In Los Angeles, officers fired rubber bullets and charged rioters who set fire to a police car. Clashes also in Chicago and Philadelphia
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Across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, from Ferguson to Tampa, they have been police and police vehicles set on fire. They were looted shops and destroyed shop windows. Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets asking More severe charges and more arrests for Floyd’s death.
Photos of the protest
In Los Angeles, the agents fired rubber bullets and charged the rioters who set fire to a police car. Clashes also in Chicago and Philadelphia where law enforcement officers have not spared on pepper spray and stun grenades.
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Tim Walzs, Governor of Minnesota, said he is mobilizing the entire National Guard of 13,000 state members. All major highways leading to Minneapolis have been closed so as not to let those who come from outside expressly feed the revolt.
In New York they did discuss new agents’ violence, particularly after the publication of a video showing a police car going against protesters. Imagine that the mayor Bill de Blasio he called “shocking” but without accusing the agents that “these days have suffered horrible things”.
Despite repeated threats and accusations from the president Donald Trump against “anarchists and looters”, it was a night of clashes and scuffles also in front of the White House, with destroyed showcases and burning bins. “I won’t let an angry crowd dominate, I am determined to protect democracy and the rule of lawTrump had declared from Cape Canaveral.
In his phone call to family members, as reported by Floyd’s brother, “he gave no opportunity to speak, as if he were in a hurry to end the conversation.” His opponent in the White House, the Democrat, is softer Joe Biden, which however condemned the violence. ” ‘Protesting against such brutality is right and necessary, is an absolutely American answer but burning communities and needlessly destroying is not ».