Five police officers shot, wounded in US protests
WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS: At least five US police officers were shot and wounded during violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody, police and media said, hours after President Donald Trump vowed to deploy the military if unrest did not stop.
Trump deepened outrage on Monday by posing at a church across from the White House clutching a Bible after law enforcement officers used teargas and rubber bullets to clear protesters.
The US Secret Service, charged with protecting the president, on Tuesday closed down until further notice the streets around the White House, media reports said.
Demonstrators set fire to a strip mall in Los Angeles, looted stores in New York City and clashed with police in St Louis, Missouri, where four officers were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
An emotional St. Louis police commissioner, John Hayden, said about 200 protesters were looting and hurling fireworks and rocks at officers.
"They had officers with gas poured on them. What is going on? How can this be? Mr Floyd was killed somewhere else and they are tearing up cities all across the country,” he told reporters.
A police officer was shot during protests in Las Vegas, police there said in a statement. Another officer was "involved in a shooting" in the same area, the police said. Officers were injured in clashes elsewhere, including one who was in critical condition after being hit by a car in the Bronx, police said.
Trump, a Republican, has condemned the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who died after a white policeman pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25, and has promised justice.
But, with marches and rallies for racial equality and against police brutality having turned violent late each day in the last week, he said rightful protests could not be drowned out by an "angry mob."
"If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them," Trump said.
Floyd's death has reignited simmering racial tensions in a politically divided country that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with African Americans accounting for a disproportionately high number of cases.
Democratic Illinois Governor JB Pritzker on Tuesday urged patience, saying Americans could work through these tough issues. He pledged to take legal action if Trump carried out his military threat.
Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser, in a separate MSNBC interview on Tuesday, said there were no signs of active duty US military in the 荣华彩票下载city overnight.
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Thugs are using this opportunity to loot and riot under the disguise of protests.
Real face of racists come under limelight only when they engage in riots, arson & looting on the pretext of protest, agitation, etc.
Thugs are using this incidence as a cover to spread violence and loot the stores.
Punishment is must for those police officers involved in killing a black but equally mercilessly punish those involved in looting and spreading violence.
The problem is a Problem brought on to themselves by Blacks (getting involved in crimes and drugs very frequently ) in the American system.
The white supremacist culture is taking a justified backlash as a flare up of oppression of black people through the ages
Protests should be non violent and must be peaceful in all respects. Such Riots and looting are planned in some cases and in many cases are organized to get attention. In Democracy violence is not acceptable and must be condemned. Those policemen who were responsible for Floyd death action is already taken. So law should take it's own course. Death of Floyd was accidental and definitely not planned.
Classic liberandoo behaviour soon to be joined by jihadis
US police are some of the worst in the world.
Hahahahahahaha. I hope US never points fingers at other countries on social harmony & secularism
just condemning the incident is not enough he needs to ensure justice.But if the situation is out of control Army must be deployed
The USA is the Most Racist Nation on the planet. Trump is the face of the real America.
A very disappointing and painful situation for Americans.
indian leftists are calling out for same violence in India..
Look at the Armor on those Cops ! WOW ! Terminator Stuff, man !
When the going sets tough.、
We do know if there is politics behind as US Presidential poll is nearing and sentiment Covit disaster must be working. However, thus is US internal matter.