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From The42 Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach Fresh Controversy

Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach

The Australian star remained standing as other players and officials fell to their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

From The42 Irish clubs to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter Cause

Irish clubs to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

The PFAI confirmed the news in a statement ahead of the season’s resumption.

From TheJournal.ie Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power' St Louis

Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power'

Footage of the white couple outside their home went viral amid worldwide protests against racial injustice.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives' Protest

Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'

Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest London

'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest

Police in London said that the technique was not taught in police training.

From TheJournal.ie Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed Bristol

Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees tweeted: “I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission.”

From TheJournal.ie Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester Bristol

Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

The memorial to the 17th Century slave merchant was pulled down last month.

From The42 Hamilton dominates Styrian Grand Prix after pre-race division on driver protest F1

Hamilton dominates Styrian Grand Prix after pre-race division on driver protest

Some remained standing while most knelt in protest ahead of the race.

From The42 Thierry Henry takes a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in MLS Black Lives Matter

Thierry Henry takes a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in MLS

The Frenchman kneeled for the length of time police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck in the lead-up to his death.

From The42 'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton Speaking Out

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

From TheJournal.ie One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle Washington
From TheJournal.ie Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

From TheJournal.ie Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died Aurora

Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died

The officers imitated a chokehold used on a black man who subsequently died last August.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore 4 July

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

From TheJournal.ie People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson Black Lives Matter

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol Edward Colston

Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.

From The42 'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes Black Lives Matter

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

From TheJournal.ie Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag Tate Reeves

Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag

Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.

From TheJournal.ie US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year Minneapolis

US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year

Judge Peter Cahill said he did not want the sensitive case to become a media circus with the US presidential election looming.

From TheJournal.ie Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power' Black Lives Matter

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.

From The42 Ireland star O'Sullivan and Courage team-mates take a knee during US anthem as football returns Stateside Black Lives Matter

Ireland star O'Sullivan and Courage team-mates take a knee during US anthem as football returns Stateside

The Cork midfield maestro helped her side to a 2-1 victory.

From TheJournal.ie Ahmaud Arbery: grand jury indicts three men in murder case of unarmed black jogger Georgia

Ahmaud Arbery: grand jury indicts three men in murder case of unarmed black jogger

The 25-year-old was shot dead on 23 February while running in a residential area of Brunswick, Georgia.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours Fairview Park

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours

Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.

From The42 Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall Alabama

Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall

Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in Nascar.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth Juneteenth

Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth

The statue, dedicated in 1901, was located in Judiciary Square about half a mile from the US Capitol.

From TheJournal.ie Your evening longread: What black America means to Europe Evening Sitdown

Your evening longread: What black America means to Europe

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

From TheJournal.ie US police officer involved in shooting of Breonna Taylor set to be fired Louisville

US police officer involved in shooting of Breonna Taylor set to be fired

Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in March this year.

From TheJournal.ie UK minister Raab criticised after saying 'taking the knee' comes from TV show Game of Thrones RAAB

UK minister Raab criticised after saying 'taking the knee' comes from TV show Game of Thrones

The Foreign Secretary said today he only takes the knee for the Queen ‘and the missus when I asked her to marry me’.

From TheJournal.ie US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back Rayshard Brooks

US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back

The Atlanta District Attorney said the police officer had no justification for shooting Rayshard Brooks as he fled.

From The42 'We are tired of screaming for help' - Raheem Sterling among England players in video campaign Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

'We are tired of screaming for help' - Raheem Sterling among England players in video campaign

Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy among others also appear.

From TheJournal.ie Post-mortem shows Atlanta man killed by police was shot twice in the back Rayshard Brooks

Post-mortem shows Atlanta man killed by police was shot twice in the back

The post-mortem concluded that Rayshard Brooks died from blood loss and damage to internal organs.

From The42 Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid return with win Black Lives Matter

Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid return with win

The victory came at a cost, as Eden Hazard suffered another injury.

From TheJournal.ie Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man Protests

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

Rayshard Brooks was running away when he was shot by a police officer.

From TheJournal.ie 'Statues don't embody history': The debate around Ireland's public monuments after Colston Public Art

'Statues don't embody history': The debate around Ireland's public monuments after Colston

Dr Ebun Joseph says it’s time to move the conversation away from “dead white men”.

From The42 'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts when Premier League returns Blm

'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts when Premier League returns

Any player who wishes to take a knee before or during matches will be supported by the league.

From TheJournal.ie Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police London

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians Joint Letter

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

From TheJournal.ie Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week Black Lives Matter

Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week

The statue was defaced by protesters in the UK capital and has since been boarded up.

From TheJournal.ie 'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it' Racism In Ireland

'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'

Although this might seem like a “trending” topic, racism is a part of my everyday reality and with your voices we can drown out the racists, writes Tobi Lawal.

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