Gripped by disease, unemployment and outrage at the police, America plunges into crisis A global pandemic has now killed more than 100,000 Americans and left 40 million unemployed in its wake. Protests — some of them violent — have once again erupted in spots across the country over police killings of black Americans. ......... “The threads of our civic life could start unraveling, because everybody’s living in a tinderbox” ........... “People are seething about all kinds of things” ........ “There are major turning points and ruptures in history. . . . This is one of these moments, but we’ve not seen how it will fully play out.” .......... some said the tumult, set in the broader context of the twin health and economic emergencies, could mark a rupture as dramatic as signature turning points in the country’s history, from the economic dislocation of the Great Depression to the social convulsions of 1968. ........ the past is filled with events whose outcomes have not been as sweeping as they seemed to portend ........ the European revolutions of 1848 — famously said to be the “turning point at which modern history failed to turn” — and Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which exposed lethal failures but did not cause political transformation. ........... Floyd’s death followed the slaying of a black man, Ahmaud Arbery, who was jogging in Georgia, and a viral dust-up in New York’s Central Park when a white woman called the police on a black man there to bird-watch. ........... A president’s impeachment, demonstrations over police killings and even global pandemics all have precedents. But their confluence in such a short span of time — under this president, who consistently pushes the boundaries of historic norms associated with his office — has exacerbated the nation’s sense of unease. ......... for millions of Americans, being treated differently on account of race is tragically, painfully, maddeningly ‘normal’ — whether it’s while dealing with the health care system, or interacting with the criminal justice system, or jogging down the street, or just watching birds in a park. ........... Trump responded to the latest crisis Friday as he often does: by lashing out. ....... the unrest was a result of “generations of pain, of anguish” over racism in policing. ............ Trump, he said, seems to see the unrest as a potentially helpful “political issue,” if he can position himself as a law-and-order candidate cracking down on anarchy and possibly distract from the pandemic. ......... “Is this going to be the summer of covid-19? Or is this going to be the summer of urban unrest?” Brinkley said. “And Trump does not want it to be the summer of covid-19.” .......... at a time when what is most needed is thoughtful, calm, deliberate leadership, we have the opposite
T 3547 - इस Lockdown के काल में जितना मैंने सीखा, समझा, और जाना , उतना मैं अपने 78 वर्षों के जीवन काल में न सीख सका, न समझ सका और न ही जान सका !— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 30, 2020
इस सच्चाई को व्यक्त करना , इसी सीख, समझ और जानने का परिणाम है ! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ofacrb7PiK
NYPD officers just drove an SUV into a crowd of human beings. They could‘ve killed them, &we don’t know how many they injured.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 31, 2020
NO ONE gets to slam an SUV through a crowd of human beings.@NYCMayor these officers need to be brought to justice, not dismissed w/“internal reviews.” https://t.co/oIaBShSC1S
“If revolution there is to be, let us rather undertake it not undergo it.” - Bismarck— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) May 31, 2020
लकडाउन अरु केही हप्ता थपिनु ठूलो कुरो हैन!— Madhu Raman Acharya (@MadhuRamanACH) May 31, 2020
कहिले खोल्ने? खोल्नको लागि के विकल्प अवलम्बन गर्ने? यस बीचमा गरिनु कुरा के? र संक्रमण नघटे कतिसम्म थपीरहने?
यी कुराको योजना वा सोच स्पष्ट नहुनु चैं निकै ठूलो चिन्ताको विषय हो!!
This is unbelievable, what a sight https://t.co/tiyK8kYbNV— ayah bdeir (@ayahbdeir) May 31, 2020
I’m hit in the leg by a rubber bullet but am fine. State Police supported by National guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) May 31, 2020
Going to be on @CNN at 9pm ET to chat about the protests happening across our nation and why I joined one outside the White House earlier today.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 31, 2020
Let New York’s Finest be New York’s Finest. There is nobody better, but they must be allowed to do their job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
It is our tragic fate to have the worst president in American history during one of the most critical times in American history.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) May 30, 2020
“He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you’re talking about.”— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 30, 2020
- Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, on the condolence call from Donald Trump
Somewhere a Hong Kong uncle is smiling knowing his knowledge has been passed on. https://t.co/TJ5G5yDbIC— Timothy McLaughlin (@TMclaughlin3) May 31, 2020
Besides the aftermath of 9/11, hard to recall another period in the last half-century that so cried out for national leadership— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) May 31, 2020
I was at the Beverly Hills protest. Everyone was peaceful and kind. Shop owners cheered us on and motorists honked in support and raised their fists in solidarity. Aside from a little graffiti, there was no vandalism. Then the cops came and attacked people to start a fight. Why?— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) May 30, 2020
Today's my birthday! In May last year, I'd recently discovered @AndrewYang, joined the #YangGang, & was filled with hope. Now, it's Biden/Trump, a lockdown, & #protests. My wish this year is for everyone to discover the #HumanityFirst movement & join us to make things better! pic.twitter.com/4ZyYJ6fUx2— J Doza 🧢🌹🌺🔮 (@JDoza1) May 30, 2020
i was just at a local home goods store w/ my cousin getting furniture for my place when an elderly white woman approached me at the check out counter. she looked at me w/ tears in her eyes... & then said “i’m from Minneapolis & I just want you to know “you matter to me.”— zay (@zayjones11) May 30, 2020
“...if you want the end of unrest then you should be asking for measures that actually liberate people in their lives from the oppression of economic and social inequity.” You better speak on it, @AOC!!! pic.twitter.com/UGYLreipzD— grant 🧔🏻 (@urdadssidepiece) May 30, 2020
It’s fucking Proud Boys and racists infiltrating these protests and holy shit, check this out. https://t.co/7N6zJzQl98— Derek Sheen (@DerekSheen) May 31, 2020
The police are out of control 🤬🤬🤬 omg!!! https://t.co/ml7ZSs01Xy— ✨𝔳𝔦𝔰𝔲𝔯𝔞𝔫𝔱🧢✨ (@VisurantViz) May 31, 2020
Trump uses the chaos to declare a national emergency and impose martial law and suspend or postpone elections which he says are rigged by the Deep State. He calls on armed militia and bikers and law enforcement to rise up and liberate. Who's to stop him?— Wajahat "Social Distance Yourself" Ali (@WajahatAli) May 31, 2020
You can't defeat bigotry; it only hides. And when leaders give it oxygen — as Donald Trump has done — it comes roaring back.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 30, 2020
We all have a moral obligation to stand up, speak out, and hold people accountable. pic.twitter.com/vES2aIXVGl
People in Los Angeles, Oakland, and across California are hurting. The murder of George Floyd is a painful reminder of centuries of oppression, and the Black community is demanding justice.— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) May 31, 2020
To those marching in California: make your voices heard and be safe.
Man who shot viral video says he's "uncomfortable" with "Central Park Karen" receiving so much hate and losing her job https://t.co/BBcpae5roV— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 31, 2020
The “most powerful nation in the world” finds itself unable to breathe. https://t.co/JIaHdQIzrO— Slate (@Slate) May 31, 2020
Congrats to the Space-X astronauts who have picked an excellent time to leave Earth.— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) May 30, 2020
Among the curfews in effect on Saturday night in the US as George Floyd protests continue:— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) May 31, 2020
• Los Angeles
Trump tweets in last 24 hours:— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) May 31, 2020
- told local officials to "get tough and fight"
- threatened "unlimited power of our military"
- threatened "vicious dogs" and "most ominous weapons" at WH
- some protesters "didn't know what hit them"
- Secret Service are getting "good practice"
America has watched so much happen in 2 minutes this week. pic.twitter.com/6MHygkLd0E— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 31, 2020
Minneapolis protester: “We're trying to ... stand up for the basic rights of humanity. … I want to be able to go in a white neighborhood and feel safe. I want to be able, when a cop is driving behind me, I don't have to clench and be tense, OK? I want to be able just to be free” pic.twitter.com/EKjrij326V— CNN (@CNN) May 31, 2020
When it pops on your phone while you’re trying to get your friend a rescue Lyft... pic.twitter.com/CNxhVsCkTb— Alma Har'el🌪 (@Almaharel) May 31, 2020