Washington is preparing for a "million" demonstration against racism

Washington is preparing for a "million" demonstration against racism

Washington is preparing for a massive demonstration, today, Saturday, with demonstrations across the United States entering its twelfth day to protest against the death of George Floyd following his arrest.

Some activists invited on social media to participate in a million people in the march today, Saturday in Washington.

"We have a lot of information from public sources and other sources indicating that the event that will take place on Saturday maybe one of the largest marches we have seen in the city," Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Nosham told local media.

But he did not give an estimate of the expected crowd numbers, while the local media expected to witness the participation of tens of thousands.

Prominent political figures from the Democratic Party of the The United States have adopted the calls and slogans of the demonstrators, angered by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, and have called for reforms in the police apparatus while tensions remain in several major cities.

In the capital, where Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser exchanged sharp statements with President Donald Trump about his sometimes rude handling of protests and marches in the city, the slogan (Black Lives matter) or "Black Life Important" was written in giant yellow letters on the the street leading to the White House.

In Minneapolis, where George Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after a policeman pressed his knee on his neck for almost nine minutes while he was perched on the ground, Democratic leaders in a city vote supported a ban on using the handcuff of suspects using the knee or throttle positions, but it needed To obtain judicial approval before it takes effect.

California Governor Gavin Newsom, who is also a Democrat, said he would prevent the state's police training agency from teaching its personnel the method of tying suspects that relied on the pressure on the the carotid artery in the neck.

New York State Governor Andrew Como also said his the state should lead efforts to pass reforms that include access to police disciplinary records and strangulation of restraint.

"The death of Mr. Floyd was a turning point ... People say enough is enough ... we must change," said Como, who is also a Democrat, in a statement.

Amid accusations across the country of police using excessive force during 12-day protests, a federal judge has ordered the Denver City police to stop using tear gas, rubber bullets, and other "less-lethal" power tools such as sound bombs against protesters in the city.

The decision is in response to a local lawsuit filed by protesters. A Denver police spokesman said the force would abide by the judge's decision.
Washington is preparing for a "million" demonstration against racism Washington is preparing for a "million" demonstration against racism Reviewed by Mrr News on 6/06/2020 Rating: 5
Powered by Blogger.