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Chicago police catch screams of homophobia slur at protesters: video



Chicago police catch screams of homophobia slur at protesters: video

A Chicago police officer yells homophobic insults after a traffic cone was thrown at him during a police brutality protest, a shocking video event.

The footage, posted on May 30 on Instagram, shows an unidentified Chicago policeman wearing riot clothing carrying a stop sign and batons while heading to a police car.

Someone in protest then threw traffic cones and barricades towards the police when his back was turned, prompting him to erupt, the 30-second video clip showed.

“Wait until I turn my back, you f-king f – t,” the police shouted, surprising several people nearby, including people who called the officer “racist” and “homophobic s-t,” according to the video.

Chicago police on Saturday confirm an investigation into the incident ongoing, said in a statement that the department “tried to treat all individuals” its officers met with respect.

“Every act of humiliation is unforgivable and has no place in the department,” police said. “We do not tolerate this kind of behavior, which is why we have opened an investigation into this incident and will immediately take appropriate disciplinary action when we try to identify the officers involved.”

It is not clear whether the police in the clip were identified on Monday morning. A message asking for comments from the Chicago police was not immediately returned.

Meanwhile, the user who posted the tape said another policeman stood nearby and did nothing after the officer was angry when assigned to protest on Grand Avenue and State Street after the death of police prisoner George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

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“We walked away from their ranks peacefully and this policeman attacked / chased the protesters with a stop sign that he dragged (before the cone flew),” the post wrote. “The other police watched him and did nothing.”

Saturday’s statement from the police came after the city’s Civil Police Accountability Office recommended that the office involved be identified and suspended during the investigation, Chicago Tribune reports.

Officials from Equality Illinois also demanded that the officer be immediately withdrawn from the streets, saying police brutality against strange and trans-African Americans was intolerable, the newspaper reported.

“But we want to add, strictly speaking, there is no place for homophobia among those tasked with protecting our city,” the advocacy group told Tribune. “This officer must be removed from duty.”

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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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