Widespread protests provoked by the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of white police officers that once swept across cities in the US, have now turned international with people challenging racism and police brutality worldwide.
The Oregon city on the US West Coast has been rocked by months of unrest since police killed an unarmed African American man in Minneapolis on 25 May. The protests have been exacerbated by partisan bickering between Portland’s mayor and President Donald Trump, who sent federal law enforcement officers to the city to protect federal buildings.
Footage of a group of tough-looking men armed with shotguns guarding a Russian restaurant against looters in downtown San Diego during protests triggered by the death of African American George Floyd in police custody had earlier circulated the media, with owner Ike Gazaryan subsequently reliving those events in interviews.
Ahead of their first debate set for 29 September, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have weighed in on the civil unrest in Kentucky over a decision by state Attorney General suggesting that the use of force by two police officers in Breonna Taylor's death in March was justified under state law.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US Attorneys’ Offices have charged more than 300 people in 29 states and Washington, DC for crimes committed during riots in various cities in the United States in the past four months, the Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday.
According to recently released testimony, US military police tried to obtain a slew of weapons from local national guardsmen as they prepared to assault peaceful protesters outside the White House on June 1, including a “heat ray” that induces the feeling of boiling skin.
Amid the ongoing anti-racism demonstrations sweeping the US, footage from Pennsylvania over the weekend showed a group of protesters accosting white diners before one protester appears to swipe an elderly couple's beer.
Street violence linked to demonstrations condemning racial injustice and police brutality erupted with fresh force in US cities recently, feeding into the wave of protests prompted by the killing of Afro-American former convict George Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota.
At a news conference Monday, US President Donald Trump refused to condemn right-wing teenager Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two anti-racist protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last week, but rose to the defense of a right-wing counter-protester who was killed in a clash with Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Portland, Oregon, days later.
A man was shot dead in downtown Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night as violence erupted between supporters of President Donald Trump and Black Lives Matter protesters. The city has become a flashpoint for demonstrations against police brutality and racism since the death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May.
Riots ignited in Kenosha and other US cities after white police, called to the scene of a domestic incident last week, shot African American Jacob Blake seven times in the back.
Protests against racial injustice started again this week after African-American man Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Oregon politicians have denounced US President Donald Trump’s dispatching of federal police to Portland to quell protests there, accusing him of using their city for a political stunt to curry favor with his base as his poll numbers continue to slack.
Last week, the Minneapolis Police Department released footage from body-cameras worn by two of the white officers involved in the fatal arrest of African-American George Floyd on 25 May. The release of the video is said to provide a fuller understanding of the events surrounding Floyd’s killing.
Amid a surge of attacks in the US and parts Europe targeting statues seen as controversial in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, triggered by the death of an African American man in Minneapolis police custody last month, a statue of prominent 17th Century slave trader Edward Colston was torn down in Bristol, UK.
According to scientist and board member of the Swedish Humanist society Patrik Lindenfors, the centuries-old Swedish flag is rife with Christian heritage and should be replaced with something more inclusive.
Following the recent wave of Black Lives Matter riots across the United States, several American sports teams are now considering changing their names, including the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians. The Swedish club Frölunda Indians is now on the same track.
A concerned citizen has asked authorities in a small town in Lower Bavaria to rename a street to ‘George-Floyd-Straße’. In a possible indication of what their verdict will be, authorities state that streets should have local references; a vote is expected later on Tuesday.
The issue of racism has come to the forefront in Finland in recent weeks after mass demonstrations protesting police brutality against black citizens in the US and elsewhere.
Today, the foreign-born constitute 2 million out of Sweden's population of 10 million.
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King sparked a debate over the colour of Jesus's skin by calling for statues of “white European Jesus” to be torn down as symbols of “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda”.