George Floyd

George Floyd's family sues Minneapolis and four officers over his death

The lawsuit was filed at U.S. District Court in Minneapolis by Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who has represented other families in high-profile police killings of Black men, and co-counsel Antonio Romanucci.

Jul 16, 2020, 00:10 AM IST

More white Americans dying at hands of law enforcement than black Americans, says US President Donald Trump

The outpouring of protests followed the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after being pinned by the neck for nine minutes by a white officer`s knee.

Jul 15, 2020, 11:32 AM IST

Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Tiger Shroff and others condemn custodial deaths of P Jayaraj and J Fennix

Several celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Tiger Shroff, Neha Dhupia and others condemned the act and shared their views on social media. 

Jun 27, 2020, 16:23 PM IST

Phil Simmons says he was racially abused in England league cricket

Simmons was a vital cog in the Leicestershire squad which won the County Championship in 1996.

Jun 23, 2020, 14:20 PM IST

American Museum of Natural History to remove Theodore Roosevelt statue decried as white supremacy

The American Museum of Natural History will remove a prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt from its entrance after years of objections that it symbolizes colonial expansion and racial discrimination, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday.

Jun 22, 2020, 07:56 AM IST

ECB vows changes to address racism in cricket

The ECB said they had made progress in bringing the game to more people and that they would "break down barriers and reform our structures".

Jun 13, 2020, 15:29 PM IST

US President Donald Trump says generally choke holds used by police should end

US President Donald Trump backed the idea of ending choke holds by police officers while conducting arrests. Although, Trump sympathised with the police too and suggested the use of chokehold was 'understandable in situations where an officer was in danger'.

Jun 13, 2020, 06:39 AM IST

President Donald Trump rules out defunding of police; says they protect people by risking own lives

In Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with the second-degree murder without intent, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, made his first court appearance.

Jun 09, 2020, 08:02 AM IST

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling backs anti-racism protests

Thousands of people have taken part in Black Lives Matter protests held in London and other British cities following Floyd`s death on May 25.

Jun 08, 2020, 09:18 AM IST

Sport has the power to change the world: Sachin Tendulkar shares Nelson Mandela's quote amid anti-racism protests

Amid the 'Black Lives Matter' protests across the world over the past week, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has evoked the words of former South African president Nelson Mandela that sport has the power to change the world. 

Jun 07, 2020, 16:53 PM IST

Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin players kneel in tribute to George Floyd during Bundesliga tie

Both teams gathered around the centre circle and knelt ahead of their league game, which was played in an empty Signal Iduna Park stadium in Dortmund due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jun 07, 2020, 09:38 AM IST

UK anti-racism protesters clash with mounted police

British anti-racism protesters briefly clashed with mounted police on Saturday after thousands gathered in central London to voice their anger at police brutality after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Jun 07, 2020, 07:52 AM IST

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau kneels along with protesters demanding justice for George Floyd

The protestors observed silence for nine minutes as it was the amount of time that the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd`s neck.

Jun 06, 2020, 18:17 PM IST

Johnny Depp on 'ugliness' of racism

In the caption, the actor opened up about police brutality and systemic racism.

Jun 06, 2020, 17:23 PM IST

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian resigns from board, urges team to appoint black candidate

He said, “I believe resignation can actually be an act of leadership from people in power right now. To everyone fighting to fix our broken nation: do not stop.”

Jun 06, 2020, 15:14 PM IST

Protests not an issue about American flag: NFL star Drew Brees to Donald Trump

New Orleans Saints star Brees had received a flurry of criticism after he reiterated that he will never agree with anyone disrespecting the flag of United States of America in protest of police brutality.

Jun 06, 2020, 11:16 AM IST

57 Buffalo city police officers quit after two were suspended for pushing protester

Atleast 57 members of the police tactical unit in Buffalo, New York resigned from the team on Friday to protest the suspension of two colleagues for pushing a 70-year-old man to the ground outside the City Hall on Thursday during the ongoing protests, the local media reported.

Jun 06, 2020, 08:33 AM IST

TV actress Nia Sharma on Black Lives Matter: 'Lekin Bahu Toh Gori Hi Chahiye'

Discrimination on the basis of colour is often faced by many females in the country, especially at the time of matrimony. 

Jun 05, 2020, 18:38 PM IST

George Floyd's life mattered: Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle in a heartfelt message

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle shared her sadness about the racial divisions in the United States, while talking with students at her former high school said that it would be wrong to not speak at all because the life of George Floyd mattered. 

Jun 05, 2020, 15:01 PM IST

Kanye West sets up college fund for George Floyd's daughter

He will also be aiding black-owned businesses with financial contributions in his hometown of Chicago.

Jun 05, 2020, 14:34 PM IST