

The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.

Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled

Jun 3rd 2020, 8:04 PM 38,126 Views 124 Comments

A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates
# UK
# UK

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates

Updated Jun 3rd 2020, 6:32 PM 52,532 Views 82 Comments

“It is very, very important that we keep control of this moment,” Star Wars actor John Boyega told the crowd earlier.

'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'Large gatherings are dangerous': Harris says planned anti-racism march should be cancelled

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:30 PM 36,643 Views 160 Comments

A garda investigation into Monday’s protest is underway.

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

Jun 3rd 2020, 12:06 PM 13,867 Views 93 Comments

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

Protesters defy curfews but fewer reports of looting and violence as Trump remains defiant
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Protesters defy curfews but fewer reports of looting and violence as Trump remains defiant

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:03 AM 20,718 Views 42 Comments

The US President defended the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to clear a path for his church visit, saying “people liked my walk”.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

FA unlikely to take action over peaceful anti-racism protests when Premier League returns
# Black Lives Matter
From The42
# Black Lives Matter

FA unlikely to take action over peaceful anti-racism protests when Premier League returns

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:26 PM 2,095 Views 1 Comment

The FA will adopt a ‘common sense’ approach to political gestures, slogans and statements if players or staff publicly back the movement.

Gardaí to investigate potential breaches of Covid regulations at Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dublin
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Gardaí to investigate potential breaches of Covid regulations at Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dublin

Jun 2nd 2020, 5:49 PM 63,984 Views 161 Comments

Thousands of people took to the streets yesterday afternoon.

Timeline: How the death of George Floyd led to violent protests and a Trump threat to deploy the military
# Widespread Protest
# Widespread Protest

Timeline: How the death of George Floyd led to violent protests and a Trump threat to deploy the military

Jun 2nd 2020, 3:53 PM 16,276 Views 103 Comments

Here’s how events have escalated in the last eight days.

Videos of NYPD officers' conduct during protests under investigation
# New York
# New York

Videos of NYPD officers' conduct during protests under investigation

Jun 2nd 2020, 10:22 AM 41,205 Views 123 Comments

In one video, an officer appears to draw his gun on a crowd of protesters.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 1 June, 2020

'You have to arrest people': Trump says state governors are ‘weak’ in face of protests
# George Floyd Protests
# George Floyd Protests

'You have to arrest people': Trump says state governors are ‘weak’ in face of protests

Updated Jun 1st 2020, 5:17 PM 165,839 Views 308 Comments

The president had to take refuge in a White House bunker during angry scenes outside.

'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'No justice, no peace': Thousands march in Dublin against racism and US police brutality

Jun 1st 2020, 4:38 PM 92,803 Views 294 Comments

Protesters marched to the US Embassy in solidarity with protesters in the US.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 31 May, 2020

'I'm getting shot!': Journalists under attack from police and protesters across US
# Violence
# Violence

'I'm getting shot!': Journalists under attack from police and protesters across US

May 31st 2020, 6:11 PM 48,154 Views 74 Comments

The arrest and handcuffing of a black CNN journalist has drawn the widest coverage.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 30 May, 2020

Minnesota calls up 1,000 more soldiers as protests sweep US following George Floyd death
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Minnesota calls up 1,000 more soldiers as protests sweep US following George Floyd death

Updated May 30th 2020, 6:52 PM 59,798 Views 0 Comments

Several hundred people angrily rallied outside the White House, clashing with the secret service.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

'They murdered my brother': Protests held in Minneapolis over black man's killing by police officer

May 28th 2020, 7:23 AM 21,714 Views 67 Comments

The case is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner
# New York
# New York

US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner

Jul 16th 2019, 11:00 PM 15,632 Views 38 Comments

The decision effectively ended the five-year-old case.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald
# Jason Van Dyke
# Jason Van Dyke

Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Jan 19th 2019, 7:49 AM 18,481 Views 23 Comments

Jason Van Dyke fired 16 bullets into the 17-year-old during the confrontation in 2014.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 9 June, 2018

How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change?
# Study
# Study

How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change?

Jun 9th 2018, 5:30 PM 15,434 Views 50 Comments

A study examined this question – and came up with a definite figure.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page exposed as a fraud after it accepted thousands in donations
# Fraud
# Fraud

Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page exposed as a fraud after it accepted thousands in donations

Apr 10th 2018, 6:17 PM 17,079 Views 48 Comments

The fake page had almost 700,000 followers.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 17 September, 2017

U2 and Ed Sheeran cancel concerts in protest-hit St Louis
# Violence In St Louis
# Violence In St Louis

U2 and Ed Sheeran cancel concerts in protest-hit St Louis

Sep 17th 2017, 12:27 PM 24,239 Views 90 Comments

There were violent scenes after the acquittal of a police officer of the murder of a black man.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 26 June, 2017

Philando Castile's family reaches $3m settlement over his death
# Police Shooting
# Police Shooting

Philando Castile's family reaches $3m settlement over his death

Jun 26th 2017, 9:19 PM 15,020 Views 16 Comments

The 32-year-old was several times by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Pepsi pulls 'tone deaf' Kendall Jenner protest ad after sustained backlash
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Pepsi pulls 'tone deaf' Kendall Jenner protest ad after sustained backlash

Apr 5th 2017, 6:58 PM 53,729 Views 65 Comments

The advert was released on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Officer who shot man in incident streamed on Facebook charged with manslaughter
# Philando Castile
# Philando Castile

Officer who shot man in incident streamed on Facebook charged with manslaughter

Nov 17th 2016, 8:18 AM 10,569 Views 25 Comments

Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also charged with two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 1 October, 2016

US police release video of fatal shooting of black man in the hope it will ease tensions
# San Diego
# San Diego

US police release video of fatal shooting of black man in the hope it will ease tensions

Oct 1st 2016, 4:40 PM 15,736 Views 40 Comments

Rev Shane Harris of the civil rights organisation National Action Network said the low-quality videos, shot at a distance, didn’t clarify what led to the shooting and said they’re likely to make people angrier.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Protests after police fatally shoot man who was "not acting like himself"
# San Diego
# San Diego

Protests after police fatally shoot man who was "not acting like himself"

Sep 28th 2016, 7:23 PM 14,395 Views 53 Comments

Protesters quickly gathered at the scene and accused police of gunning the man down without warning.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Column: The US football players kneeling for the national anthem are doing something important
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The US football players kneeling for the national anthem are doing something important

Sep 25th 2016, 7:40 AM 387 Views 46 Comments

There is a long history of athletes taking a stand for justice, writes Julien Mercille.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 23 September, 2016

Video shows woman pleading with Charlotte police not to shoot her husband
# Charlotte
# Charlotte

Video shows woman pleading with Charlotte police not to shoot her husband

Sep 23rd 2016, 7:30 PM 21,023 Views 92 Comments

There have been protests in Charlotte since the shooting, with activists calling for police to release their own footage of the incident.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 22 September, 2016

White police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man charged with first-degree manslaughter
# Oklahoma
# Oklahoma

White police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man charged with first-degree manslaughter

Sep 22nd 2016, 10:16 PM 26,547 Views 131 Comments

Meanwhile, National Guard units have assembled ahead of another night of expected protest in Charlotte.

State of emergency as police fire tear gas in second night of violent protests in Charlotte
# North Carolina
# North Carolina

State of emergency as police fire tear gas in second night of violent protests in Charlotte

Sep 22nd 2016, 7:29 AM 10,639 Views 84 Comments

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot dead in an apartment carpark on Tuesday after an encounter with officers seeking a suspect.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Police injured after community protests the killing of a black man by officer
# North Carolina
# North Carolina

Police injured after community protests the killing of a black man by officer

Sep 21st 2016, 8:20 AM 7,071 Views 116 Comments

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts appealed for calm.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Man who shot at George Zimmerman faces 20 years in jail
# Florida
# Florida

Man who shot at George Zimmerman faces 20 years in jail

Sep 18th 2016, 10:42 AM 17,546 Views 23 Comments

Matthew Apperson testified that he acted in self defence.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 21 August, 2016

'We chose not to burn the house': Inside the camp of LA's Black Lives Matter protesters
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'We chose not to burn the house': Inside the camp of LA's Black Lives Matter protesters

Aug 21st 2016, 7:15 AM 9,585 Views 8 Comments

For more than a month, Black Lives Matter has maintained a makeshift encampment in front of Los Angeles City Hall.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Trump defends both sides of the Black Lives Matter protests, says he 'will reject bigotry' as president
# Gathering Votes
# Gathering Votes

Trump defends both sides of the Black Lives Matter protests, says he 'will reject bigotry' as president

Aug 17th 2016, 9:46 AM 12,447 Views 198 Comments

In a statement, he said he was behind the African-American community – but also defended the police force.