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Protesters block charter buses outside NBA’s Orlando bubble

[ESPN, AP] LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — A small number of protesters carrying signs and shouting into megaphones briefly blocked at least two buses chartered by the NBA from entering the Walt Disney World campus on Saturday night, with the group saying it wanted LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and other top players to […]

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Trump Supporters, Protesters Clash In Portland; 1 Killed

[Associated Press] PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said. It wasn’t clear if the shooting was linked to fights that broke out […]

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Naomi Osaka Drops Out Of Tennis Tournament Semifinal To Protest Police Brutality

[Forbes, Getty Images] TOPLINE Naomi Osaka, one of the world’s top tennis players and the female athlete with the highest single-year earnings of all time, by Forbes’ estimation, announced Wednesday evening she would sit out the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open tournament the following day to protest the shooting of Jacob Blake […]

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Lakers, Clippers vote to end season after Bucks protest Jacob Blake shooting

All three playoff games on Wednesday were postponed [CBS SPORTS] NBA players and coaches held an impromptu meeting at the Disney bubble to discuss plans following the postponement of three playoff games on Wednesday, including the Milwaukee Bucks-Orlando Magic game in which Milwaukee players chose to walk out before the start […]

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Chicago Protesters: 24 Arrested, Several Hurt As Loop Protesters Clash with Chicago Police

[ABC NEWS] Protesters Demand Apology From Chicago Police, Mayor Lightfoot After Violent Clash CHICAGO (WLS) — Dozens were arrested and several were hurt including 17 police officers as protesters clashed with police Saturday in the Loop. On Sunday morning, CPD tweeted a video of the clash with protesters and said […]

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Mayors of Chicago, Portland, other cities blast deployment of federal ‘riot-gear clad forces’

[Fox News] Trump plans to deploy more federal agents to Portland Several big-city mayors sent congressional leaders a joint letter Monday urging for legislation to prohibit the use of federal forces in their municipalities to quell protests and respond to a spike in crime, even as the Trump administration plans to send more agents to Portland, Oregon. The letter […]

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18 officers injured, 12 protesters arrested in clash near Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park

[Fox News] CHICAGO – Tensions were heated Friday night in Grant Park as protesters clashed with Chicago police, hurling objects at officers and attempting to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus. Hundreds of protesters rallied, crowding around the Columbus statue while trying to tear it down. The statue was still vandalized and […]

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Black Lives Matter protests across the US and world

[CNN] What you need to know The nationwide and worldwide spread of anti-racist protests following the death of George Floyd have led to calls to defund police departments and take down Confederate statues.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed part of a state police reform bill package into law that will ban the use of chokeholds […]

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All four former officers involved in George Floyd’s killing now face charges

[CNN] The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck was charged on Wednesday with a new, more serious count of second-degree murder, and the three other officers on scene during his killing were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. “I strongly believe that these developments are […]

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