George Floyd protests

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Event.png George Floyd protests (Civil unrest) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
DateMay 2020 - Present
Interest ofBlack Lives Matter
DescriptionProtests spread nationwide in the US after pictures of a sadistic murder by US police surfaced. (Ongoing)

From June 2nd, 2020 on, protests spread nationwide in the US after pictures of a sadistic murder by US police surfaced.

  • Protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, entered its eighth day across the US. One former officer was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
  • President Trump vowed yesterday to use the military if widespread violence isn't quelled, as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas. [1]

Color revolution?

The protests have been called a color revolution attacking Trump. [2]

Fireworks in big american cities

Apparently after the initial violent protests ended, fireworks at night started to appear in American cities.[3][4] The size of the displays and intensity of the explosions are generally described far beyond what would be available to regular consumers.[5] Some social media posts speculated that this is a targeted attack to disrupt the sleeping patterns of these neighborhoods, exhaust people and bring the protests to an end.[6][7] The situation may be attributable to a bigger black market this year, since the manufacturers, who have ~75% of their yearly revenue around the 4th of July, are under duress in 2020 since a significant number of festivities are cancelled,[8] but observations by social media commentators point toward some organisation of the distribution throughout the country.[9]



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