Ramona Plesca (pic 3 left) and Diana Costescu (pic 3 right) from Romania, bought water and muffins for a group of friends who have come together in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, under their own banner of Grandfathers Against Racism. Above from left: Ronan Wilmot, Des Dougherty, Kevin Crian, Benny McCabe and Tom Murphy.
These aren’t isolated incidents!!! It’s daily!! This is what I received for posting and talking about #BlackLivesMatter yesterday. The abuse started a week earlier, the taunting is terrifying. Coming back and back again. pic.twitter.com/2un0ZbqOlV
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939)
A spokesperson for HBO Max, which like CNN is owned by WarnerMedia, told CNN Business that “Gone with the Wind” is “a product of its time and depicts some of the ethnic and racial prejudices that have, unfortunately, been commonplace in American society.”
“These racist depictions were wrong then and are wrong today, and we felt that to keep this title up without an explanation and a denouncement of those depictions would be irresponsible,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson added that when the film returns to HBO Max, it “will return with a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions,” and will be presented “as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.”
Clean up this morning in Parliament Square, Westminster, London, England
Fun facts: Churchill enabled a genocide in India and after signing the Atlantic Charter, which promised freedom for the people and denounced fascism, he had to assure his fellow elites he didn’t mean the British Empire would stop oppressing people or actually support democracy. https://t.co/8PbcxKo0RS
On Saturday, the precise anniversary of D-Day, the statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square was defaced with graffiti.
It had also been defaced a few days earlier, and it was defaced again on Sunday when the word “racist” was sprayed across it. On the same day, someone climbed the Cenotaph around the corner in Whitehall and attempted to burn the Union Flag decorating it.
So what extraordinary powerful force was it that was able to cut through Britain’s defences to perpetrate these extraordinary and repeated insults to the greatest generation of Britons, the ones who stood alone against Nazi Germany and then played a leading role in its defeat
Protesters showingsupport for the Black Lives Matter movement, following the death of George Floyd during a police arrest in Minneapolis. Similar protests are taking place around the country (see below) and across the world.