Here’s where Confederate statues and memorials have been removed in the US

first_imgABC NewsBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Across the country, local and state leaders have been listening to protester’s calls to reexamine their controversial relics of the past and current policies on policing.In the last two weeks, locations such as Richmond, Virginia, Jacksonville, Florida and Indianapolis, Indiana, have quickly moved to remove Confederate statues and memorials from public places as demonstrators reignited arguments about the pain the statues have caused. Historians and civil rights groups have long said these statues were put in place to emphasize white supremacy over black people during the late 19th century.After the weeks of protests from residents following George Floyd’s death, leaders have rethought their stances on the statues and approving their removals.As of Friday morning, at least seven cities have either removed or approved the removal of Confederate monuments. The most controversial of those memorials, the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia, is caught up in a legal battle.Corporations and other organizations have also announced they were removing Confederate related items. The University of Alabama said it would remove three Confederate plaques from its campus and create a committee to review buildings that bear the names of Confederate members.In some cities, protesters have taken matters into their own hands. People have toppled and defaced Confederate statues in Virginia and Alabama during the protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody.Some protesters have also taken down and defaced statues of Christopher Columbus and other figures linked to colonialism, slavery and racial violence and disparity in their cities.At the same time, police offices and cities have worked to increase transparency between law enforcement and prohibit excessive force.Minneapolis’s city council said it has enough votes to disband its police force, despite opposition from its mayor, and New York’s State Legislature approved a bill that would repeal a measure that prevented disclosure of information on officers who were disciplined.Activists predict that more cities and police forces will enact reforms in response to Floyd’s death.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

UEFA Sanction Everton And Hadjuk Split Over Crowd Trouble

first_imgRelatedSerial Offenders! Everton Nab UEFA Fine AgainNovember 22, 2017In “England”PSG, AC Milan and Bayern Munich Escape with UEFA FinesJanuary 11, 2019In “UEFA”UEFA Charge Arsenal & Cologne For Crowd TroubleSeptember 15, 2017In “England” English Premier League (EPL) side Everton and their Croatian counterparts Hadjuk Split have been sanctioned by European football’s governing body, UEFA, following the crowd trouble that marred the UEFA Europa League (UEL) play-off game at Goodison Park last month.The game ended 2-0 in favour of Everton but the match was soiled with violence after Hajduk fans surged towards the pitch and threw objects forcing play to stop in the 33rd minute on August 17, 2017.The Croatian club have been fined £35,348 by UEFA, while Everton will also have to pay £8,837 for their part in the crowd trouble.The Merseyside club eventually qualified for the UEL group stage after winning 3-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw on the 2nd leg in Croatia.Aside the fine, Hajduk have also been ordered to contact Everton within 30 days so as to pay “for the settlement of the damages caused by its supporters”. A lot of seats were damaged while the crowd trouble lasted.In a related development, Russian side Spartak Moscow have been fined £53,000 and also banned from selling tickets to fans for the next UEFA Champions League (UCL) match at Sevilla on November 1, 2017 as punishment for the flare that was fired at the centre referee during the club’s 1-1 draw at Slovenian side Maribor on September 13.Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo also came under the heavy hammer after he was suspended for one UCL match following his dismissal for throwing the ball away in the Spanish side’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool on September 13.last_img read more