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1. Donations, hashtags and fancams: K-pop world reacts to George Floyd protests

[1] As protests continue following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died at the hands of police in the US, multiple K-pop stars and fandoms have joined in solidarity to speak up against police brutality.

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[2] In a tweet on Sunday, Mark Tuan from GOT7 told his followers to stay strong and safe as he announced his donation of $7,000 to George Floyd Memorial Fund.

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[3] Jae from rock band DAY6 donated to Minnesota Freedom Fund as he linked a page that shows ways to help the Black Lives Matter movement on social media while Eric Nam and Holland encouraged his fans to sign petitions.

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[4] R&B and hip-hop singer Crush also took to Instagram to voice his support.

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[5] “Many artists and people around the world get so much inspiration by black culture and music including me. We have a duty to respect every race,” he wrote with the hashtags #ripgeorgefloyd and #blacklivesmatter.

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2. ‘Murder-suicide with child is extreme child abuse’: court

[1] Two women on trial for killing their children ahead of suicide attempts were sentenced to prison, with a judge calling the parents’ act nothing but “extreme child abuse,” Ulsan District Court said Monday.

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[2] In the two separate cases, the defendants, aged 42 and 40, were each sentenced to four years behind bars last week, according to Ulsan District Court.

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[3] “This is a form of extreme child abuse. As many experts point out, ‘double-suicides’ cannot be glamorized or embellished. The essence of the crime is killing one’s child with her own hands,” Chief Judge Park Ju-young said.

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[4] Park added the crimes should not be regarded as “personal issues,” saying social safety nets have to be modified to protect minors.

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[5] The 42-year-old defendant allegedly killed her 2-year-old son in December 2018, after which she tried to take her own life.

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