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Protesters demonstrate  near the White House in Washington, DC, on Sunday in relation to the death of George Floyd. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images

Chinese officials and state media taunted the US government over race-related protests that have raged in several American cities in recent days, comp(...)

Police officers speak to demonstrators in front of the police station in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images

A man has been shot and killed by law enforcement in Louisville, Kentucky during protests on Sunday night. It was unclear if he was protesting. Police(...)

Curfews were imposed on major US cities as clashes over police brutality erupted across America. Photograph:  Seth Herald / AFP

Mass protests engulfed the United States at the weekend, as public anger at the death of African-American man George Floyd in police custody in Minnea(...)

Police detain a protester in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night. Photograph:   Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

As the sun rose on the city of Atlanta, the empty streets contained hints of the devastation that unfolded the night before.  Burned-out trash c(...)

 Demonstrators march to protest against the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody, in Los Angeles on Saturday. Photograph: Ariana Drehsler/AFP via Getty Images

The novelist William Faulkner said: “The past is not dead. It is not even past.” The past 72 hours of burning US cities triggered parallels with 1968 (...)

US president Donald Trump signed an executive order that might strip liability protection from social media sites. Photograph: Saul Martinez/Getty Images

C’mon, @Jack. You can do it. Throw on some Kendrick Lamar and get your head in the right space. Pour yourself a big old glass of salt juice. Draw an(...)

An Austin Police Department officer sprays pepper spray at a protester in Austin, Texas, as demonstrations took place around the country. Photograph: AP

The United States was rocked by protests across the country on Saturday night, as public anger about the death of an unarmed African-American man, Geo(...)

Rioters are seen in  front of a store set ablaze during protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photograph: EPA

Protests erupted across the United States on Friday night, as the death of George Floyd on Monday reverberated across the country. Demonstrators clas(...)

 Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with the murder of George Floyd.  Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

An officer involved in the death of Minnesota man George Floyd has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, as protests over Mr Floyd’s(...)

A mural depicting George Floyd in Minneapolis. He died after a policeman in the course of an arrest pressed his knee down on the prone man’s  neck for eight minutes. Four policemen were subsequently dismissed.  Photograph: Jenn Ackerman/The New York Times

The stark reality of race relations in 21st-century America was laid bare in the nation’s heartland this week. On Monday, a 46-year-old African-Ameri(...)

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