George Floyd protests: civil rights groups sue Trump and Barr for use of teargas outside White House – live

Posted by on June 4, 2020 10:40 pm
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3.40am BST

Police in Buffalo, New York were filmed shoving a man to the ground, causing him to bleed from the ear.

Just about an hour ago, police officers shove man in Niagara Square to the ground (WARNING: Graphic). Video from: @MikeDesmondWBFO pic.twitter.com/JBKQLvzfET

3.30am BST

Black and minority Americans are more likely to be infected and die from Covid-19, because structural racism has left those populations with inferior health, housing and economic conditions, witnesses told a House subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Even as protests against police violence roil the nation, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to infect or kill minority Americans at devastating rates – at least one independent report found black Americans dying at three times the rate of white Americans.

Related: Black and minority Americans more likely to get Covid-19, House panel hears

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