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Falling statues: Red Daily Newswire June 10

With news from the Black Lives Matter protests, Switzerland, Greece and elsewhere.


International left news from June 9.


Black Lives Matter Protests:


Christopher Columbus statue at Byrd Park torn down, thrown into lake


Statue of Leopold II, Belgian King Who Brutalized Congo, Is Removed in Antwerp


Protesters Establish Autonomous Zone Around Seattle PD Building as Police Retreat


ACLU WASHINGTON FILES EMERGENCY LAWSUIT AGAINST SPD AND CITY OF SEATTLE TO STOP USE OF CHEMICAL AGENTS AND PROJECTILES


During a Day of Protests Without Arrests, Politicians Join in Call For Police Reform


NYPD officer seen in video shoving woman to ground is charged with assault


In a Historic Victory, NY Legislature Repeals 50-A, Requiring Full Disclosure of Police Disciplinary Records


Trump Accuses 75-Year-Old Shoved by Buffalo Police on Video of Faking Fall


Bernie Sanders pushes back on idea of abolishing police departments


People want Dundas Street in Toronto to be renamed because of ties to slavery



Canada:


Canada doubles weapons sales to Saudi Arabia despite moratorium


Halifax council votes in favour of cancelling armoured vehicle purchase


Capitalist Coronavirus Crisis:


World faces worst food crisis for at least 50 years, UN warns


Greece:


Greek teachers and students hit the streets again protesting new education bill


Russia:


Diesel Spilled in the Arctic Continues Its Advance to the Sea


Switzerland:


Swiss left groups intensify campaign to save jobs and public services amid pandemic


United States:


Coronavirus: more than a dozen US states see record high of new cases


New Mexico Officer Charged with Killing Man in Neck Restraint During Traffic Stop