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D.C. protests: The latest on George Floyd demonstrations Saturday in Washington

After eight days of protests in the District over the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, officials are preparing for the week’s biggest demonstration in Washington . Tens of thousands of protesters are expected Saturday in an all-out rebuke of aggressive police tactics, racism and the Trump administration’s militant approach to days of unrest that have gripped cities across the country. After week of protest, Saturday ... Full story

Australians defy virus in mass anti-racism rallies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Protesters in Australia are also highlighting the mistreatment of Aboriginal people. Tens of thousands of people have protested across Australia in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Rallies were held despite warnings from officials over the coronavirus. A ban in Sydney was lifted only at the last minute and some organisers have been fined for breaking health rules. The marches ... Full story

George Floyd: Crowds gather to protest across the UK News

Image caption Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Parliament Square. Crowds have gathered across the UK as protests over the death of George Floyd get under way. Protesters have ignored official advice to avoid mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Home Secretary Priti Patel telling people it was "for the safety of all of us". Demonstrators have congregated in London's Parliament Square and gatherings are planned across the ... Full story

Madrid reopens its museums - Reuters

Musicians perfom next to Spanish artist Diego Velazquez's paintings as the Prado museum reopens amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Madrid, Spain, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Juan Medina TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid residents wearing face masks queued two meters apart to be among the first visitors back in the city’s famed galleries on Saturday, as the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums reopened ... Full story

From Eric Garner to George Floyd, 12 black lives lost in police encounters that stoked mass protests

They are bookends in a tragic streak of encounters with U.S. law enforcement, milestone markers that claimed the lives of black people. The eerily similar last words of "I can't breathe" uttered by Eric Garner and George Floyd echo across six years of accumulating carnage in the nation's history as protesters in the burning streets of American cities keep pleading for the recurring nightmare to end. From the police chokehold that cost Garner ... Full story

Hundreds of Lebanese resume anti-government protests as lockdown eased

Demonstrators gather as they hold Lebanese flags during a protest against the government performance and worsening economic conditions, in Beirut, Lebanon June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Aziz Taher. BEIRUT (Reuters) - Several hundred Lebanese protestors took to the streets on Saturday, with some throwing stones and demanding the government resign over its handling of a deep economic crisis as hardship increases. The demonstrators, many wearing face masks ... Full story

OPEC and allies to agree one-month extension to output cuts - OPEC delegate

FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed Opec logo in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - OPEC and its allies led by Russia are “most likely” to agree on a one-month extension to an oil production cuts deal on Saturday, an OPEC delegate said. The delegate, who spoke on condition that he not be identified, said: “It is most likely that the meeting today will ... Full story

Oil workers, Louisiana island residents flee ahead of Storm Cristobal

Workers disembark from a helicopter after being evacuated from oil production platforms ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal, at Bristow Galliano Heliport in Galliano, Louisiana, U.S. June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman. HOUSTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Cristobal moved through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Saturday carrying strong winds and heavy rains that prompted the evacuation of a coastal Louisiana community and dozens of offshore oil ... Full story

Vatican arrest man over luxury property deal

Image caption Pope Francis has suggested the property deal was corrupt. An Italian businessman who helped the Vatican to buy luxury property in London in a controversial deal has been arrested by Vatican police. Gianluigi Torzi is accused of extortion, embezzlement, aggravated fraud and money laundering in relation to the $200m (£160m) deal. He is being held in Vatican police barracks, and faces up to 12 years in prison if found guilty. The ... Full story

Buffalo police officers await arraignment as supporters gather outside court

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Reuters) - Hundreds of law enforcement officers gathered outside two Buffalo courthouses on Saturday in support of two police officers expected to be arraigned on criminal charges for shoving an elderly protestor to the ground at a march against racism. A view shows a Buffalo Police vehicle parked in front of the city hall before a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Niagara Square, in ... Full story