The United States Sees Biggest Protests Since the 1960s

The brutal methods used against George Floyd provoked mass protests in at least 140 cities across the United States.

United States Sees Biggest Protests
The US has seen tremendous protests since the 1960s. PHOTO/SHUTTERSTOCK

The United States of America has seen tremendous protests since the 1960s. 

On Memorial Day, a white, senior police officer named Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on African American George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes. Floyd later died. On Friday, Mr Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and scheduled to appear in court on June 8 for trial.

The brutal methods used against George Floyd provoked mass protests in at least 140 cities across the United States.

The National Guard has intervened in at least 21 states due to violence from the demonstrations, the largest protests the country has witnessed since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr . in the late 1960s.

Minneapolis has been the focus of the protest movement so far. Over 200 demonstrators have been arrested for attempting to march to a state that has passed an 8-hour curfew.

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In Birmingham, Alabama, protesters began tearing down a Confederate monument now covered with tar.

In Manhattan’s Union Square , flames are burning from the rubbish bins and street litter. Sunday night’s robbery and sirens in Manhattan were especially disturbing as the city screamed.

On Friday, President Trump was taken to an underground bunker for protection as protests turned violent across Washington, DC.

Demonstrators in London and Berlin expressed European solidarity with the American justice movement.

While this is going on, President Trump has used Twitter to demand a draconian law and order response to the riots, as the Democrats and the media exacerbated the confusion, while Joe Biden accused him of being soft on “anarchists.”

For his part, Biden called for moderation, saying, “It is right and necessary to resist such brutality. This is a completely American answer. But there is no unnecessary destruction of communities. Not life-threatening violence. “

Source: Lifestyleug.com

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