Tag: George Floyd

Two US police shot as protests erupt over Breonna Taylor case

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by Camille CAMDESSUS Two police officers were shot as angry protests rippled across the United States after authorities announced no one would be charged with the killing of Breonna Taylor. Taylor, who was shot dead in her apartment by plainclothes officers, has become a symbol for...

K-pop fans around the world: Are they the future of activism?

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To the uninitiated, K-pop fans may seem like any others in history — loyal, uninhibited and as passionate as former generations who adored, say, The Beatles, One Direction or the Backstreet Boys. Except they’re not. Those who’ve been familiar with how K-pop fandom works know that...

VIDEO: Police accused in George Floyd’s death appear together in court for first time

https://youtu.be/Tiu24V8u_X4 A US policeman charged with murdering George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American whose death in May sparked nationwide protests, appeared in court for the first time Friday, along with three other officers implicated in the killing. As scores of protesters outside the Family Justice Center...

‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of color

The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday. The decision includes a recurring character from the series, launched in 1989 -- Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a grocer of Indian origin voiced in the...

‘Burn down racism’: world rallies against George Floyd’s death

by Dmitry ZAKS with AFP bureaus Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality. The death at police hands of George Floyd, an unarmed...

Protesters welcome new charges in Floyd killing but remain in streets

by Joy Powell with Andrew Marszal in Los Angeles US protesters welcomed new charges brought Wednesday against Minneapolis officers in the killing of African American man George Floyd -- but thousands still marched in cities across the country for a ninth straight night, chanting against...

Memorial service to be held for Floyd after week of protests

by Joy Powell with Andrew Marszal in Los Angeles A memorial service was to be held Thursday for George Floyd after more than a week of nationwide protests over the African American's death at the hands of a white police officer. Led by civil rights activist...

George W. Bush calls on US to examine its ‘tragic failures’

Former president George W. Bush called on the US Tuesday to take a hard look at its "tragic failures," citing racial injustice in America in a statement addressing protests which have roiled the country over the past week. "It remains a shocking failure that many...

ESM Goh calls for Singaporeans to do more than “pledge ourselves as one united people”

In light of George Floyd’s homicide, cities across the United States witnessed another night of protests despite widespread curfews as sporadic unrest continued across the country. Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong took to social media yesterday (Jun 2) to exemplify the situation, calling...

Trump threatens military mobilization against violent US protests

by Sarah TITTERTON President Donald Trump vowed to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control. The dramatic...
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