this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the killing of another african american man during an arrest in atlanta prompts fresh condemnation and despair. we wa nt we want justice, we wantjustice, but i don't even know what that is and i have been doing this for 15 years. i don't know what justice doing this for 15 years. i don't know whatjustice is any more. the death sparked protests on the streets of the us city. the fast—food restaurant where the shooting took place was set on fire. as non—essential shops open in england tomorrow, a review of the 2m rule is under way and due to report in earlyjuly. the country has come together to
squash the incidence of the disease down, and that gives us the potential now to look at that. the french president defends his coronavirus strategy and announces a significant lifting of restrictions. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world, and stay with us for the latest news and analysis from here and across the globe. a white policeman involved in the fatal shooting of a black man in the us city of atlanta has been sacked after a night of unrest over the killing. another officer involved has been put on leave and the city's police chief has resigned. atlanta is one of many us cities to have seen protests
since the killing last month of george floyd by police in minneapolis. a warning — you may find some of the images and details in aleem maqbool‘s report distressing. america is here again — analysing the killing of a black man at the hands of the police. somebody called 911 because you were asleep behind the wheel while you were at the drive—through, right? rayshard brooks had been asleep in his car beside a fast—food restaurant. i'm not causing any problems. we've got to make sure that you're safe to operate a vehicle independent investigators have released this footage taken on police body cameras. blow, blow, blow, blow, stop. very good. it shows that after he failed a breath test, the officers tried to arrest mr brooks. put your hands behind your back. hey! hands off the taser!
but during a struggle, he grabs one of their tasers. during a brief chase, he turns to point the taser at the officer, who responds by firing live ammunition. 27—year—old rayshard brooks died at the scene. given his offence, the fact he hadn't had a lethal weapon, and that he was running away, not attacking, there's been condemnation. i firmly believe that there is a clear distinction between what you can do and what you should do. i do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force. protesters let their anger be known. the restaurant that staff had called the police was set on fire. and though the officer who fired the shots has been sacked, the other placed on leave and the police chief has resigned, lawyers for the brooks family conveyed the sheer exhaustion that many here feel at case after case like this. i can even say we wantjustice,
but i don't care any more, i don't even know what that is. and i've been doing this for 15 years. i don't know what justice is anymore. is it getting him arrested? is it getting somebody fired? is it a chief stepping down? i know this isn'tjustice, what's happening in society right now. the now familiar refrain of "no justice, no peace" has been echoing around the country in recent weeks. those taking to the streets again are waiting for that to lead to meaningful change. aleem maqbool, bbc news in washington. earlier, we spoke to mary—pat hector, a 22—year—old activist who's been organising some of protests in atlanta. i asked her what her reaction was when she heard the news that rayshard brooks had been killed. i honestly felt it was a slap in our face. the first day the protests began, the mayor talked about this in our city, began, the mayor talked about this in ourcity, and began, the mayor talked about this in our city, and things like this, it doesn't happen in our city. and
here we are 15 days, 17 days into oui’ here we are 15 days, 17 days into our protests that this would happen. i feel that on day one of the protests, the city of atlanta should have really looked at the force and figure out ways in which they can defund the police or look at ways they can encourage officers to use deescalation tactics. but that hasn't happened and we see that chief shields has resigned, but she didn't want to deal with the real problem which was the fact that the force really needs to look at that. the uk chancellor, rishi sunak, has said it will be down to government ministers to decide when the 2—metre rule on social distancing can be relaxed in england. a formal review is due to report byjuly 4, the day pubs and restaurants are set to reopen. tomorrow all non—essential shops in england can reopen. prime minister borisjohnson has been visiting a shopping centre
in east london to see how they're preparing ahead of their reopening. he gave more details about the government review we will work very closely with the scientists at all times and make the right decision on the basis of safety, health and stopping the disease. the question for us is as we get the numbers down, so it becomes one in 1000, one in 1600, maybe even fewer, the chances of being two metres or one metre or even a foot away from somebody who has the virus are obviously going down statistically. so start to build some more margin for manoeuvre and we will be looking at that and keeping it under constant review as we go forward to the next step in oui’ we go forward to the next step in our plan, which is, as you know, july the fourth. we will keep it
under review forjuly the fourth. given the continuing deaths and infections, any decision to relax the 2m measure will remain controversial. so what is the difference between staying two metres apart or one? 0ur science editor david shukman explains. a scientist advising the government say that staying safe from the virus involves several different factors. the most obvious is distance. they reckon that being one metre apart can be up to ten times riskier than being two metres apart. but timing is also important. spending more than 15 minutes close together will increase the chances of infection, as does being face—to—face, which can be as risky as two metres apart as it is being back—to—back with someone as it is being back—to—back with someone at one metre. and indoors, ventilation is a crucialfactor. the simulation shows how when someone coughs, the virus could be spread around a room by the air—conditioning. but in this
scenario, an air—conditioning. but in this scenario, an open air—conditioning. but in this scenario, an open window brings in fresh air, which di luca the virus rather than circulating it. why do some countries have a lower limit than us? france for example has a one metre rule. it is much stricter than us about people covering their faces, not only on public transport, shopkeepers have the right to demand that people wear them as well. australia has a 1.5 metre rule, but there are far fewer cases there than in the uk, so keeping apart doesn't matter so much. scientists say it is really important that the more you control the virus, the more you can relax about getting closer together. the french president, emmanuel macron, says his country has scored a first victory over the coronavirus and has strongly defended his strategy in dealing with the pandemic. in his latest televised address to the nation more than three months after lockdown, he set out his roadmap for getting the country back to normal.
translation: as of tomorrow, the entire territory with the exception of some places where the virus is still actively circulating, will move into what is now known as the green zone. this will allow more people to return to work on the reopening of cafes and restaurants in some regions. from tomorrow, it will once again be possible to travel between european countries, and from july the first, we will be able to travel to countries outside europe where the virus is under control. from tomorrow, nurseries and primary and secondary schools will prepare to welcome all students starting from june 22 onwards on a compulsory basis and in accordance with normal attendance rules. that was the french president. sunday was three years since the grenfell tower fire in london. to mark the anniversary,
people in the uk are being urged to illuminate their homes with green lights to remember the 72 people who died. church bells will also sound across london. the grenfell united campaign group says the fight for safe homes and justice continues, as our correspondent sima kotecha reports. # hallelujah, hallelujah. ..# an anniversary with a difference. due to coronavirus, a virtual service involving song and prayer. all to remember the 72 who died in the early hours of that wednesday morning. we are still going through the grieving process. the rest of the grieving process. the rest of the country right now, people have lost families and friends and of their time. we agree with them. cobit brought a lot of bad emotions for us, especially for how things we re for us, especially for how things were after the fire because there area were after the fire because there are a lot of similarities, glued to the tv, listening to the numbers of deaths arising every day. the blaze
spread through the 2a story block after a fridge freezer caught fire. leading on the tower block was blamed for the fire spreading rapidly. it triggered a feeling among some that the underprivileged we re among some that the underprivileged were not being cared for. this year puzzling anniversary comes as britain and the world reflect on racial inequality. that is why feelings of social injustice that was so painful at the time of the fire are likely to be brought into sharper focus. fire are likely to be brought into sharperfocus. ministers had promised to replace all similar material in tower blocks by this month, but thousands of buildings are still deemed dangerous. this evening, church bells across london rang in unison. 72 times, and the names of each victim were read out. all die names of each victim were read out. alldie in names of each victim were read out. all die in unusual circumstances they came together to remember.
lives lost, heartbroken and families still hoping for answers. jihadists in nigeria have killed 20 soldiers and at least a0 civilians in two attacks in the north—east of the country. people in the village of goni usmanti in borno state say gunmen arrived on motorbikes and pick—up trucks during saturday's raid that also left dozens of people injured. the killings are thought to have been carried out by the an offshoot of boko haram known as islamic state west africa province. 0ur correspondent in abuja, chris ewokor, told us what more we know about the attacks. the report we have is that the militant, humanitarian in the north—east and then the security forces there, there were cross fires and a lot of people were injured.
the agents, the security forces, some of them were killed. at the same time, they were attacking. part of the militant also part of the village and killed more than a0 civilians there. as they were attacking, they were also distributing leaflets in the local language, telling the residents not to walk with the army or the humanitarian agencies there. this attack, just a few days after another attack last week saw the killing of about 69 people, although the number has now been increased to 81. they also say not too long ago the so—called islamic state in west africa province has claimed the twin attacks on saturday as well as that
one. the latest from nigeria there. the headlines on bbc news: the shooting of another african american man during a us arrest has prompted fresh condemnation of the use of deadly force by police. borisjohnson orders a review of the two—metre social distancing rule in england ahead of non—essential shops reopening on monday. the french president has defended his coronavirus strategy and announced a significant lifting of restrictions. atlanta is one of many us cities to have seen protests since the killing last month of george floyd by police in minneapolis. and around the world, thousands of people have joined marches against racism. the bbc‘s clive myrie looks now at whether this could be a watershed moment for the politics of race in america. george floyd's death was an american
tragedy that sparked an outpouring of anger and soul—searching. but look at the faces. we are done dying! it wasn'tjust black look at the faces. we are done dying! it wasn't just black america that was appalled. but white america too. this is a seismic shift in attitudes towards police brutality and racism. it was a point addressed by one black veteran civil rights activist at george floyd's funeral who had marched side—by—side with doctor martin luther king. back in the days when i use to be part of marchers, all the marchers were black. but now, there are white people who know the story, and there are hispanics who know the story, and there are asians who know the story. it's the denial on the part
of much of white america that racism is widespread and real has helped perpetuate the discrimination that they claim doesn't exist. listen to this former right—wing talkshow host and staunch republican conservative. if you are a white american you might think this happens but it's random, it's a few bad apples here and there, but i think what we have been seeing the last couple of weeks is the recognition that it's not just a few bad apples, it is systemic, it's incredibly widespread and that this situation in fact, we have been in denial. this woman lives in one of minneapolis' co mforta ble lives in one of minneapolis' comfortable suburbs. for the first time in her life, she has been taking part in street protests with herfamily. taking part in street protests with her family. what has surprised me in the past week is seeing how
widespread the abuse is and the brutality is. this is something i had no idea about. a new it happened inafew had no idea about. a new it happened in a few big cities but i didn't think it was as widespread as it is. george floyd's brutal death held up a mirrorto george floyd's brutal death held up a mirror to this country and most americans didn't like what they saw. everlasting change does come, it will be because of the sacrifice of one man who managed to bridge a once unbridgeable racial divide. experts are warning that overcrowding in asian prisons has created a ‘perfect storm' of conditions for covid—19 to spread. in the philippines, where some jails are more than 600% over capacity, over 800 prisoners and staff have tested positive for the virus, while clusters have been reported at three different detention centres in malaysia. a new paper published in the lancet medicaljournal warns governments must go further to prevent deadly outbreaks of the virus in prisons.
the author of the new report, professor stuart kinner, is head of thejustice health unit at melbourne university. hejoins me now. thank you for being with us. clearly theissue thank you for being with us. clearly the issue of covid—19 and presents asa the issue of covid—19 and presents as a global challenge, what makes prisons across the asia pacific area particularly vulnerable? a prison in general is a very high risk setting because it concentrates people with health problems, you have a high prevalence of many of the chronic diseases which are associated with the prognosis of people who contract covid—19 and importantly, for example in the philippines to pegula this is a very considerable concern, to also acquire covid—19 is a significant risk so you have all of that health problems and then people concentrated together in very congruent dominic congregate settings. you mentioned the problems
of complications with things like tobacco this, what are the health outcomes likely for prisoners who contract covid—19? outcomes likely for prisoners who contract covid-19? the research is still ongoing but we know that people with chronic conditions in general fair people with chronic conditions in generalfair more poorly people with chronic conditions in general fair more poorly when they contract the infection. 0bviously for tobacco laces because it is another infection that affect the lungs that is of particular concern but also people who have diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, they are also more likely to fair poorly and we also know those people are much more likely to end up in prisons. in the philippines we have seen prisons. in the philippines we have seen early release of some prisoners or indeed systems whereby prisoners can be released, give us a sense of the scale at which this is happening and how helpful you think that is.|j am and how helpful you think that is.” am not aware of the details of the scale but it is very important, to killian prison systems that are overcrowded like the philippines, depopulation or taking as many people out of those settings that possible is a very sensible
strategy. we know there is some work that has been recently undertaken by others at stanford university showing that getting people out of prisons is one part of a sensible strategy for reducing the spread of infection and incarceration settings. i presume that this is also leading into a broader debate about the criminal justice also leading into a broader debate about the criminaljustice system and about how many people actually need to be in prison depending on the severity of the crime they have committed, is that a helpful debate, do you think? indeed, covid-19 has held up a mirror to society and a number of ways and one of the things which has become, it has or has been the case but it has become really apparent at the moment is our response to drug—related concerns, ourcriminal response to drug—related concerns, our criminaljustice response to that and incarcerating people for low—level drug—related crimes just doesn't work, and now we have a system that never did work that is creating a firestorm potentially of covid—19 and prisons.
creating a firestorm potentially of covid-19 and prisons. really good to have your thoughts, thank you so much for making the time to speak to us. health officials are warning that latin america is now the epicentre of the global coronavirus pandemic, with some of its biggest economies reporting record numbers of infections. mexico city saw a car caravan protest on sunday against the president's handling of the outbreak there. mexico reported a2a new deaths on saturday, taking the total to almost 17,000 on saturday, chile, argentina, peru and colombia all reported record numbers of coronavirus infections. but the worst affected country in the region remains brazil, where a2,720 people have died of covid—19, second only to the us. it has more than 850,000 confirmed cases. and on sunday the mayor of sao paulo, brazil's biggest city, who's been battling cancer since last year, confirmed that he's now tested positive.
translation: after four negative tests, today unfortunately a tested positive for coronavirus. my doctor's advice, since they have no symptoms, is to stay at home. camilla mota, our correspondent in sao paulo, told us it's a mixed picture for coronavirus cases in different parts of brazil. may was when we really saw the healthcare may was when we really saw the healthca re system may was when we really saw the healthcare system collapse, they we re healthcare system collapse, they were dying at basic healthcare units because they weren't able to get i see beds. the situation started to get better in june see beds. the situation started to get better injune either because health authorities were able to increase the system's capacity or because quarantine measures were able to flatten the curve of infection so that is what state governors are relying on to reopen the economy, but in other parts of
the economy, but in other parts of the country we still see that the infection is accelerating and not only that, the disease is moving from big cities to medium and small cities with the infrastructure is wea ker cities with the infrastructure is weaker so authorities feared that we may see those sad stories unfold once again and the coming weeks. in portugal, a senior police source who has seen the german evidence against the key suspect in the investigation into madeleine mccann's disappearance — has told the bbc it is very important and significant. residents in the tourist resort of praia da luz have criticised the portuguese operation for being too slow. some say they were contacted by police about christian b in the past couple of years. 0ur europe correspondent lucy williamson has been speaking to people who remember him from his time in the resort. new perspective of the hard to spot from the cliffs above praia da luz stopping the view from he has barely
changed since madeleine mccann disappeared. this patch of 513 7 ’ ff 1 clues. g.-. 71—7 ,, , 513 7 7 ff 1 clues. g.-. 71—7 ,, , ‘ know that just a few ‘ know thatjust a few hundred metres— —— ~ — —— metres away,— .. . ., metres away, over - metres away, over this i metres away, over this small ridge was the house where christian be lived in the years before she vanished. coincidence, or a lived in the years before she vanished. coincidence, ora missed opportunity? today a senior portuguese police force who has seen the german evidence that it was very important and significant in the portuguese were keen to co—operate. when police were searching here six yea rs when police were searching here six years ago they had already been given christian's name among hundreds of potential suspect but we re hundreds of potential suspect but were they aware that this man with previous convictions for child sexual offences had lived for years overlooking this land? a neighbour