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Children join a rally following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Boston, Massachusetts, US.(REUTERS)

‘Their skin is weaponised when they enter puberty’: Black parents talk about ‘the talk’

New York | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 07:52 AM IST
Everette and her husband, who is black, ultimately agreed two discussions were necessary: first on the question of race, and later on to discuss police brutality against black people.
US President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and US Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley listen at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and US Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley listen at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

White House, Pentagon tensions near breaking point

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Even beyond the prospect of using active-duty forces, the presence of National Guard troops on the streets of the nation’s capital has drawn criticism, particularly after a Guard helicopter may have used improperly to intimidate protesters.
A demonstrator takes a knee during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in New York City, New York, US.(REUTERS)
A demonstrator takes a knee during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in New York City, New York, US.(REUTERS)

As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Social media posts indicate only a few of those arrested are left-leaning activists, including a self-described anarchist. But others had indications of being on the political right, including some Trump supporters.
US Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Mark Milley addresses a news conference as Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, US.(REUTERS)
US Joint Chiefs Chairman Army Gen. Mark Milley addresses a news conference as Defense Secretary Mark Esper listens at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, US.(REUTERS)

Top US military officer reaches out to Capitol Hill leaders

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2020 05:37 AM IST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to express her concerns on Tuesday, according to two people who were not authorised to publicly discuss the private conversations and were granted anonymity.
In this file photo, police detain a woman during a yellow vest protest with other groups in Brussels. The death of George Floyd has renewed scrutiny of immobilization techniques long used in policing around the world.(AP)
In this file photo, police detain a woman during a yellow vest protest with other groups in Brussels. The death of George Floyd has renewed scrutiny of immobilization techniques long used in policing around the world.(AP)

Minneapolis, California move to end police neck restraints

Los Angeles/Minnesota | By Reuters | Posted by:Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 01:25 PM IST
San Diego County in California this week also banned the carotid restraint, in which an officer blocks the flow of blood to a detainee’s brain, leading to unconsciousness.
A flag, bearing a leftist symbol associated with Antifa, is reflected behind a Boston Police officer during the Straight Pride Parade rally in Boston, Massachusetts, US.(REUTERS)
A flag, bearing a leftist symbol associated with Antifa, is reflected behind a Boston Police officer during the Straight Pride Parade rally in Boston, Massachusetts, US.(REUTERS)

Who are Antifa, the ‘boogaloo’ movement and others blamed in US protest violence?

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 11:37 AM IST
President Donald Trump and some fellow Republicans have sought to blame the left-wing anti-fascist Antifa movement but have presented little evidence.
US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 10:41 AM IST
The clip, which shows photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of the death of Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota, has Trump speaking in the background.
Demonstrators take a knee in front of law enforcement officers during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Demonstrators take a knee in front of law enforcement officers during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

George Floyd’s death sparks new generation of activists in US

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 09:53 AM IST
Floyd’s death has sparked protests nationwide and around the world, engulfing city streets with thousands of demonstrators.
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick (C) and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara.(AP)
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick (C) and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara.(AP)

‘No kneeling’: Trump renews criticism of protests during US anthem

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 08:33 AM IST
The kneeling pose, popularized by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has become a symbol of the fight for racial justice in the United States.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a mask as he takes a knee during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wears a mask as he takes a knee during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.(REUTERS)

‘Stand up to Trump!’ Canada protesters shout to Trudeau who kneels at anti-racism rally

Ontario | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Demonstrations were held in other Canadian cities on Friday, including Toronto, where hundreds walked downtown in protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, while in police custody in Minnesota.
Bank of America Corp pledged $1 billion to help communities address economic and racial inequality. Goldman Sachs on Wednesday created a $10 million fund for racial equity.(REUTERS/File Photo)
Bank of America Corp pledged $1 billion to help communities address economic and racial inequality. Goldman Sachs on Wednesday created a $10 million fund for racial equity.(REUTERS/File Photo)

Goldman Sachs executive’s email making plea for racial equality goes viral at firm

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:51 PM IST
The email by Frederick Baba, a managing director at the bank who is black, coincides with other Wall Street executives and companies speaking out against racial inequality after the death of an African American man, George Floyd
Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by unruly protesters.(ANI/Twitter)
Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by unruly protesters.(ANI/Twitter)

Gandhi’s statue vandalised in US, Indian embassy registers complaint

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:03 AM IST
The Indian embassy has informed the State Department and registered a complaint with local law enforcement agencies, which are now conducting an investigation into the incident.
Esper met with Trump in the Oval Office after telling reporters at the Pentagon that active-duty military forces to perform law enforcement within the US is “a matter of last resort”.(REUTERS)
Esper met with Trump in the Oval Office after telling reporters at the Pentagon that active-duty military forces to perform law enforcement within the US is “a matter of last resort”.(REUTERS)

Trump confronted defense chief Esper over comments on protests

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 10:08 AM IST
At a news conference in the afternoon, the president’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, tiptoed around whether Esper’s job was safe, saying only that he remained in his post.
Pictures depicting George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody, are seen next to messages, and flowers as a symbol of a protest against his killing, outside the US embassy in Mexico City.(REUTERS)
Pictures depicting George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody, are seen next to messages, and flowers as a symbol of a protest against his killing, outside the US embassy in Mexico City.(REUTERS)

George Floyd tested positive for Covid-19 in April: Report

New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Former New York City medical examiner Michael Baden, who was among two doctors who conducted a private autopsy for Floyd’s family last week.
Trump was so eager to unveil his nomination of Mattis after the 2016 election that he announced his plans at a campaign-style rally where he introduced the former head of US Central Command by a moniker -- “Mad Dog”.(REUTERS)
Trump was so eager to unveil his nomination of Mattis after the 2016 election that he announced his plans at a campaign-style rally where he introduced the former head of US Central Command by a moniker -- “Mad Dog”.(REUTERS)

‘Facing results of three years of immature leadership’: Mattis rips into Trump

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:53 AM IST
The sharply worded and unprecedented rebuke from Trump’s first defense chief will raise pressure on the president.
Parts of US are rocked by massive protests against persisting racism, triggered by the death of George Floyd, an African unarmed American man, in police custody in Minneapolis last week.(Reuters)
Parts of US are rocked by massive protests against persisting racism, triggered by the death of George Floyd, an African unarmed American man, in police custody in Minneapolis last week.(Reuters)

Trump says New York must crack down on protesters or he will

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 08:14 AM IST
The remark came as Trump and Spicer discussed whether the president would seek to deploy the US military to break up protests
The country’s first black president also struck a note of optimism, even as he acknowledged the despair and anger powering the protests since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody nine days ago.(REUTERS)
The country’s first black president also struck a note of optimism, even as he acknowledged the despair and anger powering the protests since the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in police custody nine days ago.(REUTERS)

Obama calls on all US mayors to pursue policing reforms in wake of protests

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Former US President Barack Obama also directly addressed young Americans of color, telling them, “I want you to know that you matter, I want you to know that your lives matter, that your dreams matter.”
A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva.(REUTERS/File Photo)
A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva.(REUTERS/File Photo)

‘Extreme racists throng even to White House’: North Korea on protests in US

Seoul | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 08:57 AM IST
It was the first time the WPK international affairs department had issued a statement of its own since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took power in 2011.
US Army soldiers arrive to maintain a perimeter during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd.(REUTERS)
US Army soldiers arrive to maintain a perimeter during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd.(REUTERS)

New York takes ‘step forward’ in restoring order, says Mayor

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 06:32 AM IST
At Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence on Manhattan’s upper east side, demonstrators were kneeling in a moment of silence when alarms rang on cellphones, warning that the curfew time was coming.
Retired Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he was “sickened” to see how law enforcement -- including the National Guard -- had cleared the area and warned against over-use of the US military.(REUTERS)
Retired Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he was “sickened” to see how law enforcement -- including the National Guard -- had cleared the area and warned against over-use of the US military.(REUTERS)

US defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:12 AM IST
To deploy the military on US soil for law enforcement purposes, Trump would need to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act - something last done in 1992 in response to the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience after giving a message to people of the United States, honouring George Floyd.(via REUTERS)
Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience after giving a message to people of the United States, honouring George Floyd.(via REUTERS)

‘Sin of racism’: Pope Francis condemns George Floyd killing

Vatican City | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Pope Francis said he prays for George Floyd and those who had been killed due to racism.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addresses a briefing on the coronavirus disease response at the National Press Club following his meeting with US President Trump in Washington.(REUTERS)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addresses a briefing on the coronavirus disease response at the National Press Club following his meeting with US President Trump in Washington.(REUTERS)

Violence, looting in New York City ‘inexcusable’, ‘disgrace’: Cuomo

New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The authorities in the upscale New York City on Monday imposed a week-long night curfew and ramped up police presence after violence and looting incidents were reported across the city.
The day after the Monday’s protests, Dubey appeared in major news media outlets and was hailed as a saviour as those who took shelter in his house started tweeting about it.(Twitter/@Aj_ybs)
The day after the Monday’s protests, Dubey appeared in major news media outlets and was hailed as a saviour as those who took shelter in his house started tweeting about it.(Twitter/@Aj_ybs)

Floyd protests: Indian-American hailed as hero after he opens his home for over 70 protesters

Washington, United States | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Rahul Dubey, who lives in Washington DC, accommodated the large number of people in his house with some adjusting on the couch, some finding space in the rooms, while some were gratified to get rest even on the ledges of the bathtub.
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose beside a statue of Pope John Paul II as they visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, U.S., June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose beside a statue of Pope John Paul II as they visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, U.S., June 2, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner(REUTERS)

First Lady Melania Trump asks people to stay inside their homes

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2020 10:21 AM IST
The 46-year-old man was handcuffed and pinned to the ground in Minneapolis on May 25 by a white police officer who kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath.
A tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump with a rule-violation notice that includes the phrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" is displayed on a smartphone in an arranged photograph taken in Arlington, Virginia, US.(Bloomberg)
A tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump with a rule-violation notice that includes the phrase "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" is displayed on a smartphone in an arranged photograph taken in Arlington, Virginia, US.(Bloomberg)

Twitter signals Trump tweets will stay, even if they break rules

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:07 AM IST
Twitter has been heavily criticized by Trump and other conservative politicians after it added labels to tweets of his on May 26 that it said violated the company’s misinformation policy.
A huge new demonstration filled streets in the Hollywood area, with police and National Guard troops on scene.(Reuters)
A huge new demonstration filled streets in the Hollywood area, with police and National Guard troops on scene.(Reuters)

Over 2,700 arrests since George Floyd protests in Los Angeles: Police chief

Los Angeles, United states | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Chief Michel Moore told the city Police Commission on Tuesday that about 2,500 of those arrests were for failure to disperse or curfew violations.
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau(AP)
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau(AP)

Canadian PM pauses when asked about US protests, avoids naming Trump

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Following the lengthy silence during his daily media briefing on the Covid-19 pandemic, Trudeau said that everyone was watching with “horror and consternation at what is going on in the United States.”
Democratic US presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, during a campaign event in Sumter, South Carolina, US.(REUTERS)
Democratic US presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, during a campaign event in Sumter, South Carolina, US.(REUTERS)

Donors rally to Biden in wake of Trump’s response to protests

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:13 AM IST
Biden has set up a fundraising vehicle that can accept much bigger amounts, split between the Democratic National Committee, his campaign and 26 state parties, the general election fundraising will far outpace the primaries.
The organisers of the march and Houston police expect a huge turnout on Tuesday and hope things remain peaceful.(Reuters)
The organisers of the march and Houston police expect a huge turnout on Tuesday and hope things remain peaceful.(Reuters)

Thousands set to attend George Floyd march in Houston

Houston, United States | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 08:15 AM IST
Floyd, a 46-year-old restaurant worker from Houston, died in Minneapolis on Monday after a white police officer pinned him to the ground. The killing sparked massive protests across United States.
Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, who concluded that Zuckerberg can’t fully grasp the change they seek.(REUTERS)
Color of Change President Rashad Robinson, who concluded that Zuckerberg can’t fully grasp the change they seek.(REUTERS)

Zuckerberg leaves racial justice leader frustrated after call

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 02:20 PM IST
These comments come at a time when the US is roiled by daily protests for racial justice triggered by the death of George Floyd, an African-American man, while in police custody in Minneapolis.
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