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#George Floyd

From TheJournal.ie Ex-police officer charged in George Floyd case faces felony tax charges Derek Chauvin

Ex-police officer charged in George Floyd case faces felony tax charges

Derek Chauvin is in custody charged with second-degree murder over Mr Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.

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 George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers George Floyd

George Floyd’s family sues city of Minneapolis and police officers

Floyd died on May 25 after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, pressed his knee against his neck for nearly eight minutes.

From TheJournal.ie George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, transcripts show I Can't Breathe

George Floyd said he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, transcripts show

Transcripts from the police officers’ body cameras, filed in court this week, show that George Floyd’s last words were “I can’t breathe.”

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 US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death Policing

US House of Representatives passes police reform bill after George Floyd death

US President Donald Trump’s administration said he would veto the bill.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings Philonise Floyd

'I am my brother's keeper': George Floyd’s brother urges UN to investigate police killings

Philonise Floyd’s message by video was to the Human Rights Council.

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 Toppled slave trader statue lifted out of Bristol harbour by council Bristol

Toppled slave trader statue lifted out of Bristol harbour by council

Bristol’s mayor Marvin Rees had previously confirmed the statue would be exhibited in a museum.

From TheJournal.ie George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

From TheJournal.ie CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments Greg Glassman

CrossFit CEO resigns after outrage over George Floyd comments

A number of companies have cut ties with CrossFit in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests George Floyd

TV show Cops axed amid racial tensions and protests

The programme had been pulled temporarily from the air in late May, but that move has now become permanent.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial statues in England and Wales could go as reviews pledged amid anti-racism protests Slave Traders

Controversial statues in England and Wales could go as reviews pledged amid anti-racism protests

Labour-led councils have agreed to work with their local communities to look at the “appropriateness” of certain monuments

From TheJournal.ie Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas Houston

Funeral of George Floyd takes place in Texas

The private service will end six days of mourning for the 46-year-old.

From TheJournal.ie 'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral Black Lives Matter

'He has not died in vain': Thousands gather in Houston to mourn George Floyd before private funeral

The death of George Floyd has triggered protests and anger in the US and beyond.

From TheJournal.ie Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court Derek Chauvin

Police officer charged with killing of George Floyd appears in court

Members of the party knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds before a sitting of Congress today.

From The42 Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players Frustration

Taylor Townsend says fans confuse her with other black tennis players

The athlete added she gets treated differently by security personnel at tournaments.

From TheJournal.ie Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department Minneapolis

Minneapolis councillors pledge to dismantle and rebuild police department

The move comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of George Floyd.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US George Floyd

Photos: Tens of thousands march in demonstrations against racism and police brutality in the US

Demonstrations also reached four other continents, ending in clashes in two European cities.

From TheJournal.ie Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here' Black Lives Matter

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.

From TheJournal.ie Two Buffalo police officers charged with assault on 75-year-old man New York State

Two Buffalo police officers charged with assault on 75-year-old man

State governor Andrew Cuomo said of the incident: “What we saw was horrendous and disgusting, and I believe, illegal.”

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy Dublin

Hundreds of people gather for Black Lives Matter protest at the US embassy

Thousands are expected to gather at the US Embassy today at 3pm.

From TheJournal.ie Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments Black Lives Matter

Washington DC braced for largest protest yet as Biden attacks Trump for 'despicable' George Floyd comments

There were zero arrests during demonstrations in the US capital in the last two days, and a curfew has been lifted in advance of today’s protest.

From The42 Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality Black Lives Matter

Michael Jordan and Jordan brand pledge $100m in fight for racial equality

Basketball great ‘committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people’.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a great day for him': Trump suggests George Floyd would be happy about the US employment rate George Floyd

'It's a great day for him': Trump suggests George Floyd would be happy about the US employment rate

Trump said the improving economy was the best thing to help improve race relations.

From TheJournal.ie More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd Minneapolis

More Republicans rebuke Trump over lack of unity in America as memorial service held for George Floyd

After Lisa Murkowski added to the criticism of the president, he warned of the consequences if Republicans turn against him.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor asks people to sign book of condolence for George Floyd rather than protest tomorrow Black Lives Matter

Dublin Lord Mayor asks people to sign book of condolence for George Floyd rather than protest tomorrow

So far, 1,900 people have signed the book of condolence for Geroge Floyd whose murder has sparked protests around the world.

From TheJournal.ie Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial Black Lives Matter

Crowds gather to celebrate and mourn George Floyd at Minneapolis memorial

Civil rights activists and politicians gathered at the memorial for George Floyd, whose death has sparked protests across the US.

From The42 Snooker player Alfie Burden takes a knee at start of Championship League match Protest

Snooker player Alfie Burden takes a knee at start of Championship League match

Burden lost his first game 3-0 to Ryan Day.

From TheJournal.ie 'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe' Column

'Racism is the knee on our neck, making it hard to breathe'

Seeing that police man kneeling George Floyd’s neck, that’s an image of what it feels like living in Ireland sometimes, writes anti-racism activist Diane Ihirwe.

From TheJournal.ie Former Pentagon chief launches blistering attack on Trump for trying to 'divide' America Mattis

Former Pentagon chief launches blistering attack on Trump for trying to 'divide' America

James Mattis said the tear gassing of peaceful protesters to allow a Trump photo op was an “abuse of executive authority”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19 Black Lives Matter

'We can't just pause our emotions': Protest organiser not deterred by calls to stop event due to Covid-19

A series of demonstrations are expected to take place across the country on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken' US

Barack Obama: 'As tragic as these few weeks have been, it's an incredible opportunity to awaken'

Obama has urged every US mayor to review its use of police force and commit to reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled George Floyd

Black Lives Matter protest still set to go ahead on Saturday after separate demonstration cancelled

A protest on Saturday is still scheduled to go ahead, despite concerns from health officials.

From TheJournal.ie Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates UK

Tensions escalate between police and Black Lives Matter protesters outside 10 Downing Street gates

“It is very, very important that we keep control of this moment,” Star Wars actor John Boyega told the crowd earlier.

From The42 Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States Problems

Former Man City defender feels unsafe in United States

Nedum Onuoha says he has a ‘fear and distrust’ of police.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism Black Lives Matter

Dáil holds minute's silence for those impacted by racism

The silence was held at the start of Oireachtas proceedings today.

From TheJournal.ie Lengthy pause from Trudeau as he's asked about use of tear gas on US protesters Canada This post contains videos

Lengthy pause from Trudeau as he's asked about use of tear gas on US protesters

Trudeau has been careful in the past not to criticise his counterpart as Canada relies on the US for 75% of exports.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters defy curfews but fewer reports of looting and violence as Trump remains defiant George Floyd

Protesters defy curfews but fewer reports of looting and violence as Trump remains defiant

The US President defended the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to clear a path for his church visit, saying “people liked my walk”.

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