1. Is this irony? Or is this evidence that this was never about black lives
That symbolises the movement pretty well..
— TheSpeaker2018 (@TheSpeaker2018) August 24, 2020
2. BBC ‘is considering dropping Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory from Last Night of the Proms in wake of BLM protests’ because organisers fear backlash over their links to colonialism and slavery
The broadcaster is considering dropping the patriotic songs from the Last Night concert due to fears of criticism because of their apparent links to colonialism and slavery, the Times reported.
Dalia Stasevska, who is conducting the Last Night on September 12, is said to believe ‘a ceremony without an audience is the perfect moment to bring change.’
‘Dalia is a big supporter of Black Lives Matter,’ a source added.
Flag-waving crowds will be absent from London’s Royal Albert Hall during the 125th annual Last Night of the Proms concert due to the coronavirus outbreak. […]
Rule, Britannia is typically performed by around 80 members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra alongside a chorus of more than 100 singers.
But this year, the orchestra is expected to be around half its usual size due to social distancing guidelines introduced by the Government in the wake of the pandemic.
Bill Gates, Belgium and a British epidemiologist are being taken to court by hundreds of Belgians who are against all coronavirus regulations and want to get them abolished.
Around 240 Belgians have joined a group called Viruswaanzin, which translates to ‘viral madness’ in Dutch and was launched by members of the restaurant and hospitality industry, according to their lawyer Michael Verstraeten.
Verstraeten told The Brussels Times that their aim was to get the Belgian government to revoke all coronavirus regulations, which they say trample on their freedoms and have done more harm than good in the current health crisis.
“With no lockdown, there would have been fewer deaths,” Verstraeten said. “You have no idea how many people are dying due to lockdown.”
(We all should be doing this)
4. About the election for the leader of the “Conservative” party last night…
— Tom Quiggin (@TomTSEC) August 24, 2020
I think the video he is referring to is the one below. Still waiting to find out definitively who actually won the leadership.
5. Please read the warning on the box of face-masks carefully
Thank you Fred Alan Medforth, M., Wrath of Khan, EB., and all who have an eye on the road.
— ???CanAditude??? (@CanAditude) August 24, 2020