Protest against George Floyd murder, Groningen tomorrow


This 1 June 2020 video from the USA is called Trump COWERS In Bunker As America Rises.

From the organisers in Groningen, the Netherlands:

02 June 2020 6:00 Grote markt square, Groningen

“A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change.”

By now we are all aware of the continuous police brutality and anti-Black violence being perpetrated in the US. In solidarity with our black siblings all over the world, we have organised a Sit-In peacefully protesting against ongoing racism in both the US and EU.

Since we are still in the midst of a pandemic, we will be taking health measures very seriously during this protest so as to avoid issues with the authorities:

1. There will be marked areas (each 2 metres apart) to sit, in order to minimise physical contact and ensure that proper social distancing rules set by the Dutch government are met.

2. Bringing a face mask and hand sanitizer is absolutely MANDATORY. If you do not have one or have any symptoms of COVID-19, we strongly encourage you to find more isolated and individual ways to support the movement against anti-Black violence.

3. Bring a blanket/ towel to sit on (optional)

4. This is a non-violent and peaceful protest so any form of disruption or aggression is strongly discouraged.

After George Floyd murder, New Zealand, Kentucky


Protest against the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis USA, in Auckland, New Zealand

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today, about Auckland, New Zealand:

In New Zealand, thousands of people have marched in a protest march following George Floyd’s death. …

In the US city of Louisville, Kentucky, police officers shot a man dead last night.

Coronavirus disaster in Suriname and Brazilian football


This December 2012 video says about itself:

Club classic: Vasco shred Manchester United

Manchester United – Vasco da Gama, FIFA Club World Cup Brazil 2000 Group B: Brazilian icons Romario and Edmundo scored the goals as the Brazilians had the best of this pulsating match.

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today:

Suriname reports five new infections with the coronavirus. This brings the total to 28. The death toll in the country is one.

Among the infected individuals are children and military personnel, according to Starnieuws. “There is fear within the barracks”.

Suriname borders on Brazil, COVID-19 epicentre because of the pandemic denialist policies of extreme right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Bolsonaro said he was ready to endanger the health and lives of Brazilian footballers.

Today, news about the results of that.

Also from NOS radio:

Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama has been hit hard by the coronavirus. In a new test round, sixteen players responded positively. The infected group was placed in isolation. Three of them already felt sick.

25 players of Ukrainian football club Lviv infected: here.

Racist Donald Trump in bunker, parody song


This 1 June 2020 satiric music video from Britain is called Lurleen Trumpkin – Bunker With Me Tonight.

It is a parody of the song Bunk with me tonight, from The Simpsons.

It is about Donald Trump hiding in the White House bunker, being afraid of demonstrators against the police murder of George Floyd.

It says about itself:

Donald Trump‘s hidden Lurleen Lumpkin tribute act.

LYRICS:

In this White House
I’m turning all the lights out
Feels like Hitler’s final days
I’m looking for a hideout for the night

So I might ask you to bunker with me tonight
Bunker with me tonight, oh
Bunker with me tonight
I’m asking: will you bunker with me tonight?

Amazing chameleons, video


This 1 June 2020 video says about itself:

Amazing chameleons! Colorful reptiles hunt, chameleon species from Africa, Madagascar, India!

Chameleons are amazing reptiles and among the most specialized lizards. They are great hunters with their rocket fast tongues, eyes moving independently, and great camouflage. Watch this video to learn the basic information about chameleons and see them in the wild. Enjoy the natural footage of hunting chameleons from Madagascar, beautiful three-horned chameleons, or tiny Namaqua Dwarf chameleon in the coastal desert of South Africa. Tiny chameleon – Brookesia, is also in this video! One of the biggest, Parson’s chameleon and one of the most famous, Panther chameleon, is there too!

Big anti-racist murder protest in Amsterdam


This 1 June 2020 fast motion time-lapse video from the Dam square in Amsterdam shows how today the big square filled with many demonstrators against the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA and similar crimes.

The video only shows the first part. Later, many more demonstrators came., making that tramways and cars could no longer pass and streets around the square filled.

According to NOS radio, most demonstrators wore face masks (not mandatory in the Netherlands) against COVID-19 and practised spatial distancing. However, that became difficult when very many people joined.

This Dutch TV video shows webcam images of that demonstration.

The next demonstrations against police brutality in the Netherlands are in The Hague, 2 June 18.00 Koekamp. And Rotterdam 3 June, 17.00, Schouwburgplein square. The organisers ask everyone to wear face masks and to distance spatially.

Eared grebes, highland cattle in dunes lake


Eared grebe, Egmond, 19 May 2020

This photo shows an eared grebe. One of a couple swimming in the lake south-west of Egmond Binnen village, in the coastal sand dunes nature reserve.

Highland cattle, 19 May 2020

As this photo from the hide shows, highland cattle joined the grebes in the water.

Big anti-George Floyd murder demonstration in Amsterdam


In this 30 May 2020 video, a New York City police officer of colour says to a Dutch TV correspondent that racism is embedded in the police force.

Amsterdam demonstration

Today, there was a big demonstration on the Dam square in Amsterdam in the Netherlandfs against the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in the USA.

According to NOS radio, most demonstrators wore face masks (not mandatory in the Netherlands) against COVID-19 and practised spatial distancing. However, that became difficult when very many people joined, as this video shows.

This 30 May 2020 Dutch video shows people in Rotterdam, the Netherlands reacting to the police murder of George Floyd in the USA.

This 28 May 2020 Dutch 2020 video shows another reaction to it from the Netherlands.

This 1 June 2020 Dutch 2020 video shows another reaction to it from the Netherlands.

Brown hares, how to photograph them


This 11 April 2020 video from Britain says about itself:

Hare Photography | Brown Hares close to home

I’m very fortunate to live in a small rural village with fields close to my house, so being out in nature is still possible for me during my permitted daily walk. During these difficult times, lockdown can be extremely hard, especially for those that can’t get out in nature, so I hope this short video and photographs of Brown Hares, which was filmed over 3 late evening walks, bring a little bit of joy and happiness to everyone, during these times.

STAY SAFE!!