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Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee
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Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee

  Marseille players did not take a knee in their Champions League clash with Manchester City on Tuesday evening - but they stood and watched the Premier League side do so. Players, coaches, and other staff in stadiums across English football have taken a knee since football returned in June to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Get French Football News have revealed the gesture hasn't been adopted in France and City players took a knee before kick-off at the Orange Velodrome. Marseille players remained stood together and waited for City players to get up before starting the game. It has also been rumoured the players opted for a one minute's silence in memory of Samuel Paty - a teacher murdered in a terrorist attack last week. Despite the explanation, fans onli...
Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP
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Lewis Hamilton calls for justice for Breonna Taylor after winning Tuscan GP

Formula one driver, Lewis Hamilton on Sunday September 13, brought the 'Black Lives matter' movement to the forefront of Formula One as he wore a t-shirt of Breonna Taylor, a young woman who was tragically killed by police. Breonna, 26, died in March after being shot by police officers several times when they entered her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky. On Sunday, Hamilton, 35, won the Formula One Tuscan GP but acknowledged the Black Lives Matter movement before celebrating his win. As he collected his trophy from the podium, Lewis made the black power salute wearing a t-shirt which read: ‘Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,’ on the front and had a portrait of the young woman’s face on the back with the slogan ‘Say Her Name’. He also 'took the knee'before the r...
London financial district asks if it should remove statues linked to slavery in response to the Black Lives Matter movement
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London financial district asks if it should remove statues linked to slavery in response to the Black Lives Matter movement

The governing body in charge of London's financial district is openly asking for opinions to help make decisions in bringing down statues and other landmarks with historic links to slavery and racism, as part of its response to the Black Lives Matter movement.   The City of London Corporation which runs the area that is home to some of the world’s biggest banks, has launched a three-month consultation, according to Reuters.   "The memorials could be re-sited, reinterpreted or retained depending on the responses collected," Andrien Meyers, co-chair of the City's Tackling Racism Taskforce, said. Street and building names could also be changed.   "We know that historical symbols continue to have an impact today and we want to understand how people feel about t...
One Dead As Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash In Portland, US (Pics)
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One Dead As Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash In Portland, US (Pics)

One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said. It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by counter-demonstrators in the city’s downtown. Police said the caravan had left the area around 8:30 p.m., and officers heard gunshots at about 8:46 p.m., according to a statement. Officers arrived at the shooting scene “within a minute,” police said, but the man who was shot did not survive. An Associated Press freelance photographer heard three gunshots and then observed police medics working on the body of the victim, who appeared to be a white man. The freelancer s...
Anichebe Plans To Buy A Football Club
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Anichebe Plans To Buy A Football Club

Former Super Eagles forward Victor Anichebe hopes to become a football owner in future in order to improve Black, Asian and minority (BAME) representation at boardroom level within the sport. The lack of ethnic minority representation in positions of power across sports has come to light through the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months. Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling called on English football to address the problem in June. “We have to have a seat at the table to really effect change,” Anichebe said. “We can’t try and affect change from the outside and looking in. I have seen a couple of players say they want to become CEOs or sporting directors and I think that is what we need to do. “We need to aspire to these positions. But also, when we aspire to th...
Mane Forgets About Black Lives Matter Kneel As He Dashes Into Everton’s Half
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Mane Forgets About Black Lives Matter Kneel As He Dashes Into Everton’s Half

Players across the Premier League have been taking the knee at the start of games to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. However, Liverpool winger Sadio Mane appeared to forget to kneel during the Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park. As referee Mike Dean blew his whistle, all of the other 21 players on the pitch took the knee, but Mane mistakenly dashed into the Everton path. The Senegal international soon realised his mistake and performed the symbolic gesture. In addition to taking a knee before games, all Premier League players have worn the words Black Lives Matter on the back on their shirts. Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was wearing boots with Black Lives Matter written on them. Alexander-Arnold will put the boots up f...
Torino FC ‘Black Lives Matter’ Tweet That Got People Talking
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Torino FC ‘Black Lives Matter’ Tweet That Got People Talking

Nicolas Nkoulou scored the only goal for Torino in a 1-1 draw with Parma, the team celebrated in a huddle, they all pulled away but Skipper Belotti stayed in support of Nkoulou whilst he kneeled down. I think this tweet is harmless though the handler wasn't sensitive.....Still it's negligible. See reactions
Florida man Arrested for the Death of Black Lives Matter activist, Toyin Salau, Confesses and Reveals how he Killed her
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Florida man Arrested for the Death of Black Lives Matter activist, Toyin Salau, Confesses and Reveals how he Killed her

The Florida man accused of killing Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau has reportedly admitted to killing her and another woman. He made this admission to his mother during a phone call. He also revealed how he killed Toyin. 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr. was arrested after the bodies of Toyin and another woman, identified as 75-year-old Victoria Sims, were found in a home he rented in Tallahassee. Aaron tried to flee after the murders, but police were able to capture him on a bus in Orlando by Sunday, June 14th. Aaron’s mother, Sandra Cutliff, revealed to the Daily Mail her son called her Sunday and confessed to the killings. She told the publication that her son said he met Toyin on a bus and invited her to his house so she could shower. He told his mother Toyin aske...
‘White People Should Say Sorry for the Way we Have Treated Black People for 400 Years –Pep Guardiola Speaks out Against Racism
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‘White People Should Say Sorry for the Way we Have Treated Black People for 400 Years –Pep Guardiola Speaks out Against Racism

Manchester City football club manager, Pep Guardiola has spoken out on the anti-racism protests being championed all over the world by Black Lives Matter protesters following the police killing of Black American George Floyd last month. Speaking after Manchester City beat Arsenal in the club's first game since the Coronavirus pandemic halted global football, Guardiola admitted being "ashamed of what white people have done to black people". Premier league clubs Sheffield United and Aston Villa took a stand against racism when they kicked off the midweek action, with all players from both sides wearing jerseys displaying "Black Lives Matter" across the back instead of their own names. Sheffield United and Aston Villa took a knee on the pitch just before kick-off in a show of sol...
Police Release Mugshot of Oluwatoyin Salau’s Suspected Killer
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Police Release Mugshot of Oluwatoyin Salau’s Suspected Killer

The Tallahassee Police Department has released the mugshot of Oluwatoyin Salau’s suspected killer after he was arrested on Sunday in connection to the killing of the Black Lives Matter activist. According to arrest records in Orange County, Florida, 49-year-old Aaron Glee Jr., was arrested in Orlando on June 14 on an out-of-county warrant from Leon County on charges of homicide-felony murder. Police said at approximately 9:15 pm Saturday night, TPD investigators arrived in 2100 block of Monday Road to follow up investigation on a missing person case. During the course of the investigation, two deceased people were located in the area. The TPD identified 19-year-old Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau and  Victoria Sims, 75, a AARP volunteer as victims of a double-homicide. Both women...
Juventus 0-0 Milan (1-1 agg):
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Juventus 0-0 Milan (1-1 agg):

Despite playing against 10 for almost 75 minutes, Juventus could only draw 0-0 with Milan in the first football game in Italy since March. Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty failure did not prove costly for Juventus as they reached the Coppa Italia final on away goals following a 0-0 draw with 10-man Milan in Italian football's return on Friday. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg of the semi-final at San Siro in February but had to wait four months for the return match at the Allianz Stadium due to the coronavirus pandemic leading to the suspension of major sport across the globe in March. Prior to kick-off a minute's silence was held for those who died from COVID-19, before a round of applause for the nation's health workers. Milan had warmed up in 'Black Lives Matter' shirts, while ...
‘We stand together to eradicate racial prejudice’ – Premier League stars make Black Lives Matter vow
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‘We stand together to eradicate racial prejudice’ – Premier League stars make Black Lives Matter vow

Player names will be replaced with 'Black Lives Matter' for the first 12 games after the restart The Premier League has announced that players’ names will be replaced on the backs of their shirts with ‘Black Lives Matter’ for the first 12 matches after the suspension to the season while a logo for the movement will be present on every shirt until the end of the season. There have been protests around the UK targeted at social inequality in recent weeks, mirroring those that erupted in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. England international Jadon Sancho offered his support to the cause while playing for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but the Premier League has announced that there will be a concerted effort made from its clubs and players to stamp out ...
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Black Lives Matter protestor, Oluwasoyin Salau in Florida still missing after tweeting about sexual assault

In the hours before Oluwatoyin Salau went missing, she tweeted she had just been sexually assaulted. Salau, a 19-year-old Black Lives Matter protester, was last seen June 6 in Tallahassee, according to the Tallahassee Police Department. Police and her fellow demonstrators are still searching for her. The afternoon she went missing, Salau tweeted a man molested her that morning. She said the man offered to give her a ride back to a church where she had sought "refuge" because of "unjust living conditions." "He came disguised as a man of God and ended up picking me up from nearby Saxon Street," she tweeted. "I trusted the holy spirit to keep me safe." Salau said she called police after the assault happened. She did not specify the church where she had been staying. Several people replie...
George Floyd: EPL Reveals Decision on Banning players who Support Black Lives Matter Movement
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George Floyd: EPL Reveals Decision on Banning players who Support Black Lives Matter Movement

' The Premier League has said it will support players, who take a knee as a public show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, when the season restarts next week, according to Sky Sports. The Football Association assured players they would treat any display of anti-racist or political gestures with “common sense”. This follows global protests that have continued since the death of George Floyd in the USA last month. Liverpool and Chelsea are among the top-flight clubs to take a knee during training, to show solidarity for the movement last week. The German FA decided not to take action against England international Jadon Sancho and other Bundesliga players, who displayed anti-racism messages following the death of Floyd. Also, earlier this month, FIFA preside...
Aubameyang called me to request Arsenal stars be allowed to show support for Black Lives Matter – Arteta reveals
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Aubameyang called me to request Arsenal stars be allowed to show support for Black Lives Matter – Arteta reveals

The Gunners striker asked that the players be able to wear T-shirts in support of the movement prior to the friendly defeat to Brentford on Wednesday Mikel Arteta has revealed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang called him to request a show of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. The Gunners squad warmed up for their behind-closed-doors friendly with Brentford on Wednesday wearing T-shirts in support of the widespread protests which have swept the world since the death of George Floyd in US police custody last month. Teenage winger Bukayo Saka wore a shirt which stated: 'My skin is not a crime', while Kieran Tierney wore a T-shirt with the words: "I can't breathe”, the same words uttered by Floyd while he was being held on the floor by police before he died. ...
US Country band, Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A; apologizes for racially insensitive name
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US Country band, Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A; apologizes for racially insensitive name

American country band, Lady Antebellum have announced they have changed their name to Lady A in the wake of George Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter movement. The Grammy-winning group announced on Thursday via their Twitter page that they made the decision “after much personal reflection” and conversations with “closest black friends” as Antebellum refers to a period of time “which includes slavery.” The word ‘antebellum’ which has connotations with the slavery era is used to refer to the period and architecture in the US South before the Civil War. The Band members, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood, said in a statement they are “deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused”. According to the group, they originally named their brand after the antebellum-s...
Rapper, Stormzy Pledges £10million Over 10 Years to Fighting Racial Inequality
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Rapper, Stormzy Pledges £10million Over 10 Years to Fighting Racial Inequality

British rapper, Stormzy and his company have pledged £10 million over the next 10 years to organisations fighting for racial equality and social justice in the UK. The 26-year-old grime rapper, who took part in a recent Black Lives Matter rally in London, released a statement through his #Merky company on Thursday. It said: 'The uncomfortable truth that our country continuously fails to recognise and admit, is that black people in the UK have been at a constant disadvantage in every aspect of life - simply due to the colour of our skin. 'I'm lucky enough to be in the position I'm in and I've heard people often dismiss the idea of racism existing in Britain by saying 'If the country's so racist how have you become a success?!' and I reject that with this: I am not the UK's shin...
Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a rally attended by 10,000 people in Melbourne, sparking fears of second wave of the virus in Australia. The man in his 30s reportedly marched with thousands through the city on Saturday and developed symptoms 24 hours later despite wearing a mask. Health officials fear he may have passed the virus to many others. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the case could be the start of a mass outbreak. 'This realises our worst fears,' he told Sydney radio 2GB. 'Now we could slip back into a second wave like other countries have.' Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said it was unlikely the man contracted the virus at the protest because it was too soon for him to start showing symptoms...
Christopher Columbus Statue in Boston to be Removed after it was Beheaded Overnight
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Christopher Columbus Statue in Boston to be Removed after it was Beheaded Overnight

The Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End will be removed after it was beheaded overnight. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was surrounded by crime scene tape early Wednesday morning as the head lay on the ground next to the base.   Mayor Marty Walsh said the statue will be removed and put in storage and there will now be conversations about whether it will ever go back up. Columbus was one of the first Europeans in the New World, credited by many for discovering America. However, critics say his trip began the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Columbus is also criticized for his violent treatment and killing of Native Americans, who see him as a racist. There has been a push across the country to get rid of the Columbus Day h...
DJ Cuppy Shares Pictures From Black Lives Matter Protest
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DJ Cuppy Shares Pictures From Black Lives Matter Protest

DJ Cuppy has taken to the streets in the UK in protests against the racial injustices suffered by blacks all over the world. She joined the Black Lives Matter group in protest after George Floyd was brutally killed while getting arrested by cops in Minnesota. DJ Cuppy stated that she won’t have been able to live with herself had it been she didn’t lend support to the campaign against racism. She shared a picture showing her at the protest ground and with a face mask on. She wrote: “I honestly thought of so many reasons to not protest, but the truth is I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I didn’t go and support! Isaiah 1:17. Straight after my radio show today, I joined my brothers and sisters who are protesting against racial injustice faced by black people globally. I’m a...
Beyoncé Supports Black Lives Matter, Demands Justice For George Floyd
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Beyoncé Supports Black Lives Matter, Demands Justice For George Floyd

American Songstress Beyoncé is one of several celebrities using their social media platforms to demand change in the wake of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last week, asking her fans to take action after Floyd’s death. The Grammy-winning artist, in a video posted on Instagram, said: “We’re broken and we’re disgusted,” she says in a video posted on Instagram. “We cannot normalize this pain. I’m not only speaking to people of color. If you’re white, black, brown and anything in between, I’m sure you feel hopeless by the racism going on in America right now.” She touched on how race and gender played a part in music corporations overlooking some talented candidates. She also opened up on the sexism in the music industry during YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020” virtual graduation on Sa...
Trump Mocks Senator Mitt Romney For Marching With Black Lives Matter Protesters
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Trump Mocks Senator Mitt Romney For Marching With Black Lives Matter Protesters

President Donald Trump on Monday mocked Sen. Mitt Romney for marching with Black Lives Matter protesters here, falsely asserting that the Utah Republican’s poll numbers have sunk at home. “Tremendous sincerity, what a guy,” the president tweeted. “Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah!” Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah! Actually, Romney polls better in Utah than the president, and his approval rating has actually risen in the state. Some 56% of Utahns support Romney, a freshman senator and the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, according to a poll earlier this month by UtahPolicy.com and KUTV. About 42% of Utah voters disapp...
Anthony Joshua Hits Back At Criticism Over Black Lives Matter Speech
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Anthony Joshua Hits Back At Criticism Over Black Lives Matter Speech

Anthony Joshua has hit back at criticism of his impassioned speech at Saturday's Black Lives Matter rally in his home town of Watford. World heavyweight champion Joshua spoke out against looting and rioting and urged demonstrators to protest peacefully during the march, which was held in the wake of George Floyd's death last month. While the 30-year-old's address garnered plenty of support on social media, he also faced a backlash after reading out a speech from somebody who could not attend. An excerpt from the speech was uploaded to social media in which Joshua said: "Show them where it hurts. “Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses.” The excerpt attracted some fierce criticism, with some labelling the speech a...
“The Only Disease Right Now Is Racism” – Raheem Sterling Speaks On Racism Over George Floyd’s Death
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“The Only Disease Right Now Is Racism” – Raheem Sterling Speaks On Racism Over George Floyd’s Death

England and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has backed protests taking place across the UK, saying "the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting". Thousands of people have taken part in Black Lives Matter marches in the UK, despite government warnings to avoid mass gatherings because of the threat of coronavirus. "This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years," Sterling, 25, said. Large protests have been held in London, Bristol, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Nottingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh following the death of American George Floyd. Floyd, 46, died while being arrested on 25 May in Minneapolis. The four officers involved have since been charged over the death, which sparked day...
Protesters Are The “Vaccine” To The “Virus” Of Racism-  World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Hits Out
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Protesters Are The “Vaccine” To The “Virus” Of Racism- World Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua Hits Out

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua told a Black Lives Matter march on Saturday that protesters were the “vaccine” to the “virus” of racism. “The virus I am referring to is called racism,” he said, comparing its effects to the damage done by COVID-19. Meanwhile the British boxer asked: “How long are we going to allow racism to spread through our communities?” Worldwide protests under the banner of Black Lives Matter took place Saturday in response to the death of George Floyd, a black American man who died in Minneapolis last month while being arrested by police officers. “You are the vaccine, I am the vaccine,” the 30-year-old Joshua told a rally in his home town of Watford. “Killing a person outright is unforgivable, but stripping them of their human rights, oppressing th...
Kanye West Joins Black Lives Matter Protest In Chicago
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Kanye West Joins Black Lives Matter Protest In Chicago

After donating $2 million to support the families and legal teams for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Kanye West joined Black Lives Matter protest in Chicago. Later, the Bound 2 rapper shared photos and a video of him from the protest on his Instagram handle. In the photos, Kanye could be seen sporting black face mask and hoodie. He captioned one of the posts as “I matter. #kanyewest.” Kanye wrote “For the people. For us. #kanyewest.” Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian have actively been supporting a number of people connected with the Black Lives Matter protests. Earlier, Kanye announced $2 million to help George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor’s families amid world-wide protests against racial injustice.
Canadian Prime Minister Takes A Knee At Black Lives Matter Demonstration
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Canadian Prime Minister Takes A Knee At Black Lives Matter Demonstration

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took a knee during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Ottawa on Friday. Trudeau’s act of solidarity comes after he declined to comment earlier in the day about whether he would be attending the protest. Still, he arrived at Parliament Hill — home to Canada’s Parliament — wearing a black cloth mask Friday afternoon and surrounded by security guards, according to CTVnews. Trudeau did not speak at the event, though he clapped and nodded along with some of the other speakers, including when a speaker asserted there is no middle ground on racism. At another point, he yelled “Amen” along with other protesters after a speaker discussed promoting love and justice.
John Boyega Breaks Down In Tear, Begs Black Men To Take Care Of Black Women
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John Boyega Breaks Down In Tear, Begs Black Men To Take Care Of Black Women

Nigerian-born British Actor, John Boyega broke down in tears as he begged Black men to protect Black women during the Black Lives Matter protest in London. The Star Wars actor was unable to speak for a long because he was overcome with emotion. When he finally spoke, he said: "This message is specifically for Black men. Black men, we need to take care of our Black women. We need to take care of them.   "They're our hearts, they're our future. We cannot demonize our own. We are the pillars of the family. "Black men, it starts with you." The Black Lives Matter protest in London is in solidarity with the Black community in the United States who are protesting the death of George Floyd due to police brutality. Watch video below
NYPD fires officer who put Eric Garner in chokehold even as he shouted ‘I can’t breathe’
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NYPD fires officer who put Eric Garner in chokehold even as he shouted ‘I can’t breathe’

A New York City police officer involved in the death of an unarmed American man, named Eric Garner, has been fired by the department five years after. Eric Garner, 43, was killed by police on Staten Island in 2014 and his death elicited outrage and spurred Black Lives Matter activists into action. Garner died when police officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a banned chokehold during an arrest over the alleged sale of untaxed cigarettes. The incident was captured on a mobile phone and showed Garner screaming, "I can’t breathe" 11 times. The decision to fire Pantaleo was announced by New York police department (NYPD) commissioner James O’Neill on Monday, August 19, 2019, after an administrative police judge advised that the officer should lose his job for misconduct during the ar...
Unite The Right: White Supremacists Rally In Virginia
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Unite The Right: White Supremacists Rally In Virginia

At least one person was killed on Saturday and 35 injured as protests turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, as white supremacists clashed with counter-demonstrators and a car ploughed into a crowd of anti-racist and anti-fascist demonstrators. A 32-year-old female was among those killed in the car ramming, said Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas, and injuries ranged from life-threatening to minor. She was later named on social media as Heather Heyer and a fund raising page for her family has raised nearly $20,000, at the time of publication. A 20-year-old man was held by police on charges relating to the car incident, including second-degree murder, according to police. The FBI opened a civil rights probe. The Charlottesville Police Department said in a statement on ...
Unite The Right: White Supremacists Rally In Virginia
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Unite The Right: White Supremacists Rally In Virginia

Hundreds of far-right activists have gathered in the US city of Charlottesville, Virginia, to rally against plans to remove a Confederate statue, prompting the city to declare a "local emergency" amid clashes. Announced on Saturday morning, the declaration of a local emergency has enabled local authorities to obtain additional resources and render the rally an "unlawful public assembly". Writing on Twitter, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe also announced a state of emergency to "aid response to violence at the alt-right rally in Charlottesville". Organised by Jason Kessler, a former journalist and member of the Proud Boys, an ultra-nationalist group, Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally was slated to be one of the largest white supremacist events in recent US history. It is the ...
Protesters Smash Windows Near Inauguration
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Protesters Smash Windows Near Inauguration

Police deployed pepper spray in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday as protesters registered their rage against the incoming president. Spirited demonstrations unfolded peacefully at various security checkpoints near the Capitol as police helped ticket-holders get through to the inaugural ceremony. But at one point, police gave chase to a group of about 100 protesters who smashed the windows of downtown businesses as they denounced capitalism and Trump. Police in riot gear used pepper spray from large canisters and eventually cordoned off the protesters, who shouted, "Hands up, don't shoot," as a helicopter hovered overhead. The confrontation happened about an hour before Trump's swearing-in at the Capitol. Closer to that scene, li...
Policemen & Two Others Stabbed During Hyde Park Water Fight
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Policemen & Two Others Stabbed During Hyde Park Water Fight

Two police officers and two civilians were rushed to hospital on Tuesday night after clashes broke out as the police tried to quell a huge water fight started by a mob chanting “Black Lives Matter” at Hyde Park, London. One of the officers was stabbed while another officer was hit by a bottle during the trouble in clashes later described by witnesses as ''resembling a war zone”. About 1000 youngsters had gathered at Hyde park’s Serpentine lake yesterday and when a water fight broke out around 9pm. Cops tried to disperse the crowd but they turned on the officers.  Many of the crowd were heard chanting “Black Lives Matter” – a slogan coined in the wake of police shootings of black youths in America. Witness Timi Marcel tweeted: “Hyde Park is a bit of a war zone.” Another terrified wit...
Police Arrest Man Who Shared The Video of Alton Sterling’s Shooting
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Police Arrest Man Who Shared The Video of Alton Sterling’s Shooting

Chris LeDay wasn't the one who filmed the Alton Sterling shoot, but he was one who made the video go viral. He was one of the first people to post it on social media. He spread it on his Instagram page, Twitter and Facebook pages and it was from his page other media houses took the video and spread it. He was allegedly arrested by Police officers after the video went vial. According to LeDay's Facebook post, he was going to his job as a technician at Dobbins Air Reserve Base when he was suddenly detained by both military and civilian police officers. According to LeDay, the officers had reason to believe he 'fit the description' of someone wanted for battery. He was reportedly cuffed and shackled, but at the police station he was informed that he'd been arrested due to unpaid traffic ...
‘Stop Crossing Out #BlackLivesMatter For #AllLivesMatter’ Mark Zuckerberg Warns Racist Facebook Staff
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‘Stop Crossing Out #BlackLivesMatter For #AllLivesMatter’ Mark Zuckerberg Warns Racist Facebook Staff

Some Facebook staff have been writing the term “Black Lives Matter” on the community chalkboards in Facebook's head office due to the outrage over the police related deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile but some persons have been coming behind them and crossing it out, replacing it with the term “All Lives Matter” instead. Facebook C.E.O Mark Zuckerberg posted an 'angry' letter on his Facebook page, warning all members of his staff who do such to desist, as the #blackLivesMatter movement is an important American social issue that shouldn't be joked with.