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Trump Threatens Protests with Troops, But Police Have Already Been Militarized — With Deadly Results
The American Civil Liberties Union and Black Lives Matter announced Thursday they are suing President Trump and Attorney General William Barr for authorizing an “unprovoked and frankly criminal attack” on protesters at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C., where the National Guard and officers dressed in riot gear fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flashbangs to disperse peaceful protesters on Monday so Trump could have a photo op with a Bible in front of St.
As the nationwide uprising in defense of Black lives continues, demonstrators are recording videos of police brutality on the streets. We speak with Chris Frierson, an African American documentary filmmaker and cameraman who was filming a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday in Brooklyn, New York, when police moved in on demonstrators. As Frierson filmed, police pepper-sprayed him directly in the face. Chris kept on filming as he struggled to the sidewalk crying in agony from the pain.
On Thursday, disturbing new details were revealed in the case of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who was chased, ambushed and shot dead by a group of white men in Georgia in what many have called a modern-day lynching.
In Minneapolis, members of George Floyd’s family, loved ones and supporters gathered for a tribute to his life. During the memorial service, people stood in silence for eight minutes and 46 seconds — the amount of time police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded for his life.
It is sadly ironic that the United States, which claims to be devoted to democratic governance through the rule of law, has a long tradition of policing through force.
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“Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed,” nine city council members said Sunday.
“We need to stand up and say, ‘Black lives matter,’” said the senator and 2012 GOP presidential nominee, one of the few prominent Republicans to support the protests.
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Kristen Holmes and Sarah Westwood at CNN report that White House officials are pondering whether Donald Trump should give a speech this week on race and national unity.
As #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations demanding justice and an end to police brutality continue to swell across the nation and around the world, the face of a tiny girl shouting “no justice, no peace” went viral.
The video clip, which was filmed at the Merrick, Long Island protest march on June 3, has now been viewed by tens of millions of people on social media.
The little protester’s name is Wynta-Amor Rogers. She is seven years old.
The attorney general said he ordered the street outside of the White House to be cleared and that Trump’s photo-op at a nearby church was unrelated.
Photos of a Marine veteran standing outside the Utah State Capitol have gone viral amid ongoing protests in support of Black Lives Matter. Identified as Todd, the Utah Marine veteran stood for more than three hours on Friday to show his support for the racial justice movement, KUTV reported.
After months of deserted public spaces and empty roads, Americans have returned to the streets. But they have come not for a joyous reopening to celebrate the country’s victory over the coronavirus. Instead, tens of thousands of people have ventured out to protest the killing of George Floyd by police.Demonstrators have closely gathered all over the country, and in blocks-long crowds in large cities, singing and chanting and demanding justice.
Nearly 5 million people live in Alabama, which takes its nickname from its state bird, the yellowhammer. The terrain of Alabama ranges from mountains in the north, to rolling hills and gentle plains sloping toward Mobile and the Gulf Coast in the southwest. Below are a few glimpses of the landscape of Alabama and some of the wildlife and people calling it home.This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States.
A child sat on her father’s shoulders, squinted through layers of new fencing separating the White House from protesters, and asked, “Where’s Trump?” Demonstrators chanted “George Floyd!” in the tunnel under K Street so loudly that the name echoed through the length of the underpass. Streams of sign-carriers seemed to arrive at the White House from every direction, all day, and kept coming, coming, coming.