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    The passenger in the Jeep that sped through a Black Lives Matter protest, causing one woman to fall off the highway, said they were simply trying to drive to the airport and became jolted after people threw projectiles at the vehicle.   Footage of a blue Jeep racing down a Aurora, Colorado highway as Black Lives Matter protesters desperately jumped out of the way made headlines on Sunday as tensions  mount nationwide. The scene divulged into chaos after the blue Jeep crashed into another vehicle and one man opened fire.  But according to Gregory Goodenough, the driver had not specifically targeted Black Lives Matter protesters and drove onto the highway while following GPS instructions.  Scroll down for video  On Sunday,  a...
    New footage has emerged of the moment protester Nikki Stone was swept up by plainclothes police officers in New York City and driven away in an unmarked car. Stone, 18, was arrested on July 28 in central Manhattan while protesting against police brutality. Officials say Stone was 'a suspect in the destruction of police cameras' near City Hall Park. Her arrest by plainclothes officers, in an unmarked car, drew parallels with the controversial tactics used in Portland, Oregon where federal agents have been criticized for sweeping up protesters in unmarked vehicles while not wearing identifiable police uniforms or insignia. Kyle Landry, a local resident, filmed the New York City incident from a balcony - showing the protest along Second Avenue...
    (CNN)Protests flared up across the country this weekend, two months after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis catalyzed a nationwide reckoning over race and policing. From Portland to Seattle to Louisville, Kentucky, protesters took to the streets, as the nation honored the life of civil rights hero John Lewis.Some protests were largely peaceful. Others descended into clashes between law enforcement and demonstrators. Here's a break down of the unrest.Portland, OregonRead MorePortland was already brimming with tension before the weekend.Protests there took center stage this month after President Donald Trump sent federal agents to the city to protect federal property -- a move that angered local demonstrators, who view it as an occupation of their city.Demonstrations Friday night began...
    BERTHOUD, Colo. (CBS4) — Demonstrators who gathered in Berthoud Sunday morning to show support for law enforcement were met with counter-protesters. Police said there was a scuffle between the groups early on, but they were separated. This comes after protests over the death of Elijah McClain turned violent Saturday night in Aurora. (credit: CBS) The “Back the Blue” walk and rally took place at Fickel Park, on Mountain Ave (Highway 56), between 6th and 7th Streets. Ryan Armagost organized the rally and said he hoped it would be a “small, low-key community event.” (credit: CBS) On Thursday, Armagost wrote on Facebook, “It has grown beyond the span of my control… I organized this and I want to let everyone know...
    Terry H. Schwadron July 26, 2020 4:19PM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. The more we hear about the streets of Portland, Ore, the nuttier that situation sounds — on all sides. But then, this a time when: The president of the United States sits for a formal interview and incoherently makes up facts; People sneer at wearing masks even in the face of rising COVID-19 deaths; and, Our government thinks it a good idea to undercut health services and food stamps during a pandemic and threatens to withhold funds from schools that do not open fully. So perhaps Portland's situation is par for the course. We're being played as pawns in an imagined ideological banner-waving...
    Seattle protesters set fire to a youth detention center and a police precinct Saturday as they went on a rampage through the city and a Wall of Moms and Vets have taken to the streets to protect demonstrators from law enforcement. Cops declared the protest a riot Saturday afternoon as firefighters fought to tackle the raging flames billowing out of a construction area near the King County Juvenile Detention Facility at 12th Avenue and Jefferson Street.  Around 2,000 descended on the city as protests that had tempered in Seattle following the dismantling of the CHOP zone earlier this month have inflamed once more, after Donald Trump said he was sending in federal troops as part of his sweeping law and...
    Portland experienced another night of violence, looting, and widespread arson as demonstrators took to the streets, attempting to break into the federal courthouse and lighting several fires throughout the city, prompting a response from federal law enforcement. Protesters gathered downtown late Monday night and targeted the Federal Courthouse and Justice Center, vandalizing the buildings and attempting to break into them. According to a statement from the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), demonstrators “tampered with and climbed on the gate leading under the Justice Center and pounded on plywood on the exterior of the building” and “behaved similarly at the Federal Courthouse.” Police said protesters, who were equipped with hammers, crowbars, hammers, shields, helmets, gas masks, “and other pry tools,” pounded on...
    Supporters of the Denver police force clashed with a much larger anti-police protest in the city on Sunday, with marchers left bloodied and brawling in the streets. Randy Corporon, an attorney who organized the 'Back the Blue' pro-police march, said Sunday that Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen asked him to reschedule or move the pro-police rally, expressing concern that police officers would be put in harm's way by the event. 'He was agitated that we're going to get his officers hurt,' Corporon said before the event.  'My response to him was that he should allow his officers to do their job and if people are down there breaking the law, to stop them.  'Because they'll have nothing to fear from us.' ...
    Armed anti-mask protesters gathered outside the Ohio statehouse on Saturday for a 'civil disobedience rally' guarded by militia and military veterans.   Ohio does not yet have a statewide mandate on wearing masks but several groups converged Saturday afternoon to push back on the requirements already introduced in several counties.  Hundreds of maskless people crowded together outside the courthouse in Columbus to voice their anger, claiming a requirement for face coverings is an overreach by local officials.  Nearby, Black Lives Matter and civil rights activists held their own protest.   Armed anti-mask protesters gathered in their hundreds outside the Ohio state courthouse in Columbus on Saturday where 'security' was provided by 'military and military veterans'  Militia members arrive during the...
    A demonstration against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took place in Jerusalem on Tuesday July 14. “Netanyahu, resignation” The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been charged with corruption in several cases. The next trial hearing is scheduled for July 19. On the evening of Tuesday July 14, thousands of protesters gathered in Jerusalem against this head of government, reports L’Express. “The corruption of Netanyahu makes us sick “,”Netanyahu, resignation, “they said. For freedom, equality and fraternity The reserve general Amir Haskel is one of the organizers of the event. He called on the public to come specially on this “231st anniversary of the French Revolution” day to “demand freedom, equality and fraternity”. In order to properly supervise this demonstration,...
    As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in some parts of the country—particularly in states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona—much mainstream media coverage has shifted back to covering the pandemic and not protests. As we know, however, protests against police brutality and for racial justice have continued across the nation. As is the recent case in Kentucky, for example, an estimated 200 people protested for justice for Breonna Taylor on the lawn of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Eighty-seven of those people are now facing a felony charge of intimidating a participant in a legal process, according to police, as reported by CBS News. According to NBC News, people are also facing disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing charges, which are...
    The ACLU is demanding the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a violent police assault last month on peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstrators near the White House—a crackdown reportedly ordered by Attorney General William Barr. “The suspect can’t be the investigator,” the ACLU the tweeted. “We need a full investigation independent of Barr.” The group sent a letter (pdf) Tuesday morning urging Barr and other Justice Department officials involved in the law enforcement crackdown to recuse themselves from any investigation into the June 1 incident, which came amid nationwide demonstrations over the police killing of George Floyd. “On that day, at approximately 6:25 pm, federal and other government forces attacked peaceful protesters and journalists covering the event without warning and unprovoked, used tear gas, flash bang...
    BAKU (Reuters) - Baton-wielding riot police arrested dozens of people who broke into Azerbaijan's parliament on Wednesday after marching through the capital Baku to show solidarity with the army following border clashes with Armenia's military. A Reuters witness said thousands of people took part in the march in Baku and there were demonstrations in other cities despite coronavirus restrictions which ban large gatherings in the South Caucasus country. Demonstrators entered the parliament building in Baku as emotions intensified after the march. Their action did not appear to be intended as a protest against the authorities. Eleven Azeri soldiers and a civilian, and four Armenian servicemen, have been killed since Sunday in border clashes around the Tavush region in northeast Armenia....
    This past Sunday evening (7/12), a pro-police march and rally took place along Fourth Avenue from 75th Street to 65th Street. At the same time, a counter-protest demonstration by the group known as Black Lives Matter had approximately 300 participants. During the first outing, the paths of the two groups didn’t cross one another. Then the BLM protesters unexpectedly crashed the pro-police rally under the shadow of the Bay Ridge Towers, at 65th Street and 4th Avenue. While the police struggled to keep the protesters from infiltrating and interfering with the rally, they were clearly outnumbered. The national BLM movement reportedly advocates for non-violent civil disobedience but that is no excuse for the malicious behavior of about two dozen members of the regional BLM group that helped...
    A New York City police officer was filmed using a Taser to subdue a Black Lives Matter protester just moments after another cop shoved him in a violent confrontation in Brooklyn on Sunday. But police claim that moments before he was shot with a stun gun, the same protester flung a helmet at uniformed officers as they tried to separate Black Lives Matter demonstrators from pro-police supporters.  Video posted to social media shows a black man who was wearing a backpack confronting a police officer while holding a cell phone in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn on Sunday. The black man appeared to be intervening as an officer was dealing with someone who looked like a press photographer. ‘Get...
    Crowds of Black Lives Matter protesters marched in central London on Sunday, six weeks after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer.  Hundreds of people waved banners and called for an end to police brutality while making an effort to follow social distancing rules.  The protest started at Marble Arch at 2pm where a speech was given in front of the cheering crowd.  People march as they attend a Black Lives Matter protest in London, Sunday, July 12, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis A demonstrator wears a face mask during a Black Lives Matter protest at Marble Arch on Sunday afternoon  Demonstrators march during...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Violence broke out in Brooklyn as protesters clashed at a pro-police rally Saturday. Video from social media shows pushing and yelling between “Back the Blue” and “Black Lives Matter” demonstrators in Dyker Heights. PROTESTS AND PAIN CBS2’s Maurice DuBois, Documentary Filmmaker Marshall Curry Discuss Where The Conversation About Race Goes From Here Public Advocate Jumaane Williams On What’s Next With Race In America Having The Difficult But Important Conversation About Race How To Be A Part Of Making Change Beyond Protesting Schomburg Center Releases ‘Black Liberation Reading List’ Child Psychologist On Talking About Race & Activism Complete CBS2 Coverage More From Minneapolis It all started with a Back the Blue rally at the Bay...
    Several thousand demonstrators protested Friday in Paris and in several other French cities against the appointment this week to the government of Gérald Darmanin, accused of rape, and Eric Dupond-Moretti, very critical of the #MeToo movement. A rally was also held in Brussels. The government reshuffle that took place in France on Monday has promoted the head of the Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, 37, who was accused in 2017 of rape by a woman who had sought his intervention to settle a legal dispute in 2009 . “We are there to demand the resignation of a part of the government. When I learned of these appointments, I cried because I myself was the victim of a rape, for...
    The black driver who police say hit and killed a Black Lives Matter protester in Seattle is thought to have driven the wrong way down a ramp before asking if the demonstrators he hit were ok.  Dawit Kelete, 27, drove his car around vehicles that were blocking I-5 and sped into the crowd about 1:40am Saturday, according to a police report. Protesters have been walking on the freeway since the death of George Floyd in police custody.  Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said they suspect Kelete drove the wrong way on a ramp. Trooper Rick Johnson said the driver went through a barrier that closed the freeway. Summer Taylor, 24, succumbed to injuries sustained during the collision. Diaz Love, 32, also of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A group of demonstrators in Fort Lauderdale took to the beach Saturday to protest the city’s new temporary social distancing policies. They lined up the beach with signs and flags waving. Some were holding signs asking for beaches to reopen. Download The New CBS4 News App Here They say it should be up to them to make decisions for their own safety. Beaches in South Florida were closed to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Chris Nelson of Reopen South Florida said, “We are here to walk on this beach as granted to us in our first amendment. Defy the mayor’s order and we will walk on that beach right there.” The...
    Violence erupted in Portland late Thursday into Friday morning as a “couple hundred” demonstrators gathered near the Justice Center for a protest that descended into a riot, as participants hurled commercial-grade fireworks, large rocks, and bottles at officers and launched mortars toward the federal courthouse. According to the Portland Police Bureau (PPB), a “couple hundred” protesters gathered at the Justice Center late Thursday, blocking streets, chanting and speaking “for several hours” before the group began to move, ultimately breaking the glass doors of the Federal Court House building. The mounting acts of destruction prompted authorities to come outside to “protect the integrity of their building.” Protesters met officers with hostility, launching “large rocks, full cans, and bottles” with sling shots....
    An entrance to the Capitol Hill Organized Protest formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle, Washington on June 14, 2020. Noah Riffe/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images After George Floyd's death in police custody, protests erupted in cities across the US over police brutality and systemic racism against Black Americans. A group of protesters in Seattle, Washington, made a particularly bold statement when they took over part of the city on June 8, dubbing it an "autonomous zone." Insider's Isaac Scher reported the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, or CHAZ, was set up along several blocks, where it created a space for tents, free food, art-making, and rallies around the city's abandoned East Precinct. One occupant told...
    The View’s resident conservative co-host Meghan McCain on Tuesday defended the white St. Louis couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters near their property, claiming the recent “defund the police” narrative from activists “breeds hysteria and it breeds fear.” Earlier this week, video and images of personal injury lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey pointing firearms at demonstrators in front of their mansion went viral. Protesters, who were marching to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house to call for her resignation, entered the private street through a gate, prompting the McCloskeys to exit their home with guns to yell at the demonstrators. Discussing the wildly varying reactions to the incident, which is now being investigated by local police with the couple...
              This weekend, citizens from across the state gathered at Nashville’s Legislative Plaza Sunday to support law enforcement, but not without sparring verbally with left-wing protestors — the same protestors who have occupied that space for weeks. Pro-police demonstrators formally called their event “The Back the Badge Rally.” Left-wing protestors shouted profanities against both the police and U.S. President Donald Trump. But folks on the other side of the plaza held signs saying how much they supported police. They waved American flags. They sang “Bad Boys,” the theme to the television show COPS. They asked drivers passing by to wave if they too appreciated law enforcement. And, unlike the people on the opposite end...
    Over the weekend, people gathered across the world to celebrate Pride. In marches and rallies, demonstrators came out to celebrate the LGBTQ community, and in many cases, support the Black Lives Matter movement. This year marks five decades of celebrating Pride in both the US and UK. These photos show global Pride celebrations from New York City to Tel Aviv, all in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Around the world, demonstrators have gathered this month to celebrate Pride through marches, rallies, and parades — whether virtually or in person. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March in New York City, and of the Gay Liberation Front in...
    A man and a woman pointed their semi-automatic rifle and pistol at a group of protesters in St. Louis moving through their neighborhood calling for the resignation of the city's mayor. Video that went viral Sunday evening showed Mark and Patricia McCloskey, reportedly identified as two personal injuries by the River Front Times, held up their firearms and shouted at demonstrators passing their mansion in a private, gated community. Patricia, seen wearing black pants and a black-and-white striped shirt, at one point crosses the lawn with her pistol, while her husband Mark, dressed in a pink-collared shirt with khakis, stands in the yard. The McCloskeys bought their large home in 1988, according to St. Louis Magazine. here’s what...
    This is the horrifying moment a police car charges into a crowd of screaming protesters in Detroit before speeding off with demonstrators still clinging to the hood. Witnesses said the car hit ten to 12 protesters as it surged forward causing multiple injuries. The driver then swerved to fling one demonstrator off the hood, onlookers claim, in the incident dubbed 'reckless' and a 'clear act of aggression'. This is the horrifying moment a police car charges into a crowd of screaming protesters in Detroit before speeding off with demonstrators still clinging to the hood  One person is sent falling to the floor but manages to roll out of the way of the car's encroaching wheels In the clip...
    Fringe activists set up a guillotine in front of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s home in Washington, D.C., on Sunday where they reportedly demanded that Amazon be abolished. One of the demonstrators said on a bullhorn in front of Bezos’s home, “it is still exploitation and when they become threatened, and we have no voice, the knives come out.” The guillotine that was set up in front of Bezos’s home had a sign in front of it that stated, “Support our poor communities not our wealthy men.” DC protester says: “when they become threatened, and we have no voice, the knives come out.” In front of a guillotine set up in front of Jeff Bezos complex in DC pic.twitter.com/synjRwgD1H — Drew...
    A demonstration against police violence went awry this weekend in Detroit. A police vehicle rolled through the crowd, injuring several people in the process. A new Black Lives Matter event took place this Sunday evening in Detroit. If the latter was peaceful, events quickly took a violent turn. The police present on the scene attempted to circulate the crowd in a direction opposite to the path they had taken. It was then that several protesters surrounded a police SUV, chanting anti-racist slogans: “No justice! No peace”. The vehicle then moved forward, despite the crowd gathered around it. He repeatedly accelerated, projecting several demonstrators who were on the hood. On the filmed images of the scene, we hear several people...
    A shocking video filmed Sunday night in Detroit shows a police SUV plowing through a group of peaceful protesters, sending people flying from the vehicle’s hood. The footage, posted to Twitter by demonstrator Ethan Ketner, shows a protest group surrounding the vehicle before it speeds off. The SUV hits multiple people and some demonstrators, who had climbed onto the cop car, are sent spinning as the driver accelerates. Onlookers can be heard screaming and telling the officer to stop. Ketner wrote: “Detroit Police Department just ran straight through a bunch of our protesters... Myself and 10-12 others were struck by this reckless driver who somehow has a badge.” The demonstrator wrote that “multiple people” were hurt but there’s no official...
    Armed residents in St. Louis, Missouri, reportedly guarded their property on Sunday evening as demonstrators marched through their neighborhood. Columbia Missourian journalist Daniel Shular recorded a video of the couple and posted in on Twitter, writing: “A couple has come out of their house and is pointing guns at protesters in their neighborhood.” WATCH: A couple has come out of their house and is pointing guns at protesters in their neighborhood #StLouis #lydakrewson pic.twitter.com/ZJ8a553PAU — Daniel Shular (@xshularx) June 29, 2020 The Daily Wire, headed by bestselling author and popular podcast host Ben Shapiro, is a leading provider of conservative news, cutting through the mainstream media’s rhetoric to provide readers the most important, relevant, and engaging stories of the...
    This morning Donald Trump approvingly shared a video of one of his supporters, a senior driving a golf cart with "Trump 2020" campaign signs on it inside The Villages, Florida, angrily shouting "white power!" at a group of anti-Trump demonstrators. Trump's tweeted message, in sharing the video: "Thank you to the great people of The Villages. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!!" The "white power!" cry and hand sign is impossible to miss, happening in the first 15 seconds of the video. The video itself focuses on angry confrontations between pro- and anti-Trump seniors in the retirement community, and can hardly be seen as flattering for the racist...
    PRESIDENT Donald Trump shared a video on Sunday of one of his supporters shouting "white power." The video shows people in The Villages — a large community for those 55 years and older in Sumter, Florida — clashing with one another over politics. 1 A pro-Trump demonstrator shouted 'white power' in a video shared by the president on SundayCredit: Twitter In the two-minute-long clip, pro-Trump demonstrators are seen riding in a golf cart procession, and locals holding anti-Trump signs are seen standing nearby. Shouting and chanting ensue between the two groups before a pro-Trump supporter driving a golf cart shouts, roughly eight seconds into the video: "White power!" WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE Thank you to the great people of The Villages....
    A man has been shot dead at a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville after a white man opened fire on peaceful demonstrators in a crowded park, according to local police.  At least two people were shot - one fatally - in the incident at Jefferson Square Park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, at around 9 p.m. Saturday.  Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies performed life-saving measures on an unidentified male victim but he died at the scene.   The shooting took place at the park that has become a focal point for the city's protests demanding justice for Taylor, the black EMT who was gunned down by cops in her apartment back in March. LOUISVILLE: A man has been shot dead at a...
    THE St. Louis mayor has been blasted for broadcasting the names and addresses of protesters calling to defund the police. Democratic Mayor Lyda Krewson read the personal info of some of the demonstrators during a Facebook live event on Friday, KSDK reported. 7 Mayor Lyda Krewson received backlash for reading the names and addresses of some protesters during a Facebook liveCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7 Many demonstrators in St. Louis have shown support for the Black Lives Matter movement, as some call for defunding of policeCredit: lbfoto1 In the now-deleted video, Krewson was speaking about a meeting she had with demonstrators outside the St. Louis, Missouri City Hall earlier that day. The mayor then began reading letters from demonstrators...
    St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson (D) on Friday revealed the names and addresses of St. Louisans who had written to her demanding police reform. The incident happened during a Facebook Live stream in which Krewson was giving a public briefing on COVID-19. Towards the end of her briefing, the mayor was asked about her meeting with protestors that were outside City Hall. During the interaction, Krewson said protestors gave her numerous letters asking for police reform and other policy changes. Krewson, 66, then proceeded to read aloud the names and addresses of the people who had written the letters. At least 10 times, the mayor read aloud a protestor's full name and address, according to the Riverfront Times. The video remained posted for...
    The mayor of Philadelphia and the city's police department have apologized to the public and announced they will ban the use of tear gas after cops were seen spraying dozens of peaceful protesters trapped on a highway during a demonstration earlier this month.   Mayor Jim Kenney spoke out against the city's response to the June 1 protest after video footage emerged showing law enforcement use gas, bean bags and pepper spray to disperse crowds on the Interstate 676.  'Members of the department made decisions on use-of-force that were completely unacceptable,' he said in a news conference on Thursday.  Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw also admitted that initial statements supporting officers' actions were 'inaccurate.'   'I have now personally viewed video evidence that largely contradicts...
    By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Crews arrived with heavy equipment Friday at an occupied protest zone in Seattle, ready to dismantle barriers set up more than a week ago by demonstrators, but the work was halted when some protesters resisted by climbing atop the makeshift structures. Stefanie Formas, a spokeswoman for Mayor Jenny Durkan, said the city's goal is to improve access to the area for residents. She said city officials would discuss plans later in the day with protest organizers. The collective of protesters, activists, educators and volunteers in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest was formed after clashes with police who tear-gassed people protesting the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Durkan has expressed support...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Protesters linked arms Wednesday night at the end of an hours-long demonstration downtown. Dozens of demonstrators took over the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Ida B. Wells Drive through the evening and blocked traffic. The peaceful and silent protest was organized to draw attention to violence against Black women. The protest ended at 8 p.m.
    Black Lives Matter protests across the United States haven't caused a spike in coronavirus cases like health experts had initially feared, new research shows.  A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research used cellphone data to track protests held in 280 large cities across the US and found no evidence, overall, that the demonstrations contributed to significant increases in COVID-19 cases.   Researchers say that even though hundreds of thousands of protesters crowded the streets in the weeks after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, social distancing surprisingly increased in large cities with major protests.  The study suggests that social distancing went up in some of those cities as people tried to avoid the protests and stayed home, which in turn...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY DEAN MOSES On Monday evening, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in the Juniper Valley Park’s basketball court located on 80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North to march through Middle Village in support of the NYPD. Over the last several weeks, thousands of people all over the world have protested against police brutality after the killing of George Floyd, demanding both justice and police defunding. There are those, however, who are lending their support to the NYPD. At 6:30 p.m. on June 22, NYPD backers congregated on the sun-drenched concrete clutching homemade signs and brandishing American flags. While many attendees practiced social distancing...
    A protest organizer in South Carolina said he will postpone future demonstrations after at least 13 people who took part in recent rallies tested positive for the coronavirus. With cases climbing in the U.S. following the states' reversals of shutdown policies, an increase in testing, as well as protests across the country -- Lawrence Dishawn Nathaniel urged those who attended previous rallies to get tested. CHARLESTON TO REMOVE STATUE OF SLAVERY ADVOCATE JOHN C. CALHOUN, DESPITE SC LAW PROTECTING MONUMENTS Protesters and police clash in Columbia, S.C., on Sunday. People protested against police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis on May 25. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP) Nathaniel has helped lead...
    Middle River, MD (WJZ) — Baltimore County Police arrested a man Saturday evening in the 600 block of Compass Road after he threatened demonstrators with a baseball bat outside Vince’s Crabhouse. Police were already at the location and intervened when they saw the man retrieve the bat from his car after getting into a verbal exchange with the demonstrators. The man was placed under arrest without incident and police say he appeared to be intoxicated. The suspect has not yet been identified by police and formal charges are still pending. Demonstrators have been outside Vince’s Crabhouse in recent weeks after the owner posted racially charged messages to social media.   The owner has since posted an apology for the comments....
    A demonstration against measures taken by the Dutch government to curb the spread of the coronavirus gathered several thousand people in The Hague on Sunday, according to the public channel NOS. The mayor Johan Remkes, had authorized the event, baptized #folievirale (#viruswaanzin), but this one initially had to gather a restricted number of participants until 13:30. The demonstrators, banners and leaflets in hand, went to the Malieveld to conduct a sit-in. City police said on Twitter that they had repeatedly addressed the protesters, warned them of the risks and asked them to leave without success. “On the orders of the mayor, the police are now making arrests,” according to the police. The demonstrators started to disperse a little before...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Activists on Saturday toppled a statue of Junipero Serra, widely regarded as the founder of the California Missions, from its perch on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles.Video footage tweeted by local news outlet L.A. Taco captured a group of demonstrators hauling down the controversial statue with a rope around its neck. The hands and head of the statue were seen covered with what appeared to be red paint."Natives just tore down the statue of Junipero Serra at Placita Olvera in solidarity with #BLMprotest #antiracism #antislavery," the tweet read.Serra was an 18th Century Franciscan priest responsible for founding nine of the 21 Catholic missions in California with the aim of bringing native peoples into the...
    EAST GARDENA (CBSLA) — Dozens of demonstrators gathered Friday evening outside of an East Gardena auto body shop where an 18-year-old was shot and killed by deputies 24 hours prior. An undated photo of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was shot and killed by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies on June 18, 2020, in Gardena, Calif. (Family photo) The protest, organized by Union del Barrio and other social justice organizations, sought justice for Andres Gaurdado who was working as a security guard when he was shot and killed Thursday evening by deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Shortly after 6 p.m., demonstrators took to the street in the 400 block of Redondo Beach Boulevard. Earlier in the day, family...
    PARIS – Protesters are gearing up to stage a protest in Paris against racism and police violence and in memory of Lamine Dieng, a 25-year-old Franco-Senegalese who died in a police van after being arrested in 2007. The protesters will march from his former home, and will be joined Saturday by a separate demonstration in support of undocumented workers. Last week, it emerged that the French government agreed to pay 145,000 euros ($162,000) to Dieng's relatives, after 13 years of legal wrangling. Both protests have been authorized by French authorities, who have been exercising caution over protests in recent weeks as the country emerges from coronavirus restrictions. Other protests on Saturday in the French capital have, however, been...
    Thousands of demonstrators on Friday took to the streets all across the Big Apple, with throngs marching over the Brooklyn Bridge, and blocking traffic to mark Juneteenth and protest police brutality. Hordes of protesters stormed over the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan in the afternoon, clogging up car traffic in those lanes as they cheered, played music through speakers and held up signage reading, “Black Lives Matter,” and “No justice, no peace.” Multiple protests also took place at several locations throughout the city including in Harlem, at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall, Cadman Plaza Park and the Barclays Center, as well as near Manhattan’s Foley Square and City Hall. Protests unfolded nationwide Friday on Juneteenth – the commemoration of the official end of...
    Protesters in Portland, Ore. early Wednesday locked police inside their own precinct, prompting a plea on Twitter to let them out. A small group of demonstrators dressed in black removed a flag from outside the doors to the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct shortly after 11 p.m. They used the flag cord to keep a roll-up door from opening, effectively locking people inside. GEORGE FLOYD UNREST: PORTLANT POLICE SHARE PHOTOS OF ITEMS PROTESTERS HAVE THROWN AT THEM "Some individuals are tampering with the entry and exit doors. This is a fire safety hazard causing a serious safety concern for those in the Justice Center. Remove the items now!," said the early-morning tweet from the Portland Police's official Twitter account. Demonstrators apparently...
    By FOX 12 Staff PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) — Demonstrators pulled down the Thomas Jefferson statue in front of Jefferson High School Sunday. The words “slave owner” and “George Floyd” were written on the white marble base where the statue had stood. Jefferson High School was the starting point for Sunday’s march which was organized by Rose City Justice to protest the killing of George Floyd and police brutality. They had planned to march to Alberta Park in northeast Portland. On Saturday, protesters in Eugene knocked down The Pioneer Man and Pioneer Mother statues at the University of Oregon. Related Articles SF woman apologizes after backlash from confronting neighbor of ‘Black Lives Matter’ chalk stencil Black protester who carried injured white...
    MIAMI (AP) - The mother of Trayvon Martin joined hundreds of demonstrators at a rally in downtown Miami on Sunday, demanding racial equality following the death of George Floyd last month at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota. Sybrina Fulton joined the demonstrators who carried signs that read “Stop Killing Us” and “We Are All Equal” at the Torch of Friendship, a 60-year-old monument erected as a welcoming beacon to the city’s Latin American and Caribbean neighbors. The protest organized by several churches was one of several across Florida on Sunday. Fulton’s unarmed son, Trayon Martin, was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, while walking back from a central Florida convenience store in 2012. The...
    TOP OF THE HOUR: - 10 resign from South Florida police dept. SWAT team amid safety concerns. - Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. TOP STORIES Chicago pastor urges mayor to remove George Washington statue, rename park over slavery Biden: Dr. Kings assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyds death did Four St. Louis police officers charged with beating undercover colleague - Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Ten members of a South Florida police department’s SWAT team have resigned from the team, citing safety concerns and local officials’ “disdain” for the unit. The eight officers and two...
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a warning to demonstrators looking to set up an autonomous zone in front of the state Capitol Friday, saying that “lawlessness, autonomous zones, and violence will not be tolerated.” According to a local news outlet, a large group of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody and racial injustice in the U.S., reportedly intended to set up an autonomous zone in front of the Capitol in solidarity with the demonstrations in Seattle. The Seattle occupation, which has taken over several blocks in the Capitol Hill neighborhood declaring itself an autonomous zone, is reportedly a demonstration of a society without law enforcement – the demonstration comes amid nationwide protests calling to “defund the...
    The Justice Department is urging states and localities to apply the same rules to George Floyd protests as they would to people opposing coronavirus lockdowns and those wanting to hold religious gatherings. The DOJ intervened in several state and local matters this week, advocating the same protections under the First Amendment be applied to all matters of political protest and religious services. DOJ INTERVENES IN CASE CHALLENGING ILLINOIS CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS, SAYS GOVERNOR WENT TOO FAR In California, the Justice Department filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of a lawsuit raised by two individuals, Ron Givens and Christine Bish, seeking to hold peaceful in-person protests of 500 to 1,000 people, with social distancing,...
    After demonstrators beheaded four Confederate statues in Portsmouth, Virginia, on Wednesday night, they pulled one of the statues down using a tow rope, the Virginian-Pilot reported. The toppled statue then landed on a protester's head and cut it open, the paper said. Louie Gibbs, vice president of the Portsmouth NAACP, said the man — who is in his 30s — lost consciousness, the paper added. The man was taken to a hospital, the Virginian-Pilot reported. After the incident, demonstrators stopped to offer prayers and a quiet moment of solidarity before police told them they needed to leave the area, the paper said. A marching band played as the statue fell: Protesters take down pieces of Portsmouth's Confederate...
    (CNN)Jazondre Gibbs was up early Saturday morning, packing her car and driving with her mom into the center of Washington, DC. She wanted to be there in time to park and set up a table loaded with bags of snacks, water, hand sanitizer and other supplies to hand out to crowds demonstrating after the death of George Floyd.Gibbs was worried about the risk of coronavirus. Doctors from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Robert Redfield on down have cautioned demonstrators that crowds provide a perfect opportunity for the virus to spread.Over 1,000 health professionals sign a letter saying, Dont shut down protests using coronavirus concerns as an excuseBut after weeks of holing up at home under pandemic...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hundreds of people marched Saturday through New Orleans‘ City Park as part of a continuing movement of protests against racial injustice and police brutality in America. With chants of “No Justice, No Peace,” the crowd marched as others have across the nation, leaving the park in the early afternoon under gray skies and light drizzle. “You can’t take a rain check on black lives,” the marchers chanted as the rain began falling harder, The Advocate reported. TOP STORIES Richmond police chief says rioters blocked firefighters from burning home with child inside Federal judges rule in favor of reporter suspended by White House Trump retweets video of conservative activist saying George Floyd was not a good person...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Lebanese demonstrators gathered in central Beirut on Saturday, hoping to reboot nationwide anti-government protests that began late last year amid an unprecedented economic and financial crisis. Scattered groups of protesters arrived in the capital’s downtown area, only some of them wearing masks and face shields to protect against the spread of the coronavirus, in response to calls for a centralized protest to press for demands. But tensions and divisions among protesters were clear. Lebanese rose up against their political leaders in nationwide mass protests on Oct. 17 amid a spiraling economic crisis, blaming them for decades of corruption and mismanagement. The protests, which further deepened the slump, eventually lost some momentum and later were...
    Authorities in D.C. expect the largest demonstration against police brutality in the city since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis to begin at noon Saturday. WTOP’s John Domen reported hundreds of people had descended on 16th, I and H streets near Lafayette Square park, which has become a common focal point of protests in the city, on Saturday morning. The District has featured daily protests for the past week and they have largely been peaceful, with people marching back and forth from the White House to the Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial. Those numbers are expected to swell Saturday, amid heat and thick humidity. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters Friday that local officials were projecting between...
    The Democratic mayor of Washington, D.C., penned a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he "withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence" from the city. Muriel Bowser added in her letter, dated Thursday, that since the city's curfew and state of emergency are over — and protesters have been "peaceful," and the city is "well equipped to handle large demonstrations and First Amendment activities" — the troops are no longer needed.'Inflaming demonstrators' Bowser also said she's "concerned that unidentified federal personnel patrolling the streets ... pose both safety and national security risks" — and that they're "inflaming demonstrators and adding to the grievances of those who, by and large, are peacefully protesting for change...
    On Thursday, Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer marched along with demonstrators with her hands held up as they chanted “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” The marchers were responding to the death of George Floyd, whose death while in police custody triggered protests, riots and looting across the nation. .@GovWhitmer @LtGovGilchrist and Bishop Charles Ellis lead a group of marchers in Detroit honoring the life of #GeorgeFloyd. Marchers call out "hands up, don't shoot!" @wxyzdetroit @ABC pic.twitter.com/ExR28L3dIm — Jenn Schanz (@JennSchanzWXYZ) June 4, 2020 Whitmer marching in close proximity with protesters would seem to be at odds with her own policy; in May, a Michigan barber who reopened his shop in the face of  Whitmer’s orders got his business and professional licenses...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine’s Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing. And the sheriff in the state’s most rural county is urging those expected to protest Trump’s visit — and those who support him — to behave themselves as demonstrations continue around the country over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Trump has drawn criticism for urging governors to “dominate” protesters and toss perpetrators of violence in prison, and for his administration’s move earlier this week to forcibly clear out peaceful protesters near the White House so the president could walk to a nearby church to pose...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Maine’s Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialized swabs for coronavirus testing. And the sheriff in the state’s most rural county is urging those expected to protest Trump’s visit - and those who support him - to behave themselves as demonstrations continue around the country over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Trump has drawn criticism for urging governors to “dominate” protesters and toss perpetrators of violence in prison, and for his administration’s move earlier this week to forcibly clear out peaceful protesters near the White House so the president could walk to a nearby church to pose...
    New York City police officers were seen clashing with demonstrators in another night of mass gatherings Thursday as a citywide curfew took effect, with law enforcement out in force in an attempt to keep the peace and prevent violence that has marred otherwise peaceful demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Large gatherings began throughout the day around the country around the same time hundreds of mourners packed an emotional memorial service in Minneapolis to honor Floyd, whose death while in police custody last month has ignited a firestorm of criticism of law enforcement agencies over police brutality. New York has seen the worst violence since protests began more than a week ago. On Wednesday, an officer was stabbed in the neck and...
    A massive crowd of protesters packed the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City Thursday afternoon, prompting police to shut down Manhattan-bound traffic. Aerial video showed the size and scope of the demonstration as marchers, some carrying signs and banners, made their way over both the pedestrian space and the three-lane-wide span for vehicle traffic. The march came after a memorial service at Cadman Plaza for George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. HUNDREDS, INCLUDING AL SHARPTON, ERIC GARNER'S MOM, MOURN AT GEORGE FLOYD MEMORIAL IN MINNEAPOLIS Floyd’s brother, Terrence Floyd, lives in Brooklyn and planned to attend the service, authorities and faith leaders announced at a press conference with NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea Wednesday. Protesters...
    Police officers fired pepper spray at a crowd of Hong Kong demonstrators at a Tiananmen Square memorial, after protesters defied police orders Thursday, according to Reuters. Chinese authorities citied coronavirus threats and banned the annual vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre — where over a million people gathered to demand democratic values in China before being fired upon by the Chinese military. It is unknown how many people died but estimates range from hundreds to thousands. HONG KONG BLOCKS TIANANMEN SQUARE CRACKDOWN ANNIVERSARY VIGIL, CITING CORONAVIRUS FEARS“The ban comes amid an alarming acceleration of attacks on the autonomy of Hong Kong and the undermining of the rights and freedoms of the Hong Kong people guaranteed under Hong Kong and international law,”...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police in north Alabama appeared to use smoke and pepper spray, or another chemical agent, to sweep protesters out of the courthouse square in Huntsville. Video of the chaotic scene streamed by WHNT, WAFF and other media outlets showed law enforcement agents wearing gas masks and riot gear advancing on the crowd after protesters refused an order to leave the area. Law enforcement officers appeared to deploy smoke canisters and a chemical agent. The crowd began running away and the video showed some demonstrators crying and using water to wash out their eyes. TOP STORIES Polling shows Trumps window for reelection is closing Univ. of Alabama Birmingham professor instructs rioters on how to tear...
    The city’s watchdog for the NYPD has received hundreds of complaints about police misconduct during the George Floyd protests — tallying to more than month’s worth of reports in just five days. As of Wednesday morning, the Civilian Complaint Review Board received 523 complaints since Friday — 70 more allegations of misconduct than were reported to the agency in all of April, statistics show. A spokesman for the CCRB said it “is committed to fully investigating them.” Protestors and police have clashed over the since Thursday evening as demonstrators rally in city streets to protest police brutality. The protests, which have been mostly non-violent, often turned chaotic after dark with shocking footage emerging on social media, including a cop car...
    An Oklahoma detention officer turned in his badge after he was told he couldn’t take a knee with George Floyd protestors — then returned to join the demonstrators. “Here’s my badge and I won’t come back,” the officer said he told supervisors, according to a video aired Tuesday by KOCO-TV. “Ya’ll told me I couldn’t take a knee. So today, I’m gonna take a knee.” The man, who asked that his face not be shown in the footage, was working at an Oklahoma City jail on Saturday when protestors moved in on the facility, the outlet said. The crowd moved in quickly and torched a sheriff’s van outside the jail. Officials said they were attempting to breach the building. County...
    Orange County Sheriff John Mina explained to Fox News that it was important for him to "listen to and hear the anger and frustration” of Orlando, Fla. demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man who died last week while in police custody in Minneapolis. Mina credited the young men that he was speaking to at the protest for asking both himself and Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón to kneel with them in a moment of solidarity. “The two young gentlemen asked us to kneel and we said, ‘Well, why don't we kneel and pray?’” explained Mina. “And so we did, and I think that sent a great message not only to the people protesting out there but to...
    (CNN)Peaceful demonstrators defied curfews and remained on the streets of American cities for another night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody.The eighth night of protests saw less violence, fewer police clashes and more acts of civil disobedience.Unprecedented curfews are in place in Washington DC, Atlanta, New York City, Cleveland, and several California cities to dissuade gatherings after a weekend of sometimes violent confrontations and looting.But that didn't stop thousands of people from showing up to call for justice following the death of George Floyd, who died last week after he was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer with his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes, 46 seconds. Police officers...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd have taken place across the San Francisco Bay Area. Many cities are under curfew due to widespread looting and vandalism.TAKE ACTION: Find resources to help with equality, justice and race issuesBAY AREA CURFEW: Here's which cities are under curfew and what it meansWATCH LIVE: Demonstrations, briefings planned in San Francisco Bay AreaFULL COVERAGE: Latest stories and videos about protests, investigation into George Floyd's deathHere are the latest updates from around the region and across California and the U.S.June 2, 2020 9:45 p.m.Solano County requests assistance from National GuardAs protests around the Bay Area continue, the Solano County Sheriff's office has decided to ask for help from the National...
    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A central Illinois man was charged with a hate crime and other felonies on Tuesday for allegedly riding his motorcycle into a weekend protest rally in Bloomington and striking two people. Marshall R. Blanchard, 21, of Bloomington was being held in the McLean County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bond. He is also charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault and misdemeanor battery. When the incident occurred, demonstrators were protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. TOP STORIES Retired St. Louis police captain killed by looters Richmond police chief...
    (CNN)The curfew in Minneapolis, Minnesota, went into effect Monday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.But at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue -- where George Floyd took his last breaths -- demonstrators gathered and stayed out all night in peaceful protest.About 20 minutes after the curfew went into effect, a large crowd assembled at the intersection in a circle, surrounded by bouquets of flowers and chalk messages. Protesters raise their hands beside a fence intended to block potential police advances at a memorial for George Floyd.Later in the night, protesters stood behind a barrier intended to block advances from law enforcement and raised their fists into the air.People protest peacefully at George Floyd's memorial site.And as the end...
    (CNN)Americans have been protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police for days on end in dozens of cities throughout the United States.While tensions between police and demonstrators have heated up in many places, some officers have shown solidarity with the movement by hugging protesters, praying with them, mourning with them, and taking a knee to honor Floyd.Atlanta officers take a knee before protesters.In Atlanta, Georgia, a line of police officers holding shields during a protest Monday near Centennial Olympic park kneeled in front of demonstrators.In another image, an officer wearing a gas mask, helmet and vest was seen embracing a demonstrator in a hug on the fourth day of protests in the southern city.An officer...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Demonstrators from Australia to Europe identified themselves with the cause of U.S. protests and urged their own governments to address racism and police violence. An indigenous Australian lawmaker called on governments to use George Floyd’s death as an opportunity to reduce deaths of indigenous people in custody. Floyd died last week after he was pinned to the pavement by a police officer who put his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck until he stopped breathing. His death in Minneapolis set off protests that spread across America. Linda Burney, the opposition spokeswoman on indigenous Australians, said on Tuesday more than 430 indigenous people had died in Australian police custody since 1991. “I think we...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of people protesting the police treatment of African Americans spilled onto an interstate highway in the heart of Philadelphia on Monday afternoon just before a curfew took effect, leading law enforcement to fire nonlethal bullets and tear gas and halting traffic during the evening rush hour.The crowds on the Vine Street Expressway also led to the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the main link from downtown Philadelphia to New Jersey suburbs. Some climbed a steep embankment and scaled a fence as police acted.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. Chopper 6 was over the scene as police used tear gas to disperse the...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd have taken place across the San Francisco Bay Area. Many cities are under curfew due to widespread looting and vandalism.BAY AREA CURFEW: Here's which cities are under curfew and what it meansWATCH LIVE: Demonstrations, briefings planned in San Francisco Bay AreaHere are the latest updates from around the region and across California and the U.S.June 1, 2020 6:15 p.m.Oakland issues curfewOakland officials declared a local emergency and issued a curfew that's in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday night. Full list of curfew orders here.6:10 p.m.12th St. Oakland City Center BART station closed temporarily12th St. Oakland City Center BART station is temporarily closed due to...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew was set to go into effect at 6 p.m.However, a splinter group of protesters made its way on to the Vine Street Expressway (I-676), forcing police to shut down the highway as officers cleared the scene and took some people into custody.EMBED More News Videos Police deploy tear gas as protesters block Vine Street Expressway in Philly on June 1, 2020. During the curfew, people may leave their homes only to go to work at essential businesses or to seek medical attention or police assistance. The curfew will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.That announcement was made as looting continued in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Some police officers are kneeling alongside protesters as demonstrations continue in response to the death of George Floyd.Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with third-degree murder in connection with the death of Floyd, had his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, according to court documents.Video of Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground went viral, sparking widespread protests in Minnesota and across the country.As tensions escalated between police and protesters over the weekend, some members of law enforcement showed solidarity with demonstrators by kneeling alongside them.RELATED: George Floyd Protests: Santa Cruz police chief takes knee alongside peaceful protestersPictures and video of officers in Santa Cruz, Napa, Benicia and other cities joining demonstrators, spread across social...
    PHILADELPHIA -- A massive group of demonstrators peacefully marched through Center City on Monday afternoon as a citywide curfew was set to go into effect at 6 p.m.During the curfew, people may leave their homes only to go to work at essential businesses or to seek medical attention or police assistance. The curfew will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday.That announcement was made as looting continued in the city. Chopper 6 was over the 2600 block of Germantown Avenue.People could be seen carrying merchandise, stepping over debris scattered on the ground. This came after looting at the same store on Sunday night.EMBED More News Videos Members of the National Guard arrived in Philadelphia to offer support. Members of the...
    (CNN)UFC fighter Jon "Bones" Jones has posted a video on his official Instagram account that appears to show the mixed martial arts star confronting two men who he said were "destroying our cities" as protests spread across the US following George Floyd's death.For the sixth consecutive night, demonstrators filled streets across the country to protest police brutality and the death of Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.What started as peaceful protests have sometimes turned violent and Jones, who has called for justice for Floyd, was shown in a Sunday post making a dramatic intervention, taking spray cans away from two demonstrators in the UFC fighter's adopted home of Albuquerque, New...
    BANGKOK (AP) - Several thousand people marched in New Zealand’s largest city on Monday to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and racism in their own country. Many people around the world have watched with growing unease at the civil unrest in the U.S. after the latest in a series of police killings of black men and women. Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck until he stopped breathing. The officer was fired and charged with murder. The protesters in Auckland marched to the U.S. Consulate, where they kneeled. They held banners with slogans like “I can’t...
    BANGKOK (AP) — Several thousand people marched in New Zealand’s largest city on Monday to protest the killing of George Floyd in the U.S. as well as to stand up against police violence and racism in their own country. Many people around the world have watched with growing unease at the civil unrest in the U.S. after the latest in a series of police killings of black men and women. Floyd died on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck until he stopped breathing. The officer was fired and charged with murder. The protesters in Auckland marched to the U.S. Consulate, where they kneeled. They held banners with slogans like “I can’t...
    The Associated Press The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ DENVER — Police fired tear gas and projectiles at demonstrators defying a Denver curfew Sunday night following a day of peaceful marching and chants of “Don’t shoot” alongside boarded-up businesses that had been vandalized the night before. Dozens of demonstrators, some throwing fireworks, taunted police and pushed dumpsters onto Colfax Avenue, a major artery, in the sporadic confrontations that occurred east of downtown. The demonstration over the death of George Floyd came after turbulent protests that led to the arrest of 83 people Saturday night. Denver Mayor...
    NEW YORK -- Large crowds of demonstrators angry over the George Floyd death gathered around New York City, closing the Manhattan Bridge as they marched from Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan on Sunday night.Earlier, hundreds of people could be seen marching through Midtown, Manhattan on 5th Avenue, stopping briefly in Times Square before continuing south on Broadway.The group appeared to be mostly peaceful and the sentiment was that they want justice. Several protesters said the focus should be peace."Come in peace, say what you have to do, say what you have to say," one protester said. "Black lives matter. That's the message. Period. That's it. Look at this. Peaceful. That's all. Just hear us. Hear our cries." Chanting George Floyd in...