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U.S. cities braced for another night of violence
Major U.S. cities feared another night of violent protests on Sunday over the death of George Floyd in police custody, cleaning up broken glass and burned out cars after curfews failed to stop confrontations between activists and law enforcement.
Demonstrators on Sunday broke through White House barriers as dozens of U.S. cities braced for another night of unrest after curfews failed to prevent violent clashes one night earlier between protesters and police over the death of George Floyd, an African-American man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer roughly one week ago.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called the previous night's events "unlike any" Minnesota has ever seen, and thanked those who helped restore order - but said doing so is not enough.
"If we do not get to that systemic problem eventually this will get us back to a point that led to our communities on fire.
- with police in many cities firing rubber bullets and tear gas.
One man even aimed a bow and arrow into a crowd.
Some members of the media were targeted, including two from Reuters.
In New York City, police arrested about 350 people and 30 officers suffered minor injuries.
"We had a tough night in New York City undoubtedly." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said police conduct was being investigated, including videos shared on social media showing a police SUV in Brooklyn driving into a crowd of protesters who were pelting the car with debris.
President Trump has called protesters "thugs" and on Sunday tweeted that the U.S. government will designate anti-fascist group Antifa as a terrorist organization.
It was not clear how many, if any, of the protesters are from Antifa.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday after a night of vandalism in her city, blamed Trump's rhetoric for fanning the flames of a divided nation.
"He's making it worse.
This is not about using military force, this is about where we are in America.
We are beyond a tipping point in this country and his rhetoric only inflames that and he should just sometimes stop talking." Atlanta and Minneapolis are among the cities that extended their curfews into Sunday night.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday (June 10) announced that he will convene a special legislative session starting Friday, with police reform and building a stronger economy at the top of his priorities.
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Launching another scathing attack on China, US President Donald Trump addressed the second 'Salute to America' on America's 244th Independence Day, saying that the country was doing great until it got hit by a virus that came from China. "The power of tariffs being imposed on foreign lands that took advantage of the United States for decades enabled us to make great trade deals where there were none. Tens of billions of dollars are now paid to the US treasury by the same countries but then we got hit by the virus that came from China," Trump said. He further said, "We're producing gowns, masks, and surgical equipment. It was almost exclusively made in foreign lands, in particular, China where ironically this virus and others came from. China's secrecy, deceptions, and cover-ups allowed it to spread all over the world and China must be held fully accountable." Speaking on the coronavirus vaccines, Trump said, "We are now unbelievably doing well and are testing on vaccines, treatments and therapeutics. I want to send our thanks to scientists and researchers around the country and the world who are at the forefront of our historic effort to rapidly develop and deliver life-saving treatments and ultimately a vaccine. We are unleashing our nation's scientific brilliance and we will likely have a therapeutic and vaccines solution long before the end of the year."
The US is in the process to defeat the radical left, agitators, looters and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing, said President Donald Trump during his second 'Salute to America' celebration speech. "American heroes defeated the Nazis, dethroned the fascists, toppled the communists, saved American values, upheld American principles and chased down the terrorists to the very ends of the earth...We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and people who in many instances have absolutely no clue what they are doing," Trump said. He further said, "We will not allow anyone to divide our citizens by race or background. We will not allow them to foment hate, discord and distrust."
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The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration was done by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised with graffiti and spray painting in June during nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms on Monday said she would issue orders requiring police officers to de-escalate situations and imposing a duty to intervene when officers see another officer using force excessively.
Atlanta's police chief resigned on Saturday, the city's mayor said, as protesters took to the streets hours after the fatal shooting by police of a black man who had fallen asleep in his car at a Wendy's fast-food restaurant drive-thru line. This report produced by Jonah Green.
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(Newser) – Gunfire erupted at a protest against police violence Saturday, leaving one man dead and another person injured. Details are scant, but a bystander video (WARNING: disturbing images) shows a man just outside Jefferson Square Park in Louisville, Kentucky, shooting at a tent-filled area more than a dozen times, the Courier-Journal reports.