World New racial tension in the United States

23:25  24 september  2020
23:25  24 september  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Protests escalated in Louisville, Kentucky, after a decision exonerating the police who killed a young black woman.

Why this eruption of anger in Louisville?

The capital of Kentucky dreaded rough hours. Businesses were barricaded and a 9 p.m. curfew was set. Violence did indeed erupt, Wednesday evening, September 23, in Louisville, with the announcement of the legal consequences after the death of a young African-American. Two police officers were wounded by guns, 127 people arrested. Breonna Taylor, 26, an emergency service worker, was shot through on March 13 by three of the police who entered her home in the middle of the night.

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How is the decision shocking?

A grand jury decided to prosecute only one of these policemen. No for the death of Breonna Taylor, whose ex-boyfriend they were looking for. But for having endangered his (white) neighbors: bullets had gone through a wall separating two apartments. An insulting decision ”, for the family of victim , racist for the Black Lives Matter movement (“ Black lives matter ”).

In the middle of the presidential campaign, can this tension degenerate?

The protests have spread from Boston to Los Angeles, degenerating into Portland and Seattle. The nerves are on edge after repeated police violence : death by suffocation of George Floyd in May in Minneapolis, very serious injuries of Jacob Blake on August 23 in Kenosha. Democratic candidate Joe Biden said he understood the frustrations and condemned the violence. Donald Trump sided with the police and tweeted law and order. A dangerous strategy of tension, as armed militiamen marched through Louisville and motorists charged at the demonstrators.

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