More looting, shops set on fire as well as hundreds of arrests: more than a hundred a New York, at least 200 a Houston, in Texas. and 400-500 a Los Angeles. The Pentagon asked the army to prepare to deploy military units to Minneapolis, an extremely rare order for American Defense. Meanwhile, the governor of Minnesota asks for “peace” and the family of George Floyd he wants “an independent autopsy” on the 46-year-old’s body, after the first results report that the man he died neither by asphyxiation nor by strangulation.
The autopsy – According to the report, “the combined effects of being blocked by the police, its pre-existing conditions health problems (high blood pressure and coronary problems) and potential toxic substances contributed to his death. ” An outcome contested by the family asking for a second exam independent and who then turned to the coroner Michael Baden. “The family doesn’t trust anything that comes from the police department in Minneapolis. We have already seen the truth, “said the lawyer, Ben Crump, referring to the video that went viral on the Net in which the agent is seen holding him pressed one knee on the neck for 8 minutes and 53 seconds while he was on the ground.
Besieged White House – Protests are spreading across the country and have come right down to the White House, where hundreds of people gathered to demand justice and report police brutality. For the US presidential residence, the total lockdown, with the secret services that have decided to also prevent access to the press with a ‘hard pass’. Moments of tension occurred when some of the protesters attempted to remove one of the protective barriers that separated the crowd from the dozens of Secret Service agents deployed. The latter, however, immediately replaced the barrier and contained the crowd, keeping calm. The sit-in continued all night and, as reported by Guardian, protesters threw water at deployed Secret Service agents. Some on social media, however, denounce theuse of tear gas in the crowd.
Clashes in the US from Atlanta to Los Angeles – Violent clashes also occurred in Atlanta, in Georgia, where the governor Brian Kemp stated it state of emergency after that in the night the protesters have Cnn headquarters attacked, throwing objects at the police officers placed at the entrance of the issuer’s headquarters. TO Louisville, in Kentucky, another reporter was attacked by police while recounting the riots. It is a reporter from a local TV station who was targeted by a policeman with his cameraman who was firing bullets inside pepper stinging gas. But tensions occurred mainly in Minneapolis: despite the arrest of the agent on Friday evening Chauvin, hundreds of people took to the streets ignoring the appeals of the police and authorities to stay home after the decision to impose a curfew starting at 8pm yesterday evening. “I ask residents to respect the curfew and to go home immediately – the Governor of Minnesota wrote in a tweet, Tim Walz -. Agents must respond to emergencies, restore order and ensure the safety of the inhabitants of Minnesota. ”
TO Los Angeles the police said blocking on the highway is illegal by ordering the crowd to disperse, they remained in the clashes two officers injured. Protests also a Dallas, where a crowd of demonstrators is gathered in front of the Texan city police headquarters. The mayor, Eric Johnson, in a tweet said he “understands anger and shares pain” for what happened in Minneapolis which it is “unacceptable”. “But please remain peaceful,” concluded the African American Democrat. Even the mayor of Denver, Michael Hancock condemned the “unnecessary, senseless, destructive” violence that has occurred in the Colorado capital. “Once again the violence of a few obscures legitimate requests for justice “. Portland, in Oregon, is among the over 20 American cities where protests are taking place, with local police declaring the state of revolt and ordering demonstrators to disperse