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Protests strike a calmer tone

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/03/20, 04:19 am

Protesters in U.S. cities defied curfews again on Tuesday night, but most of the gatherings remained calm. After 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, D.C., demonstrators marched peacefully and booed at one person who took down a street sign from a lamp post. Pastors at St. John’s Church prayed with the protesters and handed out water bottles. Nearly an hour after the 10 p.m. EDT curfew in Orlando, Fla., police still deployed tear gas and smoke to clear out “a few remaining participants” who threw rocks and bottles at them.

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Protests rage for seventh night

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/02/20, 04:41 am

Police used tear gas, flash-bang grenades, and low-flying military helicopters to clear out protesters who defied curfews across U.S. cities on Monday night. In the Chicago suburb of Cicero, at least two people died during the protests, the town spokesman Ray Hanania confirmed. Authorities have arrested at least 5,600 people nationwide since the unrest began over the death of African American George Floyd, who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25.

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Protests continue across the U.S.

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/01/20, 06:52 am

Despite curfews and mass security deployments, demonstrators in several cities across the country continued to set fires, throw rocks, and break into businesses on Sunday night. Police have arrested at least 4,400 people nationwide since the unrest began on Tuesday. Among the arrested is a driver of a tanker truck who drove toward demonstrators on a highway in Minneapolis, where the protests began after African American George Floyd died in police custody there on May 25.

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