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George Floyd protests: civil rights groups sue Trump and Barr for use of teargas outside White House – live

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The tenth night of protests and grief over the death of George Floyd continues to produce some strong images from the US and around the world. Here are a selection of some of the most striking from the last few hours.

My colleagues on the sport desk have this morning published an open letter about racism to Donald Trump from former footballer Liam Rosenior, in which he thanks the US president for being so blatant in his attitude, in a way that presidents who came before him weren’t

These problems have been here throughout my lifetime and generations before me, and as a black man my biggest pain, anguish and dejection has come not only by witnessing these atrocities committed repeatedly against my people, but actually the lack of shock and vivid desensitisation built up over the years while hearing (and sadly believing) that “things won’t change”.

Before you, we had presidents who turned a blind eye to this, who didn’t do nearly enough and were too busy working to fulfil the wishes of corrupt corporations who had lobbied them into power. The difference is they were media savvy and clever enough to say the right thing in public and show just enough fake sympathy in response to these human rights violations to pacify the growing numbers of people who inherently knew there had to be change.

Related: This is just the beginning, I promise you: an open letter to Donald Trump | Liam Rosenior

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