This 8 June 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
This couple joined a Black Lives Matter protest after their wedding ceremony.
In US news and current events today, Kerry-Anne & Michael Gordon joined a protest at Philadelphia’s City Hall, after their wedding ceremony. Watch the moving footage here.
Millions march in cities and towns in every part of the US to oppose racism and police violence. By Kevin Reed, 8 June 2020. The demonstrations over the weekend to protest the police murder of George Floyd, among the biggest nationwide mobilizations of workers and youth in US history, signaled a new stage in the movement of the American working class.
Trump, Barr continue threat to deploy military against nationwide protests. By Barry Grey, 8 June 2020. The political situation in the US remains on a knife-edge as Trump’s fascistic cabal continues to plot against the Constitution.
Buffalo, New York mayor protects police in attack on 75-year-old. By Jacob Crosse, 8 June 2020. The Democratic mayor’s comments follow another week of vicious police assaults against peaceful protesters across the country.
Hundreds of thousands join protests against police violence across Europe. By our reporters, 8 June 2020. The size and wide geographical spread of the protests over Floyd’s murder reflect broad-based opposition to racism and police violence around the world.
This 8 June 2020 video from England says about itself:
Who was slave trader Edward Colston and why was his statue pulled down?
Historic scenes were witnessed in Bristol over the weekend as Black Lives Matter protesters pulled down a controversial statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston and rolled the memorial into the city’s harbour.
The divisive memorial has stood since 1895, with a plaque that read: “Erected by citizens of Bristol as a memorial of one of the most virtuous and wise sons of their city.”
But who was Edward Colston and why did his presence anger so many?
Read the full story here.
By Peter Frost in Britain, 8 June 2020:
Edward Colston: a man for who black lives didn’t matter at all\
PETER FROST is delighted that Colston’s statue no longer stands in Bristol
IF BLACK lives really do matter then Edward Colston, a man who sold 84,000 young black children, women and men into slavery and also murdered another 18,000 men, women and children doing it doesn’t deserve to have a statue commemorating his evil life and trade in the city of Bristol.
I was delighted not just to see his statue pulled down but also thrown in the harbour that engineer William Jessop built for Bristol in 1802 using the money the slave trade had brought to the city. They threw the statue into the harbour by Pero’s Bridge — the only place in Bristol named after a slave.
If anybody wasn’t sure of the demolition team’s motives they had only to take note of the fact they pressed their knees on the neck of the statue rather as Minneapolis police did killing George Floyd.
Colston’s toppled statue links the anti-racist and anti-imperialist causes: here.
Lewis Hamilton: All racist statues should be torn down: here.
By Bethany Reilly in Britain, 8 June 2020:
Met ‘potentially acted unlawfully’ in policing of Black Lives Matter protests
HUMAN rights groups have accused the Metropolitan Police of “potentially unlawful” actions against Black Lives Matter protesters in London over the weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday evening hundreds of protesters, who had been taking part in rallies against the police killing of George Floyd in the US, were held in the rain until about 2am by riot police.
Black Protest Legal Support (BPLS), a group of legal observers and lawyers, claimed that protesters were asked by officers for personal details in order to be released – an act which human rights group Liberty said could be illegal.
By Bethany Reilly in Britain, 8 June 2020:
Far-right goons plan to confront Black Lives Matter protesters in London next Saturday
HUNDREDS of football hooligans and far-right activists are planning to confront Black Lives Matter protesters on Saturday in London, campaigners warned today.
The Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), a network of hooligan groups, has called on supporters across the country to bus down to the capital this weekend and surround war memorials and statues.
Campaign group Hope not Hate warned that it “seems certain” the DFLA event will go ahead after prominent racist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (known as Tommy Robinson) pledged to attend in a video posted on Sunday night.
Defying government threats, thousands join Australian protests against police violence. By Oscar Grenfell, 8 June 2020. Over 100,000 people demonstrated across the country, despite threats of large fines and an attempted ban of the Sydney rally.
Australian protesters speak out: “The class systems need to be abolished”. By our reporters, 8 June 2020. The demonstrations were “a great show of people power and it’s a great show of how the world should move forward.”