Demonstrators pause at the entrance to the Cuyahoga County Justice Center as police stand guard during a protest against the acquittal of Michael Brelo, a patrolman charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects, in Cleveland. Brelo was acquitted Saturday in a case involving a 137-shot barrage of gunfire that helped prompt the U.S. Department of Justice determine the city police department had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights.
There has been strong reactions in India after reports of a Hindu temple being vandalized in the US. A Hindu temple was vandalised with hate message and swastika spray-painted on its wall in the US state of Washington, the latest incident that has shocked the community ahead of the Maha Shivratri festival.
Even as Sureshbhai Patel (57) lay paralysed on a hospital bed in Madison, Alabama, suffering a serious vertebral column injury from being pushed to the ground violently by a police officer, his lawyer has expressed fears that the Madison Police Department investigation into the “use of force incident,” will deflect criticism away from law enforcement and paint Mr. Patel as the one to blame.
TV Grab: Two youths from the northeast were allegedly attacked by eight persons at Sikanderpur, in Gurgaon. The incident took place last night when the victims, Aayug and Alato, were thrashed by eight youths belonging to Sikanderpur village over some issue, Station House Officer of DLF Phase 1 police station said.
A gay couple kisses during a protest outside Greece's Parliament in Athens. Several hundred people took part in the peaceful march to Parliament, which is debating draft legislation to outlaw Holocaust denial and expand prosecution powers against the incitement of racial violence. Gay and Lesbian rights groups complain that the proposed legislation will not adequately address attacks on homosexual people, which they say are on the rise.
A demonstrator holds a sign bearing the likeness of Eric Garner and Michael Brown before a march to protest the death of Garner in the Staten Island borough of New York. The city medical examiner ruled that Garner, 43, died as a result of a police chokehold during an attempted arrest.
Police arrest a man as they disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo., USA, early Aug. 20, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, a white police officer fatally shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, in the St. Louis suburb.
A man is moved by a line of police as authorities disperse a protest in Ferguson, Mo. USA. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb.
A man bends down in prayer as police try to disperse a small group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo, USA. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore order while lifting a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew that had been in place for two days.
New Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Education Minister Manish Sisodia with northeast students who were staging a dharna demanding justice for Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Students from northeastern states hold placards as they participate in a protest in New Delhi. The beating and subsequent death in New Delhi of 20-year-old Nido Tania university student from northeast, has sparked a furious outcry against racism and criticism of police in the capital.
Hate crush It’s a train from Bangalore, their place of work. Terror-stuck Northeastern people rush out in Guwahati station.
“We RSS members are trying to build confidence in Northeasterners. We tell them we’re all brothers, they need not worry.”Karunakaira Rai RSS representative in Bangalore
19-year-old student Niki Sahi, from Meghalaya, waves to her cousin after boarding a special train transporting her back to Bangalore, from where she had fled last month, at a railway station in Panbari. Thousands of panic-stricken people from the northeast had fled Bangalore spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. Assam has been simmering with tension since riots broke out between ethnic Bodos and Muslim settlers in late July.
Students from northeastern states look at help line phone numbers displayed at a railway station after disembarking from a train from Bangalore. Home Secretary R.K. Singh has accused websites in Pakistan of spreading false rumors that caused thousands of people from northeast to panic and flee Bangalore. They feared they would be attacked in retaliation for ethnic violence in their home state.
A woman and her child rest after disembarking from a train from Bangalore. Home Secretary R.K. Singh has accused websites in Pakistan of spreading false rumors that caused thousands of people from India's remote northeast to panic and flee Bangalore. They feared they would be attacked in retaliation for ethnic violence in their home state.
A small group of students burn a Pakistani flag in Guwahati. Govt blamed web sites in Pakistan for the panic-inducing rumors that caused thousands of people from northeast to flee Bangalore and other southern cities. The exodus followed clashes in Assam in recent weeks between ethnic Bodos and Muslims that killed more than 50 people and left 400,000 in displacement camps.
People from northeastern states crowd a railway station after disembarking from a train from Bangalore. Home Secretary R.K. Singh has accused websites in Pakistan of spreading false rumors that caused thousands of people from northeast to panic and flee Bangalore. They feared they would be attacked in retaliation for ethnic violence in their home state.
New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, left, and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, right, meets with Sikh community members including Mohan Singh Khatra, center, whose uncle was killed in the Wisconsin attacks, at the Sikh Cultural Society in the Queens borough of New York New York City's mayor and police commissioner have expressed their condolences at the Sikh Cultural Society in Queens following Sunday's mass shooting in Wisconsin.
Members of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin listen to FBI Special Agent in Charge, Teresa Carlson, during a news conference in a municipal building in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. A gunman killed six people at their temple before being shot and killed by police. While investigators believe the gunman acted alone, they are looking to talk to a person of interest that showed up at the scene after the shooting.
Unsure of the whereabouts of her family members, a woman waits to be escorted into the building of survivors after a shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. Six people were killed in an attack on a Gurudwara during prayers in Wisconsin by at least one gunman who was also shot dead.
AP Photo/ Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Kyle Grillot
Pakistani Sheedi devotees celebrate during the crocodile festival at a shrine of famous saint Khawaja Hasan in suburb of Karachi, Pakistan. The yearly festival attended by Sheedis, whose ancestors are believed to have been brought to the subcontinent as slaves from Africa, is performed to pay homage to the crocodiles who are presumed to hold mystical powers.
Ethnic Pakistani Sheedi women, their faces covered by shawlsl, dance to the beat of a traditional drum during the crocodile festival at a shrine of saint Khawaja Hasan in suburb of Karachi, Pakistan. The yearly festival attended by Sheedis, whose ancestors are believed to have been brought to the subcontinent as slaves from Africa, is performed to pay homage to the crocodiles who are presumed to hold mystical powers.
Pakistani Sheedi women, some of their faces covered with shawls, dance to the beat of a traditional drum during the crocodile festival at a shrine of saint Khawaja Hasan in a suburb of Karachi, Pakistan. The yearly festival attended by Sheedis, whose ancestors are believed to have been brought to the subcontinent as slaves from Africa, is performed to pay homage to the crocodiles who are presumed to hold mystical powers.
Photo provided by the Victorian State Police is 3-year-old Gurshan Singh. The body of Singh was found in long grass by the side of the road at Oaklands Junction, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, on the evening after he was reported missing about six hours earlier.
Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith, shakes hands with HRD Minister Kapil Sibal before a meeting in New Delhi. Smith is on a two-day official visit to India. Australia today acknowledged that some of the attacks on Indians were racist in nature, causing considerable damage to its reputation among Indian people and said its premier criminal research agency has been roped in to study the issue and suggest remedial measures.
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Activists of All India Students Association protest against the attacks on Indian students in Australia, in front of the Australian Embassy in New Delhi. India has asked Australia to take immediate steps to curb violence against its citizens there, warning that recent attacks could affect relations between the two countries.
In yet another attack targeting Indians in Australia, a 29-year-old youth from India was set on fire by a group of four assailants here, drawing strong condemnation from a student body which called such assaults unacceptable and asked authorities not to "dodge" the issue.