Black Lives Matter protests for U.S. racial justice reach new dimension
Sunday, 7 June 2020 U.S. protests sparked by George Floyd's fatal encounter last month with Minneapolis police crossed a new threshold as weekend rallies demanding racial justice stretched from Washington, D.C., to an east Texas town once a haven for the Ku Klux Klan.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.
Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area was taken over by protesters after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cops were kept out of the area. The mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, said the area would bring another "summer of love." Instead, there were noise complaints, rampant drug use.... .....lootings, rapes, assaults, property damage, public sex.... ....public bathroom violations, shootings, and a string of brutal murders.....
The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration was done by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised with graffiti and spray painting in June during nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Rev. Dr. Bernice King, the youngest child of deceased civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at the funeral of Rayshard Brooks, who was killed by police in a Wendy's drive-thru parking lot, telling his family, "I am here to stand with you."
Not only are new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 climbing dramatically, so are the numbers of its victims being hospitalized. According to Business Insider, COVID-19 hospitalizations started going up toward the end of June, after two straight months of decline. The mayors of Houston and Austin, Texas, said over the weekend that hospitals will be overwhelmed within two weeks if the virus isn't gotten under control.
The Chief Medical Director of United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) in Houston, Texas has a grim prediction for the city, as the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
When official orders were given to reopen churches in Texas at the beginning of May, 17-year-old Karina Rivas rejoiced and was looking forward to singing and spending time with friends who shared her faith. Karina, however, never thought her entire family and other churchgoers would catch coronavirus until it happened. Colette Luke has more.
Gizmodo reports that the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, endorsed President Donald Trump on Twitter. On Thursday, Duke tweeted, "President Trump! You have one last chance to turn the tables, win this election and save America—and yourself!” In his tweet, the KKK leader encouraged Trump to replace VP, Mike Pence with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who Gizmodo says is "notoriously racist." Duke continued, "Nominate Tucker Carlson for Vice President.
Thomas Jefferson's direct descendant is calling for changing regarding his family's legacy. He wants the Washington, DC memorial dedicated to the third president to be taken down. Lucian K. Truscott IV wrote that Jefferson's memorial should be replaced with one to Harriet Tubman. "To see a 19-foot-tall bronze statue of a Black woman, who was a slave and also a patriot, in place of a white man who enslaved hundreds of men and women is not erasing history." Lucian K.
President Donald Trump said during July 4th celebrations in Washington D.C. Saturday that the U.S. has made a "lot of progress" in its fight against the pandemic even as two large states posted record increases in COVID-19 cases.
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