Hollywood actress Jennifer Beals — who starred in Flashdance, Taken, and Showtimes’ The L Word — saw her day brighten when protestors breached a perimeter near the White House on Sunday and began throwing objects at law enforcement.
“It’s one of the tools available, whether the president decides to do that, that is his prerogative,” she said in response to questions about the president using the Insurrection Act.
Louisville Metropolitan Police officers shot and killed a man early Monday after being fired upon by someone in a large group of people in a parking lot.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Sunday celebrated the news of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who once expressed support for Antifa, leading the George Floyd case. She added that Gov. Tim Walz’s (D) administration must now “reject any attempt to criminalize peaceful protest” as U.S. cities recoup from days of violent riots and brace for more.
The intense video conference call with Trump and governors took place from the Situation Room and lasted nearly an hour, according to reports.
Government leaders and health experts fear the novel coronavirus, which has disproportionally plagued minority populations, could spread rapidly during mass protests over the death of George Floyd.
An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the Floyd family’s attorneys said Monday.
Some of George Floyd’s children denounced the violent protests that took place across the United States over the past weekend, encouraging peaceful protests in memory of their father instead.
Although Pennsylvania state law prohibits Philadelphia from enacting all of the gun control measures the city’s leaders wish, the city’s website reads like a gun control propaganda sheet.
Protesters stormed the White House again on Saturday, as law enforcement officials used tear gas, pepper spray, and rubber bullets.