The Daily Populous

Thursday July 23rd, 2020 evening edition

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Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl wrote a letter to Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming, stating that his government’s treatment of Uighur Muslims is analogous to Nazi Germany.

“China risks squandering its achievements and sabotaging its own legacy if it fails to learn the lessons of history,” van der Zyl added.

“The World will neither forgive nor forget a genocide against the Uyghur people.”.

The letter concluded with a call for the Chinese government to release Uighur Muslims from the concentration camps and allow the camps to be investigated.

When the BBC pressed Xiaoming about the video, he said he didn’t know where the news outlet got the video.

“Uighur people enjoy peaceful, harmonious coexistence with other ethnic groups of people.”.

The United States announced sanctions against various Chinese government officials on July 9 because of their treatment of the Uighur Muslims. »

In Portland protests, mayor warns 'somebody's going to die'

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Portland mayor tear-gassed by federal officers, warns 'somebody's going to die' during chaotic protests.

In court files, federal officials say protesters had inflicted more than $50,000 in damage to federal buildings in Portland, including tearing down security cameras and shattering glass doors.

Federal officials have repeatedly referred to Portland residents as anarchists, with federal agents firing tear gas at the crowds of mostly peaceful protesters. »

Sharks almost gone from many reefs

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A massive global study of the world’s reefs has found sharks are ‘functionally extinct’ on nearly one in five of the reefs surveyed.

James Cook University’s Professor Colin Simpfendorfer was one of the scientists who took part in the study, published today in Nature by the Global FinPrint organisation.

He said of the 371 reefs surveyed in 58 countries, sharks were rarely seen on close to 20 percent of those reefs. »

The Boston Red Sox put up a Black Lives Matter billboard over the Massachusetts Turnpike

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(CNN) The Boston Red Sox are showing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The phrase "Black Lives Matter" -- written in the baseball team's font -- was on Wednesday placed on a massive, 254-foot billboard running alongside the Massachusetts Turnpike by Fenway Park.

Though the Red Sox have not spoken publicly about the billboard, manager Ron Roenicke said earlier this week that he supports any players who wish to take a knee, a gesture in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. »