•   
  •   
  •   

US Teens have been gassed and hit with rubber bullets at protests. They keep coming back.

00:15  06 june  2020
00:15  06 june  2020 Source:   washingtonpost.com

'They're gonna arrest us all': 'Insecure' star Kendrick Sampson protests on behalf of George Floyd

  'They're gonna arrest us all': 'Insecure' star Kendrick Sampson protests on behalf of George Floyd The 'Vampire Diaries' and 'Insecure' star took to Instagram on Saturday to show video from marches in the Los Angeles area. The protests stemmed from the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer placed his knee on Floyd's neck for several minutes, according to video from bystanders. © Richard Shotwell, Invision/AP Kendrick Sampson attends the Celebration of Black Cinema. "They're gonna arrest all of us," Sampson said in one video clip. "Just to let y'all know, they're telling us to disburse, but they boxed us in.

Halsey was hit by rubber bullets and " gassed repeatedly" while protesting in Los Angeles over the death of George Floyd. Halsey urged her followers to " have courage" and promised to be back to protest again. The 'Without Me' hitmaker later cleared up confusion and confirmed she had not been

Police said officers were getting hit with rocks and bottles so they fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters . (Tuesday, August 22, 2017).

Aly Conyers was supposed to spend the summer competing at track and field meets.

a person standing in front of a crowd of people walking down the street: Aly Conyers, 17, joins the sixth day of protests in Washington after the death of George Floyd . (Photo by Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post) © Amanda Voisard/for The Washington Post Aly Conyers, 17, joins the sixth day of protests in Washington after the death of George Floyd . (Photo by Amanda Voisard for The Washington Post)

Instead, the 17-year-old all-American sprinter stood in front of a crowd of hundreds near Howard University earlier this week. Her older brother, Ace, had planned on leading the Sunday afternoon protest, but he had lost his voice from shouting in front of the White House. So Aly, who attends a private high school in South Carolina, stepped onto a brick platform, grabbed the megaphone, and started speaking.

Harris: Trump 'just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op'

  Harris: Trump 'just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op' Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) accused President Trump of firing tear gas at peaceful protestors "for a photo op." "Donald Trump just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op," Harris tweeted Monday. Donald Trump just tear-gassed peaceful protesters for a photo op. https://t.co/nRzF0V4Kg5- Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 1, 2020Several loud bangs echoed before Trump took the podium at the Rose Garden as law enforcement fired tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The Hong Kong police used tear gas as protesters approached the Legislative Council building on June 12. Many are angry at officers’ actions during clashes that day.Credit Lam Then with the world watching, they tear- gassed and beat largely peaceful demonstrators and fired rubber bullets at them .

I got hit once on my ankle and once on my shoulder. Imagine getting hit with one of those bullets in your eyes. Video Shows Woman Bleeding After Being Struck By Apparent Rubber Bullet - Продолжительность USA: National Guard use rubber bullets to keep Minneapolis protest at bay

“We are the face of this movement,” she shouted to the crowd. “We are the face of this generation. We will not let this stand. Enough is enough.”

Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington Post

Hours later, Aly coughed and wheezed in a cloud of chemical gas near the White House. On Monday, she ran as federal law enforcement officers fired rubber bullets to clear demonstrators from Lafayette Square. On Thursday, she returned to the protests yet again, leading a crowd of more than a thousand people at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in a moment of silence.

Kim Kardashian Offers to Pay Medical Bills for Protester Hit by Rubber Bullet

  Kim Kardashian Offers to Pay Medical Bills for Protester Hit by Rubber Bullet The mother of four asked her social media followers to help her find the victim.The 39-year-old mother of four took to Twitter and Instagram to post a photo of a young girl whose eye and face was permanently damaged after she was hit with a rubber bullet while protesting the death of George Floyd.

Several protesters were hit in the face by rubber bullets . Each grenade deploys small CS payloads which cannot be thrown back at the police. Tear gas and plastic bullets have been deployed. Officials has declared the protest as riot, possible forces such as water cannon may be deployed.

Law enforcement used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up a peaceful protest taking place in front of the White House. CNN's Boris Sanchez reports. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Across the country, thousands of teenagers like Aly are on the front lines of the protests demanding justice for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality.

For many, their high school years in the age of Trump, #MeToo and the Parkland shooting have been punctuated by protests — the Women’s Marches, March for Our Lives, racial justice and climate change rallies. They were in elementary school when Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, and grew up knowing his name, along with the words his death helped ignite: Black Lives Matter.

But most have never come face to face with police officers in riot gear, or with military vehicles lining the streets.

“It was terrifying,” Aly said about Monday’s ambush by the Secret Service, U.S. Park Police and National Guard. “It was like something out of a movie scene. Everyone went moving backwards and crying."

In Minneapolis, Chris Owusu, 17, was chanting George Floyd’s name outside the police department’s 3rd Precinct station last week when he was blind sided by tear gas, he said. His eyes burned. His lungs felt as though they were collapsing.

The Weeknd donates $500K to Black Lives Matter causes, urges those who can to 'give big'

  The Weeknd donates $500K to Black Lives Matter causes, urges those who can to 'give big' Singer and philanthropist The Weeknd donated $500,000 to various organizations supporting the Black communities after the death of George Floyd. The Grammy-winning singer and philanthropist shared receipts of his contributions totaling $500,000 to Black Lives Matter, National Bailout, and Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp via his Instagram on Monday. "Keep supporting our brothers and sisters out there risking everything to push for actual change for our black lives," he captioned his post.

Pop star Halsey was hit with rubber bullets during George Floyd protests . Photo / Getty Images. Halsey was back out protesting Sunday in nearby Santa Monica, where many demonstrators acted fired rubber bullets at us. we did not breach the line. hands were up. unmoving. and they gassed

This is what happens when you're shot with Rubber BULLETS . Protesting a murder does not warrant a lethal response. These are not tools of compliance they are last resort before you have to kill someone.

“It’s the most excruciating pain that I’ve ever felt,” he said.

He was about to go home when he noticed his friend had been shot with a rubber bullet on the side of her forehead. Blood was gushing down her face, and she was having trouble speaking. He offered to drive her to the hospital, maneuvering his car through the massive crowds flooding the streets of Minneapolis.

“I will have one hell of a college essay to write,” Owusu said.

Choked by gas, hit by rubber bullets, knocked down by officers’ shields, they have continued to come back, in many cases taking leading roles in the protests.

The images of teenagers being roughed up by police officers evokes memories of the Children’s Crusade in 1963, when more than a thousand black students skipped class for a civil rights march in Birmingham, Ala. Police aimed fire hoses at them, launching them onto the street. Some of the children joined hands, forming a human chain to fight the blasts.

In 1963, involving children in the protests was a strategy by the movement’s leaders. But more than a half-century later, teenagers at the George Floyd protests are stepping up on their own, risking exposure to the coronavirus and projectiles from police, defying curfews and, in many cases, the wishes of their parents.

Cleveland police say five arrested in attempted Progressive Field break-in

  Cleveland police say five arrested in attempted Progressive Field break-in ive people were arrested early today attempting to break into Progressive Field and vandalize it, authorities say. Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams said the five tried to enter the stadium between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. He said the five were protesters who were not from the city or Cuyahoga County, though they were from Ohio. They had various items with them, including fire starters and protest signs. Williams said stadium security notified police, and officers made the arrests. Cleveland police did not provide the names and addresses of the people arrested. “A lot of people come here to tear down our city; we can’t let that happen,” Williams said.

Protesters outside the White House were hit with rubber bullets and tear gas by police as President Donald Trump addressed reporters in the Rose Garden on Monday. After Trump started his speech, the violence outside continued, and it was possible to hear rubber bullets and tear gas being shot at

Videos of the protests in which officers appear to be using excessive force circulated widely across social media, drawing condemnation HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s security forces faced widespread criticism on Thursday over the tear gas and rubber bullets that local police used a day earlier to

Naomi Spates, 17, didn’t tell her mother she was going to the protests Tuesday with a friend. Naomi, a rising senior at Bladensburg High School in Prince George’s County, Md., was in middle school when she joined hundreds of thousands of people at the Women’s March on the Mall the day after President Trump’s inauguration. In the years since, she has condemned gun violence at the March for Our Lives, and denounced white supremacists at a counter-demonstration. But the George Floyd protests, she said, have felt different.

“There has never been military posted up, telling us we have a curfew, putting up gates at the White House,” she said, “basically telling us what we’re doing is wrong.”

On Tuesday, at the U.S. Capitol, she stood a foot away from a row of police on the other side of a barricade and asked a black officer, “Do you have any children?”

“Yes, I have two daughters, he responded to her.

“Look at us, we’re the same as your daughters,” Naomi told him. “It could happen to them just like it could happen to us.”

At the Lafayette Square barricades, Roberto Rivera, 14, put on a gas mask from a military surplus store that was too big for his head. His school, D.C. International, had canceled classes for the day to support the protests on Blackout Tuesday.

There were no confrontations with police, but Roberto still felt afraid. “Once I saw the military police lining up with their shields,” he said, “I didn’t know if they were going to fire.”

Ivanka Trump Called Out After Posting 'Tone Deaf' Video of Canceled Commencement Speech

  Ivanka Trump Called Out After Posting 'Tone Deaf' Video of Canceled Commencement Speech Ivanka Trump responded Friday to the cancelation of her digital commencement speech at Wichita State University Tech by posting the video address – which was written weeks before tens of thousands hit the streets across the country protesting police brutality and the murder of George Floyd. The result: an immediate backlash on social media for being "tone deaf" to the plights of others. "Here is the message I recorded on May 18th for the Graduates of WSU-Tech. I know that all of these talented graduates will dream big and aspire to make the world a better place!" the president's daughter wrote Friday as a caption to the video.

The image is now seared in his memory, changing his view of police and military officers. “I don’t feel as safe near them anymore,” he said.

Zoe Willcutts has been marked by the violence, physically and emotionally. The 18-year-old from Takoma Park, Md., was kneeling and holding her hands in the air 10 feet away from the fence at Lafayette Square just before 1 a.m. Wednesday when an officer fired a pepper ball that struck her in the face. Her nose and eyes began burning intensely. A golf ball-size welt rose up from her jaw. A friend poured water into her bloodshot eyes.

“No one was doing anything to them. No one got near them,” she said of the police. “They’re bullies and they want you to be scared.”

Aly grew up surrounded by officers in uniform. Her father was in the Army, and her family has lived on military bases in Toronto, Seoul and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. She has been raised with deep respect for the military, but also with an understanding of racial injustice in the world. Her father encouraged her to read James Baldwin and Malcolm X from a young age. She vividly remembers her first protest: She was about 11, on vacation in Chicago, when her family decided to join a Black Lives Matter march.

Aly doesn’t agree with some of the posters she’s seen demanding to “Abolish The Police.” But she understood their anger and pain as she marched with a group of about 200 protesters down Constitution Avenue on Wednesday, passing Humvees and military officers at nearly every intersection.

Protester files lawsuit after being hit by police rubber bullets during Columbia rally

  Protester files lawsuit after being hit by police rubber bullets during Columbia rally A federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a man who alleges law enforcement officers at the rally on May 31 used excessive force when firing tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd gathered at Columbia Police Headquarters. Marcus Brown, attorney for the plaintiff, filed the suit -- demanding a jury trial -- against the Richland County Sheriff's Department (RCSD), Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, the City of Columbia, City of Columbia Police Department (CPD), and unknown members of RCSD, CPD and South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) Special Response Team officers.

As her group reached the U.S. Capitol, she joined as they took a knee in front of a row of police officers on the other side of the barricade.

“Who do you protect?” they shouted. “Who do you protect?”

In response to what she’s witnessed, Aly created a group with her brother and a friend called Faces of the Future, hoping to get teenagers like her more involved beyond the protests in D.C.

On Thursday, as members gathered in the shadow of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Aly stood in front of an even bigger crowd than the one at Howard University.

“I stand here as a 17-year-old who won’t be able to vote in the next election, asking you … asking the people older than me to vote for me,” she said into the megaphone. “Use my voice to use your voice to elect the right person who can protect us.”

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Demonstrators raise signs at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to protest the death of George Floyd. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) © Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images Demonstrators raise signs at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to protest the death of George Floyd. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

She looked around her and saw hundreds of teenagers who had joined the protest after seeing the flier on social media or hearing about it from friends. In the 90-degree heat, they all took a knee as Aly read the list of names of those who have died: Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castille.

The crowd remained silent for 8 minutes 46 seconds, marking the amount of time the white police officer pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck.

Then the protesters rose and began marching.

Rebecca Tan, Marissa Lang and Peter Jamison contributed to this report.

Scotland calls on UK to end tear gas exports to US in response to George Floyd protests .
Scotland’s parliament voted Thursday to call on the U.K. to suspend exports of tear gas, riot gear and rubber bullets to the U.S. in light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests that have spread across the nation following the death of George Floyd. © 2020 Getty Images GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 09: St. Andrew’s Church, built between 1739 and 1756 provided a place of worship for the for the city's merchants, on June 9, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, Glasgow's historic ties with the transatlantic slave trade and slavery have come under scrutiny recently following the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 64
This is interesting!