Sunday , October 25 2020
Home / Tag Archives: George Floyd

Tag Archives: George Floyd

US marks ‘Juneteenth’ end of slavery amid tensions over racist past

Washington, United States | AFP |  The United States marks the end of slavery by celebrating Juneteenth on Friday, with the annual unofficial holiday taking on renewed significance as millions of Americans confront the nation’s living legacy of racial injustice. Demonstrations, prayers and cultural celebrations of food and music will enliven …

Read More »

Juneteenth, commemorating end of slavery in US

Washington, United States | AFP |  Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the bloody Civil War between the slave-holding South and the North. But it wasn’t until two months later that African American slaves in the Texas town of Galveston were informed that …

Read More »

Switzerland grapples with its own ‘George Floyd’ case

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  George Floyd’s shocking death in police custody in the US has sparked belated soul-searching in Switzerland over the death of a Nigerian man two years ago in Lausanne in seemingly similar circumstances. The images of Floyd’s last agonising moments have circled the globe, sparking massive protests …

Read More »

After Floyd death, police face calls on screening recruits

Minneapolis, United States | AFP |  As he watched the video of George Floyd’s dying moments, martial arts instructor Andre Balian recognized the white police officer kneeling on the black man’s neck for nearly nine minutes. “There’s no perceivable way that he could not know what kind of damage he was …

Read More »

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

Paris, France | AFP | Thousands marched in cities around the world for a second week of rallies Saturday to support the US Black Lives Matter movement, but also to highlight racism and police brutality in their own countries. There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in …

Read More »

US police torn between shame and pride for their badge

New York, United States | AFP |  US police officers at the center of demonstrations that have roiled the country are caught between their commitment to the job and recognition that reforms are needed to address institutional racism within their ranks. From California to Massachusetts, several officers interviewed by AFP said …

Read More »

Fight the Power: the soundtrack of US anti-racism protests

New York, United States | AFP | Anti-racism protesters have rolled out a creative batch of chants to soundtrack the ongoing US demonstrations, but both fresh music and timeless classics are also front and center. Rapper YG’s recently released “FTP” — Fuck The Police — has become a de-facto anthem for …

Read More »