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George Floyd’s brother says Trump ‘kept pushing me off’ during phone callPhilonise Floyd says president dismissed him during a phone conversation – he ‘didn’t give me a chance to even speak’
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Shopping malls in Singapore prepare for easing of COVID-19 measures with robots, masks, sanitisation checks
Singapore’s shopping centre developers Frasers Property Retail and City Developments Limited (CDL) are preparing to reopen malls for Phase 1 Reopening on Tuesday (2 June).
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China’s move to impose national security law in Hong Kong has drawn international outcry, including from the UK, over worries that the territory’s treasured liberties are coming to an end. Activists have welcomed greater international attention on the issue. But the UK’s window to pressure Beijing to change course in a meaningful way has largely closed. Hong Kong has experienced shrinking rights and freedoms for years. Elected lawmakers have been disqualified from their positions and outspoken professors have been removed from their posts. Booksellers publishing on sensitive topics have disappeared, later appearing in mainland China on state television “confessing” to various crimes. A British journalist was even expelled from Hong Kong, seemingly for having chaired a talk by a pro-democracy figure. Such instances are among many reasons why mass protests have erupted periodically since the former British colony was returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Each round of unrest has been more chaotic than the last, as people rushed to denounce Beijing’s encroaching influence. China has long made clear it’s position. Officials conveyed for the first time in 2014 that Beijing no longer considered valid the Sino-British Joint Declaration, an international treaty meant to guarantee rights and freedoms for those in Hong Kong. The Chinese government has continued to reiterate outright the document no longer carried any significance. “The time to say something was at latest about six years ago,” said Alvin Cheung, a legal scholar at New York University’s US-Asia Law Institute. “It’s a pretty grim indictment of the international community that all the warning signs have been around for this long and they have been consistently swept under the carpet until the very end.”
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Police arrested 23 people after a protest in London over the death of African-American George Floyd.Thousands marched across London on Sunday to demonstrate against his death last Monday in the US city of Minneapolis.A white ex-police officer has been charged with murdering Mr Floyd, 46.Derek Chauvin, 44, who has since been dismissed from the police department, is accused of pressing his knee to Mr Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.In a video of the incident, Mr Floyd can be heard saying, “don’t kill me” and “I can’t breathe”.Read more: Use of force criticised in George Floyd police brutality protestsThe protest in London was organised by the Black Lives Matter movement and started in Trafalgar Square, where people chanted Mr Floyd's name and knelt on the floor en masse, before heading to the US embassy in Battersea.Hundreds of people also took part in protests in Cardiff and Manchester.The Metropolitan Police said 23 people had been arrested as a result of the protest in London.After Battersea, protesters – many wearing masks – crossed the River Thames again, and headed through affluent Chelsea, Knightsbridge and Notting Hill, before gathering at the base of Grenfell Tower, where 72 people died in a fire in 2017.The Metropolitan Police said the arrests varied in suspected offences, from possession of an offensive weapon to assault on police, obstructing a public carriageway and breaches of COVID-19 legislation.In the US, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets in another night of protests.Read more: World alarmed by violence in US after George Floyd deathCity and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews and shut down transport systems to slow protesters' movements, but that did little to stop parts of many cities from again erupting into violence.Protesters in Philadelphia threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, officials said, while thieves in more than 20 California cities smashed their way into businesses and ran off with as much as they could carry – boxes of trainers, armloads of clothes, and mobile phones, TVs and other electronics.Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of more than 1,000 protesters across the street from the White House in Washington DC.It emerged that US president Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker by Secret Service agents on Friday during a previous night’s demonstrations. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker.At least 4,400 people have been arrested over days of protests in the US.
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George Floyd protests: Police officers filmed being dragged along street in Chicago as unrest escalates across America
Protests have erupted in more than two dozen cities across the US, as unrest continues to explode in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man who died after being pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officers and choked with a knee pressed against his throat.His death has galvanised furious protests as well as peaceful calls to action among Americans exhausted by police killings and disparate policing.
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Pamela Anderson slips on the suit to surprise friends, she revealed in a new interview.