Tag: protest

Protest movies: Films that tackle systemic racism

The anger and rage at police violence and systemic racism is not just a week old, or a few years old, or a decade or even 50 years old. It is centuries in the making. In order to understand and meaningfully contribute to this movement will require many white Americans to simply listen to black…

France bans George Floyd protest; Biden slams Trump’s ‘blinding ego’; Minnesota prosecutors eye charges for other officers

The latest news on the protests over the death of George Floyd Tuesday (this file will be updated throughout the day). Web links to longer stories if available. READ MORE FROM THE STAR’S ED KEENAN HERE 1:54 p.m. PARIS—Thousands of French protesters defied a virus-related police ban and rallied Tuesday against racial injustice and heavy-handed…

Hamilton police close access to rail lines as Wet’suwet’en protest continues

KEY FACTS On Monday evening, more than a dozen people gathered on the tracks owned by CN Rail near Hamilton A group called Wet’suwet’en Strong: Hamilton in Solidarity, have claimed responsibility for the blockade GO Transit cancelled train service at its stations in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Hamilton and West Harbour Tuesday morning Hamilton police…

Streets of Hong Kong become protest battlefield on China National Day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at pro-democracy protesters throwing petrol bombs in the Asian financial hub on Tuesday as its Chinese rulers celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic. Cat-and-mouse clashes spread from the upmarket district of Causeway Bay to the Admiralty area…