Undeterred by the curfew, protesters again took to the streets of the united States on Tuesday, hours after president Donald Trump pressured the governors to put an end to the violence caused by the death of George Floyd and demanded that New York called the National Guard to stop the “assailants and failed”.
As more demonstrations began to take shape along the length and breadth of the country, and cities such as Washington prepared for the possibility of more violence, the president amplified the so-called hard-line that he made on the eve, which threatened to send the army to restore order if the governors did not.
New York city: “call the National Guard”, tweeted the president. “The assailants and failed you are destroying. It acts fast!”, wrote.
A day after peaceful demonstrators were dispersed near the White House, thousands of people gathered a block away from the presidential residence, facing the security forces who were standing behind a fence black metal, which was placed during the night to block access to the Park Lafayette, located in front of the White House.
So last night I took him to the limit,” said Jessica DeMaio, 40, who attended a protest at the death of Floyd on Tuesday for the first time. “Being here is better than sitting at home feeling powerless.”
The crowd continued on the site after that entered into force on curfew of the city at 7 in the night, defying the warnings that the response of the forces of public order might even be more energetic. But the protest didn’t have the tension seen in the protests of previous nights. The crowd was peaceful, even polite. In a moment, as the crowd began booing when a protester climbed a light pole and removed a street sign. Began to yell, “peaceful Protest!”.
There were protests the length and breadth of the united States, including in New York city; Los Angeles; Houston; St.Paul, Minnesota; Columbia, South Carolina, and Orlando, Florida, where more than 1,000 people gathered in the evening to condemn the killings of african-americans.
More than 20,000 members of the National Guard have been called in 29 states to deal with violence. New York is not one of them and the mayor, Bill de Blasio has said he does not want to guard.