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Thousands gather at March on Washington commemorations

An estimated thousands have gathered Friday near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have A Dream” address, a vision of racial equality that remains elusive for millions of Americans.
People wearing shirts to honor George Floyd watch at the March on Washington.(AP)
People wearing shirts to honor George Floyd watch at the March on Washington.(AP)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 11:32 PM IST
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Washignton, United States | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

John Lewis: A champion of social justice

The US civil rights hero leaves behind a rich legacy for the world
Lewis was a US civil rights hero, who in the 1950s and 60s led and participated in the movement against segregation and for equality(REUTERS)
Lewis was a US civil rights hero, who in the 1950s and 60s led and participated in the movement against segregation and for equality(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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Anti-racism marches held across US, Europe, Asia

Around the world, protesters echoed the rage of American demonstrators. Dozens of people protested in front of the US consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday.
Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against racism
Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against racism
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 04:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj & Agencies

At Lincoln Memorial, Donald Trump to take public’s pandemic queries

After more than a month of being cooped up at the White House, Trump was returning from a weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland and planned to participate in a “virtual” town hall.
President Donald Trump(AP photo)
President Donald Trump(AP photo)
Updated on May 04, 2020 12:09 AM IST
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Teen in Lincoln Memorial protest sues Washington Post for $250 million

The lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, 16, seeks $250 million in damages, the amount that Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com and the world’s richest person, paid for the Post in 2013.
Nicholas Sandmann, 16, a student from Covington Catholic High School stands in front of Native American activist Nathan Phillips in Washington.(REUTERS)
Nicholas Sandmann, 16, a student from Covington Catholic High School stands in front of Native American activist Nathan Phillips in Washington.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 05:00 PM IST
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Student in Trump hat denies mocking Native American activist in videotaped encounter

The footage, shared online by organizers of an indigenous people’s march that took place in Washington on Friday before the incident, shows a group of fellow Covington students surrounding Phillips apparently mocking him.
The footage sparked outrage on social media and led the high school to issue a statement condemning the students’ actions and promising an investigation.(REUTERS)
The footage sparked outrage on social media and led the high school to issue a statement condemning the students’ actions and promising an investigation.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 21, 2019 04:00 PM IST
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Teenagers mob, mock Native American man; outrage as video goes viral

A young man in MAGA (‘Make America Great Again’) hat was seen standing defiantly close to Nathan Philips, the 64-year-old Naive America who is a veteran of the Vietnam War, blocking his way, staring at him with an unwavering sneer.
A student from Covington Catholic High School stands in front of Native American Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips in Washington, US, in this still image from a January 18, 2019 video by Kaya Taitano.(Kaya Taitano/Social Media/via REUTERS)
A student from Covington Catholic High School stands in front of Native American Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips in Washington, US, in this still image from a January 18, 2019 video by Kaya Taitano.(Kaya Taitano/Social Media/via REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 08:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj
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