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#George Floyd

# george-floyd - Yesterday’s News

George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, transcripts show

Transcripts from the police officers’ body cameras, filed in court this week, show that George Floyd’s last words were “I can’t breathe.”

# george-floyd - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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.

# george-floyd - Friday 26 June, 2020

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death

US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.

# george-floyd - Thursday 18 June, 2020

'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings

Philonise Floyd’s message by video was to the Human Rights Council.

# george-floyd - Saturday 13 June, 2020

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.

# george-floyd - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Toppled slave trader statue lifted out of Bristol harbour by council

Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees had previously confirmed the statue would be exhibited in a museum.

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

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.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments

A number of companies have cut ties with CrossFit in recent days.

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

# george-floyd - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas

The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.

'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.

# george-floyd - Monday 8 June, 2020

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.

From The42 Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players Frustration

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

The athlete added she gets treated differently by security personnel at tournaments.

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department

The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.

# george-floyd - Sunday 7 June, 2020

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.

# george-floyd - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Two Buffalo police officers charged with assault on 75-year-old man

State governor Andrew Cuomo said of the incident: “What we saw was horrendous and disgusting, and I believe, illegal.”

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.

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.

From The42 Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality Black Lives Matter

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality

Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.

# george-floyd - Friday 5 June, 2020

'It's a great day for him': Trump suggests George Floyd would be happy about the US employment rate

Trump said the improving economy was the best thing to help improve race relations.

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

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

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

# george-floyd - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial

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

From The42 Snooker player Alfie Burden takes a knee at start of Championship League match Protest

Snooker player Alfie Burden takes a knee at start of Championship League match

Burden lost his first game 3-0 to Ryan Day.

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

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

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

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

# george-floyd - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken' US

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'

Obama has urged every US mayor to review its use of police force and commit to reforms.

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

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

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

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

From The42 Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States Problems

Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States

Nedum Onuoha says he has a ‘fear and distrust’ of police.

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

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

Lengthy pause from Trudeau as he's asked about use of tear gas on US protesters Canada This post contains videos

Lengthy pause from Trudeau as he's asked about use of tear gas on US protesters

Trudeau has been careful in the past not to criticise his counterpart as Canada relies on the US for 75% of exports.

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

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”.

# george-floyd - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

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

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

From The42 Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests Justice

Fifa urges leagues to use 'common sense' on disciplining players over George Floyd protests

The German Football Association is investigating players displaying political messages during matches.

From The42 Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral - report Support

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral - report

The death of the unarmed black man while in police custody has ignited violent reactions across America.

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