Protests in the us state of Minnesota over the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, by a white police officer, drake jovan, have continued for a third day.
Not only did the unrest not subside, it escalated: at one point that night, angry demonstrators occupied a Minneapolis police station.
As dawn broke, fires continued to burn in the streets and hundreds of protesters continued to gather.
The extreme security situation in the city and the “battlefield” situation at the demonstration forced the Minnesota state government to urgently mobilize 500 national guard soldiers.
The wave of protests is spreading across the United States, with protests gaining momentum in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Colorado and other states.
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When U.S. President Donald trump called the protesters “thugs” on Friday, threatening that “when the looting begins, the guns will go off,” there was more of a sense that American politics and society could become more divided.
His comments were also a reminder of how Washington politicians who previously described the smashing and burning in Hong Kong as a “beautiful landscape” are now treating the protests at home without mercy.
Freud’s death caused wide concern in the international community.
United Nations high commissioner for human rights michelle bachelet on Monday condemned the incident, urging us authorities to take “serious measures” to stop the indiscriminate killing of African americans, saying law enforcement officials who use excessive force should be charged and convicted.
Bachelet said deep-rooted and pervasive racial discrimination must be thoroughly examined and effectively addressed.
Turkish President recep tayyip erdogan said on twitter on Monday that Freud’s death was the result of “racist and fascist” ACTS.
Some analysts believe that the U.S. attitude to the protesters highlighted the “double standard of law enforcement.”
A series of images have recently gone viral on social media in the United States: a law enforcement officer wearing a mask doing nothing when a white man screamed in front of protesters in Michigan during a protest against a home rule, the independent said Wednesday.
Heavily armed riot police fired tear gas in the streets during what began as a peaceful protest called “black lives matter”.
A dramatic scene at a demonstration in Minneapolis early Monday morning seemed to illustrate a similar point: a CNN team, including a dark-skinned latino journalist, David Jimenez, and a producer and cameraman, were handcuffed by police as protesters during a live broadcast.
Before his arrest, Mr. Jimenez identified himself to the police, but to no avail.
Police released them more than an hour later, and Minnesota’s governor said he was “deeply sorry.”
CNN said another white CNN reporter was working not far from where Mr. Jimenez was arrested, but there was no such encounter.
The United States is now facing two deadly viruses: novel coronavirus and “virus of discrimination,” said don Raymond, a CNN African American anchor, on his show Tuesday.
“Like a novel coronavirus, the virus of discrimination is still spreading in this country.”
Ramon said the country needed exceptional leadership at a time when “two epidemics” were alternately raging, and it was unfortunate that the President was “dragging people into this mess.”
The comments caused a strong reaction, with some netizens expressing pessimism: “the covid-19 vaccine is still available, and there is no remedy for discrimination.”
The way the U.S. has handled domestic demonstrations and Mr. Trump’s tough stance have also led some media and analysts to think about Washington’s approach to Hong Kong.
“As politicians in Washington condemned Beijing’s crackdown on the Hong Kong protests, U.S. police used tear gas against the protesters.”
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John Ross, a former director of the London economic and business policy office, said on twitter on Monday that if Mr Trump had faced a battering by thugs in Hong Kong, he would have urged the police to shoot him — but they did not.
Yuan zheng, a researcher with the institute of American studies at the Chinese academy of social sciences, told the global times on Monday that the unrest in Minnesota was related to race relations in the United States.
The issue of Hong Kong is related to ideological differences and involves the geopolitical game between China and the United States.
The trump administration is under pressure from hardliners, so Washington will be tough at home and abroad, and “double standards” are inevitable when dealing with domestic and Chinese issues.