London Bridge Attack
Police officers shot and killed 28-year-old Usman Khan, a recently released terrorist, after he stabbed two people and injured at least three others during an attack which took place on London Bridge. Khan had a fake bomb strapped to him when he was shot and had been restrained by bystanders before police arrived.
Both the victims killed were University of Cambridge graduates. Saskia Jones, 23, and Jack Merritt, 25, were both involved with Learning Together, a network of academics and criminal justice organizations.
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New Orleans Shooting Rampage
Gun violence took its toll in the city of New Orleans' French Quarter. Eleven people were injured in the shooting, which took place around festivities for the annual Bayou Classic football game between Grambling State University and Southern University. This event draws large crowds to the already tourist- rich French Quarter.
The game has a violent history in the city, after one person was killed and nine others injured following a shooting spree on Bourbon Street hours after the game three years ago.
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Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled
With a single, quiet act of civil disobedience, Rosa Park inspired change in the US and some would say began the Civil Rights movement. 64 years ago Parks was arrested for refusing to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was arrested and for 381 days African-Americans boycotted public transportation in the city to protest her arrest and segregation laws. This boycott led to a Supreme Court ruling that desegregated public transportation in the city of Montgomery.
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