Thousands pack huge anti-racism gig as Merkel urges Germans to speak out

Thousands pack huge anti-racism gig as Merkel urges Germans to speak outTens of thousands of people thronged an anti-racism concert Monday in protest against xenophobic mobs that ran rampage in the city of Chemnitz, as Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up against the far right’s message of hate and division. Chemnitz, in former communist Saxony state, was flung into the spotlight as far-right protesters went after foreign-looking people in violent demonstrations last week against the fatal stabbing of a man, allegedly by an Iraqi. Bearing anti-racism posters, many chanted “Nazis out” at the gig, featuring several punk and indie bands under the motto “there are more of us”.


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Gillum: DeSantis should be 'careful' as racism rears head in Florida campaign

Gillum: DeSantis should be 'careful' as racism rears head in Florida campaignAndrew Gillum “wants to turn Florida into Venezuela”, his Republican opponent claimed on Sunday, before the Democratic nominee for governor in Florida faced insistent talkshow questioning about his leftwing policies. Gillum also called on Ron DeSantis to “rise above” racist attacks on his nomination, the first of an African American for governor in Florida, and said the Republican should be “careful” in his own remarks.


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Mollie Tibbetts's Father Asks That Her Death Not Be Exploited to Promote Racism

  1. Mollie Tibbetts’s Father Asks That Her Death Not Be Exploited to Promote Racism  New York Times
  2. From Mollie Tibbetts’ father: Don’t distort her death to advance racist views  DesMoinesRegister.com
  3. After arrest of undocumented immigrant in Mollie Tibbetts case, Iowa town tries to escape the inescapable: politics  Washington Post
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'Old Jim Crow, new Jim Crow!' Charlottesville confronts racism in Sunday rally. 4 arrested

Last year’s explosion of violence by white nationalists on this city’s streets may have garnered national headlines, but white supremacy has existed in the community for years – and that can’t be ignored. That was the recurring message that echoed Sunday at a Charlottesville rally.

     

 

 


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Trump condemns 'all types of racism' a year after Charlottesville

Trump condemns 'all types of racism' a year after CharlottesvilleUS President Donald Trump, often accused of denigrating non-white people, condemned racism Saturday as the nation marked the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Another far-right rally is scheduled for Sunday, right outside the White House. On Saturday, anti-fascist marchers in Charlottesville held peaceful demonstrations against white supremacy as many people laid flowers on a makeshift memorial to Heather Heyer, who was killed in last year’s violence while protesting the extreme right.


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