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Houston Police chief Art Acevedo’s reaction came after Trump, who last week tweeted ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts,’ urged governors to get tough on the violent protests.(Screengrab)

Keep your mouth shut: Houston police chief tells Trump over George Floyd protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Widespread protests have raged all over the United States following George Floyd’s death on May 25, starting with Minneapolis. Protesters have attacked and vandalised stores as well as police property.
A closed fist is pictured during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US.(REUTERS)
A closed fist is pictured during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, US.(REUTERS)

Indian-American doctors outraged at Floyd’s death, racial discrimination in the US

Washington/New York | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 04:35 PM IST
African-American Floyd, 46, died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath till life left his body in Minneapolis on May 25. His death has triggered violent nationwide protests.
President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits St. John's Church. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night.(AP)
President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits St. John's Church. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night.(AP)

Donald Trump visits historic church that was set on fire by protestors

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 01:43 PM IST
Known as “the Church of the Presidents”, St. John’s Episcopal Church held its first service on October 27, 1816, and the church was consecrated on December 27, 1816.
Obama urged protesters not to be cynical about politics, arguing that electing new leaders on the national and local levels would bring about change.(REUTERS File Photo)
Obama urged protesters not to be cynical about politics, arguing that electing new leaders on the national and local levels would bring about change.(REUTERS File Photo)

Former US President Obama condemns violence at protests

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The vast majority of protesters have been peaceful, but a “small minority” were putting people at risk and harming the very communities the protests are intended to help, Obama wrote in an online essay posted on Medium.
US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible during a photo opportunity in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in the midst of ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, outside the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible during a photo opportunity in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in the midst of ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, outside the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Legal experts say the president does indeed have the authority under the Insurrection Act of 1807 to dispatch the military in states that are unable to put down an insurrection or are defying federal law.
McAtee was known for offering meals to police officers. He was shot when police tried to disperse protesters in Louisville, Kentucky.(@KristenClarkeJD)
McAtee was known for offering meals to police officers. He was shot when police tried to disperse protesters in Louisville, Kentucky.(@KristenClarkeJD)

Louisville police chief fired over death of restaurant owner David McAtee

Kentucky, Louisville, US | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2020 11:01 AM IST
David McAtee, the owner of a barbecue spot who was known for offering meals to police officers, died while police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew early Monday amid waves of protests over a previous police shooting in Kentucky’s largest city.
The SUV drove around an armored vehicle and sped off as more gunfire sounded.(@Tytaninc/Twitter)
The SUV drove around an armored vehicle and sped off as more gunfire sounded.(@Tytaninc/Twitter)

SUV hits 2 officers at Floyd protest in Buffalo, speeds off

Buffalo, New York | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 10:31 AM IST
Moments later, there was the sound of firearms discharging off camera, then officers ran as an SUV barreled through a cluster of officers, who ran. At least one appeared to go under the vehicle’s wheels.
US President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he holds a Bible in front of St John's Episcopal Church in the midst of ongoing protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.(Reuters Photo)
US President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he holds a Bible in front of St John's Episcopal Church in the midst of ongoing protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.(Reuters Photo)

Trump describes protests in US as ‘terror’, threatens to deploy military

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:42 AM IST
“Greatest country in the world,” the US President said when asked for what message he was seeking to deliver. “And we’re going to keep it safe.”
A protester holds a placard during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon, US.(REUTERS)
A protester holds a placard during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Portland, Oregon, US.(REUTERS)

US adversaries highlight unrest to undercut criticism

Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Long the target of American criticism, these nations have used the protests over the killing of George Floyd as an opportunity to hit back at the country held up by US leaders for decades as “the shining city upon a hill.”
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden wears a protective face mask as he speaks during a visit to the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg(REUTERS)
US Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden wears a protective face mask as he speaks during a visit to the Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg(REUTERS)

‘Hate just hides’: Biden vows to take on systematic racism in US

Wilmington, Delaware, US | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Without offering specifics, he promised to “deal with institutional racism” and set up a police oversight body in his first 100 days in office, if elected.
US President Donald Trump pumps his fist toward police as he walks between lines of riot police in Lafayette Park across from the White House while walking to St John's Church for a photo opportunity during ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump pumps his fist toward police as he walks between lines of riot police in Lafayette Park across from the White House while walking to St John's Church for a photo opportunity during ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, at the White House in Washington, US.(REUTERS)

Trump threatens to deploy military amid rising protests against police violence

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Loud tear gas explosions could be heard as authorities moved what appeared to be peaceful protests in the park. The escalation came just after Attorney General William Barr came to the park to to survey the demonstrators.
Protesters kneel in front of police officers during an "I can't breathe" vigil and rally in New York, US, following the death of African-American George Floyd who was seen in graphic video footage gasping for breath as a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(REUTERS)
Protesters kneel in front of police officers during an "I can't breathe" vigil and rally in New York, US, following the death of African-American George Floyd who was seen in graphic video footage gasping for breath as a white police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(REUTERS)

‘I can’t breathe’ protests spread across America after Minneapolis killing

New York | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Police made scores of arrests at Friday’s massive demonstration in Brooklyn, loading cuffed protesters onto city buses lined up on Atlantic Avenue, shutting down a major thoroughfare.
Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin poses for a booking photograph at the Ramsey County Detention Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, US.(via REUTERS)
Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin poses for a booking photograph at the Ramsey County Detention Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, US.(via REUTERS)

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

Minnesota | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:54 AM IST
An attorney for Floyd’s family welcomed the arrest, but said he expected a more serious murder charge and wants all four officers involved to be arrested.
Minnesota governor Tim Walz publicly apologized for CNN reporter Jimenez’s arrest.(REUTERS/File Photo)
Minnesota governor Tim Walz publicly apologized for CNN reporter Jimenez’s arrest.(REUTERS/File Photo)

Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

Minneapolis | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:53 AM IST
CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and two colleagues were released within an hour after network chief executive Jeff Zucker called Walz to demand answers about why they were led away and held in a police van.
President Donald Trump’s tweet on Minnesota violence related to the death of George Floyd has been flagged by Twitter.(PTI)
President Donald Trump’s tweet on Minnesota violence related to the death of George Floyd has been flagged by Twitter.(PTI)

Twitter attaches disclaimer to Trump’s Minneapolis tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Minnesota has seen violence and riots after a police officer allegedly killed an African-American George Floyd by kneeling down on his head in a bid to arrest him.
Protesters gather around after setting fire to the entrance of a police station as demonstrations continue after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(REUTERS)
Protesters gather around after setting fire to the entrance of a police station as demonstrations continue after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(REUTERS)

George Floyd protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Protesters could be seen setting fire to a Minneapolis Police Department jacket and cheering.
A picture of African-American man George Floyd is seen at a makeshift memorial put up by protesters at the corner where he got arrested, in the aftermath of a white police officer getting caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into Floyd's neck, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(REUTERS)
A picture of African-American man George Floyd is seen at a makeshift memorial put up by protesters at the corner where he got arrested, in the aftermath of a white police officer getting caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into Floyd's neck, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(REUTERS)

Trump tries a new response after George Floyd’s death

Washington DC | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:52 AM IST
White House spokesman Judd Deere said Trump was taking the death seriously.
Protesters gather at the scene where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(REUTERS)
Protesters gather at the scene where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(REUTERS)

Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged, says Minneapolis mayor

Minneapolis, US | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek Chauvin should be charged in the death of George Floyd. The footage by a bystander shows Chauvin with his knee on Floyd’s neck as Floyd gasps for breath on the ground with his face against the pavement.
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