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#black lives matter

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

US policeman won't face charges for chokehold that may have contributed to death of Eric Garner

The decision effectively ended the five-year-old case.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Chicago ex-cop sentenced for murdering black teen Laquan McDonald

Jason Van Dyke fired 16 bullets into the 17-year-old during the confrontation in 2014.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 9 June, 2018

How many people need to take a stand to instigate social change?

A study examined this question – and came up with a definite figure.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 17 September, 2017

U2 and Ed Sheeran cancel concerts in protest-hit St Louis

There were violent scenes after the acquittal of a police officer of the murder of a black man.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 26 June, 2017

Philando Castile's family reaches $3m settlement over his death

The 32-year-old was several times by police officer Jeronimo Yanez in Minnesota.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Pepsi pulls 'tone deaf' Kendall Jenner protest ad after sustained backlash

The advert was released on the 49th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 17 November, 2016

Officer who shot man in incident streamed on Facebook charged with manslaughter

Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also charged with two felony counts of intentional discharge of a dangerous weapon.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 1 October, 2016

US police release video of fatal shooting of black man in the hope it will ease tensions

Rev Shane Harris of the civil rights organisation National Action Network said the low-quality videos, shot at a distance, didn’t clarify what led to the shooting and said they’re likely to make people angrier.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Protests after police fatally shoot man who was "not acting like himself"

Protesters quickly gathered at the scene and accused police of gunning the man down without warning.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Column: The US football players kneeling for the national anthem are doing something important

There is a long history of athletes taking a stand for justice, writes Julien Mercille.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 23 September, 2016

Video shows woman pleading with Charlotte police not to shoot her husband

There have been protests in Charlotte since the shooting, with activists calling for police to release their own footage of the incident.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 22 September, 2016

White police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man charged with first-degree manslaughter

Meanwhile, National Guard units have assembled ahead of another night of expected protest in Charlotte.

State of emergency as police fire tear gas in second night of violent protests in Charlotte

Keith Lamont Scott, 43, was shot dead in an apartment carpark on Tuesday after an encounter with officers seeking a suspect.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Police injured after community protests the killing of a black man by officer

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts appealed for calm.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Man who shot at George Zimmerman faces 20 years in jail

Matthew Apperson testified that he acted in self defence.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 21 August, 2016

'We chose not to burn the house': Inside the camp of LA's Black Lives Matter protesters

For more than a month, Black Lives Matter has maintained a makeshift encampment in front of Los Angeles City Hall.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Trump defends both sides of the Black Lives Matter protests, says he 'will reject bigotry' as president

In a statement, he said he was behind the African-American community – but also defended the police force.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 15 August, 2016

Person shot during Milwaukee protest against police violence

Officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured person and rushed them to hospital.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 5 August, 2016

Black Lives Matter protesters are causing traffic chaos at Heathrow airport

Protesters have blocked the main road into the airport, Europe’s busiest, this morning.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Obama asks Americans to "reject despair" after spate of killings

He was speaking at a memorial for the slain police officers last night.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Hundreds attend Black Lives Matter demos in Cork, Dublin and Galway

President Obama also spoke at an emotional memorial in Dallas.

A Black Lives Matter demonstration is taking place in Dublin this evening

The demonstration is to take place on O’Connell Street at 6.30pm.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 11 July, 2016

Dallas shooter was planning to bomb North Texas, say police

Police found bomb-making materials and a journal outlining plans in Micah Johnson’s apartment.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Micah Johnson 'taunted' police and sang songs during Dallas shooting spree US

Micah Johnson 'taunted' police and sang songs during Dallas shooting spree

Details have also been emerging about advanced weapons and tactics training he took.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 8 July, 2016

The violence won't end until we stop believing it's cops vs black people

In the wake of the Dallas shootings, Larry Donnelly argues that there needs to be a fundamental shift around the Black Lives Matter debate.

Five police shot dead as sniper suspect says he wanted to "kill white people" Dallas This post contains videos

Five police shot dead as sniper suspect says he wanted to "kill white people"

The suspect has been named as Micah Xavier Johnson

'We didn't want any accident': Man misidentified as suspect handed gun over to police

Hughes was later arrested by police and interrogated.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

"There's no justice" - Police officer who shot unarmed man avoids jail

Akai Gurley was shot in a stairwell in Brooklyn.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 26 February, 2016

Facebook employees crossed out 'black lives matter' slogan on office wall

Mark Zuckerberg has criticised employees for scratching out the phrase from a wall on the company’s Menlo Park building.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Time's Person of the Year is...

It was between Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Hassan Rouhani, Angela Merkel, and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 7 December, 2015

Here is the shortlist for Time's Person of the Year

Trump and Merkel are up against the leader of Islamic State.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Police officer who shot teen 16 times charged with murder

The release of dashcam footage of the incident is expected tomorrow.

Five Black Lives Matter protesters shot by "three white men"

None suffered life-threatening injuries.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 30 August, 2015

"We've heard black lives matter. All lives matter. Well, cops' lives matter, too."

Texas police say there’s a ‘dangerous rhetoric’ in America.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 9 August, 2015

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Video emerges of Christian Taylor shortly before he was shot dead

Today marks the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

What happened to Ferguson in the year since Michael Brown was killed?

“Everyone’s listening now.”

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

White cop who shot black teen says he now only goes out "with like-minded individuals"

Darren Wilson was cleared by the US federal government.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 10 July, 2015

WATCH: Investigation underway after 12 cops are caught beating and kicking black man

“I’ve got the f**king taser, here I come. You’re getting the f**king taser.”

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