Day: June 7, 2020

Boris Johnson says Black Lives Matter protests 'subverted by thuggery' as police tactics come under criticism

June 7, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Boris Johnson said the anti-racism demonstrations had been “subverted by thuggery” following a day of protests across the UK. It came after thousands of protester joined Black Lives Matter demonstrations taking place in cities across the UK on Saturday […]

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Mass anti-racism protests take place in cities across UK

June 7, 2020

Tens of thousands of people attended protests across the UK on Sunday – including one where a statue of a slave trader was pulled down – after a week in which growing numbers defied calls from politicians and police to avoid mass gatherings to rally against racial injustice. In London, thousands gathered outside the US […]

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Two women found dead in park in northwest London

June 7, 2020

Two women have been found dead in a park in northwest London, according to the Metropolitan Police. The women were discovered in Fryent Country Park on Slough Lane in Wembley this afternoon. Police were called shortly after 1pm on Sunday to reports that two women were unresponsive in the park. Posts on social media suggest […]

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Police hunt teen who spat at 'terrifed' mother and newborn baby

June 7, 2020

A mother was left “terrified and traumatised” after a teenager spat at her and her seven-week-old baby in an “appalling and incredibly dangerous” attack, police said. The 28-year-old woman was pushing her newborn son in a pushchair on Car Hill Road, in Gateshead, on Friday when she was approached by a group of seven teenagers […]

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‘Just the beginning’: voices from the Black Lives Matter protest in London – video

June 7, 2020

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the US embassy in London on Sunday to show solidarity with demonstrators in America, where protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued into a second weekend. Crowds in the UK capital shouted slogans in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, calling for action to […]

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Toppling slave trader statue ‘disgraceful’ – home secretary

June 7, 2020

The home secretary has said the toppling of a statue in Bristol by anti-racism protesters was “utterly disgraceful”. There were wild cheers as the statue of Edward Colston was yanked off its plinth and later sprayed with paint and dumped in the harbour. “Sheer vandalism and disorder is completely unacceptable,” said Priti Patel – who […]

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Storm Cristobal: Tornado hits Florida as US Gulf Coast braces for battering from tropical rains

June 7, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The US Gulf coast is bracing to be battered by a powerful tropical storm and tornados. Rain pounded the region on Sunday ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which has already spawned a tornado in Florida and […]

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London George Floyd protest LIVE: Thousands chant for justice outside US Embassy for Black Lives Matter rally

June 7, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Thousands of people protesting after the death of George Floyd have descended on central London for a Black Lives Matter rally. People gathering outside the US Embassy at the protest chanted for justice and took the knee in solidarity […]

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Winston Churchill memorial defaced with 'was a racist' during London Black Lives Matter protest

June 7, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates The memorial to Winston Churchill in Westminster has been defaced during London’s Black Lives Matter protests. Demonstrators scrawled “was a racist” on the statue of the wartime British Prime Minister in Parliament Square this afternoon as thousands descended on […]

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