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The Black Lives Matter protests and the swift change they are triggering

Remarkably, the protests have had an impact across borders. In the United Kingdom, the statue of a slave trader was uprooted and dumped in the river

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Racism | Donald Trump | Coronavirus

Aakar Patel 

Aakar Patel

George Floyd was killed by a policeman’s knee to his neck in Minneapolis on May 25. That was 17 days ago. Yesterday, a friend in the United Kingdom shared a note from her friend in Guyana that summarised what had happened since.

After the first 10 days of sustained protests: Minneapolis banned the use of choke holds. Its city council voted to defund and disband the entire existing police force and fund community investment and safety measures. Dallas adopted a “duty to intervene” rule that requires officers to stop other policemen who are engaging in ...

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First Published: Fri, June 12 2020. 21:36 IST
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