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Strongman admirer Trump sees US protests in warlike terms

Washington, United States | AFP |  From the White House, President Donald Trump delivered blunt — some say alarming — instructions to local leaders confronting nationwide street protests against police brutality: “dominate.” “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time,” he told state governors. And if they tried, but failed? “Then I …

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US defense chief opposes callup of regular army to quell unrest

Washington, United States | AFP | US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that he opposed invoking a rarely used law to deploy military to quell nationwide protests over police brutality against African Americans. “I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,” Esper said, two days after President Donald Trump said …

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Music industry pledges anti-racist ‘Black Out Tuesday’

New York, United States | AFP | Major music industry labels are pledging to halt business Tuesday, in solidarity with anti-racist demonstrators demanding structural social change and an end to police brutality. Atlantic Records, Capitol Music Group, Warner Records, Sony Music and Def Jam were among the many organizations vowing that #TheShowMustBePaused, as mass protests …

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FDC tasks Ochola to explain police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has tasked the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola to intervene on the escalating cases of police brutality and explain claims that Nalufenya police station has once again turned into a torture chamber. The FDC Deputy Spokesperson, …

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Police brutality prompts FDC, NEC meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has called for an emergency National Executive Committee-NEC meeting to discuss the police brutality targeting their party members, students and journalists. The party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists yesterday at their party headquarters in Kampala that the …

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Kadaga condemns restriction of Opposition activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has questioned the state of the multiparty system in the country, citing the persistent brutality and harassment directed at the opposition. This came up during the debate on the police brutality against the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party members …

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