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7 police officers hurt in unlicensed music event in London

Jul. 4, 2020 7:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Seven police officers have been injured while trying to break up an unlicensed music event in west London, the latest in a series of illegal gatherings in the British capital over the past couple of weeks that have descended into violence. Police said everyone in attendance at the event in...

Volunteers clean up the streets following overnight violent confrontations with police, in the Brixton area of London, Thursday June 25, 2020.  Authorities have reported some fifteen officers were injured and four people were arrested following the incident.  (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

Clashes with police after 'unlawful' street party in London

Jun. 25, 2020 6:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — At least 22 police officers were slightly injured after a street party in the south London district of Brixton that violated coronavirus lockdown restrictions descended into violence. In a statement Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said they were called overnight to “a large...

FILE- In this Sept. 25, 2012, file photo, Cherry Hill Township Police Officer Patrick Higgins takes part in a stun gun training session at the Gloucester Township, N.J., Police Training Facility. After France banned police chokeholds, the government responded to growing officer discontent by announcing it would test stun guns for wider use, adding to the ranks of European law enforcement agencies that have recently adopted the weapons that many in the U.S. equate with excess police violence. (Chris LaChall/Camden Courier-Post via AP, File)

France backs off chokehold ban, adds stun guns for police

Jun. 15, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Less than a week after France announced it would abandon police chokeholds, the government responded to growing officer discontent by announcing it would test stun guns for wider use, adding to the ranks of European law enforcement agencies that have recently adopted the weapons that many in...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence steps away from the microphone after speaking Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Clemson, S.C., during a protest rally over the death of George Floyd who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

The Latest: Clemson football players lead march on campus

Jun. 13, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Members of Clemson football team lead demonstration on campus. — Bust of slave owner torn down, thrown in river in New Orleans. — Protesters gather at Lee monument in Virginia's capital. — Authorities investigating death of black man found hanging from tree in...

Protestors make a fist during protests in London, Friday, June 12, 2020 in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US.(AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Statues boarded up in London as more protests expected

Jun. 12, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Authorities in London boarded up monuments including a war memorial and a statue of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill in anticipation of rival demonstrations by anti-racism and far-right protesters, as the city’s mayor urged protesters Friday to stay home because of the...

Demonstrators chant slogans during a rally at Downing Street in London, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The rally is to commemorate George Floyd whose private funeral takes place in the US on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

London may remove statues as Floyd's death sparks change

Jun. 10, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London's mayor announced Tuesday that more statues of imperialist figures could be removed from Britain’s streets after protesters knocked down the monument to a slave trader, as the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued to spark protests — and drive change —...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 15, 2014 file photo, British musician Wretch 32 arrives ahead of the DKNY show during London Men's spring summer fashion collections 2015, at One Embankment in central London. London’s mayor has called for an investigation after rapper Wretch 32 released a video on Tuesday June 9, 2020, of his father being tasered by a police officer. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

London mayor seeks answers over Taser use on rapper's father

Jun. 10, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s mayor has called for an urgent investigation after rapper Wretch 32 released a video of his father being tasered in his home by a British police officer. The 36-second clip posted late Tuesday on Twitter shows police entering a house. An officer says “Police officer...

Protesters confront police during the Black Lives Matter protest rally in London, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

The Latest: Seattle police use of pepper spray criticized

Jun. 7, 2020 11:02 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle mayor, police chief criticized for police use of flash bangs, pepper spray — Artists paint ‘End Racism Now’ on street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina — Romney becomes first known Republican senator to march in protest — National Guard troops...

A protester yells at police during the Black Lives Matter protest rally in London, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in response to the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, USA, that has led to protests in many countries and across the US. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Anti-racism protesters rally around world, topple statue

Jun. 7, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets of European cities Sunday to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, with protesters in the English port of Bristol venting their anger at the country's colonial history by toppling a statue of a 17th-century slave trader. Demonstrators...

Social distancing guidelines on the floor by train departure information screens to help stop the spread of coronavirus in Waterloo station, London, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Waterloo station, which is wide recognised as the busiest train station in Britain, is still much quieter than normal as most commuters are working from home and not commuting into central London offices. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Face coverings to be mandated on public transport in England

Jun. 4, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Passengers on England’s buses, subways and trains will have to wear face coverings from June 15 when most shops reopen, the British government said Thursday. It's the second time in as many days that the government has adopted a measure that it didn't insist on when the coronavirus...