The Daily Populous

Wednesday June 3rd, 2020 night edition

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Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard on Tuesday announced criminal charges against six officers after the arrest of two Atlanta college students during the city's curfew crackdown Saturday.

Video of Atlanta police officers pulling the students from a car and shocking them with Tasers has sparked national outrage and resulted in the termination of two of the cops.

MORE: Two Atlanta officers fired for using excessive force, mayor says.

The victims, 20-year-old Spelman College student Taniyah Pilgrim and 22-year-old Morehouse College student Messiah Young, were near downtown Atlanta when they were confronted by the group of police officers, previously reported.

11:56 a.m.: Mawuli Mel Davis, the attorney hired to represent Young, said he is “prayerful” that the charges will lead to a conviction in the case.

District Attorney Paul Howard (right) announced criminal charges against six Atlanta police officers involved the arrest of Pilgrim and Young.

11:29 a.m.: District Attorney Paul Howard said he agrees with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and police Chief Erika Shields. »

FBI Asks for Evidence of Individuals Inciting Violence During Protests, People Respond With Videos of Police Violence

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But many on Twitter quickly began sharing video clips and photos of police cracking down violently on protesters.

"The FBI is seeking information and digital media depicting individuals inciting violence during First Amendment protected peaceful demonstrations," the FBI wrote on its Twitter account.

Mass demonstrations have taken place across the U.S. following the May 25 death of Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police. »

Trump must go, before it's too late.

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The minimum duty of—let’s be realistic—every congressional Democrat and Mitt Romney is to say, forcefully, that what happened Monday was immediately disqualifying.

Trump needs to be removed now, because after the massacre it will be too late. »

Twitter suspends fake antifa account tied to white nationalists

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Twitter said Monday that it has suspended an account named "ANTIFA_US" which it says was tied to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa.

"This account violated our platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts," a Twitter representative told Axios.

The big picture: Twitter has become more active in holding to account those promoting violence on its platform. »

Tensions mar Paris protest as Floyd outrage goes global

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Diplomatic ire percolated too, with the European Union's top foreign policy official saying the bloc was "shocked and appalled" by Floyd's death.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell's remarks in Brussels were the strongest to come out of the 27-nation bloc, saying Floyd's death was a result of an abuse of power.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said peaceful protests in the U.S. following Floyd's death are "understandable and more than legitimate.". »