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George Floyd’s brother asks United Nations to investigate killing of black people at the hands of US police

The brother of George Floyd, whose death last month triggered mass anti-racism protests, has asked the UN to investigate the killing of black people at the hands of US police. Philonise Floyd told the UN Human Rights Council the whole world saw how his brother was tortured and killed. He said this proved that black […]

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Picture of black man carrying injured white man at London protests goes viral

“That’s not what we do!” Reuters photographer Dylan Martinez heard the words ring out during chaotic scenes in London on Saturday, when mostly peaceful anti-racist demonstrations turned into violent scuffles with counter-protesters in the area. Then he saw the man who had uttered them – a black protester emerging from the melee carrying an injured […]

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Thousands join Black Lives Matter protests across Australia

Thousands of people across Australia attended Black Lives Matter protests on Saturday wearing masks and practising social distancing amid warnings from state leaders to call off the events on fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections. The rallies, dominated by a heavy police presence, were mostly peaceful. Protesters marched on the streets or gathered […]

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Judge sets conditional bail of $1 million for ex-cop charged with George Floyd’s murder

A Minneapolis judge set a $1 million bail for police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday as he made his first court appearance charged with the murder of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death sparked nationwide protests. Chauvin, who was filmed on May 25 pressing his knee on handcuffed Floyd’s neck until he expired, […]

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Minneapolis city council vows to dismantle police department

A majority of Minneapolis City Council has pledged to dismantle the local police department, a significant move amid nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s death last month. Nine of the 13 councillors said a “new model of public safety” would be created in a city where law enforcement has been accused of racism. Mayor Jacob […]

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Charges against Minneapolis policemen who knelt on George Floyd’s neck upgraded as protests continue

Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis policemen implicated in the death of a black man pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest that sparked more than a week of nationwide protest and civil strife. The added murder charge filed against one officer already in custody and the arrest […]

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George Floyd died of lack of oxygen, private post-mortem finds

George Floyd, the African-American man whose death has sparked civil unrest, died from asphyxia (lack of oxygen), a private post-mortem examination found. He died due to compression on his neck and back by Minneapolis police officers, medical examiners hired by the Floyd family said. The findings differ from an official preliminary examination carried out by […]

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Curfew imposed in multiple US cities after ‘I can’t breathe’ protests turn violent

Civil unrest flared and curfews were imposed in several major U.S. cities on Saturday as demonstrators took to the streets to vent outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck. From Los Angeles to Miami to Chicago, protests marked by […]

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Violence spreads in cities across US over killing of George Floyd

Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. Minnesota’s governor said the tragedy of the death of George Floyd in police custody had morphed into “something much different – wanton destruction”. New York, Atlanta, Portland and other cities […]

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Suspended Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck taken into custody

The former Minneapolis police officer who was seen in a viral video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck before the unarmed black man died this week was taken into custody Friday by state authorities, according to John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The officer, Derek Chauvin, was taken into custody […]

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Anger over black man’s death in Minneapolis police custody trigger riots

The US National Guard has been deployed in Minneapolis after violent clashes erupted following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. George Floyd, 46, died on Monday and video showed him gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck. Protests are now taking place for a third night in […]

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Black man dies after police officer kneels on his neck

A black man died in Minneapolis police custody after video shared online from a bystander showed a white officer kneeling on his neck during his arrest as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe. His death, which occurred Monday night after a struggle with police officers, was under investigation by the FBI and state agents. Minneapolis […]