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Voice of America 14 May 2020

Fighting for Liberty: Protests in the U.S. Push Against Lockdown Rules


Michigan protest Thursday brings together those unhappy with state's lockdown rules

It should be one of the simplest questions for the government to answer since Matt Hancock made his pledge to carry out 100,000 tests a day: how many people have been tested for COVID-19 in the UK?

But the chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority has criticised the government for presenting data on testing that doesn't serve its purpose and might be misleading.

Ed Conway has taken a deep dive into the data to see what is really going on with our COVID-19 testing.

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Another night of unrest in the US with protests in some 75 cities, after the death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody. The national guard has been deployed in a number of states. Curfews were extended in major cities as police struggle to contain the situtation. And there's been a memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis, where he died a week ago after an officer knelt on his neck.
Earlier in Minneapolis, a truck drove through a crowd of protesters on a highway overpass. Miraculously it appears only one person was slightly injured.
Protests across the United States enter their seventh day, with demonstrations in scores of cities after the brutal death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, in police custody one week ago. The national guard has been deployed in a number of states. Curfews were extended but broken in major cities as police struggled to contain the situtation. The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped hundreds of thousands from taking to the streets. Several people have died amid the unrest. A memorial gathering for Mr. Floyd took place in Minneapolis.
Captain Thomas Moore is raising money for frontline healthcare workers in the UK by walking a 100 laps around his garden before his 100th Birthday. He has already smashed his target of a £1,000 and raised over £12 million.…

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