Tag: George Floyd

Another police killing of a black man stokes US tension, debate

by Jim MANNION The fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Atlanta has poured more fuel on the raging US debate over racism, prompting another round of street protests and the resignation of the southern city's police chief. The death of...

‘Burn down racism’: world rallies against George Floyd’s death

by Dmitry ZAKS with AFP bureaus Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality. The death at police hands of George Floyd, an unarmed...

Memorial service to be held for Floyd after week of protests

by Joy Powell with Andrew Marszal in Los Angeles A memorial service was to be held Thursday for George Floyd after more than a week of nationwide protests over the African American's death at the hands of a white police officer. Led by civil rights activist...

George W. Bush calls on US to examine its ‘tragic failures’

Former president George W. Bush called on the US Tuesday to take a hard look at its "tragic failures," citing racial injustice in America in a statement addressing protests which have roiled the country over the past week. "It remains a shocking failure that many...

ESM Goh calls for Singaporeans to do more than “pledge ourselves as one united people”

In light of George Floyd’s homicide, cities across the United States witnessed another night of protests despite widespread curfews as sporadic unrest continued across the country. Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong took to social media yesterday (Jun 2) to exemplify the situation, calling...

Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as US braces for more fury

by Joy Powell and Charlotte Plantive with Shaun Tandon in Washington An autopsy found Monday that an African-American man whose death has set off nationwide unrest was suffocated by a police officer, contradicting a preliminary ruling, as cities including New York imposed or toughened curfews...

Chinese media use race clashes to criticise US over Hong Kong

Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and clashes, comparing the unrest with the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Beijing has long been infuriated by criticism from Western capitals, especially Washington, over...

Angry US protests for second night over police killing of black man

by Joy Powell Demonstrators clashed with police, looted stores and set fires as a man was fatally shot during a second night of protests in the US city of Minneapolis Wednesday over the killing of a black man by a police officer. Police fired tear gas...