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University of Texas Longhorns football players and head coach Tom Herman marched alongside Austin Police Department personnel for about a mile to the Texas State Capitol on Thursday: ...
- U.S.Evening Standard
Boris Johnson tells Donald Trump 'racism and racist violence has no place in our society' following George Floyd’s death
Boris Johnson said his message to Donald Trump is that "racism and racist violence has no place in our society" following the death of George Floyd.At the Downing Street press conference, the Prime Minister was asked what his message was on behalf of those protesting in London in solidarity with Black Lives Matter .
- U.S.The Telegraph
The mother of murdered fusilier Lee Rigby has called for people to stop using her son's memory to "fuel arguments against the Black Lives Matter protests". In a post on the Lee Rigby Foundation Facebook page, Lyn Rigby said her family were "aware of a number of posts using images of Lee and his murder in a divisive way". It came after protests in London over the death of a black man at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, threatened to be marred when police were attacked in Whitehall at the end of hours of angry and passionate - but non-violent - demonstrations. She said: "Lee proudly served his country to protect the rights and freedoms of all members of this great melting pot of a nation. "Seeing his image used to cause hate of any kind, especially for those exercising their freedoms in protest against this issue, hurts. "We find these posts extremely heartbreaking and distressing, and in complete opposition to what Lee stood for." Private Lee Rigby, of the Royal Fusiliers, was murdered in May 2013 at the age of 25 on the streets of Woolwich, London, by two Islamic extremists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, who are both serving life sentences. Over the past few days, some social media posts from people opposed to the Black Lives Matter protests have compared his death and the reaction to it with that of George Floyd in the US. Mrs Rigby wrote: "We ask you all to please stop using his image and memory in such posts as he was a lover of all of humanity. Every race, gender, creed, sexuality and colour. "So seeing such use of his name harms not only his family but his legacy and memory." Mr Floyd died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes in Minneapolis on May 25, sparking protests throughout the US and, more recently, the UK. Mrs Rigby added: "Our thoughts and support goes out to George Floyd's friends and family at this tragic time."
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Bhad Barbie has entered rehab to seek treatment for childhood trauma and prescription pills abuse, her management has confirmed.The “These Heaux” rapper, real name Danielle Bregoli, has been in the facility for several weeks now and sources told TMZ that they expect her to stay there for 30 to 90 days.
In what could be the perfect picture (or, screenshot) of the spring of 2020, 12 heads of state, plus some high profile VIPs, are attending a virtual coverage hosted by the UK government today. The event is to support GAVI (the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations), an international partnership created to help low- and middle-income governments provide vaccines for their populations at a subsidized cost. GAVI, whose budget is funded every five years, is seeking $7.4 billion to carry on its program until 2025, and the renewal could not have fallen at a more appropriate time: There may never have been another moment when vaccines where this much of a priority for every government.
Jake Paul, a high-profile YouTube creator and digital influencer, was charged by police in Scottsdale, Ariz., with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after he was identified among a crowd of looters at a local mall Sunday. "In our continued investigation it was confirmed that Jake Paul was in attendance & remained inside after an unlawful […]
Video American Airlines passengers stand in unity with black man who alleges he was thrown of flight for race
This is the shocking moment a Black man on a Los Angeles-based American Airlines flight was forced off the plane, for reasons he says were about his race on May 31. "She screamed at him and publicly humiliated him and made him return to his seat. He complied, yet was still unjustly removed from the flight. 5 bystanders witnessed the injustice and stood up for Mr. Banks while the rest of the passengers turned a blind eye," said the filmer, Aubrey. Six passengers chose to de-plane with Banks as a sign of solidarity but only stopped when LAX intervened. Newsflare's request to speak to American Airlines has not been returned.
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The will of Baskin's missing husband is "100 percent a forgery," Hillsborough County, Fla., Sheriff Chad Chronister says.