Derek Chauvin

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A stamp commemorating Jean Nicot de Villemain, a 16th-century diplomat who brought tobacco to France and recommended its medical use

A minor but instructive detail in the killing of George Floyd was the surname of the police officer chiefly involved. Derek Chauvin is in part the nam(...)

The casket carrying the remains of George Floyd arrives by horse-drawn carriage at Houston Memorial Gardens for his funeral in Pearland, Texas. Photograph: Aaron M Sprecher/EPA

George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialised at(...)

Pallbearers bring the casket bearing the remains of George Floyd into the Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The funeral of George Floyd, the 46 year-old man who died in police custody two weeks ago, will take place in Houston, Texas on Tuesday. Mourners gat(...)

President Donald Trump holds a Bible outside St John’s church in Washington, DC, on Monday. Part of the church had been set on fire during protests the previous night. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

My favourite response to US president Donald Trump’s use of a Bible in a photo opportunity outside St John’s church in Washington, DC, came from a pri(...)

I can’t breathe: a protester in Manhattan. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

The atmosphere in New York this week has been described as “chilling” and akin to a “war zone” by Irish people living in the city, as protests against(...)

A still from a video provided by local public radio station WBFO shows a Buffalo police officer shoving a man who approached him. Photograph: Mike Desmond/WBFO via AP

Two Buffalo, New York, police officers were suspended without pay on Thursday after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, as p(...)

Three men charged in connection with the death of George Floyd appeared in court in Minneapolis on Thursday, as the city paid tribute to the African-A(...)

Protesters demonstrate over the death of George Floyd on Thursday, June 4th, in New York. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Cork City Council has opened a digital book of condolence for the people of Leeside to express their sympathies to the family of George Floyd who died(...)

Demonstrators over the death of George Floyd are arrested for a curfew violation in Los Angeles on  Wednesday. Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

A former mayor of Minneapolis is blaming leaders of the local police union for fostering an “us-versus-them” culture that hinders oversight of officer(...)

Protesters demonstrate the death of George Floyd near the White House on Wednesday.   Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP   via Getty Images

Former US President Barack Obama has urged those protesting in the United States to seize on the momentum created by the recent demonstrations, as he (...)

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