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Ex-policeman found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

The jury deliberated less than 11 hours before finding 45-year-old Chauvin guilty of all three charges against him: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter

George Floyd's casket is seen on display during a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Minneapolis reaches $27m settlement with Floyd family

Lawyers for the Floyd family said it is the “largest pre-trial settlement in a civil rights wrongful death case in US history”

George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd (C) kneels, flanked by family members, at a memorial at the site where his brother died while being arrested, after attending a press conference on 12 March 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

UN sets up inquiry into racism after George Floyd death

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday condemned discriminatory and violent policing after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month and ordered a report on "systemic racism" against people ...

Denise Richardson Gordon of Pittsfield, New Hampshire, talks about her experiences with racism during a Black Lives Matter protest against racial injustice in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, US, on 20 June 2020

Protesters topple Washington DC statue of Confederate general

Several monuments depicting Confederate figures have been toppled by demonstrators, who have been protesting systemic racism, police brutality and injustice

Protesters attempt to topple a statue of Albert Pike during an event to mark Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States, amid nationwide protests against racial inequality, in Washington, DC, US, on 19 June 2020

How George Floyd’s death changed Jordin Sparks’ thinking

In an interaction with SiriusXM DJ Joe Madison, Jordin admitted that she used to be nervous to speak out publicly in the past, but amid the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of George ...

Jordin Sparks

French police protest against chokehold ban

The protests followed a meeting between police unions and interior minister Christophe Castaner meant to try and allay the simmering police anger

Police officers attend a demonstration against French interior minister Christophe Castaner's reforms, including ditching a controversial chokehold method of arrest, following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, on 12 June 2020

UK council stops plan to remove statue of scout founder Baden-Powell

A British statue of Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide scouting movement, will be given 24-hour security until it is removed or until the threat subsides after it became a target of ...

Matthew Trott a Scout from the Thane Rover Crew of Cwmbran in Wales salutes a statue of Robert Baden-Powell in Poole, the statue is due to be removed following protests against the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Poole, Britain, on 11 June 2020

Trump rejects removing names of pro-slavery leaders from US bases

President Donald Trump ruled out renaming US military bases that are named for Confederate leaders on Wednesday even as NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from its races and Democrats sought the ...

US president Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson (2ndR) and other conservative black supporters in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, US, on 10 June 2020

Protesters tear down Columbus statue in Minnesota

A group of protesters pulled down a statue of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Thursday, the latest US monument to be torn down amid nationwide demonstrations ...

A statue of Christopher Columbus, which was toppled to the ground by protesters, is loaded onto a truck on the grounds of the State Capitol on 10 June 2020 in St Paul, Minnesota

Oxford protesters target statue of colonialist

Many academics and public figures oppose the removal of such monuments, arguing they merely reflect history and should be used as points of discussion

A demonstrator is seen with a placard during a protest for the removal of a statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes on the outside of Oriel College in Oxford, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Oxford, Britain, on 9 June 2020
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