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George Floyd: cities across US impose curfews in night of angry protests – live

Protests rock cities across US as anger over killing spreadsTrump threatens protesters with ‘vicious dogs’Atlanta police chief: ‘black lives being diminished’ Get a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.18am BST An update on the situation in Seattle, where police say AR-15-style rifles were stolen, from the Guardian’s Richard Luscombe:Tensions and violence are flaring again in Seattle, where Washington state governor Jay Inslee has sent 200 National Guard tro...
Tags: New York, Protest, Minnesota, California, Washington, White House, Race, US, America, Atlanta, Georgia, World news, US news, US politics, US policing, Secret Service


Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

By ASHRAF KHALIL, KEVIN FREKING and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — Shouting “Black Lives Matter” and “I can’t breathe,” hundreds of people converged on the White House for a second straight day Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and President Donald Trump’s response. In several instances, pepper spray was used to disperse the crowd as pockets of violence erupted. Trump did not talk to reporters as he returned to the White House after watching the launch of a SpaceX rocket...
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Tear gas and burning cars in US cities as unrest over George Floyd death continues

By TIM SULLIVAN and AARON MORRISON MINNEAPOLIS — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country lurched toward another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns. The protests, which began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of George Floyd after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, La, White House, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport


Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

By TIM SULLIVAN and STEPHEN GROVES MINNEAPOLIS — Tense protests over the death of George Floyd and other police killings of black people grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, with police cars set ablaze and reports of injuries mounting on all sides as the country convulsed through another night of unrest after months of coronavirus lockdowns. The protests, which began in Minneapolis following Floyd’s death Monday after a police officer pressed a knee on his neck until he stopped b...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, News, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Washington, La, White House, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Georgia


National Guard on its way, curfew goes into effect throughout LA amid unrest

An overnight curfew went into effect for the entire city of Los Angeles at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30, amid ongoing protests demanding justice for George Floyd, an African American man who died this week after a white officer kneeled on his neck in Minnesota. Mayor Eric Garcetti also called on Gov. Gavin Newsom to deploy as many as 700 National Guard troops to the region to assist as the protests became more violent. Shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday, Garcetti tweeted that the National Guard would arr...
Tags: News, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Local News, Orange, Lapd


D.C. Mayor Calls Trump’s Comments About ‘Vicious Dogs’ An ‘Attack On Black America’

The president's tweet about White House protesters evoked images of segregationist violence, Mayor Muriel Bowser said.
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Violent week surfaces pain, problems locally and across the U.S.

It’s not your imagination: The unrest sweeping through America this week really is more widespread, and really is more violent, than any spree of national demonstrations since the 1960s. A country that guarantees the right to assemble in its constitution, and has always accepted public protest as a form of communication – from the Boston Tea Party to the Women’s March of 2017 – seems to be staggering into chaos one city at a time. Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Newark, Lou...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Minneapolis, Washington, La, White House, America, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Trayvon Martin, Beverly Hills, Secret Service


LA car caravan condemns racism, urges release of inmates facing coronavirus risk

On the heels of the George Floyd killing, which has set off peaceful rallies and violent clashes alike, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression staged a car caravan and multiple rallies to urge justice for the black man’s death as well as the safe release of prisoners who face the risk of coronavirus in the Men’s Central Jail and Twin Towers Correctional Facility. Demonstrators met  on the corner of Alhambra Avenue and Vignes Street in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 30, then ...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, La, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Lapd, Southern California, Pomona, Floyd


Key election battlegrounds face double hit from Brexit and coronavirus

The economies of the north-west and Midlands are vulnerable to fallout caused by Covid-19 and failure to secure a trade deal Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKey English election battlegrounds in the north-west and Midlands will be severely exposed to a double economic hit from Brexit and coronavirus should the UK fail to secure an EU trade deal by the end of the year, new analysis has warned.Boris Johnson has continued to rule out any extension to Britain’s EU transit...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, North West, Brexit, Midlands, Trade Policy, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


About 300 protest police brutality, racism in Mariachi Plaza

About 300 protesters demonstrated against police brutality in Boyle Heights’ Mariachi Plaza Saturday afternoon, May 30, not long after police arrested scores of people in a night of vandalism and looting in downtown Los Angeles and joining a chorus of similar demonstrations around the nation. Signs called for justice, as well as Latino and African American solidarity. Organizer Marisol Marquez noted several Boyle Heights men who died in police custody. “We don’t have to look all the way to Minne...
Tags: Crime, News, Protest, Minnesota, Minneapolis, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, National Guard, City News Service, Boyle Heights


Protests over George Floyd escalate near White House as Trump warns against 'mob violence'

As police and protesters clashed for a second day near the White House, Trump offered a warning to "rioters, looters and anarchists" against violence.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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From rose garden to ridicule: how a week of disaster for Tories and Dominic Cummings unfolded

Boris Johnson said it was time to move on – but the public, the press and scores of his own MPs didn’t agreeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs she looked out of her kitchen window towards a farm in the distance owned by Dominic Cummings’ parents, an elderly woman described her reaction on Friday to the story that had caused shock not just in rural County Durham, but across the whole country.“I have isolated for 10 weeks. I have not seen my children since before Christ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Boris Johnson, 1922 Committee, County Durham, Dominic Cummings, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Protesters at White House push through barricade, climb on top of Secret Service vehicles

Some in the crowd ripped away bike racks in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza.
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4th straight day of George Floyd protests rolls out after violent night in LA

Crews worked Saturday to clean up damage from Friday’s melee in Downtown Los Angeles. Photo: Keith Birmingham, SCNG Crews worked Saturday to clean up damage from Friday’s melee in Downtown Los Angeles. Photo: Keith Birmingham, SCNG Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Crews worked Saturday to clean up damage from Friday’s melee in Downtown Los Angeles. Photo: Keith Birmingham, SCNG Crews worked Saturday to clean up damage from Friday’s melee in Downtown Los Angeles. Ph...
Tags: Crime, News, Protest, Minnesota, Justice, Minneapolis, La, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Broadway, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump


‘MAGA Loves The Black People’ Trump Says Of Supporters He’s Summoned To White House

President Donald Trump said Saturday that supporters of his he’d essentially summoned to the White House Saturday night “love black people.” In rambling remarks to press before taking off on a flight to Florida — in hopes of witnessing the Falcon 9 rocket launch — Trump was asked about his tweets that disparaged the protesters outside the White House Friday night. The protesters, demonstrating against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, were ultimately forced away from the Whit...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, White House, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Trump, Josh Marshall, Floyd, Donald J Trump, Maga, Matt Shuham, George Floyd, MAGA Loves The Black People Trump


Santa Clarita officers disperse large George Floyd-inspired protest after intersection blocked

George Floyd protestors along Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita, CA Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 300-400 protestors held a mostly peaceful rally in front of the sheriff station demanding justice for George Floyd. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) George Floyd protestors along Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita, CA Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 300-400 protestors held a mostly peaceful rally in front of the sheriff station demanding justice for George Floyd. (Photo by David...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, La, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Lapd, Valencia, Southern California, Santa Clarita


Night of rage on Pennsylvania Avenue as protesters clash with Secret Service in front of the White House

Hundreds of protesters marched through the nation’s capital and engaged in hours of violent clashes with Secret Service officers.
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Intersection blocked as hundreds of Santa Clarita protesters urge justice for George Floyd killing

George Floyd protestors along Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita, CA Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 300-400 protestors held a mostly peaceful rally in front of the sheriff station demanding justice for George Floyd. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) George Floyd protestors along Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita, CA Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 300-400 protestors held a mostly peaceful rally in front of the sheriff station demanding justice for George Floyd. (Photo by David...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, La, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Lapd, Valencia, Southern California, Santa Clarita


Santa Clarita protesters urge justice for George Floyd killing

George Floyd protestors along Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita, CA Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 300-400 protestors held a mostly peaceful rally in front of the sheriff station demanding justice for George Floyd. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) George Floyd protestors along Valencia Blvd in Santa Clarita, CA Saturday, May 30, 2020. About 300-400 protestors held a mostly peaceful rally in front of the sheriff station demanding justice for George Floyd. (Photo by David...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, White House, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Lapd, Southern California, Santa Clarita, Floyd, National Guard


Dominic Cummings has broken Covid-19 policy trust, say top scientists

Health experts warn lives ‘put at risk’, as Opinium/Observer poll shows slump in Tory supportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s top public health leaders and scientists have warned Boris Johnson that trust in the government has been shattered by the Dominic Cummings affair and now poses real danger to life when lockdown measures are lifted this week.In a letter sent to No 10 on Friday, 26 senior UK academics and health administrators warn that public faith in t...
Tags: Politics, UK, World news, Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, Opinium Observer, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Trump Threatens to Use ‘Vicious Dogs’ on White House Protestors, Blames ‘Antifa’ and ‘Radical Left’

In a series of tweets on Saturday morning, President Trump threatened he would have used “vicious dogs” on White House protestors and blamed Antifa and the “radical left” for the demonstrations around the country. Protests have erupted across the U.S. in major cities like Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta and more after the death of […]
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Trump slams White House protesters as 'just there to cause trouble'

After a night of protests and racial unrest in US cities, President Donald Trump used Saturday morning messages to declare himself safe inside the White House, lash out at a Democratic mayor and raise the prospect of another demonstration with his supporters later in the day.
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Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration

A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd. For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous turn. A television reporter in Columbia, S.C., was hurt by a thrown rock Saturday and a journalist in Minneapolis was shot in the thigh by a rubber bullet.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, White House, Fox News, Columbia, George Floyd


MUSK MAKES HISTORY: SpaceX just launched 2 people into orbit for the first time, kicking off the rocket company's most important mission since its founding 18 years ago

SpaceX has successfully launched into orbit its first human passengers: NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The astronauts lifted off at 3:22 p.m. ET on Saturday while riding inside Crew Dragon, a new privately developed spaceship that Elon Musk's rocket company made in part for NASA. However, the Demo-2 mission is a test flight that's far from over. Behnken and Hurley could spend up to 110 days in space after they reach and dock with the International Space Station. Garrett Reisman, ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Orion, Mars, Bob, Iss, Demo, Boeing


CDC to resume regular coronavirus briefings after being sidelined by White House

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will resume its regular briefings on Covid-19 following a three-month hiatus during which the nation's top health agency became less visible in an unprecedented crisis.
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Jimmy Kimmel Slams Trump for 'Inflaming Violence' amid Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd's Death

"Enough is enough. We've got to vote this guy out already," Jimmy Kimmel said
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"Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move..."

"... and couldn’t have felt more safe. They let the 'protesters' scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone.... ....got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard - didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would.... ....have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. Th...
Tags: Law, Dogs, White House, Protests, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric


Trump slams White House protesters as 'just there to cause trouble' as DC mayor defends city

After a night of protests and racial unrest in US cities, President Donald Trump used Saturday morning messages to declare himself safe inside the White House, lash out at a Democratic mayor and raise the prospect of another demonstration with his supporters later in the day.
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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition

President Donald Trump's early Saturday tweetstorm took an oddly aggressive position, as the nation's cities continued to erupt in protest over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd earlier this week while in police custody. Late on Friday, Trump was still trying to deal with the fallout of his Thursday tweet that "looting leads to […]
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