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Some Republicans have grown wary of protests, poll shows

Most Americans continue to support the nationwide protests against racial injustice, but with President Donald Trump issuing an ever-more-combative barrage of attacks, new polling shows that some Republicans have grown wary of demonstrators’ demands and retreated toward saying that racism is not in fact a big problem in the United States. Read more

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                                Vauhxx Booker spoke to the hundreds gathered at the Monroe County courthouse, Monday, in Bloomington, Ind. Booker, a local civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, said a group of white men assaulted him and threatened to “get a noose” after claiming that he and his friends had trespassed on private property as they gathered at an Indiana lake over the Fourth of July weekend.
FBI investigating reported assault on Black Indiana man

Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist and member of the Monroe County Human Rights Commission, said the men pinned him against a tree, shouted racial slurs and one of them threatened to “get a noose” at Monroe Lake near Bloomington over the Fourth of July weekend. Read more

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