The stage, orchestrated by his advisors, only lasted for seventeen minutes. Just after having threatened to deploy the army if the violence continued in the country, Donald Trump went on foot on Monday evening at the episcopal church of St. John, located near the White House and damaged the day before. Accompanied by his daughter, son-in-law and minister of Justice, the head of State was then posed in front of the"church of the presidents" dressed wood plates, waving a bible in the face of the objectives, jaw tight, and without a declaration.see also : In Minneapolis, the protest has been politise
This initiative was conceived as a message of appeasement, while several large american cities had burned to the seventh night after the death of George Floyd, a black man asphyxiated by a white policeman during his arrest in Minneapolis on the 27th of may? She has had the exact opposite effect.
on the one hand, the police had upstream fired tear gas and rubber bullets on the peaceful demonstrators in front of the White House, in order to clear the way for the convoy on foot. A dispersion considered "shameful" by the mayor, a democrat from Washington, dc, Muriel Bowser, which only served to offer the president "a photo session", according to the governor of the State of New York, Andrew Cuomo.see also : Death of George Floyd: Trump presents himself as the "president of the law and the order"
on the other hand, Donald Trump has been accused of recovery and religious indifference. The archbishop of the episcopal Church of Washington, Michael Curry, was thus accused of having used the place of worship for political purposes. "He did not pray. He did not mention George Floyd, he has not spoken of the agony of the people who are the victims of this terrible expression of racism and white supremacy for hundreds of years", also insurgent Mariann Budde, bishop of Washington, in the New York Times.
With a clear contrast, Barack Obama had expressed earlier on the site, Medium, to wish "to make this moment the turning point of real change", and condemning "the small minority of people" who use violence. To five months of the presidential election, briguée by his former vice-president, Joe Biden, he called to "fight"for "a president, a Congress, a Justice department and a federal judicial system that recognize actually the role-corrosive and permanent that racism plays in our society and want to act to resolve them."see also : prey to looting targeted, New York city claquemure
across the country, protests continue Tuesday in more than 140 cities. New York, Los Angeles and dozens of other cities have enacted or extended a night-time curfew. In Washington, dozens of protesters have been arrested Monday for violating. In Missouri, four police officers were injured, one seriously.
These tensions have little chance of falling back before the appearance of the police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged with manslaughter, on the 8th of June. Or even before the funeral of George Floyd, also planned for next week. The independent autopsy requested by his family and released Monday concludes that it has succumbed to a "mechanical asphyxia" and that it is a homicide. The autopsy official arrived at the same conclusion, but note the presence of fentanyl, which, added to hypertension and arterial disease, may according to the coroner to have contributed to his death.
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