CNN color reporter arrested: “Only he stopped, not the white colleague”
In the urban guerrilla war, printing also ended. While covering the clashes live, the correspondent of the CNN Omar Jimenez was arrested and only later released together with his crew. It all started while they were filming an arrest in an area not far from the police station set on fire in the past few hours.
In the images of the catch released by CNN Jimenez asks: “Why am I under arrest?”. The operator continues to shoot and the reporter is handcuffed. The camera they worked with is seized, but remains on and from the ground, before being picked up, it continues to record. There CNN spoke of “a first amendment violation,” and the apology from the governor of minnesota came immediately, Tim Walz, who called the arrest “unforgivable, should never have happened.”
In a post after his release, Jimenez said that “what gave me some comfort is knowing that you saw what was going on, I was living what was going on and the country saw what was going on in real time” . The reporter said he was approached by riot police officers who surrounded and handcuffed him without telling him the reason for his arrest.
A police station on fire
Yesterday the protesters have a police station burned and the agents were forced to abandon him. It all happened shortly after 10 p.m. local time CNN he explains that the agents had erected a fence around the police station storming by thousands of demonstrators who shot her down. However, some demonstrators managed to climb and set fire inside the offices. The police station was thus evacuated “in the interest of the personnel safety“. The scene was immortalized in a video where protesters are seen entering the building, while fire alarms sound.
Trump: “If the looting starts, you start shooting”
Protests have broken out Tuesday, one day after Floyd’s death, who in a video sees himself begging while the agent Derek Chauvin presses the knee on his neck. As the minutes pass, Floyd slowly stops talking and moving. His last words, “I can’t breathe”, have become the battle cry of thousands and thousands of protesters. Violent episodes have occurred throughout the city, with devastated shopping centers, burning cars, streets invaded by tear gas, suspended public connections, so much so that the mayor Jacob Frey stated it local state of emergency 72 hours, asking the state for help to restore “order and calm”. “IS unacceptable what we have seen in the last hours and in the last two nights in terms of looting – said Frey – Our communities cannot tolerate it and will not tolerate it “.
The president lashed out against him Donald Trump who in a tweet denounced the “Total lack of leadership“Of the mayor, calling him” very weak “. “I can’t stand here and watch what’s going on in a big American city, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. These thugs are dishonoring the memory of Goerge Floyd and I won’t let that happen. I just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the armed forces are totally with him. If there are difficulties, we will take control, but when the looting starts, you start shooting. Thanks! “Trump wrote in a tweet that ended up in the crosshair of Twitter that reported it explaining that it violates the rules of the platform. “This tweet violated Twitter’s rules on exaltation of violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public interest that the tweet remains accessible, “reads a note from the company founded by Jack Dorsey.
Mayor Frey replied to Trump: “Weakness is refusing to take on the responsibility for their actions – he said during a press conference – Weakness is to point the finger at someone else in a moment of crisis “. Then he urged: “Donald Trump knows nothing about the strength of Minneapolis.” “We are strong to die for,” said the mayor, admitting that “it is a difficult time“, But – he added in the declarations reported by CNN – “we’ll make it”.
Demonstrations in other cities in the States: 7 injured a Louiseville
On Thursday the Minneapolis police chief had “apologized in the most absolute way for the punishment, devastation and trauma that Floyd’s death caused to his family and loved ones”, but this did not appease tensions. Demonstrations of anger have broken out in various cities in the United States, including New York, Oakland and Denver. Procession and sit in also in Chicago and San Francisco. In particular a New York, the police said they had at least 72 people arrested among the participants in the protests. According to what the CNNThe allegations go from hindering government administration to illegal possession of weapons, explained a police officer to the issuer, citing a woman armed with a knife in Union Square. The same source reported that a protester was arrested after trying to pull a policeman’s gun out of his holster.
Tensions also occurred in Louiseville, in Kentucky, where violent protests erupted in the night to remember the killing of a 26-year-old African American woman who died on March 13 during a raid by the anti-narcotic police team in her home in search of drugs. Seven people were injured by gunshots, including one seriously. Mayor Greg Fisher he reported that no agents opened fire, but some videos on social media seem to show that the shots were fired while demonstrators surrounded a police car. “Without justice there is no peace, try the police,” the slogan marked by the demonstrators.
Nine people have been arrested to Fountain, in Southern Californiaafter throwing stones at shops, vehicles and policemen during the protests over the death of George Floyd. Violence broke out in the night when a hundred people blocked traffic. Police said the rally in the south of Los Angeles it was illegal and ordered the crowd to disperse without success.
Obama: “It can’t happen in the US in 2020.” Trudeau: “Amazement and horror”
Even the former American president, Barack Obama, commented on what’s going on in Minneapolis saying that “this shouldn’t be normal in America in 2020.” The Dem launches an appeal for the creation of a “new normal where inheritance like theintolerance and the unequal treatment between citizens no longer infected our institutions and our hearts “.
The sentencing of the Canadian Prime Minister also lasts, Justin Trudeau: “Many Canadians of all backgrounds watch news from the United States with amazement and horror – he has declared – Racism is real, is present in the United States but also in Canada “.