George Floyd family sues Minneapolis officers

George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death, alleging the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force. Continue Reading

Editorial: No discrimination…

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has adopted a resolution strongly condemning the continuing racially discrimination and violent practices perpetrated by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African descent. Continue Reading

Fight against racism, says UN chief

The United Nations secretary-general António Guterres is urging a global fight against racism and discrimination following the murderous act of police brutality against George Floyd that has led to widespread protests in the United States and cities around the world. Continue Reading

George Floyd’s family calls for justice

George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialized at his funeral on Tuesday as an ordinary brother transformed by fate into the cornerstone of a movement. Continue Reading

Trump says defacement of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue was a disgrace

Days after a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the US was vandalised with graffiti and spray painting during the nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd, President Donald Trump has said the defacement of the statue by unknown miscreants was a ‘disgrace’. Continue Reading

‘FB, Google, Twitter won’t be reined in by Trump order’

The world’s mighty digital platforms will be reined in only when privacy regulation knocks their business model of “uninhibited data collection” which in turn will erode their margins, and it’s unlikely that firestorms over content policy regulation will spark major change, co-director of the Digital Platforms and Democracy Project at Harvard Kennedy School told IANS. Continue Reading

New York City extends curfew till Sunday to curb violence

New York City will be under a curfew from 8 pm to 5 am the next morning till Sunday to curb criminal acts emerging from protests over the death of black man George Floyd, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Continue Reading

New York imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday as officials tried, unsuccessfully, to prevent another night of destruction amid protests over George Floyd’s death. Continue Reading