Protests and demands for racial justice in the United States continue with cities and states across the nation on edge.
Americans are demanding an end to racism and police violence.
The outpouring of anger and emotion was sparked by the death of an unarmed African American man. George Floyd died after being pinned to the ground by a white police officer in Minneapolis over a week ago.
While many of the protests and rallies have been peaceful, some have resulted in chaos. And President Donald Trump has called for the U.S. military to be introduced if cities and states can’t get things under control.
- Timothy Williams, fmr. Senior Detective Supervisor, LAPD
- Paula Austin, Asst. Professor of History and Af. Am. Studies, Boston University
- Calvin Dark, Co Founder RC Communications
- Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law at Rutgers University
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 2, 2020
As protests against police violence spread across the U.S., demonstrators in at least 6 cities focused their anger on Confederate monuments.
In response, statues in at least 2 cities this week have been removed.https://t.co/2Dwaj3bsLD
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 3, 2020
WATCH: Stephen Jackson, former NBA player and friend of George Floyd, promises to walk Floyd's 6-year-old daughter down the aisle one day. "Floyd may not be here, but I’m here for her." https://t.co/3Xg7esJtmT pic.twitter.com/c0qSHrxITc
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 3, 2020
The former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck was charged with second-degree murder and the three other officers who were on scene are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, according to court documents https://t.co/KCQaG6wBto
— CNN (@CNN) June 3, 2020