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'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19
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# 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 18,852 Views 49 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 3rd 2020, 11:00 PM 32,250 Views 176 Comments

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
# 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 38,142 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 52,539 Views 82 Comments

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

Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States
# Problems
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# Problems

Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States

Jun 3rd 2020, 4:31 PM 9,904 Views 1 Comment

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

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 13,876 Views 94 Comments

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
# Canada

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

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:30 AM 59,933 Views 70 Comments

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
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# George Floyd

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

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:03 AM 20,725 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”.

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 16,284 Views 103 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 2nd 2020, 2:55 PM 12,496 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Ex-champ Mayweather to pay for Floyd funeral - report

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:43 AM 7,939 Views 3 Comments

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

Leading NBA coach dismisses Donald Trump as 'fool'
# Unimpressed
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# Unimpressed

Leading NBA coach dismisses Donald Trump as 'fool'

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:43 AM 10,356 Views 2 Comments

Gregg Popovich has called out the US president for a lack of leadership in the face of nationwide unrest.

Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' Floyd death
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Tiger Woods urges calm over 'shocking' Floyd death

Jun 2nd 2020, 8:04 AM 5,252 Views 7 Comments

America is witnessing its most widespread protests since the 1960s.

Trump says he will deploy the military unless state authorities stop ongoing protests
# George Floyd Protests
# George Floyd Protests

Trump says he will deploy the military unless state authorities stop ongoing protests

Updated Jun 2nd 2020, 7:47 AM 51,621 Views 185 Comments

A post-mortem found that George Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression.

German FA forced to investigate player protests despite words of support from 'proud' president
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# George Floyd

German FA forced to investigate player protests despite words of support from 'proud' president

Jun 1st 2020, 11:55 PM 20,970 Views 8 Comments

DFB president Fritz Keller expressed his admiration for the players, but the association’s hand will be forced due to its adherence to IFAB rules.

Liverpool squad takes knee at Anfield, United stars express anger following death of George Floyd
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# George Floyd

Liverpool squad takes knee at Anfield, United stars express anger following death of George Floyd

Jun 1st 2020, 5:33 PM 41,532 Views 35 Comments

‘I felt anger, pity, hatred, indignation, pain, sadness,’ Paul Pogba said of the events in Minneapolis which have sparked global protests.

'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 165,848 Views 309 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 92,823 Views 294 Comments

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

Dozens gather in Dublin for peaceful protests against US police brutality
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Dozens gather in Dublin for peaceful protests against US police brutality

May 31st 2020, 3:32 PM 90,481 Views 171 Comments

Two protests were held in Dublin this afternoon in solidarity with protesters in the US.

Protesting brutality against black people is 'right and necessary', but 'needless destruction' is not, says Joe Biden
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Protesting brutality against black people is 'right and necessary', but 'needless destruction' is not, says Joe Biden

Updated May 31st 2020, 10:03 AM 51,291 Views 183 Comments

Protests over police killings of black people reignited after George Floyd was killed during an arrest on Monday.

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 59,805 Views 0 Comments

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

How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism
# What Do You Meme
# What Do You Meme

How a meme about 'Karen' has become part of the fight against racism

May 30th 2020, 2:20 PM 67,630 Views 0 Comments

Karen has been used to refer to the type of woman who would summon a manager over a minor inconvenience.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder of George Floyd

Updated May 29th 2020, 7:30 PM 44,522 Views 34 Comments

The arrest of Derek Chauvin comes after three days of protests.

Minneapolis riot police arrest CNN crew reporting live on George Floyd protest
# USA
# USA

Minneapolis riot police arrest CNN crew reporting live on George Floyd protest

Updated May 29th 2020, 12:57 PM 60,608 Views 152 Comments

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said the arrest was “totally unacceptable and totally inadvertent”.

Kaepernick voices support for Minneapolis protesters after killing of George Floyd
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# Rest In Power

Kaepernick voices support for Minneapolis protesters after killing of George Floyd

May 29th 2020, 8:09 AM 6,649 Views 25 Comments

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was ostracised by the NFL after his own protest in 2016.

National Guard deployed to Minneapolis following third night of protests over black man's death
# George Floyd
# George Floyd

National Guard deployed to Minneapolis following third night of protests over black man's death

May 29th 2020, 7:12 AM 20,591 Views 65 Comments

Demonstrations have been sparked by those angered at a video showing 46-year-old George Floyd’s arrest.

Minnesota governor declares state of emergency amid violent protests over George Floyd's death
# Minneapolis
# Minneapolis

Minnesota governor declares state of emergency amid violent protests over George Floyd's death

May 28th 2020, 10:52 PM 40,160 Views 84 Comments

Floyd’s death is seen as the latest example of police brutality against African Americans in the US.

'Do you understand NOW?' - LeBron James among athletes outraged at George Floyd's death
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# Anger

'Do you understand NOW?' - LeBron James among athletes outraged at George Floyd's death

May 28th 2020, 2:44 PM 9,888 Views 1 Comment

The Los Angeles Lakers playmaker contrasted the incident with the kneeling protests of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

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

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

May 28th 2020, 7:23 AM 21,718 Views 67 Comments

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

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video
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# George Floyd

Four Minneapolis police officers fired after death of black man shown pinned down in video

May 26th 2020, 10:32 PM 48,643 Views 60 Comments

A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.