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George Floyd protests continue nationwide as hundreds arrested, cities begin issuing curfews

USATODAY.com Saturday, 30 May 2020
More national protests are expected Saturday as demonstrators react to the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.
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News video: Hundreds join protest against death of George Floyd in Trafalgar Square

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Hundreds of protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square in London today (May 31st) to voice their anger at the death of George Floyd in Minnesota in the USA. Many held placard decrying racism and chanted "I can't breathe." Protests have erupted in at least 30 US cities over the death of unarmed...

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Police must apologise for ‘knee on neck’ arrest, says lawyer [Video]

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The lawyer for a man who was arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck – in a case that “mirrors almost identically what happened to George Floyd” – has called for a formal apology from Scotland Yard.Marcus Coutain, 48, was filmed pleading with officers to “get off my neck” as he was handcuffed on the pavement in Islington, north London, on Thursday evening.The police watchdog is investigating the manner of the arrest, which has resulted in one Metropolitan Police officer being suspended and another placed on restricted duties.

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Attorneys for the family of George Floyd filed a federal civil lawsuit on Wednesday. The suit is against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd. Floyd died May 25 after former officer Derek Chauvin used his leg to pin Floyd's neck to the ground for nearly nine minutes. Chauvin was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court for the District of Minnesota.

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Floyd's family sues Minneapolis over his death

A trustee for the family of George Floyd, who died on May 25 after a Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, sued the city of Minneapolis and four of its police officers in federal court on Wednesday, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump said.

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Milley: 'Personally outraged' by George Floyd's death [Video]

Milley: 'Personally outraged' by George Floyd's death

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that he was 'personally outraged by George Floyd's brutal and senseless killing" and that the military was still struggling with racism.

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Hacked 'BlueLeaks' Docs Show Cops Were Tracking George Floyd Protesters [Video]

Hacked 'BlueLeaks' Docs Show Cops Were Tracking George Floyd Protesters

Law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd. According to Business Insider, leaked documents reveal police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles. They also monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives posted to social media.

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Britain examines its slave-trade past

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Minneapolis mayor wants mentors for new officers

In an interview with The Associated Press as part of its AP Newsmakers series, Frey says the city wants to make sure that the training new officers get isn't..
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Proposal to disband Minneapolis police weighed amid skepticism

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Residents on Minneapolis’s North Side, which has a majority Black population, have mixed opinions on the City Council’s effort to significantly reduce the..
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Leaked bodycam footage shows George Floyd arrest and death

The public is getting its first look at bodycam video from two of the Minneapolis police officers who were on the scene the night George Floyd died in custody...
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Woman Charged Over Central Park 911 Call [Video]

Woman Charged Over Central Park 911 Call

(Newser) – A white woman who called police on a birdwatcher in New York City's Central Park on Memorial Day will be charged in connection with that call. Christian Cooper, a 57-year-old Black man and member of the New York City Audubon Society board of directors, asked Amy Cooper to leash her dog per the regulations of the area of the park where she was located, reports ABC News. She then called 911 and repeatedly said just that.

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Ticking Time Bomb: This Summer Could See An Explosion Of Ticks [Video]

Ticking Time Bomb: This Summer Could See An Explosion Of Ticks

Nature-lovers could face a collision course between the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and tick-borne illnesses this summer. According to CNN, scientists say the mild 2020 winter has created an ideal environment for ticks. Likewise, hikers, campers, and anyone else yearning for a break could burst en masse into the outdoors. And its already begun to happen. For example, outdoor crowds were so big around Memorial Day weekend that parks across the US had to close early after hitting capacity.

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