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People raise their fists and hold a portrait of George Floyd during a rally following the guilty verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin on April 20, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Elijah Nouvelage / AFP)

'We are able to breathe again': George Floyd's family hails Chauvin verdict

PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 08:25 AM IST
A 12-member jury found Derek Chauvin, 45, guilty of all three charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter in Black American George Floyd's death, after considering three weeks of testimony from 45 witnesses, including bystanders, police officials and medical experts.
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon, Michigan, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon, Michigan, US.(REUTERS)

‘Radical left will destroy American way of life’: Trump attacks Democrats over toppling statues of slave owners

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 06:03 AM IST
He mocked discussions about removing statues that have gained currency in recent months after nationwide protests drew attention to police brutality against people of color.
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested for the May 25 death of George Floyd.(Hennepin County Sheriff via AP)
Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested for the May 25 death of George Floyd.(Hennepin County Sheriff via AP)

Former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin charged in George Floyd’s death freed on $1mn bond

Minneapolis, US | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 03:33 PM IST
According to court documents, Derek Chauvin posted a $1 million bond and was released from the state’s facility in Oak Park Heights, where he had been detained.
This 2020 photo provided by Tanisha Williams shows her in Lewisburg, Pa. Williams, a botanist at Bucknell University, knows exactly which plants she's looking for. But after being questioned by strangers in public parks, Williams, who is Black, has started carrying her field guides with her. “I've been quizzed by random strangers,” she said. “Now I bring my wildflower books and botanical field guides, trying to look like a scientist. It’s for other people. I wouldn’t otherwise lug these books.”(AP)
This 2020 photo provided by Tanisha Williams shows her in Lewisburg, Pa. Williams, a botanist at Bucknell University, knows exactly which plants she's looking for. But after being questioned by strangers in public parks, Williams, who is Black, has started carrying her field guides with her. “I've been quizzed by random strangers,” she said. “Now I bring my wildflower books and botanical field guides, trying to look like a scientist. It’s for other people. I wouldn’t otherwise lug these books.”(AP)

Black scientists highlight racism in the lab and the field

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 14, 2020 05:58 AM IST
For Black environmental scientists, worrying about whether they are likely to be harassed or asked to justify their presence while doing fieldwork is a familiar concern.
Sheneen McClain weeps while listening to a violinist play at a candlelight vigil for her son, Elijah McClain, during a protest against racial inequality in Aurora, Colorado, US.(REUTERS)
Sheneen McClain weeps while listening to a violinist play at a candlelight vigil for her son, Elijah McClain, during a protest against racial inequality in Aurora, Colorado, US.(REUTERS)

Mother of Black man who died after encounter with police in Colorado cancels rally

Denver | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:08 AM IST
Sheneen McClain wrote on Facebook that she could no longer bear hearing protest chants of “I can’t breathe” - words her son, Elijah, 23, repeatedly uttered during his fatal struggle with police. She said that slogan has become so painful to her it amounted to “emotional abuse.”
Several armed protesters marched past Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta. They demaned removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site.(@naomiruta)
Several armed protesters marched past Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta. They demaned removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site.(@naomiruta)

‘Don’t see no white militia’: Armed protesters march through Confederate memorial in Georgia

Atlanta | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 10:53 AM IST
The protesters all carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders.
Deleting Wilson’s name at Princeton may be the most high-profile act to date. The policy school will now be known as “The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.”(princeton.edu)
Deleting Wilson’s name at Princeton may be the most high-profile act to date. The policy school will now be known as “The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.”(princeton.edu)

Princeton dumps Woodrow Wilson’s name over ‘racist thinking’

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 10:46 AM IST
It comes at a time of widespread rethinking of America’s racial legacy. The Black Lives Matter movement, energized by a series of high-profile deaths of Black Americans, have resulted in the removal of Confederate monuments, flags, and symbols of racism across the US.
The share-price drop eliminated $56 billion from Facebook’s market value and pushed Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $82.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.(REUTERS)
The share-price drop eliminated $56 billion from Facebook’s market value and pushed Zuckerberg’s net worth down to $82.3 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.(REUTERS)

Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 billion as companies boycott Facebook ads

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Zuckerberg responded Friday to the growing criticism about misinformation on the site, announcing the company would label all voting-related posts with a link encouraging users to look at its new voter information hub.
The Emancipation Memorial, a statue depicting US President Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed slave that has become controversial for some activists during protests against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, stands in Boston, Massachusetts, US.(REUTERS)
The Emancipation Memorial, a statue depicting US President Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed slave that has become controversial for some activists during protests against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, stands in Boston, Massachusetts, US.(REUTERS)

Protesters raise demand to remove statues of slave kneeling before Lincoln

Boston | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 12:12 PM IST
What originally was intended in 1876 to celebrate liberation, critics contend, looks more like subservience and supremacy in 2020.
A portrait of Breonna Taylor is posted to a pole beside messages on sticky notes as protesters establish what they call an autonomous zone while continuing to protest against racial inequality and call for a defunding of Seattle police, in Seattle, Washington, US.(REUTERS)
A portrait of Breonna Taylor is posted to a pole beside messages on sticky notes as protesters establish what they call an autonomous zone while continuing to protest against racial inequality and call for a defunding of Seattle police, in Seattle, Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Louisville police officer fired over fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor

Louisville, Kentucky, US | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 09:29 AM IST
Detective Brett Hankison fired 10 rounds into Breonna Taylor’s home as they entered her home armed along with a “no-knock” arrest warrant.
Police investigate near Forbury Gardens in the town centre of Reading, England, where they are responding to a "serious incident" Saturday.(AP)
Police investigate near Forbury Gardens in the town centre of Reading, England, where they are responding to a "serious incident" Saturday.(AP)

UK police respond to ‘incident’ amid reports of stabbings

Reading/London | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 04:44 AM IST
The Royal Berkshire Hospital told the BBC it was treating two casualties from the incident. There was no immediate word on any fatalities.
Steven Carrillo, who is charged with the June , 2020, ambush and killing of Santa Cruz Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller and other crimes, appears by video from Monterey County Jail for his arraignment in Judge Paul Burdick's Santa Cruz County Superior Court courtroom.(AP)
Steven Carrillo, who is charged with the June , 2020, ambush and killing of Santa Cruz Sheriff Deputy Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller and other crimes, appears by video from Monterey County Jail for his arraignment in Judge Paul Burdick's Santa Cruz County Superior Court courtroom.(AP)

Two men linked to ‘boogaloo’ movement charged in US courthouse guard killing

Los Angeles | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2020 01:23 PM IST
One of the men, US Air Force Sergeant Steven Carrillo, 32, had already been charged with killing a sheriff’s deputy in a violent confrontation with law enforcement in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains that ended in his arrest on June 6.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gives a speech during a wreath laying ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at the Neue Wache Memorial in Berlin.(REUTERS)
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gives a speech during a wreath laying ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at the Neue Wache Memorial in Berlin.(REUTERS)

German president urges more self-criticism on racism

Berlin | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 04:02 PM IST
Germany’s official anti-discrimination watchdog said last week that it received 1,176 complaints about racism in 2019, an increase of 10% from the previous year.
The Black Lives Matter banner was seen as support of worldwide movements honoring George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs while a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck.(@USEmbassySeoul/Twitter)
The Black Lives Matter banner was seen as support of worldwide movements honoring George Floyd, a black man who died in handcuffs while a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck.(@USEmbassySeoul/Twitter)

Black Lives Matter banner removed at US Embassy in Seoul

Seoul | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 12:13 PM IST
The banner was put up on Saturday with Ambassador Harry Harris tweeting that his embassy “stands in solidarity with fellow Americans grieving and peacefully protesting to demand positive change.”
The embassy in Seoul unfurled the banner is solidarity with the movements in US.(@USEmbassySeoul)
The embassy in Seoul unfurled the banner is solidarity with the movements in US.(@USEmbassySeoul)

US embassy in Seoul displays Black Lives Matter banner in support of anti-racism protests

Seoul | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 02:00 PM IST
US Ambassador to South Korea Harry Harris retweeted the message, adding “USA is a free and diverse nation... from that diversity we gain our strength.”
Australian police said they arrested two women after a statute of British explorer James Cook was defaced early on Sunday in Sydney.(REUTERS)
Australian police said they arrested two women after a statute of British explorer James Cook was defaced early on Sunday in Sydney.(REUTERS)

Australian police arrest two after Captain Cook statue defaced

Sydney | By Reuters | Posted by : Jasra Afreen
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:55 AM IST
New South Wales police were alerted to graffiti on Cook’s statue in Hyde Park in the central district of Australia’s largest city just after 4 a.m. before the two women in their late 20s were arrested.
Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, Georgia, US(REUTERS)
Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, Georgia, US(REUTERS)

Atlanta police shoot, kill black man who grabbed a Taser

Atlanta | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Atlanta police were called to a restaurant on a complaint that a man was sleeping in a car blocking the drive-thru lane as customers waited in line. The agency identified the man who was fatally shot as 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks.
Protesters disperse as tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices are deployed by Seattle police during a protest against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, US.(Reuters)
Protesters disperse as tear gas, pepper spray and flash-bang devices are deployed by Seattle police during a protest against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Seattle, Washington, US.(Reuters)

Judge orders Seattle to stop using tear gas during protests

Seattle | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 11:56 AM IST
US District Judge Richard Jones issued the two-week order after a Black Lives Matter group sued the Seattle Police Department this week to halt the violent tactics it has used to break up protests.
The Confederate Monument that has stood in Jacksonville, Florida's Hemming Park since it was erected in 1898, has been partially dismantled with the Confederate soldier statue that topped off the 62-foot monument and the bronze plaques around the base removed in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 9, 2020.(AP)
The Confederate Monument that has stood in Jacksonville, Florida's Hemming Park since it was erected in 1898, has been partially dismantled with the Confederate soldier statue that topped off the 62-foot monument and the bronze plaques around the base removed in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 9, 2020.(AP)

Jacksonville’s history complicates Republican convention

Tallahassee | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 06:13 AM IST
When he accepts his party’s nomination in late August for another White House bid, the president will be doing so amid the political and racial divisions deeply ingrained in his host city.
US President Donald Trump arrives for a roundtable discussion with members of the faith community, law enforcement and small business at Gateway Church Dallas Campus in Dallas, Texas, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump arrives for a roundtable discussion with members of the faith community, law enforcement and small business at Gateway Church Dallas Campus in Dallas, Texas, US.(REUTERS)

Choke holds by police should end, says Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Trump said he doesn’t like choke holds and thinks that, “generally speaking” the practice “should be ended.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged police to charge protesters with breaching pandemic restrictions during the coming weekend.(Bloomberg)
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged police to charge protesters with breaching pandemic restrictions during the coming weekend.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: Australian government urges protesters not to attend Black Lives Matter rallies

Press Trust of India | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Rallies are planned for Australian cities this weekend over the Minnesota death of George Floyd; the coronavirus risk posed to asylum-seekers held in crowded Australian immigration detention centers; and the pandemic threat created by eating meat.
Trump sparked the spat when he threatened to intervene in the neighbourhood in Seattle dubbed “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ, which was agreed upon by demonstrators and the city’s police department.(Reuters)
Trump sparked the spat when he threatened to intervene in the neighbourhood in Seattle dubbed “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” or CHAZ, which was agreed upon by demonstrators and the city’s police department.(Reuters)

Seattle mayor tells Donald Trump to ‘go back to your bunker’

Seattle, United States | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 01:12 PM IST
The reference to a “bunker” was a nod to reports Trump was rushed by Secret Service agents to a secure area in the White House as demonstrations against racism and police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd reached the president’s residence.
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, faced flak for saying “there was no slavery in Australia” during a discussion of the early days of British settlement.(Bloomberg)
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, faced flak for saying “there was no slavery in Australia” during a discussion of the early days of British settlement.(Bloomberg)

Australian PM draws criticism for ‘no slavery in Australia’ comment

Canberra | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:04 PM IST
The Black Lives Matter movement has refocused attention in Australia on the mistreatment of indigenous Australians, including Aboriginal deaths in custody.
File photo: Philonise Floyd speaks during the funeral for his brother, George Floyd, at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas, US.(Reuters)
File photo: Philonise Floyd speaks during the funeral for his brother, George Floyd, at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas, US.(Reuters)

George Floyd’s brother to address US House panel on police reforms

Washington, United States | By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 05:08 PM IST
George Floyd’s death on May 25 after a policeman knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes was the latest in a string of killings of African-American men and women by police that have sparked anger on America’s streets and fresh calls for reforms.
The statue of Cecil Rhodes is seen on the facade of Oriel College in Oxford, southern England.(Reuters File Photo)
The statue of Cecil Rhodes is seen on the facade of Oriel College in Oxford, southern England.(Reuters File Photo)

Protesters in Oxford demand removal of statue of Cecil Rhodes

London | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 07:49 AM IST
Members of the Oxford crowd on Tuesday took a knee, put their fists in the air and kept silent for 8 minutes and 46 seconds the amount of time Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin held his knee on Floyd’s neck.
President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials.(PTI)
President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials.(PTI)

President Trump says police forces will not be defunded, dismantled

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Trump’s remark came on Monday amidst the growing demand from a section of the Americans to defund the police in the aftermath of the custodial death of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
New York has been the epicenter of the US outbreak, with black communities hit especially hard.(Reuters)
New York has been the epicenter of the US outbreak, with black communities hit especially hard.(Reuters)

Officials urge Floyd protesters to get coronavirus tests

New York, United States | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 07:06 AM IST
“Get a test. Get a test,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told people who have been participating in rallies and marches in memory of George Floyd.
New York has been the epicenter of the US outbreak, with black communities hit especially hard.(Reuters)
New York has been the epicenter of the US outbreak, with black communities hit especially hard.(Reuters)

Curfews lift, police show less force amid peaceful protests

New York, United States | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 07:00 AM IST
More than 10,000 people have been arrested around the country since protests began, sometimes after violent confrontations with officers.
Demonstrators raise their fists in the air near the White House, during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Demonstrators raise their fists in the air near the White House, during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Washington protesters express optimism after week on edge

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The tens of thousands of racially diverse demonstrators who flooded Washington to protest injustice and police brutality reshaped the mood of a city that has been on edge this week.
Protesters participate in the Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane, Australia.(REUTERS)
Protesters participate in the Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane, Australia.(REUTERS)

Black Lives Matter protests mostly peaceful in Australia

Sydney | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Organizers of the Sydney protest got a late reprieve when their appeal against a Friday ruling declaring the rally unauthorized was granted.
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