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Men allegedly involved in toppling of Colston statue offered cautions

Police say men would have to pay fine and explain actions to a Bristol history commissionFive men allegedly involved in the toppling of the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol have been offered cautions by the police on the condition they explain the reasons for their actions to a history commission.The men would also have to pay a fine that would go to a charity supporting people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in Bristol. Continue reading...
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US military police 'sought use of heat ray' to disperse White House protesters

Whistleblower testifies to House committee investigating use of force against BLM demonstrators in JuneA military whistleblower has said federal officials sought some unusual crowd control devices, including a so-called heat ray, to disperse protesters outside the White House in June.In written responses to questions from a House committee, the national guard major Adam DeMarco said the defence department’s lead military police officer for the national capital region sent an email asking if the ...
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Ursula von der Leyen says Poland's 'LGBT-free zones' have no place in EU

In her first ‘state of union’ speech, European commission president delivers criticism of Polish ruling partyThe head of the European commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has said Poland’s “LGBT free zones” are “humanity-free zones” that have no place in the European Union in her strongest criticism yet of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party.In a wide-ranging 77-minute speech spanning from coronavirus to the climate emergency, Von der Leyen pledged to build “a union of equality” and criticised Eu...
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Queensland police investigate allegations officer wore 'thin blue line' symbol at BLM protest

Police ‘making inquiries’ after photographs of officer wearing US flag bisected by thin blue line circulated on social mediaQueensland police have said they are “making enquiries” after an officer was photographed allegedly wearing a patch associated with far-right extremism at a Black Lives Matter protest on Friday.Photographs circulating on social media showed an Australian police officer wearing a patch depicting the US flag bisected diagonally with a blue line. It appears very similar to pop...
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BLM dance routine on Britain's Got Talent triggers 15,500 complaints

Performance by Diversity was inspired by the killing of George Floyd in the USThe number of complaints about an episode of Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) in which Diversity performed a routine inspired by Black Lives Matter has risen to 15,500, Ofcom has said.The dance group, who won the talent show in 2009, took to the stage with a politically charged performance during the ITV show’s semi-finals this month. Continue reading...
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Trump and Biden attend 9/11 memorial ceremonies – US politics live

Trump and Biden take part in 9/11 memorial ceremonies Oregon fires force hundreds of thousands to flee as deaths riseOfficers charged in George Floyd killing seek to blame one anotherReligious right in drive to police election amid dubious fraud claimsSign up for our First Thing newsletter 4.20pm BST As politicians commemorate the 19th anniversary of September 11, wildfires continue to rage across the west coast. At least 20 people have already died in the fires, and hundreds of thousands ha...
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9/11 remembered amid raging wildfires and coronavirus recriminations – live

Trump and Biden take part in 9/11 memorial ceremonies Oregon fires force hundreds of thousands to flee as deaths risePolice officers charged in death of George Floyd will appear in courtReligious right in drive to police election amid dubious fraud claimsWoodward: allies tried to rein in ‘childish’ Trump’s foreign policySign up for our First Thing newsletter 3.12pm BST At the 9/11 commemoration in Shanksville, the names of each of the 40 passengers of Flight 93 were read aloud as a bell toll...
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Trump 'wanted to play down' Covid despite knowing deadliness, Bob Woodward book says – as it happened

President downplayed severity of virus to avoid ‘panic’DHS whistleblower: I was told to stop providing intel on Russian interferenceBiden speaks in Michigan: Trump betrayed the American peopleFauci calls pausing of vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitSign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.00am BST From me and Joan E Greve: 12.33am BST Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, is refusing to enforce a White House coronavirus taskforce recommend...
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Trump 'wanted to play down' Covid despite knowing deadliness, Bob Woodward book says – live

President downplayed severity of virus to avoid ‘panic’Biden speaks in Michigan: Trump betrayed the American peopleFauci calls pausing of vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitSign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.29pm BST Trump will deliver remarks on judicial appointments in about 30 minutes, the White House has just announced.President @realDonaldTrump will deliver remarks on judicial appointments at 3PM. 7.24pm BST Speaking at the...
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Trump 'wanted to play down' coronavirus despite knowing it was deadly, book says – live

President downplayed severity of virus to avoid ‘panic’Fauci calls pausing of Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitHow democratic norms are under threat ahead of electionSign up for our First Thing newsletter 6.30pm BST White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has now concluded her briefing, during which she was repeatedly pressed on the revelations from Bob Woodward’s new book.McEnany was asked why Trump gave Woodwar...
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Trump admitted coronavirus was 'deadly' in February according to Woodward book – live

President downplayed severity of virus to avoid ‘panic’Fauci calls pausing of Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitHow democratic norms are under threat ahead of electionSign up for our First Thing newsletter 5.27pm BST According to Bob Woodward’s new book, two of Trump’s most senior advisers, former defense secretary James Mattis and former director of national intelligence Daniel Coats, expressed serious concerns about ...
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Biden to visit Michigan as fallout from Cohen's book on Trump continues – live

Fauci calls pausing of Oxford coronavirus vaccine trial ‘unfortunate’Justice department seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuitHow democratic norms are under threat ahead of electionSign up for our First Thing newsletter 3.20pm BST As Joe Biden tries to recapture Democrats’ “Blue Wall” in the presidential election, a new poll from Pennsylvania offers some good news for the former vice president.According to a new NBC News/Marist poll, Biden is leading Trump by 9 points among likely voter...
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Crowds cram in for Trump rally in North Carolina, with few masks despite rule – live

A local GOP official urged the president to wear a maskTrump’s cash advantage over Biden has evaporated in recent months Pelosi and Schumer reject Republicans’ ‘skinny’ relief billHouse to investigate DeJoy over alleged campaign finance violationsCohen book details Trump’s racism and toxic family dynamicSign up for our First Thing newsletter 11.15pm BST Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading White infectious disease expert who has been increasingly at odds with Donald Trump, stressed that a coronavi...
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Police losing legitimacy among people of colour, top officers say

Forces in England and Wales ‘decades behind’ in serving ethnic minoritiesPolice are losing legitimacy in minority ethnic communities because many believed they are biased against them, two police leaders have said.The remarks represent a significant shift in tone after policing was convulsed by the Black Lives Matters protests, controversy about stop and search, and the use of police force. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Wales, Police, Race, UK News, Black Lives Matter Movement, Black Lives Matters


Trump weighs spending own money on campaign as funds dwindle – live

Pelosi and Schumer reject Republicans’ ‘skinny’ relief billHouse to investigate DeJoy over alleged campaign finance violationsCohen book details Trump’s racism and toxic family dynamicTrump expected to announce list of potential supreme court justicesSign up for our First Thing newsletter 5.14pm BST Trump said that he was considering spending his own money on his presidential campaign, as national polls show him trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden by several points.“If I have to, I will,” ...
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Trump returns to campaign trail under shadow of military row – live

Cohen book details Trump’s racism and toxic family dynamicTrump expected to announce list of potential supreme court justicesCovid-19 death rate among African Americans and Latinos risingSign up for our First Thing newsletter 2.28pm BST This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam. As the president tries to address the ongoing fallout from the Atlantic story, dangerous fires continue to burn in California. Wildfires have burned more than 2m acres (809,000 hectares) in Calif...
Tags: California, Washington, White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Cohen, Martin Belam, Edward Helmore, Brett Kavanaugh, US elections 2020


Daniel Prude: grand jury to investigate death of Black man in spit hood

New York attorney general says the grand jury will be part of ‘exhaustive investigation’ of Prude’s deathNew York’s attorney general has moved to form a grand jury to investigate the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died after being hooded and held down by Rochester police earlier this year.“The Prude family and the Rochester community have been through great pain and anguish,“ attorney general Letitia James said on Saturday in a statement about Prude’s death, which has sparked nightly pro...
Tags: New York, Race, US news, US policing, Rochester, Black Lives Matter Movement, Letitia James, Daniel Prude, deathNew York


Port of Dover is brought to a standstill by far-right groups

Flag-waving extremists and white nationalists block roads in protest over migrant Channel crossings Just after 1pm, below the white cliffs of Dover, Nigel Marcham offered his take on one of the summer’s most potent symbols. “Take a knee for the brethren of this fucking country,” Marcham screamed into his megaphone.Around him a ragtag collection of far-right supporters, white nationalists and neo-nazis knelt on the A20 outside Dover’s Eastern Docks. “Thanks for taking a fucking knee in the proper...
Tags: Politics, Protest, Minneapolis, UK News, Nigel Farage, Refugees, The far right, Dover, Black Lives Matter Movement, Marcham, Brexit Party, George Floyd, Nigel Marcham, Eastern Docks


Nearly all Black Lives Matter protests are peaceful despite Trump narrative, report finds

In stark contrast to right-wing claims, 93% of demonstrations have involved no serious harm to people or propertyThe vast majority of the thousands of Black Lives Matter protests this summer have been peaceful, with more than 93% involving no serious harm to people or damage to property, according to a new report tracking political violence in the United States.But the US government has taken a “heavy-handed approach” to the demonstrations, with authorities using force “more often than not” when...
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Trump denounced over reported war dead comments: 'He doesn't understand bravery' – as it happened

Tammy Duckworth: ‘He’s never had any courage of his own’Report: Trump called American war dead ‘suckers’Biden calls Trump’s reported comments ‘disgusting’US unemployment fell to 8.4% last month, figures showSign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.22am BST We’re wrapping up our live politics coverage for tonight. Please stay safe this holiday weekend. An updated summary of key news events today: 1.15am BST Report: White supremacists most serious US terror threatA yet-to-be-released repo...
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Trump denounced over reported war dead comments: 'He doesn't understand bravery' – live

Tammy Duckworth: ‘He’s never had any courage of his own’Report: Trump called American war dead ‘suckers’Biden calls Trump’s reported comments ‘disgusting’US unemployment fell to 8.4% last month, figures showSign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.32pm BST 9.00pm BST Reaction to the Atlantic story continue to pour in as Trump and the White House continue to vehemently deny the report. Former Vermont governor Howard Dean was blunt.My brother was captured in Laos in September of 1974 and ...
Tags: White House, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Atlantic, US politics, US military, Tammy Duckworth, Biden, Donald Trump, Laos, Vermont, Trump, Black Lives Matter Movement, Howard Dean, US elections 2020


Trump criticized for reported military comments: 'He doesn't understand bravery' – live

Report: Trump called American war dead ‘suckers’US unemployment fell to 8.4% last monthCould western Pennsylvania win Trump a second term?New York police hunt car that drove into BLM protestersSign up for our First Thing newsletter 5.23pm BST Speaking from the Oval Office on Friday, Trump publicly denied the Atlantic article and claimed to have done more for the military than “almost anybody.” Asked if he should apologize for his comments about service members, as reported by the Atlantic, T...
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Trump reportedly disparaged captured or killed military officers many times – live

Report: Trump called American war dead ‘suckers’US unemployment fell to 8.4% last monthCould western Pennsylvania win Trump a second term?New York police hunt car that drove into BLM protestersSign up for our First Thing newsletter 2.04pm BST Hello and welcome to the Guardian’s coverage of US political news. Today we’re watching the fallout from a stunning report in the Atlantic – and later confirmed by the Associated Press and the Washington Post – detailing multiple occasions in which Dona...
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Daniel Prude: police officers suspended after death of black man in spit hood

Prude died seven days after officers in upstate New York put a hood over his head then pressed his face into the pavementThe Rochester mayor has suspended seven officers involved in the suffocation death of a black man earlier this year.Daniel Prude died on 30 March after he was taken off life support, seven days after the encounter with police in Rochester. Continue reading...
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Joe Biden in Kenosha after talking to Jacob Blake and meeting his family – live

Facebook says it will flag any Trump effort to declare victoryAs election nears, Trump builds ‘deep state’ he railed againstHead of USPS board has high-level ties to Republican partyOfficials worry the US isn’t ready for vaccinesSign up for our First Thing newsletter 9.14pm BST During his community meeting in Kenosha, Joe Biden pledged to “go down fighting for racial equality,” saying he is “optimistic” about the opportunity for change.“I really am optimistic,” Biden said. “I promise you, wi...
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Joe and Jill Biden meet with Jacob Blake's family on way to Kenosha – live

Facebook says it will flag any Trump effort to declare victoryAs election nears, Trump builds ‘deep state’ he railed againstHead of USPS board has high-level ties to Republican partyOfficials worry the US isn’t ready for vaccinesSign up for our First Thing newsletter 8.31pm BST Democratic nominee Joe Biden is speaking at a community meeting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid ongoing protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old African American.Biden recalled how his hometown of W...
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Joe Biden and wife Jill meet with Jacob Blake's family on way to Kenosha – live

Facebook says it will flag any Trump effort to declare victoryAs election nears, Trump builds ‘deep state’ he railed againstHead of USPS board has high-level ties to Republican partyOfficials worry the US isn’t ready for vaccinesSign up for our First Thing newsletter 7.23pm BST Joe and Jill Biden are now heading towards Kenosha and will arrive in about 30 minutes.Their meeting with members of the family of Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Kenosha man, who is African American and was shot in the ...
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Joe Biden and wife Jill meet with Jacob Blake's family in Kenosha – live

Trip follows Trump’s visit to call for ‘law and order’Facebook says it will flag any Trump effort to declare victoryAs election nears, Trump builds ‘deep state’ he railed againstHead of USPS board has high-level ties to Republican partyOfficials worry the US isn’t ready for vaccinesSign up for our First Thing newsletter 6.32pm BST White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed concerns that Trump is pressuring the FDA to approve a coronavirus vaccine before the presidential election....
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Joe Biden to meet with Jacob Blake's family in Kenosha – live

Trip follows Trump’s visit to call for ‘law and order’As election nears, Trump builds the very ‘deep state’ he railed againstHead of USPS board of governors has high-level ties to Republican partyHealth officials worry the US isn’t ready for Covid vaccinesSign up for our First Thing newsletter 2.28pm BST Bernie Sanders rejected the Trump campaign’s argument that Joe Biden has adopted his “radical socialist” agenda.Appearing on MSNBC, Sanders was asked if the president’s attacks on the Democr...
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Trump is trying to pin Kenosha on Biden – but he created the chaos and violence | Richard Wolffe

Make no mistake: this is Trump’s America, where protesters are shot by vigilantes as police look on Donald Trump took a trip to a place called Biden’s America on Tuesday. It is a strange land where the president of the United States is a helpless guest, a doomed corner of his own country that is somehow ruled by a former vice president.It is a topsy-turvy place, this Biden’s America. Occasionally, the president can regain his magical ruling powers by summoning assorted minions in uniforms and in...
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