U.S. sanctions highest ranking Chinese official yet over Uighur rights

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ethnic Uighur demonstrators step on a poster with an image of Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Chen Quanguo during a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul 2/2 By Daphne Psaledakis, Alexandra Alper and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on […]

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U.S. sanctions four Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Ethnic Uighur demonstrators step on a poster with an image of Communist Party Secretary of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Chen Quanguo during a protest against China in front of the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul 2/2 By Daphne Psaledakis, Alexandra Alper and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on […]

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1 fatally shot at Breonna Taylor protest park in Kentucky

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of Breonna Taylor By The Associated Press June 28, 2020, 4:12 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities were investigating a fatal shooting […]

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Shooting reported at Breonna Taylor protest in Kentucky

Authorities are investigating a shooting at a park in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, where demonstrators regularly gather to protest the death of Breonna Taylor By The Associated Press June 28, 2020, 1:55 AM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities were investigating a shooting Saturday night […]

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Trump blasts attempts to remove Confederate statues as ‘censorship’

In his return to the campaign trail Saturday in Tulsa, Okla., President Trump criticized demonstrators and politicians who have pushed to have portraits and statues of Confederate leaders or sympathizers removed. “The unhinged left-wing mob is trying to vandalize our history, desecrate our monuments, our beautiful monuments, tear down our statues and punish, cancel and […]

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Aldermen push competing proposals to defund, re-fund Chicago Police Department

Demonstrators gathered outside City Hall Tuesday to back a measure that would terminate a $33 million contract between the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times On one side, 11 aldermen are demanding that not a penny of the $333 million in discretionary federal stimulus money be spent on policing. But […]

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The Latest: 10 resign from SWAT team amid safety concerns

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. ___ HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Ten members of a South Florida police department’s SWAT team […]

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The Latest: Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on tear gas

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dallas officials agree to 90-day ban on use of tear gas against demonstrators. — Judge orders pause on use of tear gas against protesters in Seattle. — Minneapolis council takes step toward abolishing police department. — Kentucky commission votes to remove Confederate statue from Capitol. ___ DALLAS — Dallas officials […]

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Tennessee Gov. Lee says Nashville autonomous zone won’t ‘be tolerated’

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a warning to demonstrators looking to set up an autonomous zone in front of the state Capitol Friday, saying that “lawlessness, autonomous zones, and violence will not be tolerated.” According to a local news outlet, a large group of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody and […]

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George Floyd Protests Inspire Fresh Scrutiny of Policing in Europe, Too

PARIS — The killing of George Floyd has resonated in Europe, drawing thousands of demonstrators into the streets of cities like Paris, London and Berlin. Statues of colonizers and slave traders have been pulled down or defaced. The message has been one of solidarity with protesters in the United States — but also a call […]

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Demonstrators Splatter Symbolic Blood on New York Streets

new video loaded: Demonstrators Splatter Symbolic Blood on New York Streets transcript Back bars 0:00/0:60 –0:60 transcript Demonstrators Splatter Symbolic Blood on New York Streets Protesters left a trail of red paint behind them to symbolize blood on the streets as they marched through Manhattan to oppose police brutality and racism in the criminal justice […]

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N. Carolina officer ‘assaulted in broad daylight’ at protest

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer who has met with and walked with demonstrators a number of times was involved in a scuffle Monday afternoon with protesters one day after he’d had another tense interaction By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press June 9, 2020, 2:13 AM 3 min read 3 min read CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

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Democrats kneel at Capitol, plan to unveil police overhaul

Demonstrators protest at Lincoln Memorial near the Washington Monument (rear) during a protest against police brutality and racism, on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. – Demonstrations are being held across the US following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, while being arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  | Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via […]

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Romney Marches With Protesters in Washington

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitt Romney of Utah marched with demonstrators toward the White House on Sunday, appearing to be the first Republican senator to join the thousands across the country protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody. Mr. Romney shared on Twitter a photograph of himself marching among the crowd, with the caption […]

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With Chants of ‘Shame,’ Protesters Tell Minneapolis Mayor to Leave Demonstration

Demonstrators told Minneapolis, Minn., Mayor Jacob Frey to leave a rally on Saturday after he declined to commit to defunding the police. The protesters booed and chanted, “Go home, Jacob, go home,” and “shame” as Frey walked away. The city has been the epicenter of protests across the country after George Floyd was killed by […]

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For Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis, a Walk of Shame

Video transcript Back bars 0:00/1:54 –0:00 transcript Minneapolis Mayor Booed Out of Rally Chanting “Shame” and “Go home, Jacob, go home,” demonstrators drove Mayor Jacob Frey out of a rally after he declined to commit to defunding the police. Jacob Frey, we have a yes or no question for you. Yes or no: Will you […]

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