National Guard and curfews fail to quell violent protests in US cities
At least 30 cities across the US are seeing a fifth day of violent protests over the killing of unarmed Afro-American George Floyd in Minneapolis. The officer responsible was charged with murder. The demonstrations amid looting, vandalism, attacks on police stations and fire-setting rage in defiance of police action including pepper gas, tear gas and 1,400 arrests in 17 cities. The National Guard was called in by Washington DC, LA as well Texas, Colorado and other states.
Both President Trump and his rival Joseph Biden have called for justice for Floyd. Trump also called the violent protesters thugs, adding, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Biden blamed him for “incendiary tweets.”