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All Lives Matter protesters re-enacted George Floyd’s death when the Black Lives Matter parade passed



'All Lives Matter' protesters reenact George Floyd's death

This moment was recorded by several people from both sides of the protest and posted on social media. “Blacks don’t mean anything to anyone,” shouted an All Lives Matter protester.

The whole incident lasted one minute and 23 seconds, according to the video posted to social media obtained by CNN.

The video appears to have been taken by protestors of All Lives Matter and shows what happened before and after the Black Lives Matter parade passed.

About 20 seconds before the police car escorting the Black Lives Matter march reached protesters All Lives Matter, a man lying prone on the ground. Shortly after, another man knelt on his neck, and the re-enactment of Floyd’s death began.

Another eyewitness video, taken by the Black Lives Matters march, takes what happens next.

“I felt something was happening because officers started moving us to the opposite side of the road as we marched closer to the area,” Russell Sampson, a Black Lives Matter march, told CNN.

Ten seconds after the escort police cars passed, when the demonstrators approached, the man on his knees began shouting at them. “You disobeyed, that’s what happened,” he shouted, gesturing to the protesters to the people below him. “Look … he doesn’t obey! He doesn’t obey. If he will obey, that won’t happen.”

The organizer of the Black Lives Matter protest in Franklinville, Daryan Fennal, told CNN that he was made to cry at the reenactment.

“I see mothers trying to cover their children’s eyes,” he told CNN in a statement.

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“Racism is everywhere, but it’s to display it in a horrible and public way that surprises me.”

After the protesters passed, the man who took the video then began commenting on the Black Lives Matter march.

“Black people don’t mean anything to anyone,” he said on the video. “All lives are important. All lives are important. The police are important. God bless the police. God bless the police. You stupid protesters.”

Correction clerk suspended, FedEx employee fired

Re-demonstration drew quick criticism because the video was widely shared on social media.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy condemned the behavior, saying that “mocking” the Floyd murder, “downplaying the call for justice from our repulsive black and brown community.”

After the video surfaced and anger grew online, the New Jersey Corrections Department said it had suspended officers who it said were “participating in the filming of hateful and disappointing video films that mocked the murder of George Floyd.”

The department has also begun a “thorough and accelerated” investigation into officers.

A source who was aware of the situation told CNN that the suspended officer was Joseph DeMarco, who had been employed by NJDOC for at least 18 years. The source said that after having a “conversation” with his union on Tuesday, DeMarco retained a private lawyer. DeMarco will be interviewed by NJDOC’s internal affairs on Wednesday morning, according to the source.

The hearing will be held after internal affairs make their recommendations and then it will be decided whether DeMarco is suspended with or without payment, the source said.

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Several calls by CNN to DeMarco have not been returned.

Local union president William Sullivan told CNN that the union – which represents around 6,000 correctional police officers in New Jersey – was notified of the incident around 12:30 pm on Tuesday after “many officers called and were angry.”

“We need to continue to practice tolerance and understanding; not discrimination and hatred,” the union said in a statement on their Facebook page. “As a collective group, we pray for those who are injured and we are here to help everyone heal.”

In a statement, FedEx said it had fired an employee they allegedly saw in the video during the protest.

“FedEx holds its team members with high standards of personal behavior, and we do not tolerate the types of horrible and offensive behaviors depicted in this video. The individuals involved are no longer employed by FedEx. We support people who support justice and equality,” reads a statement that.

CNN continued to try to contact former FedEx employees to provide comments, as well as the correction officer who was suspended.

But Daryann Fennal, organizer of the Black Lives Matter, said this would not eliminate his efforts. He said he could not “not see” the re-enactment and called it frightening and frightening. “Despite the horrific incident we witnessed, I still hope for the future and I hope that at least we reached the hearts of one person yesterday,” he said.

Alta Spells, Taylor Romine, and Lauren del Valle from CNN contributed to this reporting.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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