Canada protesters ignore curfews in the U.S.

11:05  03 june  2020
11:05  03 june  2020 Source:   rp-online.de

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Evening curfews were ordered in dozens of cities following a week of protests over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. On Tuesday protesters in several cities massed peacefully in large numbers, including in Los Angeles, Washington and Philadelphia.

Protesters defied curfews in many US cities on Monday night despite President Donald Trump’ s vow to use military force to end the unrest that has spread throughout the country following last week’ s death of George Floyd, a man now seen as a symbol of police brutality against America’ s black community.

 Demonstranten am Lafayette Park in der Nähe vom Weißen Haus in Washington © OLIVIER DOULIERY protesters at Lafayette Park near the White House in Washington

New York / Washington. The mass protests in the United States against racism and excessive police violence continued into the night. The curfews were not observed in New York. The U.S. military has deployed approximately 1,600 soldiers to military bases around Washington.

The military police and infantry were ready to intervene if necessary, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday evening (local time). Minister Mark Esper ordered the soldiers to be transferred, it said.

was again demonstrated at night despite curfews in numerous cities in the United States. In Washington, the initially peaceful protests against police violence, racism and social injustice in front of the White House continued after the night curfew began. Demonstrators chanted slogans like "We don't move" and "Fuck your curfew".

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As the curfew approached, however, masses of protesters crowded onto East End Avenue near Gracie Mansion — as helicopters hovered above. Thousands of people defied a police ban and converged on the main Paris courthouse for a demonstration to show solidarity with U . S . protesters

“The protestors also climbed onto a historic building at the north end of Lafayette Park that was destroyed by arson days prior. With smoke still wafting and isolated tussles continuing in the crowd, Trump emerged in the Rose Garden for a dramatic split-screen of his own creation.

Thousands took to the streets in the afternoon in front of Park Lafayette in Washington near the US government headquarters. The crowd called the names of George Floyd and “Black Lives Matter” in front of a black, high metal fence that had been set up overnight and blocked access to the park. The military and law enforcement officers were on the other side of the fence. The cause of the protests was the violent

death of black US citizen George Floyd in a brutal

police operation in Minnesota on Monday last week. Since then, demonstrations against police violence, racism and social injustice have been demonstrated in Washington, New York and dozens of US cities. In many cities, the demonstrations in riots and looting have degenerated Many cities have curfews at night. In New York, the curfew, which applies from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., was extended until Sunday. The looting is unacceptable, said Mayor Bill de Blasio, who wanted to make sure "there is peace and order in New York City all night, tonight." However, thousands continued to protest on the streets of New York on Tuesday evening. "Something has to break and it won't be us," said Evan Kutcher, one of the demonstrators outside the Barclays Center. “We are here because something has to change. We hear Cuomo and de Blasio saying every day what has happened is unacceptable, but no action plan is coming from them. ”

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Protests have erupted up and down the country after white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on unarmed George Floyd' s neck for eight minutes and fists in solidarity. Fury erupted even as it neared curfew in Washington DC and as police fired tear gas and pepper spray amid blazes in the capital.

Curfews in cities across America and President Donald Trump' s threat to send in the military did not quell protests or end the violence as demonstrators The Chinese government has been accused by many countries, including the U . S ., of violently cracking down on protesters in Hong Kong during last

Thousands of people had been walking through Manhattan and Brooklyn during the day while business owners were locking their shops. Though there were chaotic scenes during the night, de Blasio decided against US President Donald Trump's call to use the military. Governor Andrew Cuomo had also offered to send the National Guard. On Monday, for the first time since 1943, a curfew was imposed in the metropolis.

The rallies remained peaceful in many cities. For example, in the Texas metropolis of Houston, tens of thousands came together. Several relatives of Floyd and the Mayor of Houston attended the peaceful rally. The demonstrators demanded that the police involved in the Floyd operation be punished. They shouted the slogan "No Justice, No Peace". Mayor Sylvester Turner estimated the number of demonstration participants at 60,000.

In Los Angeles, a group of African Americans protecting a shop from looters has been arrested at times. Three black men were standing in front of a shop in the Van Nuys district, fending off looters and calling the passing police for help. Some police officers persecuted the alleged looters, but other white police officers turned their guns against the protectors of the shop and handcuffed them. A live TV reporter then told the police that the looters were getting away because they were arresting the wrong people. One of the three people arrested later said that the police released her after the store owner cleared up the confusion.

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Curfews have been imposed in some areas. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted: "The president is calling out the American military against American New York City has seen violent clashes and vandalism amid protests over Floyd' s death. To activate the military to operate in the U . S ., Trump

Even though the curfew banned nonessential workers from being outside, some protesters continued to march throughout the city. PHOTO:A demonstrator watches as a U . S . Secret Service police office works on a fence blocking Lafayette Park as protests in the death of George Floyd continue, June 2

The police in Minneapolis are meanwhile to be subjected to an in-depth investigation into possible discriminatory practices. Minnesota state governor Tim Walz said the human rights department in his administration has brought a civil rights suit against the city's police department. Now their policies, procedures, and practices from the past ten years are being examined to find out whether the police in Minneapolis have systematically discriminated against minorities.

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