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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 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority […]

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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 tagged with spray paint. Dozens […]

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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 by police officers, among other […]

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Lebanon protests escalate as currency dives

[BBC] Hundreds of people have taken to the streets in cities across Lebanon amid escalating protests as the country faces a collapse in its currency. Anger has surged as the Lebanese pound tumbled to record lows, having lost 70% of its value since October when protests began. The prime minister has called an emergency cabinet […]

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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 in the interest of justice […]

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Gregg Popovich calls Trump a ‘deranged idiot,’ criticizes his lack of leadership

[The Washington Post, AP] Gregg Popovich has sharply criticized President Trump in the past, calling him a “soulless coward” and someone who “brings out the dark side of human beings for his own purpose.” “He can’t do anything to put us on a positive path, because he’s not a leader,” Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich said of President Trump. Even after […]

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Chicago leaders say looting will set back some communities that are still rebuilding from 1960s

[WGN] CHICAGO — Chicagoans who lived through looting and burning in the late 1960s said many of those communities on the South and West sides have yet to recover. And they worry this week’s rioting in Chicago will set those communities back even further. Pastor Michael Eaddy was a 16-year-old junior at Austin High School in April […]

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Tear gas, non-lethal rounds used to disperse Las Vegas Strip protesters on night 4

[FOX NEWS] LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A Black Lives Matter protest in response to the death of George Floyd on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday remained peaceful for several hours before SWAT units used tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters.  Las Vegas police line the Las Vegas Strip amid protests for George Floyd on […]

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Chicago Sports Store On Michigan Avenue Goes Up In Flames During Protests

[CBS] (CHICAGO) — A major fire broke out at a sports store on Michigan Avenue near Wacker Drive amid protests on Michigan Avenue Saturday night. As CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reported, the fire was raging at the Chicago Sports store at 332 N. Michigan Ave. Someone with a skateboard busted in and others followed and started […]

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George Floyd death: Chicago protests escalate, State Street businesses vandalized downtown; police injured, 108 arrests made

[ABC NEWS] “I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump,” Lightfoot said. “It’s two words. It begins with F, and it ends with U.” Demonstrators took to the streets in Chicago’s Loop to protest in solidarity with those in Minneapolis calling for justice in the death of George Floyd.CHICAGO (WLS) — […]

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