Portland police arrest dozens on 100th day of protests

Protesters in Portland threw rocks and firebombs at police who in turn made more than 50 arrests and used tear gas on Saturday night on the 100th day of demonstrations in the Oregon state against racism and police brutality. Police described what they called “tumultuous and violent conduct” by protesters on the city’s Southeast Stark […]

Trump orders crackdown on federal anti-racism training

US President Donald Trump has directed the executive branch’s budget office to crack down on federal agency training programmes that are meant to support diversity and combat racism, calling them “divisive, anti-American propaganda”. In a letter on Friday, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Russell Vought, told all executive branch agencies to […]

Protests in Washington after police fatally shoot 18-year-old

Protesters have taken to the streets of Washington, DC, Thursday morning, after police fatally shot a young Black man in the city’s southeast. The killing on Wednesday of 18-year-old Deon Kay of southeast DC prompted a late-night face-off between the police and dozens of protesters outside a city police station. Chanting “say his name”, “Deon Kay” and […]

NYC police department outlines punishments for misconduct

When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer’s union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department’s internal disciplinary system for such a penalty. Now, the nation’s largest police department is spelling out potential ramifications for officer misconduct, unveiling […]

Jacob Blake: Official says Trump Kenosha visit not helpful

Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes has said his state, the site of recent protests following the police shooting of Black man, does not need a visit from President Donald Trump following his “incendiary remarks” on the racial justice demonstrations that have swept the United States in recent months.  Trump, who has taken a hard stance […]

‘7 bullets, 7 days’: Protesters march for Jacob Blake in Kenosha

More than a thousand people have taken part in a Kenosha rally to protest against police violence, nearly a week after a police officer shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times, leaving the 29-year-old Black man paralysed from the waist down. Marchers on Saturday chanted “No justice, no peace!” as the march began and […]

George Floyd: Prosecutors seek tougher sentences for accused cops

Minnesota state prosecutors have filed a motion to seek longer sentencing beyond the current state guidelines for the four officers involved in the death of George Floyd. The 46-year-old died after police office Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes during an incident in Minneapolis on May 25. Video recordings of Floyd […]

Thousands to commemorate MLK’s dream in DC civil rights march

Months of widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans will culminate this Friday with a national march on Washington, DC that commemorates a historic 1963 civil rights march. Tens of thousands are expected to gather at the Lincoln Memorial in the United States capital to take part in the “Get Your […]

NBA players will continue season after racial injustice boycott

National Basketball Association (NBA) players agreed on Thursday not to boycott the rest of the season after forcing the postponement of a slate of play-off games in a protest against racial injustice and police brutality. US President Donald Trump on Thursday said the NBA has become “like a political organisation” after its boycott in solidarity […]

Jacob Blake paralysed by shooting, his father says

A Black man shot multiple times, apparently in the back, by police in Wisconsin is paralysed from the waist down and has “eight holes” in his body, the father of victim Jacob Blake said. A video of the shooting in broad daylight on Sunday in Kenosha, captured on mobile phone camera that quickly spread on […]

Police shooting lays bare Wisconsin’s deep partisan divide

The shooting by police in Wisconsin of a Black man sparked strong words of condemnation and a demand for Republicans to take action from the state’s Democratic governor, who said he stood by those who demand justice. Republicans and the police union countered Monday that the governor went too far, urging caution in making any […]

Protests after Black man shot in the back by police in Wisconsin

Protests erupted in Kenosha in the US state of Wisconsin after police shot an apparently unarmed Black man multiple times in the back, prompting authorities to impose a curfew. The shooting occurred at about 5pm (22:00 GMT) as officers were responding to what they called a “domestic incident”. The victim was immediately taken to a […]

Elijah McClain: Activists call for change one year after death

In the year since Elijah McClain died after being stopped by police in suburban Denver on his way home from a store, the number of people calling for justice to be done in his case has grown to millions of people around the world.  Like his family and activists who have been protesting over the Black […]

US: Police arrest 14 after Portland clashes between demonstrators

Portland police said they arrested 14 people overnight after officers were hit by rocks, bottles and paintballs, following violent clashes between rival groups of demonstrators that roiled the city’s downtown area earlier in the day. Police said they declared a riot just before midnight on Saturday after a group of about 250 people, many of […]