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George Floyd protested throughout the United States



George Floyd protested throughout the United States
A demonstrator stands in front of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Police Department during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism, in West Hollywood, California on June 6. Apu Gomes / AFP / Getty Images

It was past midnight in New York and Washington, DC, and night in Los Angeles, but large crowds were still on the streets in both cities, and the spirits were high.

In New York, protesters march through Greenwich Village in downtown Manhattan. The curfew is at 8 pm, but tonight there are not many police, and the police have not imposed a curfew with arrests like earlier this week.

The protesters have been lining up for hours now. Some organizers and leaders remain enthusiastic about singing calls and responses such as, “Don’t get involved, we are united, we are peaceful” and “United, people will never be defeated.”

“The system will not win,” a protester told CNN. “People have a voice now and they listen to us. They listen to us because we are united. They listen to us because things like this happen in the middle of Manhattan, where thousands upon thousands of people don’t have to let injustice happen again.”

In Washington, DC, a big crowd tonight – perhaps the biggest since they started, CNN correspondent Alex Marquadt said at the scene.

The curfew was lifted earlier this week, and protests remained peaceful. People gathered at the edge of Lafayette Park, close to the White House, taking photos with a new road sign that read “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”

There are several law enforcement members and National Guard forces in sight – but no one approached the aggressive figures seen earlier this week, Marquadt said.

In Los Angeles, the curfew has also been lifted and the protest remains peaceful, with a bright mood tonight.

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The demonstrators, numbering at least 1,000, varied, said CNN reporter Lucy Kafanov at the scene. He described seeing “members of the Asian community, the Latin community, white people, black people, LGBTQ, everyone.”

“The vibrations of the community are really famous,” he said. “There are many people who go around distributing snacks, masks, hand sanitizers, food for the demonstrators … One of the beautiful things on the human level that we see is, as they pass through various apartment buildings, people come out to their balconies, starting clap pots and pans in protest solidarity. “

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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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