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Massive protests in London after the violent death of George Floyd: "There is no peace without justice"
The brutal death of George Floyd, an African-American who ended up trampled by a police officer, did not go unnoticed both in the United States and around the world. In Minneapolis, hundreds of people protested against the racist behavior of law enforcement and dozens of protesters were arrested. And the British were outraged by what happened and took to the streets to shout their revolt.
Hundreds of British people demonstrated in London on Sunday, May 31, after an African-American citizen found his end in a barbaric way, trampled on by a law enforcement officer. The 46-year-old man was immobilized, and the policeman continued to kneel on his head and neck until the man he found guilty of using counterfeit shopping bills took his last breath on the pavement.
After his death, people in the United States manifested their opposition to the racist attitude that law enforcement often displays. The British did not remain indifferent either, and on Sunday they met in Trafalgar Square to demand justice. "Without justice there is no peace!", The crowd chanted several times.
Demonstrators knelt, a gesture that became a symbol of the fight against discrimination in the United States, where similar rallies were held daily, after which they marched to the United States Embassy in Britain.
"Obviously, the images of what happened to George Floyd were extremely disturbing, as were the scenes of riots and violence in the United States," said British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab on Sunday. Asked on Sky News what he thinks about the issue, Raab declined to comment on a controversial tweet by Donald Trump and how he handled the crisis.
The American president, who has repeatedly denounced the "tragic" death of George Floyd, said the riots dishonored his memory by their "violence" and "vandalism". "When the robbery begins, it starts firing," he reacted in a message posted on Twitter, signaled by the social network as an "apology for violence."
What a surprise to those who robbed Apple stores during the US protests! The company's message
During the protests triggered by the death of the black American George Floyd, among the target shops of the protesters' robberies was the giant Apple, from where many phones and other devices were stolen. However, it appears that the perpetrators will not be able to use any object "purchased" illegally,
The iPhones stolen by those who robbed Apple stores during the protests triggered by the death of George Floyd will not only not be able to be used, but would take the police directly to the thieves, informs BBC.
The stolen phones were deactivated by the company and are being tracked, and local authorities were notified of the theft. The company sent a message displayed on their screens, explaining all these things.
Several images with these warnings appeared on the screens of the stolen phones were later published on social networks. Apple has temporarily closed some of its stores in the US, after a series of attacks during the BLM-Black Lives Matter movement.
There has long been a suspicion that phones on display in Apple stores have software installed that allows them to be tracked even if they are stolen. This was originally created if they are lost, if the buyer can no longer find his mobile.
The photos published on social networks confirm these rumors. An image on Twitter shows a phone with the message: "Please return the product to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted. " It seems that this type of message would have appeared on all stolen electronics during this period, so thieves will not be able to enjoy their use.
Several shops and police cars, vandalized in Germany. More than 200 police officers had to intervene
Groups of people broke the windows of shops in the center of the German city of Stuttgart, robbed and attacked police cars, among other acts of vandalism last night, BBC reports.
Police say several police officers were injured during the violence in southwestern Germany.
Videos posted on Twitter show people vandalizing shops in the city center and throwing large stones and other objects at police vehicles.
Stuttgart police say the violence began after police conducted checks in a drug incident.
So far, there are no other details about what caused the violent outbursts. Witnesses say hundreds of people were involved.
The police statement shows that some of those who vandalized the area threw stones from the pavement and other projectiles at the passing police cars. At one point, police said the situation was "out of control."
More than 200 additional police officers were sent to the city center, where shops were apparently attacked at random. Several shops were looted, according to law enforcement.
Police in Hague have detained more than 400 people after demonstrations against the restrictions of the coronavirus
Police in Hague detained about 400 people on Sunday after refusing to leave an organized protest to challenge the social deterrence measures imposed by the authorities to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Reuters reports.
Several thousand protesters gathered in the Malieveld area of Hague, near the seat of the Dutch government, even though the assembly had been banned by the authorities.
"I detained about 400 people today. Many of them have since been released, "police said on Twitter.
Authorities allowed a brief protest in the afternoon before asking protesters to leave.
Protesters wore T-shirts marked "Stop Restrictions" and had placards calling for the rule to keep people 1.5 meters apart from being removed.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
The mayor of Hague, Johan Remkes, said the demonstration was banned because authorities had information that "troublemakers" from across the Netherlands, including groups of hooligans at football matches, intended to come to The Hague.
"This has nothing to do with the right to protest or freedom of expression. This group deliberately intended to disturb public order, "Remkes said in a statement.
Trump has threatened to send the army to the streets to stop the protests!
Shocking statements! US President Donald Trump announced on Monday (June 1st) that he will send the army to the streets to stop the protests in Washington and promised to do the same in other cities if mayors and governors fail to regain control of the streets. The protests began after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed man in police custody, killed by a police officer.
"Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence is stopped," Trump said in the White House garden as protesters were scattered with tear gas.
"If a city or a state refuses to take the necessary measures to defend the lives and property of its inhabitants, then I will deploy the US military and quickly solve the problem in their place," Trump warned, according to news.ro.
President Donald Trump on Monday called on U.S. states to fight violent protests in cities, saying officials should "dominate" and arrest people to restore order after a sixth consecutive night of vandalism and robbery. press, reports Reuters.
Residents and business owners in cities from New York to Santa Monica, California, spent Monday cleaning broken windows and taking stock of damage following new violent clashes between protesters challenging racial inequalities and police.