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Friday June 5th, 2020 evening edition

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Three Swiss television journalists say that they were shot at with rubber bullets by police during a demonstration in the United States city of Minneapolis last weekend.

They approached the police, showing their press passes and calling out that they were journalists, asking for safe passage.

Police told the men to “back up”, Kühn said, and then shot rubber bullets at them.

There are currently curfews in around 40 US cities, but journalists are exempt from these, SRF reported.

“We have to report from the ground about the views of both the protestors and the police.

The organisation Reporters Without Borders has called the violence against journalists covering protests in the US “unprecedented”external link.

The citizens' meeting How the Swiss are moving back to the mountains. »

Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ And Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ See Massive Spotify Gains Amid George Floyd Protests

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Two songs in particular—Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”—rocketed up the U.S. Spotify chart on Tuesday (June 2).

“This Is America” and “Alright” also made big splashes on the global Spotify chart yesterday, peaking at Nos. »

The White House is now surrounded by nearly 2 miles of fencing and barricades

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According to Google Maps, the new fencing stretches about 1.7 miles around the White House.

"I think the need to fortify your house — and it's not his house; it's our house — shows weakness," said Deborah Berke, dean of the Yale School of Architecture.

White House officials tell the Post that Trump wasn't involved in the decisions to ramp up security and put up the new fencing, and they noted he has left the White House twice this week, including the brief St. John's spectacle. »

Police union will not ID officer in Australian TV crew attack

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A police union for the U.S. Park Police will not be releasing the name of the officer involved in an attack on an Australian TV crew that was reporting on the D.C. protests on Monday.

Kenneth Spencer, chairman of The Fraternal Order of Police United States Park Police Labor Committee, said in a statement that the union will not identify the officer due to the pending investigation of U.S. Park Police and “Privacy Act issues.”. »