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Police and protesters clash in NYC

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/15/20, 06:17 pm

Pastors and bishops led a pro-police march on Wednesday on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. But a confrontation between the group and anti-police protesters left at least four New York City Police Department officers injured, including Chief of Department Terence Monahan. Authorities arrested 37 people.

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Floyd family files civil rights suit

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/15/20, 04:52 pm

George Floyd’s family is suing to set a precedent “that makes it financially prohibitive for police to wrongfully kill marginalized people,” their lawyer, Ben Crump, said on Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the city of Minneapolis and the four officers involved in Floyd’s death on May 25 violated his civil rights.

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Protests in Portland still going strong

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/15/20, 04:11 pm

Protesters have clashed with police in Portland, Ore., for nearly two months, setting fires, launching fireworks, and spray-painting graffiti on public buildings. While most protests over the death of George Floyd have died down in other parts of the country, demonstrators in this Pacific Northwest city continue to turn out every night. Police have used tear gas to disperse the protesters and arrested dozens.

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