Controversial measures in Public Order Bill came into effect just days before thousands of people are expected to protest the coronation.
'We're not just blocking random junctions anymore, we're coming to the centre of power,' the group said.
In the days since Russia's invasion of Ukraine early last Thursday morning, protests have erupted around the world against Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to launch a deadly war. As video of the demonstrations spreads across social media, Yahoo News has compiled a selection of the most striking footage from all corners of the globe — including antiwar activism from within Russia itself.
In the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, many in Russia have joined protests against their government's actions. The demonstrations took place across Russia, centering in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where law enforcement has been seen attempting to violently break up the protests.
A Wisconsin judge on Friday OK’d an agreement by lawyers to destroy the assault-style rifle that Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three people during a 2020 street protest.
Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer, says in a new interview that he's “not a racist person” and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.
On day three of the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg abruptly exited a panel discussion on the role of finance in protecting forests and supporting the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities. Following a statement from Samuel A. Jinapor, a representative of the Ghanian Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Thunberg walked across the stage, shouting, "Thanks for greenwashing," before leaving the room.
The highly anticipated U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, launched on Monday with leaders from around the world using their opening remarks to stress their commitment to taking significant steps to combat climate change. However, just outside the Scottish Event Campus, the venue hosting the official delegations, activists and protesters expressed doubt that COP26 will produce meaningful results.
What event could bring together Prince Charles, President Biden and Greta Thunberg? The climate change conference known as COP26, being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The U.N. climate summit, which will take place this November, is widely regarded as the planet’s last best chance at keeping global warming below the levels that scientists warn will have catastrophic consequences for life on earth. Yahoo News explains everything you need to know about COP26 before the proceedings kick off.
For Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, an Oklahoma native whose twin brother, Terence Crutcher, was shot and killed by a Tulsa police officer in September 2016 during a traffic stop, the passing of H.B. 1674 is deeply personal. “[H.B. 1674] attacks and silences our right to assemble and protest and let our voices be heard,” Crutcher said. “It means so much to me because my twin brother … was killed by a white police officer … and we had to take it to the streets to demand that justice be served. Because of our right to march down the streets and our right to assemble, we were able to force the district attorney to indict [Officer] Betty Shelby within the first week.”
Rep. Cori Bush, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist elected to Congress in November, remembers the hate-filled stares and the mental and physical abuse she and others endured from police officers while protesting in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014 and 2015. Today the freshman congresswoman uses the experiences and passion she had protesting the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. then to fight for Black lives in Congress now. “People were calling us terrorists for saying Black lives matter,” Bush, who is from St. Louis, told Yahoo News in a video interview this month. “No. We wanted to stop Black death at the hands of police.”
The District of Columbia was prepared for violence as President Biden was inaugurated on Wednesday. Following the riotous insurrection staged by supporters of then-President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, much of the downtown area in the nation's capital was turned into a fortified "red zone" patrolled by thousands of members of the National Guard. However, the anticipated large pro-Trump demonstrations did not take place, but one man did take to the streets to protest Biden's victory: former NBA player David Wood. Clothed in religious and patriotic paraphernalia, Wood told Yahoo News that he is confident that Biden will resign or be arrested for committing voter fraud shortly after taking office — though he does not personally subscribe to the QAnon conspiracy that makes similar baseless claims.
A violent mob of hundreds of President Trump's supporters breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, forcing lockdowns as Congress was convening a joint session to count the certified 2020 Electoral College votes affirming Joe Biden's victory. This action follows statements from the president earlier in the day directing rioters to "march down Pennsylvania Avenue" to "encourage" congress to object to the votes. There have been multiple reports of injury. Check the Yahoo News live blog for the latest.
Historian and author Jon Meacham joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to discuss the merits and pitfalls of removing statues of figures with racist or otherwise problematic histories. Referring to the statue of President Andrew Jackson located in Lafayette Park across from the White House, Meacham, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his book “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House,” says that if Native American groups called for the statue’s removal, he would support them. However, Meacham says that he believes the focus should be on “addition as opposed to subtraction.”
At least two people were killed and one was injured by a gunman at a protest Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wis., over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Video of the incident appears to show a man with a rifle falling to the ground as protesters ran toward him. He then fires multiple shots at several people nearby. The footage later shows the gunman approaching police on the scene with raised arms, though it does not show if he was detained by police.
While school districts all over the country grapple with how to best educate youth this upcoming academic year during a global pandemic, one Michigan teen sits in a juvenile detention center with no prospect of returning to in-person or remote learning any time soon. The 15-year-old, identified only as Grace, has been in jail since May because she violated the terms of her probation by not completing her online coursework. “That's just a total devaluation of Black lives,” said Shaun Gabbidon, professor of criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg.
On May 30, Jake Gardner, a white bar owner in Omaha, Neb., shot and killed Black protester James Scurlock. Gardner was not arrested. After pressure from community leaders, the county prosecutor agreed to call for a grand jury to review the case. Yahoo News spoke with witnesses who were there the night Scurlock was killed.
A large group of protesters gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House on Monday night in an attempt to tear down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson, whose legacy has come under fire in recent years in part due to his involvement in the mass killings of Native Americans. However, protesters were unsuccessful in removing the statue and were stopped by members of the Secret Service and U.S. Park Police.
Majority whip and longtime Democratic Party leader James Clyburn joins Yahoo News Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff to share his thoughts on viral, arguably misunderstood quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. that some have used to justify violence during George Floyd protests.
On June 12, officers from the Atlanta Police Department responded to reports of a man sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s parking lot. There they found 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, and after a sobriety test and brief struggle, Brooks was fatally shot by the officers. Yahoo News has assembled a timeline of the events — and those that followed — leading to a renewed push for police reform in Georgia.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the resignation of Police Chief Erika Shields after Rayshard Brooks was killed by an Atlanta officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Yahoo News National Correspondent Alexander Nazaryan that he is concerned that the widespread George Floyd protests could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases. Fauci also explains the possible risks of reopening without the proper infrastructure in place.
Two statues of Christopher Columbus, one in Richmond, Va., and the other in Boston, were destroyed by protestors overnight. In Richmond, numerous videos of the incident show demonstrators pulling the statue down with ropes, lighting it ablaze and dragging it into a nearby lake. In Boston authorities are still seeking suspects who beheaded the statue. Christopher Columbus has traditionally been a celebrated figure in American history, but his record has come under fire in recent decades due to his violence against indigenous people. Ongoing protests for racial equality following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have included similar actions against statues of Confederate leaders in the United States and a prominent slave trader in the U.K.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, activists and some politicians have been calling for police departments to be reformed, defunded or even abolished. Yahoo News explains what some of these proposals mean.