• Police make nearly 1,400 arrests in 17 U.S. cities since Thursday.
• Downtown Seattle shops ransacked.
• Trump commends National Guard troops in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/WpTDj57exs
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 31, 2020
Here are some of the ways law enforcement officers kept the peace on Saturday. https://t.co/DqDA4TXJYC
— Slate (@Slate) May 31, 2020
Bedlam outside City Hall for George Floyd protests. Cop cars turned over and burning pic.twitter.com/y1REeLuLeD
— Pranshu Verma (@pranshuverma_) May 30, 2020
Why are we seeing a trend of cop cars being abandoned in the path of angry mobs?
Burning and flipping police cars is a common scene in riots, so why do police continue to bring their squad cars to riots and then leave them unattended?
— Jeff 🇨🇦 (@TwitchNF6) May 31, 2020
Scenes from the protests in New York City https://t.co/cdntJVPd9P
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 31, 2020
MORE: The LAPD initially issued the curfew for the downtown area of the city but have now expanded it to include the entire city. https://t.co/3ct23rJ7zY
— ABC News (@ABC) May 31, 2020
— Raw Story (@RawStory) May 31, 2020
Police didn’t stop the white nationalists they said made a mockery of the George Floyd protests and used real protesters as human shields, but in city after city police forces largely appear to be the aggressors against protesters and even journalists tonight. (@AliVelshi is ok!) https://t.co/9xV1K5L2WQ
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 31, 2020
"I’ve covered protests involving police," writes @mollyhf from Minneapolis. "I’ve also covered the U.S. military in war zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan. I have never been fired at by police until tonight." https://t.co/v45qwv82S3 pic.twitter.com/7bcUtcLYIs
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) May 31, 2020
“As protesters take to the streets, they'll be watched by law enforcement agencies that have trialed or are currently deploying a variety of surveillance tools.” https://t.co/uEEf5t5uh3
— All I don't wanna do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom (@hypervisible) May 31, 2020
— Ms. Chanandler Bong (@joefarrell86) May 31, 2020
Let’s hope that on every city things will calm down! That everyone will be safe! But we need to listen, to the many afroamericans frustrated by how Society is treating them… too many black men incarcerated, too many blacks dead week after week.let’s talk, let’s heal! @JoeBiden pic.twitter.com/m9LQ89AFCx
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) May 31, 2020
— Natalie (@a1iendays) May 31, 2020
— John Authers (@johnauthers) May 31, 2020
Despite all of the heartbreaking images being shared of America in crisis, I’m moved by the images of Americans coming together.
Feel free to reply to this thread with those images that inspired you. https://t.co/CJ9xs6bGqp
— Mo Elleithee (@MoElleithee) May 31, 2020
this is in Camden, NJ. Police WITH their protestors! powerful, not some undercover nonsense. not preventing voices to be heard, but unity! pic.twitter.com/kjVYGI4Llp
— mel (moves me mel) (@demi_ari_jonas) May 30, 2020
I hope all this violence stops before anyone else is hurt. And I hope all of you arguing that these past two days are going to show America just how important it is to get rid of Trump are right.
But historically, riots benefit the GOP, not the Democrats. This is a fact.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 31, 2020
As is inevitably the case, a bad week for America is a good week for Trump. His only chance is chaos and conflict. If extremes on both sides rule the day, an authoritarian figure becomes more attractive.
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) May 31, 2020
Boris Johnson’s defence of his cherished aide Dominic Cummings — when the evidence against him seems so clear to everyone — has angered and appalled the public at large, Tory MPs and the Tory press in equal measure. https://t.co/aqiC8lWSqP
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) May 30, 2020
Cummings has broken Covid-19 policy trust, say top scientists https://t.co/oBZnM184mG
— Cllr John Edwards (@JohnEdwards33) May 31, 2020
‘People should make up their own minds about Dominic Cummings’
They have: 68% want him sacked https://t.co/DFI7PeeHdy
— Paul Johnson (@paul__johnson) May 30, 2020
Pollster compares Boris Johnson’s ratings drop to John Major’s ‘Black Wednesday’ moment https://t.co/QlHrENKmjZ
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) May 30, 2020
When a #SecondWave comes, as it surely will, remember Boris Johnson refused to fire Dominic Cummings, remember the Tory MP's who stayed publically quiet, remember not a single Cabinet Minister condemned his actions 🤜 pic.twitter.com/3xKMkXy1tZ
— Abu Zara (@AbuZara007) May 31, 2020
Congrats to the Space-X astronauts who have picked an excellent time to leave Earth.
— Casey Mattox (@CaseyMattox_) May 30, 2020
sure okay. and i’m sure all the protestors stopped mid-protest to gaze at the Space-X rocket floating off into space at the expense of their tax dollar. as if they already aren’t pissed about their taxes going to fund incompetence in the police force. https://t.co/cCz0zbY7o4
— D’Meblaty Quivrmps X (@DmeblatyQX) May 30, 2020
Trump: We’ll soon be landing on Mars and we’ll soon have the greatest weapons ever imagined in history, I’ve already seen the designs and even I can’t believe it pic.twitter.com/ZKx03ylvy4
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 30, 2020
And he couldn’t let the opportunity pass…