Large demonstrations across country anchor weekend of protests (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Large demonstrations across country anchor weekend of protests (LIVE) | USA TODAY 1

 

Large scale black lives matter demonstrations continue Sunday across the country. Concrete change to how police and law enforcement authorities are able to restrain and use force is already happening in some jurisdictions in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis, Minn, police officers. The underlying tension between law enforcement and the black community has yet to be addressed at large.

On Thursday, a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University took place with attendees and speakers including Rev. Al Sharpton, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, T.I., Ludacris, and others. Members of George Floyd's family thanked those in attendance and those speaking up for their support.

On Wednesday, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced an upgrade to the charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin from murder in the third degree to second degree murder, and announced aiding and abetting charges against the other police officers who were present at the death of George Floyd.

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43 Comments on "Large demonstrations across country anchor weekend of protests (LIVE) | USA TODAY"

  1. The Mean Liberal | June 7, 2020 at 5:06 PM | Reply

    👍🇺🇸
    *AMERICANS*

    • Dolores Kjar | June 7, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @The Mean Liberal
      I can read more into you than you might think. You dont know what party im with or any of my view points, even though im the only one of us comfortable to be open with their opinions. I know that you’re pretty close to an extremist & enjoy calling people out that have an opposing view, but are affraid to correct them or say anything to expose the weaker cause that you’re actually backing. Hows that for knowing something about you. You call people out, but wont say a thing. Take care.

    • Dolores Kjar | June 7, 2020 at 8:23 PM | Reply

      @The Mean Liberal
      I have a question that i know you cant answer 100% truthfully…. A random question, What do you think about Antifa?

    • @Dolores Kjar Ezra Klein has a book out on polarization talking about the role of the press. His description of how they compete is interesting.

    • @Dolores Kjar Id like to answer about antifa. I think they are jerks.Pissed me off when they and the black bloc jerkoffs caused problems at Berkeley. Im total nonviolence. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Berkeley_protests

    • Dolores Kjar | June 7, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      @The Mean Liberal
      Hey, what happened? You disappeared….. Good guess, huh?

  2. John Mortellaro | June 7, 2020 at 5:09 PM | Reply

    To who??

  3. All-Star Compilations | June 7, 2020 at 5:11 PM | Reply

    And this is USA 2020

  4. Larry Stevens | June 7, 2020 at 5:12 PM | Reply

    Chill out n smoke 1 already

  5. Young people trying to build content for their Instagram account.

  6. Hell yea Nope | June 7, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

    Hope they don’t build anything back

  7. American Paisa | June 7, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

    If you give a mouse a cookie…

  8. Toni Marucci | June 7, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

    Patriots.

  9. _dotConnector | June 7, 2020 at 5:18 PM | Reply

    Since Rodney King and possibly before him… 30+ years and things don’t change do you know why?
    – Police forces accross the country don’t have a uniform engagement and detention protocol.
    Now, just now some have decided to prohibit CHOKE HOLDS… just now? Choke holds are extremely dangerous when you don’t have a WWF referee watching you so you don’t kill a man….
    Make a basica national protocol on what NOT TO DO when detaining an individual. Too many times I’ve seen that and individual has been subdue yet, you still have 3 OR 4 officer still applying excesive force.
    – The Justice system too many, too many times has sided with local police, basically giving them a free check to do whatever they want for they know, courts of laws will most of the time back them up. Change the protocols.
    – Change the ‘blue wall’ at police forces. The 75yr old man the other day, when the officers were asked what happened?
    THEY OUTRIGHT LIED SAYING HE TRIPPED. Video then showed how they pushed him, saw him bleed after he hit his head, yet they moved on!!!!
    Change the culture of I cover your butt you cover mine. It is costing municipalities too much money when unjustice is done.
    – Allow outside, third party civilian institutions to have the power to oversee events when officers get out of hand.
    The military has it, justice and executive powers also do so, why not the police?

  10. Is this the Portland that’s in Maine. I could see if this is Oregon, but Maine???

  11. Skippy Treehouse | June 7, 2020 at 5:28 PM | Reply

    So I Guess COVID 19 Is Yesterday’s News

    • Misty Thomason | June 7, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      The virus is real and needs to b taken seriously if goin to protest peacefully wear masks but they want people to b fearful and stay inside but sunlight and heat kill it but don’t tell people that and don’t loot and riot and being corruption to the light and change for the good and rightous yes it will and can b healed by prayer god can and does do alllll

    • Misty Thomason | June 7, 2020 at 7:51 PM | Reply

      @JBW is it done hit 2nd wave and done has hit China for 3rd n 4 wave a coming

    • @Misty Thomason Im never leaving my mothers basement.

    • Misty Thomason | June 7, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      @JBW lol don’t blame u right now but u should only fear one and that’s god bit I send u respect and alll the love ur way ur amazing

    • Cindy Pomerleau | June 7, 2020 at 10:34 PM | Reply

      Although the humidity helps covid by making vapers unable to travel as far it’s still very contageous; especially on hands and surfaces. Please be careful; still asymptomatic carriers among us. Get tested if possible.
      Keep protesting, but rioters and looters are playing into trumps hand. We are about change, not destruction. The world is watching. ♡
      Stay safe, be well. Vote

  12. Antonio Costa | June 7, 2020 at 5:47 PM | Reply

    I guess people were fed up with their rigged system and it took George Floyd for the coming out en masse.

    Yes , the victim was no saint, so I was told.. A real scumbag for all it mattered. Yet even scarier is being executed by the police in plain day view, let alone in a dark alley.

    These are the same kids who camped out about 10-12 years ago on the 99% protests. Call it lockdown cabin fever , I will say they had enough between their mortgaged future, exclusivist health care, the decay of democracy.

    It’s the 60’s all over , only this time Americans are not awash in prosperity.

    • Robert Miller | June 7, 2020 at 5:54 PM | Reply

      Great post Antonio.

    • marion cobaretti | June 7, 2020 at 6:46 PM | Reply

      these are 1960,s beatnik/hippie grandchildren repeating history !

    • Misty Thomason | June 7, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      Really what gives u the right to call him or anyone scumbag to me u just showed world ur a scumbag and god sees all and heard all my opinion tho how about the rest of America on him calling the loss of George and his life scum he is the real scum not George rest n peace for George and sir u will pay for ur words with nation and god one day for ur igronace

    • One world order. Then God’s. Turn. Will judge. The world. Do. God’s kingdom. Do. Bad. Satan’s hell. You. Choose. Period

  13. ORinFoo⌤⁷ | June 7, 2020 at 5:53 PM | Reply

    Virus? Wut? Huh? Let’s see where we all are in 2 wks…

  14. All the shops to be robbed, and what kind of peace protest?

  15. Esteban Carcaño | June 7, 2020 at 6:20 PM | Reply

    Love how the liberal media does not dare mention social distancing during these protests…. But UBER emphasize it when I go to get dinner or anything else… Gov. Murphy protesting with thousands, tomorrow he’ll tell me we need to be cautious for reopening….. 🤦‍♂️

  16. When will protesters “black lives matter” come tu Russia or China? I’d love to see that storm on their heads.

  17. Get the virus is sad…….. All family will in troubles………. Floyd take away a lot of people because they fight for him? it is worth? 😑😑😑😑😑

  18. Hoping the people who march don’t get infected with the virus, or the whole family are in trouble……… 😭

  19. Move them to Africa!

  20. Sick of. There marching. To bad. They don’t get flu. Stay. Home period

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