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Mainly black-armed demonstrators march through the Confederate Memorial Park in Georgia

(Reuters) – A predominantly black group of heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, demanding the removal of the giant Confederate rock art on the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism. FILE PHOTO: A woman speaks in front of the memorial after protesters marched against the granite-hewn Confederate Monument at Stone …

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Portland uprising declared when demonstrators set fire to the courthouse

The police in Portland declared an uprising on Thursday evening for the second time in three days after chaotic scenes in which “hostile and violent” protesters broke into the federal court and later set it on fire. An attempt was made to set fire to two statues in different parts of the city, as outbreaks of violence led law enforcement …

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Uprising in Portland says police officers order demonstrators to go or be arrested

Portland police rioted early Friday during the riots near the Federal Supreme Court in the city, calling on protesters to leave the area or to hand over ammunition to control the crowd. SEATTLE’S CHOP GONE, POLITICAL FALLOUT CAN GIVE The police described a chaotic scene. They said several demonstrators had “lit fires, thrown stones at officers, aimed lasers at officers …

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The Mayor of Seattle says neither she nor the chief of police will step down despite calls from demonstrators

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said Thursday that neither she nor Mayor Carmen Best intended to resign despite protesters’ calls to do so. “The answer is no and no,” Durkan told reporters at a press conference, according to KUOW Public Radio in Seattle. “We were thinking about a ‘Thelma & Louise’ moment,” she added, referring to a 1991 film about two …

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After the backlash, LA officials say they will not make peaceful charges or punish peaceful demonstrators

“Our office will provide the offenders with an opportunity to share ideas and perspectives, as well as discuss concrete steps that individuals, communities, law enforcement agencies and our office can take to address relevant issues protests,” the office said by prosecutor Mike Feuer in a press release. While the demonstrations were largely peaceful last week, some organizations and city guides …

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Trump mocks Romney for joining demonstrators by quoting a poll that shows his own support is falling in Utah

President Donald Trump mocked Sen. Mitt Romney of R-Utah on Monday for protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody in Washington. “Incredible sincerity, what a guy,” Trump tweeted. “It’s hard to believe that with this kind of political talent, his numbers in Utah would ‘fuel’ so badly!” The tweet came in response to a video by Washington Post …

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Officers of the Pittsburgh Police Chief join demonstrators during the 7th consecutive day of the George Floyd demonstrations – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Several police officers in Pittsburgh, including chief Scott Schubert, marched along West Liberty Avenue with hundreds of demonstrators on Friday. WATCH: KDKA’s Shelby Cassesse reports live from outside McDonald’s (Photo credit: KDKA) KDKA’s Shelby Cassese was one of the scenes of the protest that began in Beechview in front of McDonald’s on West Liberty Avenue. It was …

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Signal adds automatic facial blur to help the demonstrators

Signal, the open source secure messaging app, whose encryption protocol is also used by WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, plans to introduce a new feature that allows you to quickly blur people’s faces when sharing photos with the app. “At the moment, people are marching around the world protesting against racism and police brutality,” Signal founder and CEO Moxie Marlinspike wrote …

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De Blasio defends police tactics in dispersing demonstrators: live updates

The mayor and governor defended police actions against demonstrators. After a night of mostly peaceful protests in New York that culminated in police officers who aggressively arrest protesters after 8 p.m. Curfew, Mayor Bill de Blasio vigorously defended the police agency’s actions on Thursday. The crowd in Brooklyn and Manhattan demonstrating against police brutality and systemic racism on Wednesday was …

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