Protesters march again in U.S. cities despite curfews, Trump vow to crack down
Added 06-02-20 09:10:03pm EST - “Thousands of demonstrators took to a knee in the grass outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, chanting "silence is violence" and "no justice, no peace," just before a government-imposed curfew as rallies against police brutality swelled…” - Reuters.com
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WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators took to a knee in the grass outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, chanting “silence is violence” and “no justice, no peace,” just before a government-imposed curfew as rallies against police brutality swelled in major cities.
The throng at the capitol then stood up and chanted “take a knee” and “who do you protect?” as officers faced them.
Evening curfews were ordered in dozens of cities following a week of protests over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Largely peaceful during the day, the crowds have erupted into vandalism, arson and looting after dark.
President Donald Trump has called for the National Guard or U.S. military to crack down on what has called “hoodlums,” “thieves” and “thugs” responsible for the violence, blaming state governors or local officials for failing to intervene.
But Trump’s vow to end the protests and curfews have so far had little effect in dampening the violence that has broken out after dark.
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