MINNEAPOLIS: After another night of turmoil, Americans were angry at the abuse of African Americans in the hands of the police. The Americans woke up on Sunday and woke up on the streets of coke and glass covered streets in dozens of cities. The police used Tear gas and rubber bullets responded to the violence.
Thousands of people marched peacefully to protest the death of George Floyd. A black police officer pressed his knee to his neck on Monday in Minneapolis until he died after he stopped breathing. But as night fell, many demonstrations fell into chaos: cars and businesses were burned.
The word “I can’t breathe” was painted all over the building. A fire broke out in the trash can near the White House gate.
The anger caused by Freud ’s death and The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people unemployed and killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, including a proportion of black people.
“We’re sick of it. The cops are out of control,” protester Olga Hall said in Washington, D.C. “They’re wild. There’s just been too many dead boys.”
People set fire to cars, threw wine bottles at officials, smashed windows in storefronts, and took away TV and other items, even if some protesters urged them to stop. In Indianapolis, there have been reports of multiple shootings, including one that killed one person during the protests. The number of deaths in Detroit and Minneapolis has increased further in recent days.
In the city of Minneapolis where the protests began, police, state police officers and members of the National Guard moved in at 8 pm. The curfew began to break down the demonstrations.
At least 13 policemen were injured in Philadelphia, and at least four police cars were on fire.
In New York City, when police arrested and cleaned the streets, dangerous confrontation broke out repeatedly. A video showed that two New York police cruisers drove into a group of demonstrators. They pushed the barricade towards one of them and smashed it with objects.
Several people were knocked to the ground. It is unclear whether anyone was injured.
“The mistakes that are happening are not mistakes. They’re repeated violent terrorist offenses, and people need to stop killing black people,” Brooklyn protester Meryl Makielski said.
Curfews are in place in more than a dozen major cities across the country, including Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Seattle.
From protesters setting fire inside Reno City Hall to police launching tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators in Fargo, North Dakota, several corners of the United States have never been affected. In Salt Lake City, demonstrators flipped police cars and ignited them. Police said six people were arrested after hitting their heads with baseball bats and one person was injured.
At dawn, the protesters broke the windows, ignited the fire and destroyed the light poles, and the clean-up work along Broadway Street (known for its famous horn sound) in Nashville had begun. The police said in a tweet that at least 30 businesses and buildings were damaged.
Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp authorized the dispatch of up to 3,000 National Guard troops to Athens, Savannah and other cities planning to hold more demonstrations on Sunday. Kemp has approved up to 1500 guards to help enforce the 9pm. A curfew was imposed in Atlanta on Saturday.
“The protesters need to know we’re going to support their efforts in a peaceful, nonviolent protest,” Kemp told television station WSB late Saturday. “The agitators need to know that we’ll be there … to take them to jail if they’re destroying lives and property.”
President Donald Trump seems to have taken a tougher strategy on Saturday night, cheering the National Guard deployment in Minneapolis, saying “no game!” And saying that New York City police “must be allowed to go” Do their job! “
The Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the violence because he continued to express common causes with demonstrators after Freud ’s death.
“The act of protesting should never be allowed to overshadow the reason we protest,” Biden said in a statement Saturday night.
In Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed by a white police officer, which triggered a wave of protests across the country. Six police officers were attacked by rocks and fireworks. Later injured.
According to the Associated Press, since Thursday, the police have arrested nearly 1,700 people in 22 cities. Nearly one-third of the arrests occurred in Los Angeles. The governor declared a state of emergency and ordered the National Guard to support the city ’s 10,000 police officers because dozens of fires were burning in the city.
This week ’s turmoil reminds people of the riots that occurred in Los Angeles nearly 30 years ago, after white police officers innocently beat black driver Rodney King, who led them in a high-speed chase.
Protests against the killing of Floyd swept more cities, but the loss of Minneapolis still did not reach the alarming number that Los Angeles saw during the five-day riot in 1992, when more than 60 People were killed, more than 2,000 were injured, thousands were arrested, and property damage exceeded US $ 1 billion.
However, not all protests were destroyed by violence. In Juneau, Alaska, local police held a rally with protesters in front of a giant whale sculpture in the city ’s waterfront.
“We don’t tolerate excessive use of force,” Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer told a gathering where most people wore masks and some sang Alaska Native songs.
Three days later, a force demonstration took place in Minneapolis. After those three days, the police largely avoided contact with demonstrators, and the state injected more than 4,000 National Guard troops into Minneapolis. Authorities say this number will soon rise to nearly 11,000.
“The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd,” said Gov. Tim Walz, who also said local forces had been overmatched the previous day. “It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cities.”
Some residents are happy to see the turbulence dissipated.
“l live here. I haven’t been able to sleep,” said Iman Muhammad, whose neighborhood saw multiple fires set Friday night. Muhammad said she sympathized with peaceful protests over Floyd’s death but disagreed with the violence: “Wrong doesn’t answer wrong.”