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#black lives matter

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

From TheJournal.ie St Louis couple indicted for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters The Mccloskeys

St Louis couple indicted for waving guns at Black Lives Matter protesters

The McCloskeys also were featured speakers on the first night of the Republican National Convention.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 27 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death Breonna Taylor

Protesters march for fourth straight night in Louisville against Breonna Taylor death

Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 25 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Breonna Taylor’s family condemn prosecutor for failing to charge officers Louisville

Breonna Taylor’s family condemn prosecutor for failing to charge officers

Taylor, a black woman who was an emergency medical worker, was shot multiple times by white officers.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 24 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council confirms Shelbourne hotel statues to be reinstated Black Lives Matter

Dublin City Council confirms Shelbourne hotel statues to be reinstated

Historian Kyle Leyden has argued that there are “definite issues” with the statues – even if they are not depicting slaves.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 21 September, 2020

'The taking of the knee is now not dissimilar to a fancy hashtag or a nice pin badge,' says Ferdinand

Les Ferdinand feels the gesture’s ‘message has been lost’.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Louisville mayor says €10 million settlement agreed with family of Breonna Taylor Breonna Taylor

Louisville mayor says €10 million settlement agreed with family of Breonna Taylor

Greg Fishcer also said that police reforms will be introduced as part of the agreement.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 14 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests Black Lives Matter

Government urged to drop novels with 'racial slurs' from Junior Cert syllabus in response to Black Lives Matter protests

Parents, pupils and teachers have called for an update the school curriculum.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Premier League players to switch Black Lives Matter to No Room For Racism slogan

The league will promot its own anti-discrimination campaign instead.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 6 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie New York grand jury to investigate 'spit hood' death in Rochester Daniel Prude

New York grand jury to investigate 'spit hood' death in Rochester

Daniel Prude died after being hooded and held down by Rochester police earlier this year.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics Ruling The Airwaves

'The words will be sung': BBC backs down in row over Rule Britannia slavery lyrics

The song features the lyrics: “Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.”

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Trump refuses to condemn killing of two protesters by 17-year-old in Kenosha Wisconsin

Trump refuses to condemn killing of two protesters by 17-year-old in Kenosha

Three people were shot during the protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 31 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs Empire State Building This post contains videos

Lady Gaga wins big at socially-distanced and socially-aware VMAs

The awards were dedicated to Chadwick Boseman.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 28 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed Wisconsin

Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed

Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.

Mets and Marlins stage walk-off after 42 seconds of silence Peaceful Protest This post contains videos

Mets and Marlins stage walk-off after 42 seconds of silence

The teams made a strong statement on the eve of MLB’s Jackie Robinson Day.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 27 August, 2020

NBA postpones another round of games, eyes Friday restart

Donald Trump, meanwhile, says he doesn’t know much about the protest and criticised the league’s TV ratings.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches Jacob Blake

Explainer: How a US shooting sparked mass protests and sports teams walking out on matches

Jacob Blake was shot seven times by a police officer in Wisconsin on Sunday.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Two people shot dead in Wisconsin protests after police shooting of black man Jacob Blake

Two people shot dead in Wisconsin protests after police shooting of black man

One victim was shot in the head and another in the chest just before midnight yesterday.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí confirm probe into 'alleged racially-motivated incident' at NUIG campus Black Lives Matter

Gardaí confirm probe into 'alleged racially-motivated incident' at NUIG campus

An Garda Síochána force has also encouraged people to report hate crimes instead of sharing incidents online.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 24 August, 2020

Marland Yarde slams death threats to Sale stars who did not kneel

Springbok World Cup winners Faf De Klerk and Lood De Jager were among those who decided against participating.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'I’m still more a person of Jesus' - Billy Vunipola explains why he won't take a knee

The England and Saracens number eight says elements of the Black Lives Matter movement go against his beliefs.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Controversy over rubber bullets isn't new - I watched an RUC officer fire one point blank at Sean Downes' Opinion

'Controversy over rubber bullets isn't new - I watched an RUC officer fire one point blank at Sean Downes'

The UN has said these ‘less-lethal’ weapons should be used as a last resort, but this is often not the case, Mike Chinoy writes.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 15 August, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Meghan Markle 'devastated' by state of US upon her return from UK Duchess Of Sussex

Meghan Markle 'devastated' by state of US upon her return from UK

The Duchess also said she wants to use her voice to raise awareness of discrimination.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Folau's 'personal choice' not to take knee, says Dragons coach

The Australian star remained standing as other players and officials fell to their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Irish clubs to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter

The PFAI confirmed the news in a statement ahead of the season’s resumption.

# black-lives-matter - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power' St Louis

Trump believes charging US couple over brandishing guns during protest 'an egregious abuse of power'

Footage of the white couple outside their home went viral amid worldwide protests against racial injustice.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives' Protest

Thousands of US workers walk out in 'Strike for Black Lives'

Employees from a broad range of industries briefly walked off their jobs in a call to end “systemic racism”.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 17 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie 'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest London

'Get off my neck': UK police suspend officer after 'disturbing' arrest

Police in London said that the technique was not taught in police training.

# black-lives-matter - Thursday 16 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed Bristol

Protester sculpture that replaced Edward Colston statue has been removed

Bristol mayor Marvin Rees tweeted: “I understand people want expression, but the statue has been put up without permission.”

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester Bristol

Statue of slave-trader Edward Colston replaced with sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

The memorial to the 17th Century slave merchant was pulled down last month.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Hamilton dominates Styrian Grand Prix after pre-race division on driver protest

Some remained standing while most knelt in protest ahead of the race.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 10 July, 2020

Thierry Henry takes a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in MLS

The Frenchman kneeled for the length of time police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck in the lead-up to his death.

# black-lives-matter - Monday 6 July, 2020

'I was silenced and told to back down in the past' - Hamilton

The six-time world champion believes taking a knee at yesterday’s Austrian Grand Prix was an important moment.

# black-lives-matter - Sunday 5 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie One killed, another seriously injured by car which ploughed into crowd protesting against police brutality in Seattle Washington
From TheJournal.ie Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values Fourth July

Trump attacks opponents as he promises to 'safeguard' American values

Trump echoed comments he’d made the day before at Mount Rushmore.

# black-lives-matter - Saturday 4 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died Aurora

Two US police officers fired after photo emerges of them re-enacting chokehold used on black man who later died

The officers imitated a chokehold used on a black man who subsequently died last August.

From TheJournal.ie 'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore 4 July

'We will not be terrorised': Donald Trump attacks protesters and 'cancel culture' at Mount Rushmore

Donald Trump accused Black Lives Matter protesters of trying to ‘wipe out our history’.

# black-lives-matter - Friday 3 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson Black Lives Matter

People should not be ‘bullied’ into ‘taking the knee’, says Boris Johnson

Johnson said he believed in practical action to tackle prejudice and discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery British Empire This post contains videos

Historian David Starkey faces backlash over ‘so many damn blacks’ comment about slavery

Starkey described the British Empire as “the important moment in human history”.

# black-lives-matter - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol Edward Colston

Man arrested over toppling of slave-trader MP statue in Bristol

The 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.

'It takes away from your focus' - Coghlan on the potential cost of protesting for Olympic athletes

The International Olympic Committee bans athletes from protesting at the Games.

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