Day: June 11, 2020

'This is profiling': Police force apologises after officers question black couple for driving car

June 11, 2020

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A police force has apologised after two of its officers stopped a black couple and demanded they show their IDs because they were driving a car. Footage of the incident, in which one officer appears to suggest the couple […]

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Boy, 13, among four held over police attack shown on social media

June 11, 2020

Four people, including a 13-year-old boy, have been arrested in connection with the assault of two police officers in Hackney, east London. A video of the assault has been widely circulated on social media, showing a male officer pinned down on the ground and being kicked, while his female colleague is pushed when she tries […]

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Human rights watchdog reviewing UK’s ‘hostile environment’ policy over Windrush scandal

June 11, 2020

Britain’s human rights watchdog is reviewing the Home Office’s “hostile environment” immigration policy that led to the Windrush scandal. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is using its legal powers to assess whether, and how, the Home Office complied with its equality duties when devising policies that impacted the Windrush generation. It will develop […]

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Children with autism ‘stopped from seeing parents’ during lockdown

June 11, 2020

Young people with autism and learning disabilities are suffering human rights abuses due to the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, an investigation has found. A cross-party committee of MPs and lords listened to evidence from the mothers of two young people detained in institutions whose mental health spiralled downhill when the pandemic meant they were […]

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Tensions rise over race and heritage as more statues are attacked

June 11, 2020

Tensions over Britain’s attitude to race and heritage have heightened, with fresh attacks on statues and efforts to call off a major Black Lives Matter protest amid fears of clashes with the far right. BLM organisers said they had decided to cancel a planned protest in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, warning that “many hate […]

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Scaffolding placed around Winston Churchill statue and Cenotaph in London ahead of protests

June 11, 2020

The statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square is among the memorials being protected by authorities ahead of fresh protests. Scaffolding was filmed being put up around the statue and the nearby Cenotaph on Thursday evening. It came amid fears of clashes on Saturday between right-wing groups, who vowed to “defend” selected memorials, and Black […]

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Streets are scrubbed and signs installed as shops get ready to reopen

June 11, 2020

Pictures show streets being scrubbed, hand sanitiser stations being installed and social distancing signs being put in place as shops prepare to reopen in England next week. Workers have been seen preparing in Regent Street and Oxford Street in London today for an influx of visitors as non-essential shops can reopen on June 15. It […]

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Angry driver 'took law into his own hands' and killed man when wing mirror was snapped off

June 11, 2020

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. An angry delivery driver mowed down two people, killing one and injuring the other, after his wing mirror was snapped off, a court has heard. John Ambler, 33, had been walking along a […]

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Cygnet dies after being kicked in head by a jogger in London park

June 11, 2020

Police have launched a manhunt to catch a jogger was seen booting a newborn cygnet out of his way which later died from severe head injuries. The man, in his 60s, was also seen kicking another young swan while jogging on Monday at around 5.30pm in Richmond Park, south west London. The second cygnet survived […]

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US Soccer drops 'no kneeling' national anthem ban and apologises for detracting from Black Lives Matter movement

June 11, 2020

The US Soccer Federation has repealed its requirement that all players stand during the national anthem and have issued an apology for instilling a ban that detracted from the Black Lives Matter movement. The ‘no-kneeling’ policy was adopted in 2017 after U.S. women’s national team (USWNT) player Megan Rapinoe took a knee during the anthem […]

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