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Russians in Far East region protest arrest of regional governor

Russians in Far East region protest arrest of regional governor

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July 11 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of people protested in the Far East region of Russia Saturday, calling for the resignation of President Vladimir Putin and demanding the release of a regional governor arrested recently on murder charges. The protests in Khabarovsk, a city bordering China, and numerous other towns were the largest in the area in many years. Advertisement Some demonstrations were comparable in size to those last summer in Moscow, where most street protests opposing Putin's regime have taken place. On Thursday Sergei I. Furgai, the governor of Khabarovsk Krai, a sprawling region that spans the Chinese frontier to the Arctic along the Pacific region, was arrested near his home in Khabarovsk city on suspicion of involvement in multiple murders in the early 2000s. Furgal took...
Tyson Fury reacts to Anthony Joshua’s Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If it’d been me, I’d have been crucified like Jesus’

Tyson Fury reacts to Anthony Joshua’s Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If it’d been me, I’d have been crucified like Jesus’

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Tyson Fury has claimed he would have been ‘crucified like Jesus’ if he’d given an equivalent to Anthony Joshua’s speech at the Black Lives Matter protest. AJ took part in a march and park gathering in his hometown of Watford on June 6, where he took the microphone and spoke for several minutes. Instagram Joshua live streamed the protest on Instagram AJ initially read out a speech from someone who could not be there to voice their own opinion. He then went on to talk to a Watford councillor about securing a premises to further this discussion. A brief snippet of the initial speech was taken out of context and uploaded to social media, in which Joshua read out: “Show them where it hurts. “Abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, a
Olympians face punishment if they kneel in protest at Tokyo 2021

Olympians face punishment if they kneel in protest at Tokyo 2021

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June 10 (UPI) -- The International Olympic Committee has kept guidelines in place for disciplinary action for athletes who participate in protests, which include taking a knee, for the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The IOC Athletes' Commission published the guidelines in January. They ban athletes from taking a knee, raising a fist or refusal to follow protocol at medal ceremonies. Advertisement The IOC told Telegraph Sport Tuesday those guidelines haven't changed, as other sports leagues in the United States and in Europe have voiced support for the peaceful protest gestures. Protests against police brutality and racial inequality have spread into sports amid unrest in the United States after the death of George Floyd. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed while handcuffed and pin...
Anthony Joshua blasts back at critics after Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself’

Anthony Joshua blasts back at critics after Black Lives Matter protest speech: ‘If you think I’m a racist, go f*** yourself’

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Anthony Joshua has strongly hit back at critics of his speech at the Black Lives Matter protest in Watford on Saturday. The unified heavyweight champion took part in a march and park gathering in his hometown of Watford, where he was pictured on crutches wearing a leg brace. Dave Thompson/Matchroom Boxing Joshua holds the WBA, IBF & WBO titles At the park gathering, he took the microphone and spoke for several minutes. AJ initially read out a speech from someone who could not be there to voice their own opinion. He then went on to talk to a Watford councillor about securing a premises to further this discussion. A brief snippet of the initial speech was taken out of context and uploaded to social media on Saturday evening, in which Joshua read ou...
Tear gas fired as thousands attend banned protest in Paris

Tear gas fired as thousands attend banned protest in Paris

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Officers in Paris fired tear gas after thousands gathered for a banned protest against police brutality.The demonstration was held outside the Tribunal de Paris, the capital's main courthouse, amid growing global outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Protesters were also paying homage to Adama Traore, 24, a black man who died in the custody of French police in July 2016. Image: The protest was held in solidarity with George Floyd and 24-year-old Frenchman Adama Traore :: Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerMr Traore's family claim he died of asphyxiation and his last words were the same as those of George Floyd: "I can't breathe." ...