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#black lives matter

# black-lives-matter - Monday 6 July, 2020

From The42 'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton Speaking Out

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died

The officers imitated a chokehold used on a black man who subsequently died last August.

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 3 July, 2020

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.

From The42 'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes Black Lives Matter

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

Mississippi governor signs bill removing Confederate symbol from flag

Mississippi is the only American state to incorporate the Confederate standard on its official flag, after nearby Georgia dropped it in 2003.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year

Judge Peter Cahill said he did not want the sensitive case to become a media circus with the US presidential election looming.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.

From The42 Ireland star O'Sullivan and Courage team-mates take a knee during US anthem as football returns Stateside Black Lives Matter

Ireland star O'Sullivan and Courage team-mates take a knee during US anthem as football returns Stateside

The Cork midfield maestro helped her side to a 2-1 victory.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Ahmaud Arbery: grand jury indicts three men in murder case of unarmed black jogger

The 25-year-old was shot dead on 23 February while running in a residential area of Brunswick, Georgia.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours

Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 22 June, 2020

From The42 Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall Alabama

Nascar slam 'heinous' act as noose found in black driver's stall

Bubba Wallace is the only full-time black driver in Nascar.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Protesters topple statue of Confederate general in Washington DC on Juneteenth

The statue, dedicated in 1901, was located in Judiciary Square about half a mile from the US Capitol.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 19 June, 2020

Your evening longread: What black America means to Europe

It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.

US police officer involved in shooting of Breonna Taylor set to be fired

Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in March this year.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 18 June, 2020

UK minister Raab criticised after saying 'taking the knee' comes from TV show Game of Thrones

The Foreign Secretary said today he only takes the knee for the Queen ‘and the missus when I asked her to marry me’.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

US officer charged with murder after shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back

The Atlanta District Attorney said the police officer had no justification for shooting Rayshard Brooks as he fled.

From The42 'We are tired of screaming for help' - Raheem Sterling among England players in video campaign Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

'We are tired of screaming for help' - Raheem Sterling among England players in video campaign

Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy among others also appear.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 15 June, 2020

Post-mortem shows Atlanta man killed by police was shot twice in the back

The post-mortem concluded that Rayshard Brooks died from blood loss and damage to internal organs.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 14 June, 2020

From The42 Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid return with win Black Lives Matter

Marcelo takes knee as Real Madrid return with win

The victory came at a cost, as Eden Hazard suffered another injury.

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

Rayshard Brooks was running away when he was shot by a police officer.

'Statues don't embody history': The debate around Ireland's public monuments after Colston

Dr Ebun Joseph says it’s time to move the conversation away from “dead white men”.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 13 June, 2020

From The42 'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts when Premier League returns Blm

'Black Lives Matter' to replace names on shirts when Premier League returns

Any player who wishes to take a knee before or during matches will be supported by the league.

Priti Patel condemns ‘unacceptable thuggery’ as ‘statue protectors’ clash with police

Hundreds of people converged on Parliament Square in London today after far-right groups, including Britain First, called on supporters to guard the monuments.

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

Winston Churchill's grandson says 'society has lost its compass' after statue defaced this week

The statue was defaced by protesters in the UK capital and has since been boarded up.

'Call out racism - being 'no craic' for two minutes is worth it'

Although this might seem like a “trending” topic, racism is a part of my everyday reality and with your voices we can drown out the racists, writes Tobi Lawal.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 12 June, 2020

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

Winston Churchill statue boarded up for protection as Boris Johnson hits out at statue toppling movement

The British Prime Minister said on Twitter: ‘We cannot now try to edit or censor our past.’

From The42 NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism Black Lives Matter

NFL says it would be 'awesome' to work with Kaepernick as it pledges $250m to fight racism

Kaepernick’s ‘doing real impactful work,’ a league source said. ‘Getting him in some way would be amazing for us.’

New Zealand city removes statue of British naval officer John Hamilton

Captain John Hamilton is accused of killing indigenous Maori people in the 1860s.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 11 June, 2020

'I repeated a racial slur. I was completely wrong to do so': Eamon Ryan apologises for using the n-word during Dáil debate on racism

Eamon Ryan said the word while quoting a newspaper article about a young man’s experience of growing up black in Ireland.

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

'From the moment a hate crime is reported, the hate element is filtered out by the system'

Grace Tierney of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties is living in the US through lockdown and witnessing the Black Lives Matter protest. She says Ireland must ask itself the hard questions.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

Trump rules out changing names of US military bases named after Confederate leaders

The demand for renaming the bases gathered momentum in the wake of protests.

Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake Toppled This post contains videos

Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake

The figure was toppled less than two hours after protesters gathered in the US city.

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture' History This post contains videos

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

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