George Floyd: US Embassy Staffs In Abuja Joins Protest

The United States Embassy staff in Abuja, Nigeria on Monday expressed support for the protests that have rocked the US following the murder of an unarmed African-American, George Floyd, by the police. The embassy posted a photo of its staff going down on one knee, a gesture that shows support for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement. The US Mission to Nigeria said it hoped both Nigerians and Americans would seize the opportunity to promote peace and harmony among all humans. The post read in part, “Today at 12:00 noon [WAT],…

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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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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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Over 10,000 Protesters Arrested In The US

AP figures put the number of arrests to be over 10,000 nationwide in protests decrying racism and police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. READ ALSO:https://theemage.com/justiceforuwa-tinubu-raises-support-against-rape/ 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, up from 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. US President Donald Trump was rebuked by his former defence secretary, James Mattis,…

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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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#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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