On Sunday, a group of young people pressed Mayor Greg Fischer about the recent curfew, called him to task over using them for photo ops and presented him with a list of demands.
The scaffolding had initially been placed on the cathedral's old spire for renovation, but was caught in a 2019 blaze that destroyed the spire and roof .
Russia's capital, the epicenter of the country's coronavirus pandemic, is lifting restrictions as the Kremlin prepares for a massive military parade and a referendum on term limits.
Eme Freethinker wanted to commemorate George Floyd alive, rather than show his killing. "Some guy told me, 'You have to do it with the police over his neck,' and I was like: 'No, man. Not like that.'"
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement weeks after her government began easing restrictions as the number of cases in New Zealand continued to drop.
Lori Lightfoot says contracts with the city's police union have been "a significant problem and challenge in getting the reforms necessary."
A fatal police shooting of an unarmed Palestinian man with autism in Jerusalem last weekend has stirred protests.
Many garment factories have reopened, but the coronavirus still affects global demand and orders remain canceled. "I need to work," says one employee. "I'll die of hunger before I die of this virus."