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Protests have been going on in the United States for days after George Floyd’s death. A big funeral service is taking place in Houston.
8:16 p.m .: The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, banned choking and other reforms at George Floyd’s funeral service Police violence announced. Turner said on Tuesday, with applause from the mourners at the “The Fountain of Praise” church in the Texas metropolis, that he would sign an order to this effect when he returned to the town hall. “In this city we will demand de-escalation. In this city you have to give a warning before you shoot, ”said Turner.“In this city you have an obligation to intervene.”
8.10 p.m .: The designated Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, in a video message at the George Floyd Memorial Service, called for an end to racial discrimination in the United States. “Now is the time for racial justice,” said the former vice president on Tuesday in his speech, which was shown at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas. People should not turn their backs on the problem of racism.
“If there is justice for George Floyd, then we will truly be on the way to justice for all races in America,” Biden said. Addressing Floyd’s daughter, the US Democrat said that if this became a reality, her father would have “changed the world.”
7:25 p.m .: For the first time New York police officer on trial who is said to have pushed and insulted a woman on the floor during an anti-racism demo. He would minor bodily harm, harassment and threat accused, the “New York Times” reported on Tuesday, relying on information from investigative circles. An appointment was not yet known.
Cell phone recordings had shown how the suspect threw a woman hard on the ground on May 29 during protests in Brooklyn, New York, and called her “bitch”. TheTrial against the police officer, who faced the investigators himself after the incident, would be the first to emerge from the occasionally escalated protests. The newspaper adds that around 40 similar cases against police officers are currently being worked on.
7.17 p.m .: It was George Floyd’s words before he died in a brutal police operation:“I can’t breathe”. It is remembered not only in the worldwide protests against police violence and racism after the death of the African American. At the funeral service on Tuesday in Houston, Texas, several guests and participants carried Protective masks in Floyd’s words, including several police officers. On the Mouth-nose protection from son Quincy Mason Floyd a portrait of his father was also printed. Still others wore protective masks named George Floyd.
6.41 p.m .: Before the funeral of the African American George Floyd killed in a brutal police operation in Houston on Monday (June 8) more than 6000 people at the 46-year-old’s coffin passed. Many mourners knelt before the body of Floyd or said silent prayers. In Washington, the opposition Democrats in Congress thought Floyd would kneel. The White House immediately rejected a police reform proposed by the Democrats.
The coffin was kept in the Fountain of Praise church in Floyd’s hometown of Houston for six hours. Because of the corona pandemic, most of the funeral guests wore respirators.
The memory of Floyd “brings us closer together as a country,” said 41-year-old Kevin Sherrod, who had come to church with his wife and two sons. “Being here with my boys means a lot to me. This is an important time in history and they will always remember that they were part of it. ”
The siblings, celebrities, politicians and also the chief of police of Houston were present at the funeral service. Also boxing star Floyd Mayweather, who financed the funeral service. The funeral will take place after the worldwide broadcast of worship. Floyd’s body is driven there with a carriage.
Donald Trump was not there. The high-ranking politicians from Washington invited only the democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who also did not attend the celebration due to additional security complications.
Update from June 9, 5:15 p.m .: US President Donald Trump has now assumed that the 75-year-old protester (we reported, see first report), who was hit on the floor by police officers in Buffalo and injured on the head, may have been close to the Antifa movement.
Trump wrote on Tuesday that the man was a “Antifa provocateur” The 75-year-old had “fallen harder than (he) was pushed”. Furthermore, he may have tried to sabotage police communications equipment. Trump referred to a report by the controversial right-wing broadcaster OANN, which had spread a corresponding theory.
Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. What aiming scanner. Could be a set up?
The two police officers who put the man in Buffalo had already been suspended. As the US media reported, they were accused of assault. Both pleaded before a court in the city in New York State however not guilty. A video had captured the incident. The 75-year-old was left on the sidewalk with bleeding on his head. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York governor Andrew Cuomo condemned the incident. Numerous Buffalo police officers demonstratively stood behind their two colleagues.
Update from June 8, 8:01 a.m.: A department head of New York Times,
James Bennett, Has resigned after a violent in-house protest against a conservative senator’s contribution to the anti-racism protests published in the newspaper. The publisher Arthur Gregg Sulzberger announced on Sunday.
Sulzberger went into controversy over the Republican’s contribution Tom Cotton not explicitly. Cotton had a massive one in the comment Military action against riots in the demonstrations against police violence and racism. His contribution was entitled “Send the military”. With the deployment of the armed forces against violent criminals in the protests also had president Donald Trump threatened.
Update from June 8, 6:31 a.m .:New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has suggestions for one Police reform presented to the metropolis. For example, part of the NYPD’s budget should be used for youth and social work, de Blasio said at a press conference on Sunday.
In addition, dealing with the Disciplinary files by police officers more transparent will. These are only the first steps, the details still have to be worked out, said de Blasio. “This is a moment of transformation.”
Update from June 7, 3:47 p.m .: The New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has a largely peaceful protests against racism and police brutality Night curfew lifted earlier than planned. De Blasio wrote on Twitter on Sunday: “New York City: We are lifting the curfew with immediate effect. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city. ”
New York City: We are lifting the curfew, effective immediately. Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city.
Tomorrow we take the first big step to restart. Keep staying safe. Keep looking out for each other.
Saturday and the night of Sunday were again Thousands of people took to the streets in several parts of New York. They were largely peaceful for an end to racism and for justice for the African American killed in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis George Floyd * demonstrated. Many demonstrators did not follow the curfew, but the police held back. Minneapolis police are taking action.
While the demonstrations in New York have apparently recently been without major riots, in riots in London during a Protest march against racism injured 14 police officers been. The past few days have also had 13 other emergency services at the demonstrations Suffered injuries. “The number of attacks is shocking and completely unacceptable,” said Cressida Dick, head of Scotland Yard, on Sunday, stressing: “There is no place for violence in our city.” The police arrested more than a dozen demonstrators. Dick praised the prudent behavior of the emergency services.
Also interesting: US Democrat Joe Biden has reportedly gathered enough delegate votes to vote for his party after primary elections in some U.S. states to compete for the presidency as a challenger to Donald Trump.
Update from June 7, 8:57 a.m .: In the US have again on Saturday (local time) Tens of thousands peaceful demonstrated against racism, discrimination and police violence. In Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta and other cities, people took to the streets in a relaxed mood. They demanded justice for the African American George Floyd, who was killed in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis just two weeks ago. According to local media reports, tens of thousands were on the streets in Philadelphia alone.
Also in the US capital Washington Demonstrated thousands on Saturday (local time) in front of the White House, the Capitol, and the Lincoln Memorial, among others. Police chief Peter Newsham had previously stated that the protests could be among the largest he had seen so far. A magnet of the demos was only one on Friday “Black Lives Matter” place named crossing in front of the White House. The motto “Black Lives Matter” was written in huge yellow letters on a road leading there, which roughly means “count black lives” in German.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, the Protesters pledged his support. He promised them to commit to police reform and against racism in the future. Biden said in a guest article in the US that “concrete measures that are long overdue” were needed to put an end to “systematic racism” in the USA Los Angeles Times. He promised to set up a police reform commission as president in his first 100 days in office. In addition, Congress should act now and controversial police methods such as Prohibit stranglehold on arrests.
Biden wrote on Twitter that George Floyd shouldn’t just become another hashtag. “We need justice and we need real Police reformsto make sure it never happens again, ”he said. Then he also formulated clear ones Criticism of incumbent US President Donald Trump. Instead of splitting the country and inciting “hatred” like Trump, he will endeavor to heal the wounds of racism, Biden promised.
I promised George Floyd’s family that he wouldn’t just become another hashtag – and I intend to keep that promise.
We need justice. And we need real police reform to ensure this never occurs again.
Also in the guest post in the Los Angeles Times Biden took a verbal blow to Trump without giving his name directly. “No president does everything right. But that Land needs a leader, the does not drive fear and division. A leader who will strive to heal the wounds of racism that have long tortured our country instead of fueling the flames of hatred, ”wrote the Democrat.
Update from June 6, 10:45 p.m .: Several earlier Secretary of Defense have opposed the threat from US President Donald Trump that Deployed to the military because of ongoing protests in the U.S.. In a guest post published on Friday (local time) in the Washington Post, ex-Defense Ministers Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Aston Carter, and 86 other former defense politicians and officers warned against using the military in a way that would constitutional rights of Americans would undermine. The protests sparked on the death of African American George Floyd in a brutal police operation on May 25 in Minneapolis.
“Members of our military are always ready to serve to defend our nation. But they must never be used to violate the rights of those who have sworn to protect them, ”the post said. The president is called on to immediately postpone his plans for military action. Such an effort would not only be unnecessary, but also unwise.
The authors continued to write such an engagement in the midst of“Politically charged” protests threatens to undermine the apolitical nature of the military, which is essential for democracy. “There is also a risk that Americans’ confidence in our military – and with it America’s security – will be weakened for years to come.” Trump had threatened to deploy the military on Monday. Previously, the protests over Floyd’s death had degenerated into rioting and looting.
Update from June 6, 9 p.m .: After the death of the African American George Floyd in a brutal police operation in the US capital Washington protests thousands of people against racism and police violence. In the vicinity of the White House, demonstrators held up signs saying “No Peace Without Justice”, “Stop Racism Now” or “I Can’t Breathe” – the latter had been said by Floyd when a white policeman had his neck down squeezed. No incidents were initially reported. Also in other US cities like New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia there were demonstrations again, as could be seen on television pictures.
Riots and looting in the wake of the nationwide protests have now subsided significantly. Washington has developed into a center of protests – partly because part of the anger againstUS President Donald Trump judges. Trump has repeatedly condemned Floyd’s death in the brutal operation in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, and stressed the right to peaceful protests. However, he is accused of not clearly positioning himself against racism and of not showing enough understanding for the anger about discrimination and injustice in the country.
In Germany, too, tens of thousands took to the streets against racism, “because the violent death of George Floyd from a police operation in the United States is not an isolated case,” as SPD leader Esken * said.
Update from June 6, 6:32 p.m .: After the death of the African AmericanGeorge Floyd in the US are in several cities in France Again thousands of people took to the streets against racism and police violence. In Paris people opposed demonstration bans on Saturday. The demonstrators gathered in the capital,Lyon, Lille or Rennesas seen on television pictures. The Paris police had banned several protests in the capital over the Covid 19 pandemic.
Numerous people held signs of the“Black Lives Matter”– Movement based on the protests in the United States. Others called for justice for Adama Traoré. The 24-year-old son of immigrants from Mali was killed in police custody in a suburb of Paris four years ago.
Despite the bans, gathered on Saturdaynumerous people in the center of Paris – including near the U.S. Embassy at Place de la Concorde. In the late afternoon, people also demonstrated at the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower – this demonstration was also prohibited by the police. Many wore protective masks, but far from all.
Update from June 6th, 3:22 pm: Since the death of George Floyd many celebrities have commented on racism. Now the Artist Banksy reported – with a picture on Instagram as Statement. There he published a new work of art inspired by the murder of Floyd.It shows a small shrine for an anonymous black figure. Next to it is a candle that sets the US flag on fire.
Banksy writes, “At first I thought I should just shut up and listen to black people on this subject. But why should I do that?It is not your problem. It is mine. Colored people are let down by the system. The white system. “
The artist continues: “It is not their job to repair the system.” His almost nine million followers on Instagram can then read how he wraps up the situation in the United States in a linguistic picture: “Like a broken pipe that floods people’s apartment on the ground floor. This faulty system makes life a pain for them, but it’s not their job to fix it. They can’t – nobody will let them up in the apartment. “
Banksy concludes with the following words: “It is a white problemand if white people don’t fix it, someone will have to go upstairs and kick in the door. “
Update from June 6, 11:05 a.m .: After the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and clashes, the police are taking action in many cities and parts of the country. Reforms have been announced. Minneapolis itself has already responded: In the future, the police will no longer be able to use strangleholds and no longer fix suspects on the neck. Mayor Jacob Frey confirmed this according to the daily news. In addition, police officers are now obliged to report “unauthorized use of violence” by colleagues under the threat of punishment.
These reforms are intended to change the culture in the police force, it is said.
George Floyd’s service yesterday underscored that justice for George requires more than accountability for the man who killed him – it requires accountability from elected leadership to deep, structural reforms. https://t.co/zxmABnn4kB
Update from June 6, 8:40 a.m .: The death of African American George Floyd in a brutal police operation has, according to the earlier President Barack Obama sparked an “honest” debate about racism in the United States. The one triggered by Floyd’s deathMovement is “inspiring”said the 58-year-old ex-president on Friday (local time) in a video chat. “There have been so many honest discussions about racism in this country in the past week that I’ve never remembered,” Obama said. Not just from a minority, but from “a large part of the country”.
It is also noteworthy that past presidents, business leaders, politicians, and many others since Floyd’s death have called the problem by and by“Systematic racism” talked in the United States and called for change, he added.
Demonstrations against police violence and racism are also taking place in Germany. Not without reason, as a shocking incident from Saarland shows: Federal police officers are said to have brutally attacked a 65-year-old at the border – a camera was filming. *
Update from June 5, 11:08 pm: The oppositionU.S. Democrats have statements from President Donald Trump to the killed African American George Floyd and the US job marketstrongly condemned. The designated Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, wrote on Friday in the short message service Twitter that Floyd’s last words “I can’t breathe” had echoed in the US and around the world. “The fact that the President is trying to put other words in his mouth is truly contemptible.”
Democratic Senator Kamala Harris also sharply criticized Trump: Trump should “not put Floyd’s name in his mouth until he can say the phrase” Black Lives Matter “, Harris wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile it became known that in California to be banned from a controversial stranglehold on arrests. West Coast governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday that he was going to ban a police training program from a method that stops blood flow to the brain. He also wanted to set this up legally. Shortly before that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo one Reform proposal made to ban the stranglehold in police operations.
Update from June 5, 10:41 p.m .: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has one after days of protests against police violence and racism after George Floyd’s death Reform proposal for his state submitted. On Friday, Cuomo presented a draft law that includes the Ban stranglehold on police operations and to make the files on past wrongdoing by police officers transparent. He hoped the News York state parliament would adopt the draft next week, Cuomo said.
Update from June 5th, 8.10pm: US President Donald Trump once again caused astonishment with a statement. He said on Friday that African American George Floyd, killed in a brutal police operation, would be pleased with the good job market numbers. “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, ‘A great thing is happening to our country,'” Trump said. Previously, the unemployment rate had surprisingly dropped amid the Corona crisis.
“This is a great day for him, this is a great day for everyone,” the president continued at a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House. It’s a “great, great day with a view to equality“He added.
In May, the US unemployment rate surprisingly dropped to 13.3 percent. Although this is still a very high figure, a decline can be seen compared to April (14.7 percent). However African Americans did not benefit from this development: The unemployment rate for the dark-skinned rose slightly to 16.6 percent in May. When a journalist confronted Trump, the president didn’t respond.
Has a meaningful appeal Trump but also started at his appearance on Friday in the rose garden of the White House: He called the police throughout the country to treat all citizens equally – regardless of their skin color. “This is what our constitution requires, and that is what our country is about,” he said.
Meanwhile, the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo again about the incident during a demonstration against police violence in the city Buffalo in New York State. Two Police officers one 75-year-old protester violently encounteredwhereupon the man fell and lay on the head with bleeding. The scene was shown in a video published by the broadcaster WBFO.
Cuomo announced at a press conference on Friday afternoon (local time) that he had spoken to the 75-year-old. “Thank God he’s still alive,” the governor said. The Video he referred to as “deeply offensive and terrifying“. It violates the basic sense of humanity.
Update from June 5, 5:54 p.m .: Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser has US president Donald Trump on the withdrawal of the military and other government security forces from the streets of the capital asked. A letter to Trump released on Friday by Bowser said that she had lifted the state of emergency because of the protests after George Floyd’s death. In Washington, the protests have now been peaceful. Bowser is concerned that federal security forces on the streets of the capital pose a risk because they could spark protests.
While Washington’s mayor Trump is calling for the military to be withdrawn from Washington, the US president is apparently planning to withdraw troops from Germany. That now reported Wall Street Journal.
Meanwhile, demonstrations against racism and police violence continue in the United States. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton announced a new funeral service for Floyd in Minneapolis for August “March on Washington” to protest against discrimination. It had such a march in 1963 in the form of a legendary rally by Martin Luther King given. According to Sharpton, this year’s “March on Washington” is scheduled to take place on August 28th. This is the 57th anniversary of the 1963 rally, at which Martin Luther King called for equality between blacks and whites with the legendary words “I have a dream”.
Update from June 5, 3:41 pm: New York chief of police Dermot Shea has protested against racism and police brutality after days of protests for possible wrongdoing by police officers during the actions sorry. “For relaxation to exist, there must be remorse. I’m so sorry. Sometimes even the best drop – and the NYPD is the best police agency in the country, ”Shea said on Friday night, according to media reports. “For our part in the lack of courtesy, discriminatory prejudice, excessive violence, unacceptable language and many other mistakes, we are human beings. I am sorry.”
At the same time, Shea also emphasized that his police officers accompanying the protests would always be attacked and insulted and that too that must stop. “Are you sorry too?” He asked the demonstrators. Again, thousands of people took to the streets in several neighborhoods in New York on Friday and were largely peaceful again for an end to racism and for justice George Floyd demonstrated. Floyd had been killed in a brutal police operation in Minneapolis a week and a half ago.
However, many demonstrators did not stick to the one that started at 8 p.m. on Thursday night curfew, what to Clashes with the police and arrests led. The nighttime curfew has been in effect since Monday and for the time being up to and including Sunday. As Mayor Bill de Blasio reiterated on his Twitter account, it does not apply to systemically relevant professionals. The reason for his tweet was probably that there had been reports of arrests, for example by food suppliers or journalists.
Just got off the phone with @NYPDShea after seeing the troubling video of a delivery worker arrested by police while doing his job. This is NOT acceptable and must stop. Food delivery is essential work and is EXEMPTED from the curfew.
First message from June 5, 2020: Buffalo / New York State – Thursday night is in the US state new York protests against police violence came again. At the demonstrations, triggered by the death of the African American George Floyd *, however, the police have once again attacked them. Two US police officers have been in town Buffalo violently bumped into an older protester. The 75 year old white protester then fell to the ground and was seriously injured on the head. This shows a video of the station released on Thursday evening WBFO.
The roughly 40-second video clip shows the man approaching the police officers when they suddenly became loud and shouted: “Get back,” “go back.” The police pushed the man. The latter staggered backwards, fell and hit the back of his head on the floor, causing him to bleed.
The Video shows how the 75-year-old Protester lies on the floor and can hardly move. One of the policemen leaned down to check on the man, but his colleague stopped him. Then you can hear someone saying: “Call an ambulance”.
For the time being, the man remained motionless on the ground, the officials encircled him and fended off further isolated demonstrators, who are only partially visible in the video image. The officials were suspended, tweeted Mayor Byron W. Brown. The 75-year-old protester is in serious but stable condition. Der Polizeichef der Stadt im Bundesstaat New York habe eine interne Untersuchung angeordnet.
Vom Gouverneur des US-Bundesstaates New York, Andrew Cuomo, gab es scharfe Kritik: „Dieser Vorfall ist völlig ungerechtfertigt und äußerst beschämend.“ Polizisten müssten das Gesetz vollstrecken, nicht missbrauchen.
Seit Tagen kommt es in vielen US-Städten zu Demonstrationen gegen Rassismus, Polizeigewalt und soziale Ungerechtigkeit. Auslöser ist der Tod des Afroamerikaners George Floyd nach einem brutalen Polizeieinsatz in Minneapolis im Bundesstaat Minnesota am 25. Mai. Die Proteste arteten zum Teil in Ausschreitungen und Plünderungen aus.
Auch in der US-Hauptstadt Washington ist es in den vergangenen Tagen zu Demonstrationen gekommen. US-Präsident Donald Trump wird für seine Handhabung der Krise kritisiert. So drohte er etwa an, das Militär bei den Demonstrationen einsetzen* zu wollen. Auch machte er die Antifa für die Eskalation verantwortlich*.
Einen Protest am Sonntagabend vor dem Weißen Haus ließ US-Präsident Donald Trump* rigoros auflösen. Dabei kam es zu Zusammenstößen mit der Polizei. Die Beamten setzen Tränengas und Gummigeschosse ein. US-Bürgerrechtler haben die Regierung von Präsident Donald Trump wegen des harten Vorgehens der Polizei verklagt.
Auch in München wird nach dem gewaltsamen Tod von George Floyd gegen Rassismus auf die Straße gegangen*. Topmodel Papis Loveday teilt seine Erfahrungen.
Ein DFB-Nationalspieler nimmt an einer Anti-Rassismus-Demo teil und avanciert dabei sogar zum Vorsänger.
nai mit dpa und AFP
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