National Family Fund – One Day in May : Fundraising Successes

Cash Increasesource: National Family Fund
published: 28 May 2020

Initially triggered by a Tweet from Oonagh Ryder (@oonskie) and subsequent follow-up Tweets by Lucy Brisbane McKay (@lucybrisbane) and others, we saw a very welcome flurry of donations on 28 May 2020.

By 10pm we saw one-off donations totaling £480.00, together with new monthly donors increased by 5 and collectively adding a further £36.00 income per month.

This is the largest single amount coming in, and new monthly donors during one day, EVER!!

The National Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody.

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‘Abuse of power’: global outrage grows after death of George Floyd

Protestsource: The Guardian
published: 2 June 2020

The EU’s top diplomat has described the death of George Floyd as an “abuse of power”, adding his voice to growing international unease over the US killing as well as Washington’s subsequent violent crackdown against protesters.

“We here in Europe, like the people of the US, we are shocked and appalled by the death of George Floyd and I think that also societies must remain vigilant against the excess of use of force,” said Josep Borrell, the European body’s foreign policy chief.

“This is an abuse of power and this has to be denounced as we combat [it] in the States and everywhere.

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George Floyd death: Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis

Police Fingerprint Softwaresource: BBC News
published: 30 May 2020

A former Minneapolis police officer has been arrested and charged with murder following the death of an unarmed black man in custody. Derek Chauvin, who is white, was shown in footage kneeling on 46-year-old George Floyd’s neck on Monday. He and three other officers have been sacked.

Days of looting and arson in the Minnesota city have boiled over into nationwide protests. The case has reignited US anger over police killings of black Americans.

Hennepin County Prosecutor Mike Freeman said Mr Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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