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Sporadic violence flares in latest U.S. protests over Floyd death

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people defied curfews to take to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as National Guard troops lined the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Learn More

 

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Exclusive: Most Americans sympathize with protests, disapprove of Trump's response - Reuters/Ipsos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A majority of Americans sympathize with nationwide protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and disapprove of President Donald Trump's response to the unrest, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. More »

 

'I want justice': Mother of Floyd's daughter says he was a good man, father

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The grieving mother of George Floyd's daughter on Tuesday demanded justice for him, saying he was a good father who did not deserve to die face down on the pavement, pinned under the weight of three police officers. More »

 

Trump says Republican convention will not be held in North Carolina

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the Republican convention due to be held in North Carolina in August will have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the state's Democratic governor. More »

 

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate 'Anonymous' brand amid protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world protests against police brutality. More »

 

George Floyd, a 'gentle giant,' remembered in hometown Houston march

HOUSTON (Reuters) - George Floyd's hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a "gentle giant" whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen elsewhere in the United States. More »

 

Mainstream U.S. religious leaders criticize Trump after church photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mainstream U.S. Protestant and Catholic leaders sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday, a day after peaceful protesters were forcibly displaced for a staged presidential photo in front of a church near the White House. More »

 

Facebook takes down white nationalist and fake antifa accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has suspended accounts associated with white nationalist groups after some advocated bringing weapons to the current wave of anti-racist protests. More »

 

Trump says Republican convention will not be held in North Carolina

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the Republican National Convention set for August in North Carolina would have to be held in another state because of social distancing restrictions ordered by the state's governor. More »

 

Perils for Pentagon as Trump threatens to militarize response to civil unrest

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Battlespace" was the word Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States. The top U.S. general reinforced that image by appearing in downtown Washington in camouflage during a Monday evening crackdown. More »

 

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