Among those who remembered King on Wednesday was Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), who spoke in Indianapolis, where Sen. Robert F. Kennedy announced news of King's death during a presidential campaign rally. "I have bad news for you, for all of our fellow citizens, and people who love peace all over the world, and that is that Martin Luther King was shot and killed tonight," Kennedy told the crowd that evening. … [Read more...] about Pledging to carry on his mission, thousands mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death
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News / World by Press Association 04/04/2018, 3:28 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Hundreds of people are gathering at a union headquarters hours before a march marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev Martin Luther King Jr in Memphis. Workers at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees office chanted, banged drums and held signs saying “I Am” — one of the slogans for events surrounding the anniversary of King’s death. Andre Gipson, the local president for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said about 400 members from other cities are in Memphis for the march. He said the march promises to be a “very special” event for workers, with attendees bundled up on a chilly yet sunny morning. The civil rights leader’s family and admirers are marking the anniversary with marches, speeches and quiet … [Read more...] about Hundreds gather for Martin Luther King march in Memphis
A FARMER jailed for shooting a burglar says an OAP accused of knifing a raider was in ‘survival mode’ and should not be punished for protecting his family. Tony Martin, 73, shot dead 16-year-old Fred Barras with a pump action shotgun on his Norfolk farm in 1999. He fired his illegal gun three times towards two intruders, killing Barras and wounding his friend, Brendon Fearon, 29. Tony has never shown remorse for the shooting and has now called for all charges against 78-year-old Richard Osborn-Brooks to be dropped. The pensioner is accused of stabbing “burglar” Henry Vincent, 38, to death during a struggle at his home in Hither Green, South London. Mr Osborn-Brooks was arrested and quizzed by cops on suspicion of murder, sparking public outrage. Tony told the Daily Mirror: “I would have done the same thing if I was in Richard’s situation. “Until these people entered his space he was a law abiding man. The police should let him go as soon as … [Read more...] about Farmer Tony Martin jailed for shooting burglar says OAP who ‘stabbed raider’ was in ‘survival mode’ and shouldn’t be punished
0 Comments Peter Robinson: 'I never fought with Martin McGuinness and if he'd been healthy things could have been different' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Former First Minister Peter Robinson has said that he and former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness never had a severe falling out with each other when they worked in government together. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/peter-robinson-i-never-fought-with-martin-mcguinness-and-if-hed-been-healthy-things-could-have-been-different-36800075.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article35966956.ece/685d8/AUTOCROP/h342/2017-07-26_new_33175336_I1.JPG Email Former First Minister Peter Robinson has said that he and former Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness never had a severe falling out with each other when they worked in government together. The former DUP leader also said that he believed things may have been different had Mr McGuinness not been in ill-health when he resigned … [Read more...] about Peter Robinson: ‘I never fought with Martin McGuinness and if he’d been healthy things could have been different’
A PUBLIC inquiry into the Grenfell Tower tragedy launched in September 2017. The investigation faced criticism over its choice of leadership - and there were calls from survivors and victims' families to broaden the inquiry. Here's everything you need to know... What is the Grenfell Tower Inquiry? A public inquiry into the cause and spread of the fire officially opened on September 14, 2017 - exactly three months on from the devastating inferno. In November, it was revealed that 71 people died in the disaster. The inquiry began with Chairman Sir Martin Moore-Bick giving an opening statement at a central London hotel where victims' relatives and survivors can attend. A video stream was also set up at Notting Hill Methodist Church close to Grenfell Tower. Ahead of the inquiry opening, Moore-Bick said: "I would hope to be able to answer the basic factual questions such as how did the fire start, how did it spread, how was it able to engulf the building in such speed and … [Read more...] about What is the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, what is Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s role and when is the report going to be published?