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After failing to appropriate the Black People's Party, entitled white kids appropriated our fight...

After failing to appropriate the Black People's Party, entitled white kids appropriated our fight yesterday, and made it dirty.

Then they left us to deal with the police violence they stoked.

Listen to the Black Woman desperately begging them to stop.

https://twitter.com/Selena_Adera/status/1266707305158017029

Congrats to Aaron Rupar!

https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1266726342961364993
https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1266368845989548034

17-Year-Old Girl Who Recorded George Floyd's Killing Says 'I Don't Know How To Feel'

A recording shared by 17-year-old Darnella Frazier brought to light the killing of George Floyd .

On Monday, video of Floyd’s fatal encounter with Minneapolis police, which eventually led to the firing of four police officers, was widely circulated on social media and through news outlets.

In an interview with NowThis, Frazier spoke about her experience at the scene of Floyd’s death.

"I watched this man die. I was the one that was recording the whole thing. I've seen him die," Frazier said through tears.



https://blavity.com/17-year-old-black-girl-who-recorded-george-floyds-killing-says-i-dont-know-how-to-feel?category1=news


That poor young woman.

Man shot dead, dozens arrested as protest in Detroit turns violent

Detroit — One man was killed and dozens arrested as peaceful daytime protests in the city gave way to violence Friday night. Demonstrators displayed anger over police brutality in America, clashing with city police who fought back with tear gas.

Detroit police Chief James Craig confirmed shortly after midnight that a man was shot near a large gathering of protesters at Cadillac Square.

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Craig said officers made more than 40 arrests and at least three-fourths were from outside the city. Some residents urged the agitators to leave, he said.

"It started out peacefully and the vast majority of protesters came here with the best intentions, and I applaud them for wanting to be heard," Craig said in a phone interview. "But this escalated by a small group."

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The first several hours of the demonstration were peaceful, he said, until a "small faction" came in late and "began taunting officers."

"We know that the individuals from outside the city of Detroit who converged at the protest location don't represent this city," he said. "I'm just asking for all Detroiters to continue to support us. Let's peacefully protest."

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/05/29/detroit-marchers-gather-downtown-protest-police-brutality-after-george-floyd-death/5284855002/


White dudes whitesplaining Martin Luther King to his son. Enjoy.


Protest in the D:

https://twitter.com/MCmuckraker/status/1266508841044381698




A little more heated on Michigan Ave.:

https://twitter.com/MCmuckraker/status/1266493810240040960


I hate it when I asphyxiate someone for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and they coincidentally die of...

YESTERDAY, Zuckerberg said he would take down any post from Trump that promoted violence

YESTERDAY, Zuckerberg said he would take down any post from Trump that promoted violence

HOURS LATER, Trump did exactly that

And Facebook has done NOTHING

https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1266412382806585348

For context, Trump posted the looting/shooting post on FaceBook, as well as Twitter.

Melania Trump: 'No reason for violence' in George Floyd protests

Source: The Hill

First lady Melania Trump on Friday weighed in on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis by saying "there is no reason for violence."

The remarks were Trump's first public comments on the violent demonstrations surrounding the death of Floyd, an unarmed African American man who died this week while in policy custody.

"Our country allows for peaceful protests, but there is no reason for violence. I've seen our citizens unify & take care of one another through COVID19 & we can't stop now," she tweeted. "My deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd. As a nation, let's focus on peace, prayers & healing."

The first lady's tweet followed one from President Trump earlier on Friday that was flagged by Twitter for being a "glorification of violence."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/news/500108-melania-trump-no-reason-for-violence-in-george-floyd-protests



GFY.

https://twitter.com/thekjohnston/status/1266411213841330176

Taylor Swift: After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you...


P.S. Swift has more followers on Twitter than Trump does. I am glad her 86 million followers get to see this message.
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