George Floyd died in police brutality in Minneapolis on May 25. His death triggered widespread protests, some violent and many peaceful, across every city in America. Such has been the public outrage in US that tens of thousands of people continued with their demonstrations throughout last week, as the Floyd case reignited deep seated anger over police killings of black Americans and racism. Demonstrators took to the streets not only to express their outrage at the treatment of Floyd but to condemn police brutality against black Americans more widely. What began as a local protest in Minneapolis soon became a national indignation and cut through global consciousness in a way not seen since the police attack on Rodney King in 1991. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrations have taken place in public squares from Paris to London to Amsterdam to Sydney to Auckland. The worldwide protests against the visceral horror of Floyd s slow public execution under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and frequent cases of police brutality and fatal use of force by law enforcement officers against African Americans shows that racism and police brutality are not specific only to US but is a global phenomenon by its very nature. It is not uncommon to see similar dynamics in Brazil, or Australia, or Britain, or even India in its different manifestation. More generally and at a larger level, the violence and protests that followed Floyd s killing have called for an end to deep rooted racism and discrimination against Blacks in the US, which is said to be worse than in Europe. It is also said that in the US, Black deaths are not a flaw in the system. They are the system. For many the outrage over Floyd s death reflects years of frustration over socio economic inequality and discrimination.
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Some educators recoil at this statement, claiming that because they are educators they must remain politically neutral. But Black Lives Matter is not a political statement. It is an affirmation of the humanity of our students and communities. Neutrality on matters of justice serves only the oppressors. Neutrality in the pursuit of justice for Black Lives betrays the communities we serve.The recent nationwide protests in response to the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police have laid bare the profound societal inequities many Black Americans experience. While educators have been supporters of peaceful protests and advocates for change in police practices, as calls go out demanding we reform how law enforcement treats Black Americans, particularly young Black males, we must question what s happening to Black children in our schools and move beyond protest to action.
This protest comes in the aftermath of the deadly border clash in the Himalayas that left 20 Indian soldiers dead and 76 injured. Despite the impact of coronavirus in New York, the demonstration saw dozens of Indian origin Americans standing in solidarity with members of the Tibetan community and Taiwanese Americans.Since the Galwan standoff between India and China, anti China protests have broken out in several cities in the United States and scenes in New York looked no different as people were seen holding placards, raising the Indian and Tibetan national flags along with chanting pro India and anti china slogans.
Recent Black Lives Matter protests across the country have honed in on distrust between police and the citizens they serve.HBSI Capitol and Police Window CEO Michael Brown said this is something he is hoping to change.
The House and Senate moved quickly to enact the legislation after the Chinese government imposed a new national security law in the territory that critics say is aimed at squashing protests against the government and could lead to, in some cases, life imprisonment.The legislation has been a high priority for members of both parties, who ve been joining forces on measures to pressure the government in Beijing on trade and human rights.
From Iqbal Bano singing it to a charged crowd in Lahore in 1986, to students reciting its verses on campus protests across India late last year, Faiz Ahmed Faiz s Hum Dekhenge has continued to inspire activists for decades. Why do the leftist poet s words continue to resonate beyond their original context?
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Ever since the incident of George Floyd s horrific death at the hands of a rogue and irresponsible police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, we, the American public, have been subjected to non stop protests and situations that have escalated into acts of utter violence, looting, burning, destruction of property, disrespect for law and order, the defacing of America s buildings and historical monuments and statues. The original premise of protesting against police brutality and the wrongful death of Mr. Floyd has now become a totally out of control mob mentality bent on lawlessness and anarchy.The Black Lives Matter movement said the protests against certain injustices were to be peaceful. Anybody having a television, computer or any digital device knows otherwise. There s plenty of proof that the marches and protests, violent occupations of portions of major cities, under any banner or name, are anything but peaceful. These riots incited arson, shootings, vandalism, rape and now at least two murders, providing unmitigated evidence that any intention of peaceful assembly has been totally abandoned.
At the intersection of these two fights for equality are Black transgender people.Imara Jones, an independent journalist and founder of TransLash media, told NPR''s All Things Considered, that this moment has been "a crucible."
Heinz, who grew up in Elmhurst and graduated from York High School, attended college at the University of Louisville. She was in the city in March, when Black EMT and aspiring nurse Breonna Taylor was shot to death by police in her home while she slept when they allegedly executed a search warrant of the wrong home.Heinz has friends who were co workers of Taylor''s. Friends flocked to Louisville''s Jefferson Park daily for protests, and Heinz attended.
Black power, suffering and the fight for justice took center stage at the BET awards on Sunday, the first Black celebrity event in the United States since nationwide mass protests broke out this month over systemic racism. The show, which celebrates Black excellence in music, film, sports and philanthropy, was filled with speeches, songs, images of protests and the names of dozens of Black men and women who have died at the hands of police in recent years.
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Pride events to celebrate LGBT rights are held globally throughout June although most were canceled or moved online this year because of the coronavirus pandemic but the emergence of protests over racial injustice spurred a series of live events.While studies show LGBT people of color are more prone to violence and poverty, a 2018 Stonewall YouGov survey also found more than half of Black, Asian and other minority LGBT Britons experienced discrimination from members of their own community.
As protests and calls for racial justice consumed Washington, D.C., local artist and educator Keyonna Jones received a call from a friend about a secret city project.
The deceased have been identified as Jayaraj (59) and his son Bennix (31). Two sub inspectors have been suspended.According to the protesters and other local residents, Jayaraj along with Bennix ran a mobile shop named APJ in the town. On Friday, he closed his shop around 8:15 pm. Personnel from the Sathankulam police station, who were on patrol duty, reportedly pulled him up for running the store beyond the permitted time, and an argument took place.
US Ambassador to India Ken Auster apologised on Twitter after Mahatma Gandhi''s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. was desecrated by unruly elements involved in the ongoing George Floyd protests. According to a report by ANI, Park Police have launched an investigation into the matter.Auster wrote, So sorry to see the desecration of the Gandhi statue in Wash, DC. Please accept our sincere apologies. Appalled as well by the horrific death of George Floyd and the awful violence and vandalism. We stand against prejudice and discrimination of any type. We will recover amp; be better.