Alton Sterling

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The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag first appeared on Twitter in July 2013 following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag has been used nearly 30 million times by Twitter users globally over the last five years, new figures show. A study fro(...)

Alton Sterling was shot outside a store in 2016 after a resident reported he had been threatened by a black man selling CDs. Photograph: AFP/East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

Louisiana will not charge two white police officers who in 2016 fatally shot Alton Sterling, one of a number of black men slain by police that sparke(...)

Everett Matthews, of Baton Rouge, holds up a sign outside the Triple S Food Mart on Tuesday night. Photograph: Gerald Herbert/AP

Two white police officers will not be charged over the death of a black man whose shooting which was captured on mobile phone video fuelled protests i(...)

People who rent out their homes through Airbnb will have to sign up to a new non-discrimination policy or face being suspended from the service.  File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

People who rent out their homes through Airbnb will have to sign up to a new non-discrimination policy or face being suspended from the service. The(...)

A police officer places flowers on a memorial outside Our Lady of the Lake Regional Hospital after three police officers  were shot and killed in an ambush by former US marine sergeant Gavin Long. Photograph:  Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The former US marine sergeant who shot dead three police officers and wounded three others in Louisiana on Sunday was actively targeting the officers,(...)

Gavin Eugene Long in a screengrab from an online video. Long killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US, on Sunday. Photograph: YouTube/AP

The black US marine corps veteran who shot dead three police officers in Louisiana’s capital planned his attack for days and then assassinated the men(...)

Police officers stand near the scene of where three police officers were killed  on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

About three weeks ago, I left the United States for Europe for a spell, hoping to take a bit of a break from reporting on the horrors of American viol(...)

Police officers stand in front of an East Baton Rouge police car with bullet holes as it is towed away from the scene where three police officers were killed. Photograph: Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The gunman who killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday was a former US Marine sergeant who served in Iraq and made the dean(...)

Police vehicles  near the scene of a fatal shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Three police officers were killed and three more injured yesterday in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Police confirmed the three fatalities in(...)

Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US. Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Three law enforcement officers have died and three have been injured in a shooting incident in Baton Rouge, officials in Louisiana said. Police said(...)

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