Son's 100th goal in Spurs victory; Arsenal wins 3rd straight
Alexandre Lacazette scored twice in a 4-0 rout of West Bromwich Albion that took Arsenal up to 11th place. Tottenham is six points better off in third place after Son scored and got an assist in a 3-0 victory over Leeds. SON-KANE COMBOSon and Harry Kane equaled the Premier League record for most goal combinations in a season, leveling Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton’s tally of 13 from 1994-95. With all stadiums denied fans due to pandemic restrictions, the South Korean could only celebrate his 100th goal with teammates. “We could have scored more goals," Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho said.
French protesters mark death of Black man in police custody
Demonstrators holding a placard reading "Generation Adama-Climate, we want to breathe" take part of a march to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Adama Traore, a Black man in police custody, whose case has mobilized broad anger against police brutality and racial injustice, in Beaumont Sur Oise, north suburb of Paris, Saturday, July 18, 2020. The demonstration in Beaumont sur Oise is honoring Adama Traore, who died on his 24th birthday in July 2016 after an arrest in circumstances that remain unclear. But it's also about broader anti-government grievances, and climate activists are co-organizing this year's protest. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
Paris marchers decry racism, far right rallies in London
In London, far-right activists and soccer rowdies scuffled with police while trying to guard historical monuments that have been targeted recently by anti-racism protesters for their links to slavery and British colonialism. Let us breathe.The Paris march in Paris was led by supporters of Adama Traore, a French black man who died in police custody in 2016 in circumstances that remain unclear despite four years of back-and-forth autopsies. Officers prevented people attending the main rally from approaching the counter-demonstrators, but didn't detain the far-right activists until two hours later, further angering the crowd below. Some protesters still gathered at Hyde Park to denounce racism while hundreds of far-right activists demonstrated, despite strict police restrictions and warnings to stay home to contain the coronavirus. Officials put protective panels around the monuments amid fears that far-right activists would seek confrontations with anti-racism protesters under the guise of protecting statues.
Floyd case restokes anger over French custody death
This undated photo provided Friday June 5, 2020 by the Comite Adama, shows Adama Traore. Churning U.S. protests over George Floyd's death have revived anger in France over alleged police violence, systemic racism and the complicated case of Adama Traore, a black Frenchman who died in police custody in 2016. For Traore's family, the Floyd protests have also revived their hopes for change. For Traores family, the Floyd protests have also revived their hopes for change. Traore's family believe three police officers piled on top of him and pinned him to the ground on his stomach after his arrest, and he asphyxiated.
Striking photos show George Floyd protests around the globe
Protests have taken place across America and internationally, after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against Floyd's neck while the handcuffed black man called out that he couldn't breathe. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Chants of “Black Lives Matter” have echoed in major cities across the globe more than a week after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. Powerful photos from local and national media organizations have captured the unrest as demonstrators have protested police violence and racial injustice. Other protests are taking place around the world, including in Cape Town, South Africa, and in Reykjavík, Iceland, the AP reported. Read alsoAt least 7 people arrested following protests in downtown San AntonioHow past US presidents engaged with activists and mass protestsCity extends closure of Alamo Plaza through Sunday