Belarus, Hong Kong Protests, U.K. Coronavirus: Your Monday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)Good morning.We’re covering the fourth weekend of unrest in Belarus, the quashing of protests in Hong Kong and the far-off collision of two black holes.A fourth Sunday of protests in BelarusTens of thousands of protesters flooded into towns and cities across Belarus, signaling the depth of anger at President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who...

Coronavirus live news: Melbourne lockdown extended; anti-mask protests held in Europe | World news

China has reportedly launched a “PR blitz” to change perceptions of Wuhan, the city whose name is now synonymous with the pandemic’s ground zero. Agence-France Presse has this report: China is recasting Wuhan as a heroic coronavirus victim and trying to throw doubt on the pandemic’s origin story as it aims to seize the narrative at a time of growing global distrust of Beijing. The PR...

Floyd protests renew debate about police use of armored vehicles, other military gear

In cities across the U.S., including Philadelphia, Cincinnati and a New Orleans suburb, military-style vehicles designed for the battlefield were deployed by local police during recent protests over the death of George Floyd.NBC News has found at least 29 instances on social media and in news accounts where military-style vehicles that belong to local police departments have been used to...

London protests live: Latest updates after 100 arrested at violent right-wing demonstrations in capital

More than 100 arrested as police officers and protesters injuredMore than 100 people were arrested at yesterday’s far-right protest in central London following violent clashes between hundreds of demonstrators and police. Six police officers suffered minor injuries during the demonstration, organised by far-right groups, after protesters took over areas near the Houses of Parliament and...

George Floyd death: Thousands turn out for UK anti-racism protests

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProtesters gathered in Parliament Square in LondonThousands of people have joined anti-racism demonstrations across the UK.The protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd in the US, are being held in cities including London, Manchester, Cardiff, Leicester and Sheffield.In London, protesters knelt for a minute's silence before chanting...

How To Talk To Kids About Racism And The George Floyd Protests

As the protests over the killing of George Floyd continue nationwide, many parents are struggling with how exactly to discuss it all with their kids — particularly their young kids.Parents know it is vital to teach their kids about race, racism and police brutality. But those conversations are hard and the stakes are incredibly high. HuffPost Parents spoke with two experts who provided some...

Protests against coronavirus curbs in US, Brazil: Live updates | News

Turkey reported 82,329 confirmed coronavirus cases, overtaking neighbouring Iran for the first time to register the highest number of infections in the Middle East. Iran partially reopened its capital, Tehran, allowing "low-risk businesses", including shops, factories and warehouses to resume operations. But Algeria, Morocco, Croatia and Spain extended lockdowns, while...

Excused Absences for Protests? Virginia School District Says It’s Worth A Try : NPR

In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control. The student-led demonstration was one of the motivations for a new Fairfax Schools policy giving students one day off per year for protests. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption toggle caption Jose Luis Magana/AP In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue...

Nude, Pin-Up-Style Portrait Of Emiliano Zapata Sparks Protests In Mexico City : NPR

A group of people, who are part of a farm union, block the entrance of the Fine Arts Palace as they fight with LGBTQ supporters about a painting showing Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata nude while wearing high heels and riding a horse, in Mexico City, Mexico. Carlos Jasso/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Carlos Jasso/Reuters A group of people, who are part of a farm union, block the...

Live Updates: French Protests Show Deep Anger Over Macron’s Pension Plans

Protests expected to paralyze Paris and other cities.Large protests are expected in France on Tuesday, particularly in Paris but also in other cities, as people once again take to the streets to reject President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system.The demonstrations come amid continuing strikes, which for the past six days have paralyzed part of the country’s...