July 4th in the United States is the so-called Independence Day
that is, the day on which the independence from Great Britain occurred on 4th July 1776, when the representatives of the 13 British colonies signed the Declaration of Independence. July 4th in the United States is a big party, although this year has been very different from the usual, for several reasons: first of all for the coronavirus pandemic that has hit the whole world, and the United States in particular (they are the first country in the world by number of infections); but also for African American protests against racist police violence, which began with the death of George Floyd in late May.
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The incumbent President Donald Trump – criticized for his management of the epidemic and falling in consensus – celebrated on July 4 with a speech that the newspapers deemed rather disconnected from reality, in which he claimed that the United States is fighting above all “The far left, the Marxists, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters”.