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Thousands gather for Black Lives Matter rallies in Australia

SYDNEY (AP) — Protests went ahead in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in far-flung parts of Australia on Saturday against the advice of government and health authorities but on a significantly smaller scale than the previous weekend, when tens of thousands rallied in cities along the east coast. The biggest demonstration was in […]

For immigrants, marching with Black Lives Matter has risks

PHOENIX (AP) — Among the thousands who march each day in support of the Black Lives Matter movement are immigrants and their advocates. But protesting for them has an added risk: inadvertently winding up in immigration custody. All over the country, immigrants are expressing solidarity with the movement that has taken off since the killing […]

Sale of sacred statues riles Black Lives Matter campaigners

PARIS (AP) — A pair of sacred statues that a Nigerian museum commission and protesters claimed were looted during the country’s 1960s civil war fetched 212,500 euros ($239,000) at auction in Paris on Monday. The Igbo statues were sold by the Christie’s auction house, which defended the sale and said the artworks were legitimately acquired. […]

Thousands attend Black Lives Matter demo in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Thousands of people demonstrated Wednesday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in a park in Amsterdam named for South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. It was the latest in a series of protests in Dutch cities that have followed the death of George Floyd in Minnesota on May 25 and […]

Black Lives Matter spurs scrutiny of Dutch colonial past

HOORN, Netherlands (AP) — The 17th century has gone down in Dutch history as the Golden Age, when unprecedented trading wealth helped fund the likes of artists Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer. But the grim flip side of the prosperity — fortunes generated by seafaring traders, slavery and iron-fisted colonial rulers — is being […]

Black Lives Matter network establishes $12M grant fund

NEW YORK (AP) — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has established a fund worth more than $12 million to aid organizations fighting institutional racism, in the wake of the George Floyd protests. On Wednesday, the foundation, which has been influential in the emergence of the broader Black Lives Matter movement, said it was […]

Black Lives Matter banner removed at US Embassy in Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A large Black Lives Matter banner was quietly removed from the U.S. Embassy building in South Korea’s capital three days after it was raised there in solidarity with demonstrators protesting against racial inequality back home. The official explanation from the embassy, which didn’t mention an LGBT pride flag that was […]

Ravens LB Judon blasts Goodell’s ‘black lives matter’ speech

BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon criticized the timing of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s assertion that the league believes “black lives matter,” saying Monday that the message should have been delivered long ago. In the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer […]

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