#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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US Congress, Trump Contest Police Reforms After Protests

A still-grieving Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, testified on Wednesday before the United States Congress in support of police reforms proposed by Democratic politicians. “I’m tired. I’m tired of pain, the pain you feel when you watch your big brother – who you looked up to your whole life – die, begging for his mom,” Floyd said. “He did not deserve to die over 20 dollars. Is that what a Black man’s life is worth?” Floyd asked, as he called for justice for his late brother – whom…

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Police Brutality: Democrats To Unveil Sweeping US Police Reform Plan

US congressional Democrats plan to unveil sweeping package of legislation to combat police violence and racial injustice, after two weeks of protests across the nation sparked by George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.The Minneapolis city council has said it wants to disband the city’s police department, after days of protests over the killing Floyd, who died after a city police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25.US President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from the streets of Washington, DC.…

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Buffalo Police Officers Quit In Protest Of Colleague’s Suspension

All 57 members of a police tactical unit in Buffalo have resigned from their team to protest against the suspension of two colleagues who were filmed shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, officials of the northern New York city said on Friday. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/cross-rivers-youths-protest-alleged-killing-colleague/ Two members of the Buffalo Police Department’s Emergency Response Team were suspended on Thursday and are being investigated after a local radio station released video of the incident involving the protester, Martin Gugino. The video, which has been viewed more than 70 million times,…

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Minneapolis honours George Floyd by serving those in need

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US – A pop-up food pantry; a tagger who covers up profanity; an abandoned hotel that takes in homeless individuals and protesters. In between the news headlines that have thrust Minneapolis, Minnesota, into the United States national spotlight is a community that has come together to honour George Floyd by helping those in need. Rows of tents flanked by piles of donated food, hygiene supplies, first-aid supplies and other goods line a field in Saint Paul, which neighbours Minneapolis, the city where Floyd was killed in late May.…

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Rights Group Sues Donald Trump Over Arrested 10,000 Protesters

More than 10,000 people have been arrested in protests that have rocked the United States since the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, according to an Associated Press tally. All four Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd’s death have been charged. Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck, has been charged with second-degree murder, which was upgraded from a previous charge of third-degree murder. He also faces a second-degree manslaughter charge. The other three officers are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. The first…

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Ex Defence Chief Says Trump Fueled US Unrest

All four fired Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s death have now been charged. Derek Chauvin, the officer who knelt on Floyd’s neck, has been charged with second-degree murder, upgraded from the previous charge of third-degree murder. He also faces a second-degree manslaughter charge. The other three are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/nigerias-raggae-legend-majek-fashek-is-dead/ US President Donald Trump has outraged faith leaders and protesters for walking to an historic church near the White House and creating a photo opportunity, just minutes after police…

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US Park Police Denies Usage Of Spray Tear Gas On Protesters

Acting Chief of the United States Park Police (USPP) Gregory Monahan said security forces did not use tear gas against protesters near the White House on Monday, as has been widely reported by US and international media. He also challenged the reported claim that the protest had been peaceful. Moments before Trump was set to speak on Monday, law enforcement suddenly marched forward, directly confronting hundreds of protesters who had gathered to protest against the death of George Floyd. Many held up their hands, saying, “Don’t shoot.” Soon, in images…

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Donald Trump Defends Church Pose Photographs

The US president defended a widely criticised move in which police cleared protesters outside the White House so that he could pose for photographs outside a church damaged in the unrest gripping Washington DC. “If the protesters were so peaceful, why did they light the Church on fire the night before?” he asked on Twitter. “People liked my walk to this historic place of worship!”

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New York Police Have Arrested Scores Of Protesters Amidst Curfew And Looting

Police in New York City arrested scores of protesters after crowds defied an 8pm curfew and reports came in of looting in some parts of the city. CNN, citing a law enforcement official, said about 200 protesters were arrested and the New York Times said there were break-ins at some shops in Union Square and Astor Place in downtown Manhattan. US media reported that there were fewer acts of looting and violent confrontations than previous nights. The Curfew has since sparked controversy on Twitter;

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#GeorgeFloyd: United States Has Been Gripped By Protest

The United States has been gripped by protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died last week in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and police brutality nationwide.US President Donald Trump has outraged faith leaders and protesters for walking to a historic church near the White House and creating a photo opportunity, just minutes after police used chemical smoke canisters and flashbangs on peaceful protesters to clear the way for the rare walk.Protesters are demanding all four officers involved be charged in Floyd’s death. So far,…

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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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Greoge Floyd: No Justice Except All Four Cops Jailed

Protesters in the United States city of Minneapolis welcomed Friday’s murder charge against the white officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, but demanded the three other officers involved be arrested as well. “It’s an absolute outrage because it isn’t just one officer who is responsible for the murder of George Floyd,” said Ayaan Dahir, a Minneapolis resident and activist. “They all need to be arrested and charged.” Floyd died on Monday after policeman Derek Chauvin pinned him to the ground as he repeatedly…

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Lufthansa Agrees To Cede Airport Slots For Bailouts

Lufthansa has agreed on a compromise with the German government and the European Union on the way towards final approval of a nine-billion-euro ($9.7bn) bailout deal. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/spacex-dragon-capsule-astronauts-arrives-space-station/ The German airline said in a statement on Saturday its supervisory board had decided to accept the deal worked out between negotiators for Berlin and the EU Commission which involves the giving up several slots at Frankfurt and Munich airports. Late on Friday, government sources told DPA news agency the German government had also agreed to the compromise. Lufthansa said the…

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Open Letter To President Buhari

This is an open letter to President Buhari by Col Abubakar Umar (rtd), a former governor of Kaduna state. He has a message. Personally, I will hope the president listens to men like Col Umar, and makes his security appointments to reflect federal character. “One of the swiftest ways of destroying a Kingdom is to give preference of one particular tribe over another or show favor to one group of people rather than another….” Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio. The letter….. Muhammadu Buhari, Sunday 30th May 2020 President, Commander-in-Chief of the…

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#GeorgeFloyd: DEREK CHAUVIN’S WIFE WANTS DIVORCE

Na the matter we dey America the settle now. The wife of Derek Chauvin, who was just charged with 3rd degree murder after the death of George Floyd, has filed for divorce. Derk Chauvin Who is reported to have been a racists for a very long time and has a long time profile history of assaults on black men. He had also killed 3 people during his time as a Minneapolis Police officer,people claimed he should have been charged with First degree murder had he had known Floyd for 17…

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