The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 9th, 2020 evening edition

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“Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe posted a lengthy response on Monday to controversial anti-trans tweets posted by author J.K. Rowling on June 6.

“Transgender women are women,” Radcliffe wrote in an essay posted to the website of the Trevor Project, a non-profit dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ people.

The 30-year-old actor cited that 78% of transgender and nonbinary youth have reported they’ve been discriminated against due to their gender identity.

“It’s clear that we need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm,” Radcliffe wrote.

On Saturday, Rowling posted a series of tweets in which she argued that discussion of gender identity invalidates biological sex.

I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully discuss their lives.

Many “Harry Potter” fans also expressed anguish that Rowling had damaged, perhaps irreparably, their love for the seven books. »

How to Feed Crowds in a Protest or Pandemic? The Sikhs Know

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Cooks wear gloves and masks, and the kitchen is big enough for workers to stand more than six feet from one another.

As at most gurdwaras, the menu changes regularly, but is typically Indian and always vegetarian.

While these Sikh volunteers, known as sevadars, are experts in mass-meal preparation, they aren’t as accustomed to spreading the word. »

Bubba Wallace wants Confederate flags removed from NASCAR tracks

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Bubba Wallace wore a shirt that read "I Can't Breathe/Black Lives Matter" before Sunday's NASCAR race in Atlanta, and now the circuit's only black full-time driver is pushing for change at the track.

"My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags," Wallace told CNN on Monday.

Wallace, a 26-year-old native of Alabama, said he wasn't always bothered by seeing Confederate flags. »

Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe saved millions of lives

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Lockdowns have saved more than three million lives from coronavirus in Europe, a study estimates.

Another study argued global lockdowns had "saved more lives, in a shorter period of time, than ever before".

The study also does not take into account the health consequences of lockdowns that may take years to fully uncover. »

President of Chicago Police Board hit with batons during protest

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The president of the Chicago Police Board, Ghian Foreman, said Friday that he was struck with batons by police officers as they clashed with protesters on the South Side of the city.

He said during a Police Board press conference that he was hit about five times in his legs with batons.

Foreman has served on the Police Board since 2010 and has been president since 2018. »