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#George Floyd

# george-floyd - Monday 29 March, 2021

Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Trial under way for ex-policeman accused over death of George Floyd

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 5:41 PM 22,081 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin, a veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, faces murder and manslaughter charges.

# george-floyd - Friday 12 March, 2021

Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd
# United States
# United States

Minneapolis to pay $27 million to settle lawsuit from family of George Floyd

Mar 12th 2021, 8:02 PM 22,648 Views 33 Comments

Floyd’s death last year sparked protests in Minneapolis and elsewhere around the world.

# george-floyd - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Jury selection begins in trial of ex-policeman charged over George Floyd death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Jury selection begins in trial of ex-policeman charged over George Floyd death

Mar 10th 2021, 6:39 AM 5,666 Views 0 Comments

Jury selection is proceeding even as a potential appellate court ruling could halt proceedings.

# george-floyd - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Jury selection delayed in trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Jury selection delayed in trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd

Mar 9th 2021, 7:04 AM 6,422 Views 0 Comments

Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.

# george-floyd - Monday 8 March, 2021

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Jury selection begins today in the trial of US policeman charged with killing George Floyd

Mar 8th 2021, 7:40 AM 6,352 Views 0 Comments

Floyd’s death from neck compression sparked protests against racial injustice in the US and abroad.

# george-floyd - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Police in George Floyd case to face trial together in Minneapolis
# Single Proceeding
# Single Proceeding

Police in George Floyd case to face trial together in Minneapolis

Nov 5th 2020, 4:28 PM 9,967 Views 0 Comments

Lawyers for the four former officers had urged the judge to move the trial away from the city.

# george-floyd - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches
# Jacob Blake
# Jacob Blake

Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches

Aug 27th 2020, 3:18 PM 15,466 Views 0 Comments

Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.

# george-floyd - 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 92,409 Views 84 Comments

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

# george-floyd - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Ex-police officer charged in George Floyd case faces felony tax charges
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Ex-police officer charged in George Floyd case faces felony tax charges

Jul 23rd 2020, 6:56 AM 39,814 Views 0 Comments

Derek Chauvin is in custody charged with second-degree murder over Mr Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

# george-floyd - 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 30,386 Views 22 Comments

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

# george-floyd - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers

Jul 15th 2020, 10:32 PM 20,591 Views 59 Comments

Floyd died on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes.

# george-floyd - Thursday 9 July, 2020

George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, transcripts show
# I Can't Breathe
# I Can't Breathe

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

Jul 9th 2020, 6:51 AM 13,897 Views 26 Comments

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
# 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.

# george-floyd - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 26th 2020, 7:21 AM 16,267 Views 71 Comments

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
# Philonise Floyd

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

Jun 18th 2020, 11:14 AM 10,377 Views 36 Comments

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
# London
# London

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Jun 13th 2020, 3:24 PM 35,709 Views 77 Comments

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
# Joint Letter
# Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

Jun 13th 2020, 2:21 PM 14,537 Views 53 Comments

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
# Bristol

Toppled slave trader statue lifted out of Bristol harbour by council

Jun 11th 2020, 8:15 AM 24,658 Views 119 Comments

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
# Black Lives Matter

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

Jun 11th 2020, 8:03 AM 11,124 Views 13 Comments

“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
# Greg Glassman
# Greg Glassman

CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments

Jun 10th 2020, 11:00 AM 60,518 Views 26 Comments

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

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests

Jun 10th 2020, 8:21 AM 25,034 Views 108 Comments

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
# Slave Traders
# Slave Traders

Controversial statues in England and Wales could go as reviews pledged amid anti-racism protests

Jun 10th 2020, 7:18 AM 19,061 Views 101 Comments

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
# Houston
# Houston

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas

Updated Jun 9th 2020, 8:53 PM 33,351 Views 97 Comments

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
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral

Jun 9th 2020, 7:13 AM 14,373 Views 77 Comments

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
# Derek Chauvin
# Derek Chauvin

Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court

Jun 8th 2020, 7:37 PM 51,555 Views 0 Comments

Members of the party knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds before a sitting of Congress today.

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

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

Jun 8th 2020, 1:42 PM 7,837 Views 6 Comments

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

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department

Jun 8th 2020, 7:04 AM 15,954 Views 85 Comments

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
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US

Jun 7th 2020, 10:03 AM 19,914 Views 53 Comments

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'
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Jun 7th 2020, 7:30 AM 33,568 Views 99 Comments

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
# New York State
# New York State

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

Jun 6th 2020, 6:23 PM 33,916 Views 0 Comments

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
# Dublin
# Dublin

Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy

Updated Jun 6th 2020, 4:28 PM 57,261 Views 224 Comments

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
# Black Lives Matter
# Black Lives Matter

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

Jun 6th 2020, 10:59 AM 50,575 Views 123 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.

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

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

Jun 6th 2020, 9:33 AM 7,559 Views 10 Comments

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
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

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

Jun 5th 2020, 7:50 PM 83,243 Views 122 Comments

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
# 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.

# george-floyd - 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 12,318 Views 92 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 4th 2020, 11:45 AM 6,380 Views 7 Comments

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

'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 28,560 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”.