At a memorial in Minneapolis for George Floyd, the Rev. Al Sharpton tied Floyd's death to treatment many black Americans have experienced for generations. “It’s time for us to stand up in George’s name and say get your knee off our necks,” Sharpton said. https://t.co/2MF2sRJMcD pic.twitter.com/VmOHmj3i0R
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 4, 2020
WATCH: During George Floyd’s memorial service in Minneapolis, Rev. Al Sharpton called for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence. This represents the amount of time former officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck. https://t.co/xYprApuh9P
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 4, 2020
George Floyd: 'Pandemic of racism' led to his death, memorial told https://t.co/KmFsC87LVS
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 4, 2020
Hundreds gather outside Floyd’s memorial service in Minneapolis: "The world is listening" https://t.co/0dI90JbJmO
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 4, 2020
— ABC News (@ABC) June 4, 2020
For 8 minutes & 46 seconds we stood in solemn silence—honoring the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, & countless others. Our country cannot ignore the racial injustices ingrained in the fabric of our nation. There must be action. There must be reform. pic.twitter.com/Yaqsjgx2xL
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) June 4, 2020
Yesterday Missouri football players marched from campus to courthouse, knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd, then 62 of them registered to vote. This is how change happens pic.twitter.com/VvYEF7I3VP
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) June 4, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2020
and don’t lose sight…
Who was Breonna Taylor? I had the honor of asking her sister, Juniyah, who is one of the most impressive 20-year-olds I have ever met.
— Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) June 4, 2020
BREAKING: Together with allies, @ACLU_DC is taking Trump, Barr and Esper to court for firing tear gas and other weapons on protesters outside the White House.
The use of a chemical weapon was an inhumane violation of the First Amendment.
Our government must be held accountable.
— ACLU (@ACLU) June 4, 2020
BREAKING: Senator Mark Warner calls on AG Barr to resign for ordering the attack on peaceful American protesters.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) June 4, 2020
The military officers aiding Trump’s stunt have been promoted to the level of their incompetence. By George F. Will https://t.co/r6lvkCsdfA
— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) June 4, 2020
BREAKING: In a first-of-its-kind letter, 10 VoteVets veterans and national security experts in Congress stand up against Trump’s abuse of the military, saying he’s “on the verge of ripping the very fabric of our democracy apart.” pic.twitter.com/k4L8NyjdPo
— VoteVets (@votevets) June 4, 2020
— Heedy (@heedygreedy) June 4, 2020
A Pentagon program that gives military equipment to police departments has transferred more than $850 million worth of gear to local law enforcement since the Ferguson protests in 2014. https://t.co/L6PY9DUUiS
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) June 4, 2020
He may not be wrong. Many of Trump’s opponents on the left make the precisely that argument. https://t.co/PAzz66uDjK
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) June 4, 2020
BREAKING: 2 US lawmakers tell @NBCNews that fired Inspector General Steve Linick told Congress today that before he was ousted, he’d informed at least three top Pompeo aides that he was reviewing Pompeo and his wife’s use of government resources
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) June 4, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and city officials are cutting $100-$150 million from the LAPD budget. The funds are set to be reinvested in communities of color. https://t.co/KNa9kTP71d
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 4, 2020
NEW: Times spokeswoman sends mea culpa pic.twitter.com/phBVjA21AT
— marc tracy (@marcatracy) June 4, 2020
Good lord. What kind of editor lets that go to press without reading it? I get that he's not line editing it, but this seems totally implausible. And if true, deeply negligent. https://t.co/UUftSMiyiq
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) June 4, 2020
Alabama Lawmakers Call for End to Jefferson Davis Holiday in Only State to Still Give Confederate President Own Day https://t.co/pkZcZYoTSm
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) June 4, 2020
Could do more if he just sorted out the white supremacists on his own platform. Especially the biggest one who has close to 82 million followers. That'd be worth more than $3m. https://t.co/mMIINWNAnb
— Doc Joshi (@MediJoshi) June 4, 2020
New York City witnessed zero confirmed deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday. It's the first day without a COVID-19 death in months. https://t.co/INPLfvGB0j
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 4, 2020
Post-Brexit Economy: US chlorinated chicken coming soon to UK dinner-table, put there by Boris Johnson and his govt's subservience to Donald Trump. EU banned it, UK will accept it. People sold to corporations. Food-poisoning and health hazards will rise.https://t.co/rd8FjvE7kL
— Prem Sikka (@premnsikka) June 4, 2020
Everyone knew exactly what they were voting for, pt. 483,761
Britain ready to allow import of chlorinated chicken from US https://t.co/TcwTRowwK8
— Garreth Hayes (@garrethhayes) June 4, 2020
#countryfile exclusive: Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers tells @tomheapmedia that chlorinated chicken and hormone-treated beef will not be allowed in the UK and she would ‘hold the line’ in US trade negotiations… More on @BBCCountryfile, BBC1, 26th January pic.twitter.com/4ijbhN7JmB
— BBC Countryfile (@BBCCountryfile) January 9, 2020
“Imperfect.” “Clunky.” Not ready until September.
The sorry reality of @BorisJohnson’s allegedly world class test & trace system.
But, says the scheme’s COO, it should “cement the position of the private sector” in the NHS supply chain.
— Rachel Clarke (@doctor_oxford) June 4, 2020
Dr Dominic Pimenta resigned from the NHS today in protest at Dominic Cummings’ refusal to go. Here’s part of his resignation statement.
— Samuel West (@exitthelemming) June 4, 2020
So…88% of people polled think the UK is a racist society. The first step is admitting you have a problem…Will people start taking the next steps? https://t.co/QqeLLa7JD7
— Doc Joshi (@MediJoshi) June 4, 2020
"You’ve got Boris Johnson yesterday calling for EU citizens to come back here because we need them to work on the same day they’re setting up a committee to oversee the abolition of freedom of movement." https://t.co/6UVruZfSi3
— The New European (@TheNewEuropean) June 4, 2020
Police used pepper spray to disperse protesters in Hong Kong who defied a ban and staged candlelight vigils to mark the 31st anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators at Tiananmen Square https://t.co/aoifzEIrMY pic.twitter.com/jnjiHGuj9T
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 4, 2020
This year, it’s illegal for Hong Kong residents to commemorate the Tiananmen Square massacre.
This happened anyway.
Their courage is staggering. pic.twitter.com/cPs2XTKguK
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 4, 2020
31 years ago today, China massacred pro-democracy protesters. Beijing is now set to crush free Hong Kong in full view of the world. Their fight is our fight. My piece in The Bulwark. https://t.co/DN7Sg3aHgT
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) June 4, 2020
Wow. Even Austria is rising in massive numbers for George Floyd.
— Sarah Abdallah (@sahouraxo) June 4, 2020
This is a must read from @edyong209 – I know several friends who this applies to, all on 60+ days of symptoms from ‘mild’ COVID (ie not hospitalized) – there must be thousands upon thousands of others. https://t.co/ia0bh7b5Dm
— emily bell (@emilybell) June 4, 2020
Because this is our world now…
Spanish porn star Nacho Vidal, who likes to advertise his aromatic candles shaped like male genitalia on Twitter, has been arrested on manslaughter charges following a man's death during a mystic ritual in which he inhaled psychedelic toad venom @AFP https://t.co/csPGMAnQOq
— Hazel Ward (@WardieJerusalem) June 3, 2020