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Portland officials call for end to violence after nearly 9 months of protests – National

Click to play video: 'America Votes 2020: Destruction in Portland, Ore. expected despite results'

Leaders and elected officials in Portland, Oregon, came together Monday to demand an end to violence, criminal destruction and intimidation by “anarchists” as destructive protests continue in the city. For nearly nine months protesters have called for police reform and an end to systemic racism in Portland, which has become a key city in the…

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Call to ban ‘static’ demos: Police should have the power to stop stationary protests, watchdog says

Police should be given powers to ban 'static protests' by groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter, a watchdog says today. Officers sometimes fail to take into account the disruption that stationary protests cause for nearby residents and businesses, a major report found. Pictured: Extinction Rebellion protesters in London in January 2020 [File photo]

Call to ban ‘static’ demos: Police should have the power to stop stationary protests by groups such as BLM and Extinction Rebellion, watchdog says Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services said forces should be able to ban ‘static’ demos in the same way as protest marches A report by the watchdog…

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How corporate Canada is addressing anti-Black racism 8 months after protests – National

Click to play video '#BlackNorth initiative launched to end systemic racism on Toronto’s Bay Street, corporate Canada'

Eight months after corporate Canada committed itself to address systemic racism within its workplaces and power structures, those who are committed to holding businesses accountable say they’re optimistic that change is happening. Over 450 companies have signed the BlackNorth Initiative’s “pledge,” a list of promises for CEOs to adopt that include hiring more Black people…

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Chicago to ‘review’ 41 statues in light of BLM protests

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (pictured above) announced on Wednesday that Chicago is reviewing the fate of 41 statues including those honoring Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, and Christopher Columbus

Chicago announced on Wednesday that a city commission is reviewing the fate of 41 statues including those honoring Presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, and Christopher Columbus. Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city is seeking public comments before a decision is made on whether to remove the statues and replace…

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison likens Capitol Hill riots to Black Lives Matter protests

Scott Morrison has controversially likened Washington's deadly Capitol Hill riots (pictured) to the Black Lives Matter demonstrations - just like his embattled deputy

Scott Morrison likens Capitol Hill riots to BLM as he delivers a very blunt message to those who want him to criticise Donald Trump on his last day as president Prime Minister Scott Morrison has likened Capitol Hill riots to Black Lives Matter Like his deputy Michael McCormack, he said past year had been violent…

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Police shooting of Black man near Portland raises tensions amid ongoing protests – National

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The shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in Washington state threatened to increase tensions around Portland, Oregon, where protesters against racial injustice have clashed repeatedly with right-wing groups. Friends and family identified the dead man as Kevin E. Peterson Jr., 21, and said he was a former high school football player and the…

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Protests in Portland to reach 100th consecutive day this weekend – National

Protests in Portland to reach 100th consecutive day this weekend - National

Law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly Friday night after protesters marched through the streets of Portland on to a police building, where officers stood waiting outside. A few hundred demonstrators had met at Kenton Park before making their way to the Portland Police Association building, where police warned protesters to stay off the streets and…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers great Willard Reaves says anti-racism protests in sports a long time coming – Winnipeg

The Vegas Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves, left, celebrates with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after defeating the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A former Winnipeg Blue Bomber is weighing in on the current crisis in pro sports surrounding issues of racial justice — and it’s something both he and his hockey-playing son can relate to first-hand. Willard Reaves, who spent five seasons as a running back with the Bombers — including as a member of the 72nd…

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Police declare unlawful assembly in Portland as protests continue – National

Police declare unlawful assembly in Portland as protests continue - National

The Portland Police Bureau declared an unlawful assembly Saturday night when people gathered outside a police precinct in Oregon’s largest city and threw bottles toward officers, police said. Until that point, federal, state and local law enforcement had been seemingly absent from the protests Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The demonstrations — that for weeks ended…

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U.S. attorney general argues George Floyd protests ‘hijacked’ by rioters in House testimony – National

U.S. attorney general argues George Floyd protests ‘hijacked’ by rioters in House testimony - National

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr defended the aggressive federal law enforcement response to civil unrest in America, saying on Tuesday “violent rioters and anarchists have hijacked legitimate protests” sparked by George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police. Barr told members of the House Judiciary Committee at a much-anticipated election year hearing the…

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Trump threatens to send National Guard to Portland if violent protests continue

President Donald Trump threatened to deploy the National Guard to quell Portland protests during a speech in Midland, Texas on Wednesday afternoon - hours after he backed down and agreed to remove federal troops from the city

President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy the National Guard to quell Portland protests in an apparent attempt to save face hours after he backed down and agreed to remove federal troops from the city.  Trump once again decried ‘agitators and anarchists’ in Portland during an address in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon following the…

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