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In an e-mail that was sent to affiliate marketers by Rakuten Linkshare on behalf of the LEGO Group (via The Toybook), the company confirmed it would cease marketing for any toy sets related to the police.

The e-mail included a product listing of more than 30 LEG building sets, Minifigures, and accessories that involve police officers, firefighters, criminals, emergency vehicles, and buildings….

Over to you, cop-loving Maga Bloks.

Lego Pulls Advertising for Police-Related Toys In Support of Black Lives Matter (COS)

Thanks Johnny

Last night/This morning

White House, Washington DC.

At least five US police were shot during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to use the military to halt the unrest.

Trump deepened outrage on Monday by posing at a church clutching a bible after law enforcement officers used teargas and rubber bullets to clear the way for him to walk there after he made his remarks in the White House Rose Garden

It comes after an official post-mortem has found that George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police triggered protests across the US, was killed by “homicide”.

George Floyd protests: At least five US police officers shot (Telegraph)


Last night.

Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Top pic: Getty

This afternoon.

In Dublin city centre.

Thousands of people marched in protest against the death of George Floyd during a police arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, on May 25.

Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who was filmed kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for eight minutes before he died has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.


Previously: Aftermath

Sam Boal/Rollingnews


Meanwhile in Louisville, Kentucky in the US…

Investigation launched into LMPD, National Guard fatal shooting of West End restaurant owner (Courier Journal)

‘My son didn’t hurt nobody:’ David McAtee, Louisville business owner, killed by authorities (Courier Journal)


Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

The aftermath of violent protests in response to the death of George Floyd during an arrest. A video surfaced showing a police officer kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck and pinning him to the ground for more than seven minutes. Mr Floyd died a short time later.

Minneapolis Park Police Release New Body Cam Footage Of Fatal Arrest (CBS)