Peaceful Protests

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There is one race -- the HUMAN race!

Americans came out to protest in solidarity against racism, police brutality and the murder of George Floyd by policemen in Minneapolis. Around the country, most of the protests were peaceful. Violence erupted in big cities (LA, NYC, and other places) due to assaults by police and outside agitators looting and interference with the peaceful protests.

Below are some of the events that happened this weekend from the White House protests, to Boston, NYC, NJ and Monterey, CA where hundreds of people showed up and police were helpful not violent.

A word from Minneapolis Police Chief via CNN

Minneapolis police chief says all four officers involved in George Floyd's death bear responsibility

Police have made over 4,100 arrests during U.S. protests against racial police violence and the killing of #GeorgeFloyd, according to @AP. They have not arrested 3 of the 4 officers involved in his death.

President Joe Biden

Joe Biden went out and met with protesters.

Rep Eric Swalwell:  Protesters are asking to take pictures with @JoeBiden. Because? They know he sees them. He hears them. He respects them. He’s not hiding in a bunker. #BlackLivesMatter

Boston

Things are very peaceful, calm and organized in Boston. Protest marshals are directing activists using hand signals for stop, slow down and turn around. Hundreds have gathered and are listening attentively. #bostonprotests @wgbhnews

The Boston Globe Editorial Board: @GlobeOpinion

Outrage is justified. Anyone who is not outraged in today’s America should be. Americans of all races must cease the willful ignorance of accepting the loss of Black lives at the hands of police.

Queens, NYC (where I was born and raised)

Peaceful Rally : Police Kneel with Protesters

Video of NYPD Kneeling in Jamaica

New Jersey

In Newark New Jersey, protesters were dancing and singing… 

Also at the corner of 38th and Chicago where #GeorgeFloyd was murdered. 

Beautiful display of solidarity and unity in Newark! Jake Feldman

@jakefeld117

White House in Washington, DC

Brian Williams @MSNBC says Trump can hear the protests in Lafayette Park. He is hiding in a secure bunker.

Police fire tear gas at protesters gathered outside the White House

There is some evidence white *supremacist* adjacent groups mixed among protesters just outside the White House.

Bunker Don called Putin this morning (Monday) for further instructions on how to destroy America?

POLICE HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RATES OF ANY PROFESSIONAL GROUP. 

A Social Arsonist

From Trumps Zombieland Replying to @robreiner and @AdamParkhomenko

Trump is a social arsonist.

Trump is the guy who lights the house on fire, then sits back and shouts insults at the adults rushing to douse the flames

...then, once the fire is out, Trump pushes to the front and proclaims he’s the one who put it out.

Anonymous

The US government cut all communications in D.C. from 1AM to 6AM the fate of the protestors or events during this period is currently unknown. 

#DCBlackout#ICantBreathe#GeorgeFloyd#BlackLivesMatter

We call on Trump to resign right now. 

The people demand, the fall of the regime. 

#ICantBreathe#GeorgeFloyd#BlackLivesMatter

Trump has turned our beautiful White House into a house of hate

ACLU

Trump administration is proposing to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall. The government wants to close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations, and is considering charging fees for protesting.

We need to stop these proposed regulations from taking effect.

The federal government has placed this proposed regulation online for public comment until October 15. The government must consider and respond to all issues raised in comments when deciding what regulations to adopt.

Join me and submit a comment now to this proposed regulation.

Thanks.

The Lincoln project, A Time for Choosing: America or Trump 

No patriotic American should brandish or proudly celebrate the iconography of a rebellion that resulted in tremendous devastation, the loss of more than 620,000 American lives, and the continued subjugation of Black America.

Tennessee

A great example of a good cop in Jackson, Tennessee.  He's dropping off water for protesters, while earning respect and making friends.

Hundreds of protesters in Monterey, a peaceful protest 

“Monterey police were a presence, but in a helpful way. Officers distributed bottles of cold water to demonstrators and, later, provided appropriate traffic control when an unplanned march of about 100 protesters circled from Window on the Bay to the Middlebury Institute for International Studies campus and back.

“Not coincidentally, on Friday Monterey’s police chief issued a statement of solidarity. “Our job as police officers is to protect and serve everyone, equally,” wrote Chief David J. Hober. “Our job as police officers is to help people, including those we arrest. Our job is also to intercede when we see something that is wrong. On behalf of the Monterey Police Department, I want all to know that we share in the outrage surrounding the actions of the police officers involved in this event and in the sorrow of Mr. Floyd’s death.”

Equality Matters

Protests Held All Over Monterey

“Hundreds of people gathered in Monterey and Seaside on Saturday, May 20, to protest in solidarity with thousands of protesters across the country calling for justice for George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who was killed in Minneapolis after a white police officer kneeled on Floyd's neck, despite Floyd's protests that he could not breathe, until Floyd passed out. 

“Officer Derek Chauvin, along with three colleagues who stood by, were fired from the department. Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter, and protests have swept across the nation since Floyd's death on May 25. 

“Hundreds of people at Window on the Bay in Monterey lined both sides of Del Monte Avenue, and dozens of passing drivers honked in support. Protesters remained distant from each other to comply with shelter-in-place protocols, and most wore face coverings or masks. 

More than 200 people in Monterey show up for protest

Facebook staff is angry with Zuckerberg for leaving up Trump's 'looting ... shooting' post - CNBCvia 

@GoogleNews

Injured journalists around the country

"It sounds like a war zone down here"— On the ground at demonstrations Sunday night via @MotherJones

A man apparently shot by police in Louisville, KY was a barbecue restaurant owner who fed the police for free:

Replying to @jonathanmaze and @dahlia201

San Jose, CA Maggie Angst

Another reporter and I were brought down by cops, told to put our faces to the ground and threatened with a baton — even after we told them we were with the media, which is allegedly exempt from San Jose’s curfew order @sliccardo @sjpdchief @SanJosePD @FreedomofPress @mercnews. 

San Francisco

Leonardo Castaneda got detained by @SFPD with a group of about 20 protestors. identified myself as press, got zip tied and searched and eventually released. @mercnews #sfprotest