Washington D.C. Protests Continue Over The Death Of George Floyd


Demonstrations are taking place across America this weekend protesters are chanting the name of George Floyd and the names of others who have died at the hands of police Eric garner Tamir rice Freddie gray and Brianna Taylor who would have celebrated her twenty seventh birthday yesterday she was shot and killed by police insider Louisville home this mark it will be heard those chants outside the White House last night she's with us this morning that a thanks for being with us it's my pleasure these protests have been going on for well over a week what did you see last night well when I got there it yesterday evening it was incredibly wet the rain was super intense I probably dissuaded everyone but the most hardcore protesters that said there are still hundreds of people very soggy people outside the White House I talked to a group of women pediatricians who come from all over the United States to offer first aid to protesters and a young man who just walked up and started spray painting a building right next to me right yeah that's right he was kind enough to introduce himself and described his work I go by resist V. as an on Instagram this is that how I protest this is the DC flag upside down he was painting an upside down flag of the district of Columbia that is correct and I asked resist because then that what he'd say to anyone who might confront him about the destruction of property he says he only tags boarded up buildings which honestly describes most of the buildings in downtown DC right now I specifically had only ply wood because I know that it's going to be gone and yeah I just want people to ask questions and I want people to like think and see like what does it mean Kerstetter there was it what I'll call from state sanctioned painting yesterday his well the DC government paid for a giant mural right there on sixteenth street near the White House that reads black lives matter right basically the words black lives matter are painted in giant yellow lettering on the street instructions for about two blocks this is a real statement from DC mayor Muriel Bowser has officially named this entire area out black lives matter plaza it's very eye catching and I met a young woman taking selfie of front of it Erica DSS she lost a friend police brutality if you got a radically passionate as we talked and warning also explicit her language about the movement happening right now you know it starts with black lives matter because it's so blue eight and the disrespect and it's just like stop it just needs to stop in as a people will come together will become strong were enlightened world wake and it's just the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in life in there was no way in hell I was going to sit at home when I could bring my here is Greenwood give my last breath I'd rather die on the streets but for my children at home got the one my couch and it sounds like Erica D. as is is going to be back out on the streets today along with many as a hundred thousand other people here in Washington DC that estimate comes from the city's fire chief and of course our protest taking place all over the country every place from Akron Ohio to Sacramento California Garden City Kansas scores of cities all over the country what are you hearing about the deployment of law enforcement that's been interesting here in Washington DC more than a thousand active duty soldiers who are on standby near the city were ordered home last night according to army secretary Ryan McCarthy these days there has been very clear about asking the president to remove all extraordinary federal law enforcement from DC he says this he knows how to have a large demonstrations she says all the extra military that was out there was messing with the chain of command and she says it's been confusing have officers out on the streets that black insignia last night I saw almost no police officers maybe that was because of the rain maybe it's because the protests have been extremely peaceful there was just not a significant presence of people in uniform unlike the other times and never will be thanks so

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