#JusticeForGeorge: US grapples with Confederate past after protests

The police killing of George Floyd has triggered anti-racism protests around the world. A number of monuments with links to colonialism and slavery have been defaced or pulled down in Europe and the United States as protests for racial justice continue. Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, has testified before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, along with family lawyer Ben Crump and 10 others at the first congressional hearing to examine the social and political undercurrents that have fuelled weeks of protests nationwide and overseas. Floyd died on May 25 after…

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George Murder: Liverpool F.C. Players Kneel Down In Solidarity

Liverpool football players took a knee around the centre circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday, in a gesture of solidarity as protests swept the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in police custody. Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the caption “Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatter”. The move evoked memories of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the US national anthem before NFL games in 2016 to protest against police brutality and racial inequality…

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#Blacklivesmatters: Police Fires Tear Gas On Peaceful Protesters In DC

The United States was gripped by a weekend of protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on Monday in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and police brutality nationwide.Lawyers representing Floyd’s family said that independent medical examiners who conducted an autopsy of Floyd determined that asphyxiation from sustained pressure was the cause of death.Protesters are demanding all four officers involved be charged in Floyd’s death. So far, only one – white officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes as the…

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