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Demos against racism in Germany

Saturday  11:20,   06 june 2020

© Boris Roessler / dpa On knees and with their fists stretched high, demonstrators on the Römerberg in Frankfurt show their solidarity with the anti-racism protests in the USA. After the violent death of the African American George Floyd in a... >>>

United States: Art Acevedo, the police chief who walks alongside the demonstrators

Saturday  11:00,   06 june 2020

© Mark Felix / AFP Houston police chief, Art Acevedo, during a march in tribute to George Floyd, the 2 June 2020. The Houston police chief is making headlines in the United States but also in the rest of the world. And for good reason, in an... >>>

Trudeau, Ontario health minister say they're looking at collecting race-based pandemic data

Saturday  10:20,   06 june 2020

The federal and Ontario governments say they're now working toward collecting race-based health data as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Human rights commissions from across Canada have added their voices to those of... >>>

Hidalgo's supporters in the campaign: "No militants without masks or too many"

Saturday  10:10,   06 june 2020

© Ludovic MARIN / AFP As the second round of municipal elections approaches, the candidates set out again in the campaign, starting with Anne Hidalgo. Coronavirus obliges, the activists who support the current mayor of Paris will have to respect... >>>

Anti-racism rallies in Kelowna, Prince George 'heartening,' supporters say

Saturday  09:40,   06 june 2020

Hundreds of people attended rallies Friday in Kelowna and Prince George to protest systemic anti-black racism and police brutality. The peaceful protests prefaced a rally in downtown Vancouver that drew thousands at Jack Poole Plaza. About 300... >>>

Northern Alberta First Nations chief alleges he was beaten by RCMP

Saturday  09:40,   06 june 2020

Apprehended by RCMP for an expired license plate, the chief of the Athabascan Chipewyan First Nation says he was beaten and arrested.Chief Allan Adam of the Athabascan Chipewyan First Nation was at the casino in Fort McMurray with his wife and niece >>>

TV Tips on Saturday

Saturday  08:45,   06 june 2020

© 2017 DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C. All rights reserved. "The Boss Baby": The Boss Baby is on a secret mission The smart "Boss Baby" (Sat.1) is messing up the life of seven-year-old Tim. The "strong team" on ZDF investigates a murder in the... >>>

Vancouver police board rejects budget cut amid growing debate over defunding police

Saturday  07:40,   06 june 2020

The board's move comes amid a growing debate over the concept of defunding police departments.In a letter to mayor and council earlier this week, the board's finance chair Barj Dhanan wrote that the board believes the May 13 motion falls afoul... >>>

Demos against racism in Germany

Saturday  07:40,   06 june 2020

After the violent death of African American George Floyd in a brutal police operation, anti-racism demonstrations are planned in around 25 German cities today. Thousands of participants are expected. © Photo: Boris Roessler / dpa On knees and with... >>>

‘Dangerous’ escaped inmate prompts warning from Nova Scotia RCMP

Saturday  07:25,   06 june 2020

Kevin Clarke-McNeil escaped the Northeast Correctional Facility in Pictou County Friday evening, according to an emergency alert.Kevin Clarke-McNeil escaped the facility around 8:30 p.m., according to an emergency alert issued... >>>

Evening vigil outside Toronto city hall follows day of peaceful anti-racism protests

Saturday  07:15,   06 june 2020

"We all have to share this planet, so we're all just trying to live together and at the end of the day and nobody should be judged — no matter what — because of the pigment of their skin.""I wanted everyone to come down here and, from their... >>>

'We don’t want conditions': Premiers oppose strings attached to $14B federal COVID-19 aid package

Saturday  06:45,   06 june 2020

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s offered provinces $14 billion as part of a “safe restart” plan notably to help them buy more personal protective equipment and offer up to 10 sick days to workers. But some provinces are already... >>>

Organizers of Black Lives Matter protest in Lethbridge and race relations experts react to rally

Saturday  06:26,   06 june 2020

On Thursday, around 1, 000 people gathered to conduct a peaceful protest against racism in front of city hall in Lethbridge, Alta. Similar Black Lives Matter and anti-racism protests have been taking place across the world as people gather in... >>>

newspaper - EU Commission wants to increase refugee aid for Turkey

Saturday  06:05,   06 june 2020

Berlin, Jun 06 (Reuters) - According to a newspaper report, the European Union (EU) wants to increase refugee aid for Turkey by almost half a billion euros. The Commission plans to provide an additional € 485 million to continue funding the two... >>>

Laval police under scrutiny after Black man’s violent arrest caught on video

Saturday  05:50,   06 june 2020

The incident happened on May 25, the same day that George Floyd, a 46-year-old U.S. Black man, died in Minneapolis police custody after a white police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck. The incident has prompted a wave of protests in the... >>>