Black Lives Matter protests spread to Europe

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, a public school administrator who is considered among the movement's loudest voices, was among 125 people arrested Saturday night in Baton Rouge.

For once and for all, yes, all lives matter.

Steps from where the shooting began, Dominique Alexander and Dominique Torres, leaders of the Next Generation Action Network, tried to make sense of how the Black Lives Matter protest they had planned had turned into a tragedy.

They followed similar protests across the United States after police shot dead two black men - Alton Sterling on Tuesday in Louisiana and Philando Castile on Wednesday in Minnesota.

Five police officers were killed when Micah Johnson opened fire during a peaceful march protesting police-involved shootings. The Army veteran, who was killed by police, had said he was upset by the recent shootings and wanted to kill whites, particularly white officers.

The Black Lives Matters movement will lead the Dyke March on July 30th.

Clinton postponed a joint appearance with Vice President Joe Biden at a rally scheduled for Scranton, Pennsylvania, but she did appear Friday evening at a meeting in Philadelphia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Convention in Philadelphia. "We really would appreciate queer communities in Vancouver having more of a focus on people of colour". Critics of police racism in the USA have often pointed to Dallas as a model where the police are said to believe in community engagement rather than violence.

"We live in a different reality than you. Not now. Not ever". Some took it upon themselves to fight state violence with individual violence, as the shooter in Dallas did. We care so much about people protesting, and I think it's their rights. As the crowd, perhaps more than 800 strong, marched through downtown Dallas, there was anger but no real tension.

MI courthouse gunman was inmate who took gun from officer
The deputy and civilian were both being treated at an area hospital, he added. "I've known them for more than thirty years". The courthouse was put under lockdown after the shooting and employees were being kept in their offices, the employee said.

County Judge Veronica Escobar says that just as important as it is that we mourn the lives of the five officers killed on Thursday, it's also important to remember the black lives lost this week.

"We need to bring meaningful legislation to the floor that will help bridge the divide between law enforcement and communities", she said.

Even before a sniper killed five police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, Obama has gone out of his way to acknowledge both the evidence of bias in policing and the hard and unsafe job that police officers have.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who attended the march, told CNN's Don Lemon that peaceful protesters in the city are practicing their First Amendment right.

"However, we will not be stifled or stopped", she said. President Obama doesn't see it that way.

"There were times when activists engaged in rhetoric that was overheated and occasionally counterproductive", Mr. Obama conceded, "but the point was to raise issues..." The Dallas Police Department put out a photo on its Twitter account late Thursday of a man wearing a camouflage shirt and holding a rifle with the message: "This is one of our suspects". When we start suggesting that somehow there's this enormous polarization, and we're back to the situation in the '60s, that's just not true.

It also came in the wake of a deadly mass shooting of police officers at a BLM rally in Dallas, but one of the organizers here, Reakash Walters, says they're cool with Edmonton police and the police are cool with them.

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