MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Fri, 14 Aug 2020 00:15:06 +0000 Protest leads to vandalism, arrests in Birmingham http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/c6d873356d8342e0a2c7215cb20e7c55 Demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and tried to topple a Confederate monument in downtown Birmingham on Sunday night as unrest erupted around the country in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. (June 1) c6d873356d8342e0a2c7215cb20e7c55 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 19:26:35 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: PART MUST CREDIT WBMA; NO ACCESS BIRMINGHAM; NO USE BY U.S. BROADCAST NETWORKS; NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVESHOTLIST:WBMA - MUST CREDIT WBMA; NO ACCESS BIRMINGHAM; NO USE BY U.S. BROADCAST NETWORKS; NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE Birmingham, Alabama - 31 May 20201. Various of protesters breaking the enclosure around a confederate statue, trying to destroy it using rocks and eventually try to pull it down with ropesASSOCIATED PRESS – AP CLIENTS ONLYBirmingham, Alabama – 1 June 20202. Johnny Grimes, owner of Wheelhouse Salon shows extent of damage in his salon++PARTIALLY COVERED++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Johnny Grimes, owner, Wheelhouse Salon:"We're devastated, we're frustrated, but we understand you know, we understand the frustration that African-American community was experiencing. We sympathize with them and share in that frustration. These things can be replaced. Windows, computers and iPads. Thankfully, nobody was hurt."4. Grimes cleaning up his storeSTORYLINE:Demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and tried to topple a Confederate monument in downtown Birmingham on Sunday night as unrest erupted around the country after the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.The evening began with a peaceful afternoon rally at Kelly Ingram Park but ended with the vandalism of more than two dozen buildings and businesses.Birmingham police reported that more than two dozen businesses had been looted or damaged.  Twenty-four people were arrested. Demonstrators tied a rope and tried to pull down a 54-foot tall Confederate monument in downtown Birmingham's Linn Park.  Protesters took spray paint and hammers to obscure the inscriptions on the towering monument.  A statue of Charles Linn, an industrialist who fought for the Confederacy, was pulled to the ground.Johnny Grimes, owner of Wheelhouse Salon in Birmingham, cleaned up smashed windows and computers Monday morning. The salon had just been cleared to reopen after being shut down for two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  "We're devastated. We're frustrated, but we understand. We understand the frustration that the African American community is experiencing.  We sympathize with them and share in that frustration," Grimes said.  Protests have erupted around the country to protest what happened to Floyd, an African American man, on May 25. Floyd was on the ground and handcuffed when a white police officer put his knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes.The protest came the evening before Monday's state holiday in Alabama celebrating Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey in a Monday statement said state assets are available to any city that requests help.  ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and tried to topple a Confederate monument in downtown Birmingham on Sunday night as unrest erupted around the country in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. (June 1) Protest leads to vandalism, arrests in Birmingham