Earlier, as the protest appeared calmer, Kaity Brackett, 27, said she came out to the protest because she thinks the entire criminal justice system needs to be overhauled, starting with policing. She said the Ahmaud Arbery killing was a catalyst for her and referred to his death as a lynching. Arbery was killed on Feb. 23 by a former district attorney investigator and his son, who were not arrested until after video emerged months later. … [Read more...] about George Floyd death: The cities where people are protesting and rioting
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“It’s my duty to be out here,” said Brianna Petrisko, among those at Foley Square in lower Manhattan, where most were wearing masks amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Our country has a sickness. We have to be out here. This is the only way we’re going to be heard.” … [Read more...] about National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes
MINNEAPOLIS — With Minneapolis still smoldering from overnight violences, police lobbed tear gas at protesters violating a curfew Friday evening, and violent protests, some of them lighted in part by snapping fires, spread across numerous cities across the nation, including in Atlanta, New York, and San Jose, California. … [Read more...] about More Violence In Minneapolis As Protests Break Out Across U.S.
The fatal shooting of a 25-year-old black man named Ahmaud Arbery in neighboring Georgia — confronted by a white father and son who were initially allowed to go free after telling police they suspected him in a burglary — triggers an ache in Gosa that’s been passed down through the generations. … [Read more...] about Older black voters have a 2020 dream: huge turnout, new president
— Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms In Chicago, demonstrators shut down streets in the Loop, many of them chanting, “I can’t breathe,” which Floyd was heard saying on a video that went viral, showing a police officer kneeling on his neck, FOX 32 reported. … [Read more...] about Minnesota Governor authorizes ‘full mobilization’ of state’s National Guard, says protests no longer about death of George Floyd