Breitbart London reported last week that England and Wales had seen a 1,700 per cent rise in violent protests in 20 years. According to the Police Federation, in 2019 some 126 protests descended into violence, compared to just seven in 2000. The increase in violence has resulted in millions of pounds’ worth of property damage and the injury of hundreds of police officers. … [Read more...] about Taxpayers Paid £1.5m to Police London Black Lives Matter and Counter Protests in One Weekend: Report
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The mural included the symbol of the D.C. flag — two horizontal bars topped by three stars — after which activists painted “Defund the Police,” making the phrase appear “Black Lives Matter = Defund the Police,” the Washington Post reported. Bowser’s government removed the D.C. flag, but allowed “Defund the Police” to remain, the publication reported. … [Read more...] about Police Made 4 Arrests For Defacing Property As DC Faced Occasional, Destructive Riots. Then They Arrested 2 Pro-Lifers For Writing ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’
She wrote on Twitter, "blk history month is beautiful but unfortunately like all black culture it has been co-opted by neoliberal captialist and we rarely learn about all the contributions black radicals have made in resistance against this settler colonial nation state." … [Read more...] about Activists are commemorating Black August. Here’s the history behind the month-long celebration
“A nice moment of solidarity,” he said on a Zoom call with other reporters. “I think with what’s going on in the world today with the injustice and the racism issue, I think it’s an important thing to come together and unify as players.” … [Read more...] about Chambers: Nazem Kadri stands with Black players. Does the NHL hear them?
On immigration, Black women aligned with other Democrats on whether immigrants living illegally in the U.S. should be given the opportunity to apply for legal status — about 9 in 10 Democratic voters across racial and gender groups support the idea. But Black women were somewhat more likely to be critical of immigrants' impact on the country. Nineteen percent of Black women Democrats said immigrants do more to hurt than help the country, compared to 13% of other Democrats. … [Read more...] about AP VoteCast: How Black women shape Democratic politics