The past two weeks have seen tens of thousands in the streets following the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police.
But around the world it has also added to a larger debate about America’s global stature and leadership. There have been other protests before following the deaths of unarmed African Americans by police. But CGTN’s Nathan King says this time feels different.
- Beppe Severgnini is deputy editor of the Italian daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera.
- Michael Johns is the co-founder and national leader of the U.S. Tea Party movement.
- Pepe Escobar is a journalist, author and geopolitical analyst with the Asia Times.
A father and brother, athlete and mentor, and now a force for change. George Floyd is remembered at his funeral in Houston, two weeks after his death sparked a global reckoning over police brutality and racial prejudice. https://t.co/3b5CBCEKxJ
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 9, 2020
NEW: President Trump came close to firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper last week following their dispute over Trump's threat to use active-duty troops to quell large-scale protests across the US, The Wall Street Journal reports https://t.co/MdI1Aq5bTz pic.twitter.com/Is7dLIIOrN
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 9, 2020
President Trump flatly denied that systemic problems existed in American police departments, declaring that as many as 99.9 percent of officers are “great, great people” as he rebuffed mass street protests denouncing racist behavior in law enforcement https://t.co/2EnVmJLIph
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) June 9, 2020