Hundreds of protesters have taken up residence around New York City Hall in Manhattan to demand the defunding of the NYPD.
Witnesses said it was an otherwise "beautiful" and "peaceful" gathering.
Video shows a man opening fire on a park where people had gathered to protest the police's killing of Taylor in March.
From the surge in coronavirus cases around the globe to the demand for racial justice and equality in the US, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
"Elijah McClain should be alive today, and we owe it to his family to take this step," said Colorado Gov. Jared Polis.
To anyone “harboring any doubts that systemic and overt racism still exist in academia... I would encourage you to read Haywood Smith’s racist screed,” one professor wrote in response.
Data company Mobilewalla used cellphone information to estimate the demographics of protesters. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says it’s “shady” and concerning.
The 23-year-old died in Colorado after police put him in a chokehold and paramedics injected him with ketamine.
"Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people."
Drawing inspiration from the 2011 Occupy Wall Street movement, protesters are now vowing to eat, sleep, and protest outside City Hall in Manhattan until the NYPD is defunded.
In a letter, the police chief said he was "alarmed and stunned" by the use of deadly force.
Even though hundreds of thousands of protesters and police crowded onto the streets, overall social distancing actually strengthened in big cities with major protests.
There's no evidence that the fireworks lighting up US cities are caused by anything other than oversupply and understimulation. That hasn't stopped the conspiracies.
Activists are calling to defund the police, but New York City is doubling down on aggressively policing fireworks.
The driver, Bubba Wallace, called it a "despicable act of racism."
The aircraft is normally used to provide surveillance for big federal drug and gang busts — but flew over the Black Lives Matter protests in DC earlier this month, as well as over Baltimore during the protests following Freddie Gray's death.
As the platform regulates speech, social justice advocates want it to stop perpetuating the same structures of racism they experience offline.
Oakland police and the FBI are investigating the incidents as hate crimes.
But one lawmaker had more tough questions for the company.
Reform leaders are frustrated with Democrats who have pushed aside the “defund the police” call that’s central to protests against police brutality after George Floyd’s killing.
The Louisville Police Department confirmed they fired a pepper ball at the security guard, who was inside a building recording protests.
The owners of the McDonald's restaurant told BuzzFeed News the woman was not denied service, but said they'd contacted her to apologize for her "unsatisfactory experience."
Garrett Rolfe, who was fired from the Atlanta Police Department following the shooting, could face life in prison or the death penalty.
A letter signed by 166 members of Parliament calls for the UK to stop selling riot control weapons to US police departments.
The small nonprofit that raised millions during protests in Minneapolis has struggled to spend all of its new money and is now being attacked on the right.
They Used To Be Strangers. Now They’re Organizing Some Of The Largest Protests In America’s Biggest City.
“I don't believe a peaceful protest is possible, because a protest, by our definition, makes people uncomfortable. It disturbs people,” one organizer said, “but we are adamant about being nonviolent.”
The FBI and Virginia police are looking for those responsible. Under state law, they could face up to five years in prison.
The historic Brooklyn Liberation march for Black trans lives featured righteous fury as well as queer joy — a blueprint for what Prides of the future can be.
A Suspected Boogaloo Extremist Has Been Charged With Killing A Federal Officer In Oakland Last Month
Authorities say Carrillo and an accomplice were trying to take advantage of the national protests against police brutality: "They came to Oakland to kill cops."
Geoff Perrin acknowledges he inflated his résumé, but says it hasn’t helped him get work with American police departments “because they just go, ‘What do you guys know about guns?’”