In Minneapolis, some policemen fired paint bullets at a group of people who watched them from their veranda in a residential area.
Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch. Yelling “light em up” #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForGeorge #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/bW48imyt55
– Tanya Kerssen (@tkerssen) May 31, 2020
In Atlanta, Georgia, journalists filmed a violent arrest of an African American couple who were in a stationary car. The video first shows a policeman forcing the woman on the passenger’s seat to get out of the car. Then another policeman breaks the glass of the driver’s seat and the man behind the wheel is hit by a taser, that is, by an electric gun, before being pulled out of the car in turn.
Another very violent arrest, during which some police officers beat a man already on the ground in front of many other protesters who accused them of committing an abuse of force, took place in Seattle.
Another video of Seattle PD body slamming a protesting then giving them a ground and pound. This is major abuse. Do not let mainstream media lie to you. The cops aren’t being peaceful and inciting violence. This is America. #seattleprotest #JusticeForGeorge #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/Awj5RL7ocj
– DÆ (@daeshikjr) May 30, 2020
In Salt Lake City, an elderly man with a walking stick was knocked to the ground by a policeman for no apparent justification during a live television broadcast.
In Brooklyn, a New York neighborhood, two police cars were driven against a group of people demonstrating.
– Marco (@ chieffymac11) May 31, 2020
The same scene was also shot from above and shows the dynamics better.
– Pierre G. (@pgarapon) May 31, 2020
Also in New York, a video was shot in which an agent is seen approaching a protester with his arms raised, he lowers the mask on his face and sprays a stinging spray on his face.
– Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May 31, 2020
Another New York policeman violently threw a protester to the ground after insulting her.
NYPD officer just called a female protester a “stupid fucking bitch” and threw her to the ground pic.twitter.com/18YUHYmqQa
– Jason Lemon (@JasonLemon) May 30, 2020
In Minneapolis, a policeman used the stinging spray on a journalist from Vice News who had already landed on police orders after saying he was a journalist.
Police just raided the gas station we were sheltering at. After shouting press multiple times and raising my press card in the air, I was thrown to the ground. Then another cop came up and peppered sprayed me in the face while I was being held down. pic.twitter.com/23EkZIMAFC
– Michael Anthony Adams (@ MichaelAdams317) May 31, 2020
The journalist of the Los Angeles Times Molly Hennessy-Fiske said that while she was outside a police station in Minneapolis she was hit by a can of tear gas fired by the police despite her and her colleagues – about a dozen newspaper and TV journalists were present – yes were identified as members of the press. The video does not show the scene, which has not been filmed, but the journalist explains what happened to her.
Minnesota State Patrol just fired tear gas at reporters and photographers at point blank range. pic.twitter.com/r7X6J7LKo8
– Molly Hennessy-Fiske (@mollyhf) May 31, 2020
Even in Louisville, Kentucky, the police fired at a television crew that was broadcasting live: in the video you can see a policeman aiming at the camera.
This just happened on live tv. Wow, what a douche bag. pic.twitter.com/dQKheEcCvb
– Christopher Bishop (@ ChrisBishopL1C4) May 30, 2020
In Houston, Texas, a mounted police officer instead drove his animal towards other policemen: among them there was an almost stationary protester, with a sign in his hand, and the policeman ran over her with the horse, which he stepped on the woman.
– ª (@vikthewild) May 30, 2020