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Young Protesters Say Voting Isn’t Enough. Will They Do It Anyway?

Barack Obama has a favorite saying on the campaign trail: “Don’t boo — vote.”. And young protesters, galvanized by police brutality and a rash of political disappointments, seem to be sketching out a present-day response:. Sure, maybe. But first, some well-directed fury. “I’m tired. I’m literally tired. I’m tired of having to do this,” said Aalayah Eastmond, 19, who survived the 2018 massacre at her high school in Parkland, Fla., became a gun ... Full story

Britain's Banksy depicts U.S. flag on fire in Floyd tribute

An artwork by Banksy is seen in this image obtained from his Instagram account on June 6, 2020. Instagram/@banksy via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. LONDON (Reuters) - Reclusive British street artist Banksy published a new artwork online on Saturday which depicts the United States flag being set alight by a candle that forms part of a memorial to an anonymous, black, silhouetted ... Full story

Denver police ordered to stop using tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters

Tracing the origins of tear gas. A federal judge ordered police in Denver on Friday to temporarily stop using tear gas, rubber bullets and other "less-than-lethal" forces like flash grenades during protests . The order comes following a class-action lawsuit against the city of Denver and the Denver Police Department. The plaintiffs in the suit alleged the Denver police used excessive force against activists protesting police brutality in the ... Full story

Protest videos reveal violence that was contradicted by police accounts

On May 26, the morning after George Floyd’s last gasps underneath a policeman’s knee, the Minneapolis Police Department wrote he had “physically resisted” officers, who noted Floyd “appeared to be suffering medical distress.”. That news release went online hours before video revealed two things the public may have never learned otherwise: the source of his distress was nearly nine minutes of Derek Chauvin’s leg pressed into Floyd’s neck, and ... Full story

Hamburg police use pepper spray as protests turn ugly

FILE PHOTO: People protest against police brutality and the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, at the U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg, Germany June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer. BERLIN (Reuters) - Police in the German city of Hamburg used pepper spray on protesters on Saturday and were ready to deploy water cannons as some demonstrations in support of U.S. anti-racist protests against police brutality ... Full story

Global coronavirus cases top 7 million as outbreak grows in Brazil, India - Reuters tally

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face shields walk inside a park after few restrictions were lifted, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi. (Reuters) - Global cases of the novel coronavirus topped 7 million on Saturday, as case numbers surge in Brazil and India, according to a Reuters tally. About 30% of those cases, or 2 ... Full story

Soccer: Hertha and Dortmund players kneel in tribute to George Floyd

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund v Hertha BSC - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - June 6, 2020 Borussia Dortmund and Hertha players take a knee before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Lars Baron/Pool via REUTERS DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video. DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Players of Borussia ... Full story

Impossible to play under U.S. Open's COVID-19 protocols, says Djokovic

(Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic has said participating in the U.S. Open would be an impossible task due to the “extreme” COVID-19 protocols in place for the tournament at Flushing Meadows. World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic holds a news conference on the upcoming Adria Tour tennis tournament, in Belgrade, Serbia, May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Marko Djurica. The U.S. Open, scheduled to begin on Aug. 31, will be the first Grand ... Full story

Hamburg police use pepper spray as protests turn ugly

A demonstrator speaks to a police officer during a protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Berlin, Germany June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch. BERLIN (Reuters) - Police in the German city of Hamburg used pepper spray on protesters on Saturday and were ready to deploy water cannons as some demonstrations in support of U.S. anti-racist protests ... Full story

Texas sees record uptick in COVID-19 cases as protests continue

Two of Texas' biggest cities are reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past several days as concerns mount over how protests sparked by the death of George Floyd may be increasing the spread of the virus. Dallas County announced an additional 298 positive cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, according to Dallas County Health and Human Services, bringing the total number of cases in the county to 11,541. Meanwhile, the city of ... Full story

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