Morning news brief: George Floyd protests, Coronavirus and more

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jun 04, 2020, 09.12 AM(IST)

A demonstrator kneels in front of a Police line in Downtown Los Angeles on May 30, 2020 during a protest against the death of George Floyd Photograph:( AFP )

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I want you to know that you matter: Obama’s message to young people of colour

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the efforts of demonstrators across the nation, calling their protests following the death of George Floyd “powerful” and “transformative.” READ MORE

Four cops charged in Floyd death, one faces 2nd-degree murder count homicide

The Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on the neck of a black man who later died will now be charged with second-degree murder, and his three colleagues will also face charges, Senator Amy Klobuchar said Wednesday.READ MORE

Hong Kong plans to commemorate fraught Tiananmen crackdown by China on Thursday

Thursday marks the anniversary of when China suppressed pro-democracy demonstrations in and around central Beijing's Tiananmen Square, when Chinese troops opened fire on their own people.READ MORE