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Ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd case

Chauvin was found guilty on all charges: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
People elated by the verdict flooded the surrounding streets downtown upon hearing the news. Cars blared their horns, and people ran through traffic, waving banners..(AFP)
People elated by the verdict flooded the surrounding streets downtown upon hearing the news. Cars blared their horns, and people ran through traffic, waving banners..(AFP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2021 03:13 AM IST
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George Floyd: 'Gentle giant' who became symbol of fight against racism

"Daddy changed the world." The words of Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna summed up the paradox of his killing, in which the end of his life began a moral reckoning on race and white supremacy far beyond the borders of the United States.
The 46-year-old died of asphyxiation beneath the knee of a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, on May 25, 2020 in the US city of Minneapolis.(AP)
The 46-year-old died of asphyxiation beneath the knee of a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, on May 25, 2020 in the US city of Minneapolis.(AP)
Published on Mar 07, 2021 09:55 AM IST
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‘Cowardly’: Former Facebook staffers denounce Zuckerberg stance on Trump posts

The open letter, initially reported by the New York Times, deepened a crisis facing Facebook’s leadership team, who had to defend their decision at a tense all-hands meeting the day prior following an employee walkout over the issue.
Criticism of Zuckerberg’s hands-off approach to speech by political leaders crescendoed last week, after rival social network Twitter began putting warning labels on several Trump tweets that the platform said contained misleading information and glorified violence.(AP)
Criticism of Zuckerberg’s hands-off approach to speech by political leaders crescendoed last week, after rival social network Twitter began putting warning labels on several Trump tweets that the platform said contained misleading information and glorified violence.(AP)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 06:39 AM IST
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SAN FRANCISCO | ByReuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg still under fire over inflammatory Trump posts

Some employees have publicly quit over the issue and civil-rights leaders who met with him Monday night denounced Zuckerberg’s explanation for choosing to leave Trump’s posts alone as ‘incomprehensible.’
A day after dozens of Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout over the issue, the Facebook chief met Tuesday with employees for a Q&A session held via online video.(AP)
A day after dozens of Facebook employees staged a virtual walkout over the issue, the Facebook chief met Tuesday with employees for a Q&A session held via online video.(AP)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 07:19 AM IST
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California, United states | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Tiger Woods speaks out for first time since George Floyd’s death

Floyd, an African-American man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe.
The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his Twitter account Monday night.(Reuters)
The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his Twitter account Monday night.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 02:37 PM IST
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What BSP chief Mayawati said on George Floyd’s ‘killing by police’

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 has sparked massive protests across US.
File photo: BSP Supremo Mayawati.(ANI)
File photo: BSP Supremo Mayawati.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 02:25 PM IST
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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Hundreds of Facebook employees walk out over Zuckerberg’s inaction on Trump’s posts

It was a rare case of staff publicly taking their CEO to task, with one employee tweeting that thousands participated.
All seven engineers on the team maintaining the React code library which supports Facebook’s apps were also among the employees who staged the virtual walk out.(Reuters)
All seven engineers on the team maintaining the React code library which supports Facebook’s apps were also among the employees who staged the virtual walk out.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 06:46 AM IST
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ByReuters | Posted by: Shivai Kumar

We all have a role to play, says Indra Nooyi as protests sweep US

Considered to be the worst-ever civil unrest in the US in decades, violent protests have engulfed at least 140 cities across the country in the days following the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man.
Nooyi cautioned that the road ahead will “undoubtedly be challenging”, and the scale of the work that needs to be accomplished is staggering.(Bloomberg)
Nooyi cautioned that the road ahead will “undoubtedly be challenging”, and the scale of the work that needs to be accomplished is staggering.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 06:20 AM IST
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Washington, United States | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

Parts of United States are reeling under massive protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after he was pinned at the neck by a white Minneapolis police officer.
The protests sparked one of the highest alerts on the White House complex since the September 11 attacks in 2001 .(Reuters)
The protests sparked one of the highest alerts on the White House complex since the September 11 attacks in 2001 .(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 08:27 AM IST
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Washington, United States | ByAssociated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
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