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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# George Floyd

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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.
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
“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
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
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Leading NBA coach dismisses Donald Trump as 'fool'
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
America is witnessing its most widespread protests since the 1960s.
Trump says he will deploy the military unless state authorities stop ongoing protests
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
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
‘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
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
Protesters marched to the US Embassy in solidarity with protesters in the US.
Dozens gather in Dublin for peaceful protests against US police brutality
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
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
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
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
The arrest of Derek Chauvin comes after three days of protests.
Minneapolis riot police arrest CNN crew reporting live on George Floyd protest
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said the arrest was “totally unacceptable and totally inadvertent”.
Kaepernick voices support for Minneapolis protesters after killing of George Floyd
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
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
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
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
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
A video showed George Floyd pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.