Riots are now also Charleston: an end to the violence in sight

It is day 2 of the "Black Lives Matter"protests in Charleston. After a week, anywhere in the USA, the people go out on the street, are now calling for here, t

Riots are now also Charleston: an end to the violence in sight

It is day 2 of the "Black Lives Matter"protests in Charleston. After a week, anywhere in the USA, the people go out on the street, are now calling for here, too, thousands of justice for George Floyd. Those unarmed African Americans who died during an arrest when a police officer squeezed the knee on the neck of him, desisted, as this was already no signs of life.

Here in Charleston, on Meeting Street, scream, the protesters now, the words, the also called Floyd in his agony: "I can't breath!" They scream a Front of cops with raised batons. It is only the hard core of the protesters. Most of them are already gone, than the peaceful, but unauthorized Assembly was dissolved on the afternoon of the police. Some were even night always shocked by the events of Saturday, when the peaceful demonstration had turned to the sunset, suddenly, in riots, in the city centre, a trail of destruction behind.

Many of the protesters distance themselves from the violence

The police chief of Charleston, Luther Reynolds, says, around 50 to 100 people began in the city centre to riot, as soon as the peaceful protesters have gone home. He also says he think these people had come from outside. Cars burned, Windows are broken. To Videos from the morning, a policeman knocked, finally can escape. A plate posters had a shop on his door glued. It READ: "the! Black Owned Business!!“ But it helped nothing, even there, the window was smashed. Lisa Rokahr

Many of the protesters distance themselves from this violence. "We want to have nothing to do," says a young woman with a poster with their friends on the way home. "We were there yesterday and said our opinion, we were here today and tomorrow we will be back – but we do not want to belong to those of our theme to distract, and just make Trouble."

the national guard is already waiting outside the city,

For the night has not imposed a curfew, the riots, the front of eight repeat. The police is today, with a massive array of on-the-go, in every street one sees blue light, the hundreds marching through the city centre, to push apart the remaining protesters. Afterwards, a tank-like vehicle of the SWAT team departs. Outside of the city, the national guard, which was created to support waiting.

Then bullets of the police to fly back in the direction of the protesters, white Smoke rises, but the quantity is not moving, it's just smoke projectiles are to be seen, the tear gas to Confuse similar. "We are peaceful", to call a man to the police officers, "a classified you'd rather be with us, we are all Charlestonians! We must fight together, not against each other.“ However, he needs only look around to recognize that the police, for many, is the enemy here. "Fuck 12!", it echoes in the choir, a Slang for "Fuck the Police".

Charleston - the heart of the conservative South

It took several days until the uproar over the death of George Floyd's arrived here in the South. Again and again we heard from some of the citizens of the city, why here of all places, the people not yet on the road are gone. Charleston, the city in which the White Supremacist Dylan Roof shot five years ago, nine Black people in a Church was finally. Charleston, the former center of slavery. 50 percent of all enslaved Americans were reached through the local port to America.

Charleston, but this is also the heart of the conservative South, where politics is a private matter and you're silent about a lot of things rather than the problems rocking the boat. Many districts are still either black or white, rarely mixed. And it is also Charleston's hoist, where right-wing secessionists, every week the Confederate flag.

COP who killed George Floyd, now fixed

taken At the Mother Emanuel Church, in the Dylan Roof committed a racially-motivated mass murder, now hangs a sign, it says: "There comes a time when Silence is betrayal." And it looks like wool, and now also in Charleston, no one silence. "Say their names!", call the protesters with regard to all the other African-Americans who were killed in front of Floyd of police officers, whose names through the media of ghosts, but then again, in oblivion, without anything to change. Lisa Rokahr

The Black Lives Matter movement want an end to violence, the police and criticised the fact that the skin color is crucial in the treatment by the police. The movement calls for justice for those Blacks that died by the hands of police officers, and these were brought to responsibility. The police officer who pushed George Floyd last Monday, his knee in the neck, has now been arrested.

But that meant nothing, says one of the protesters in Charleston. In the end it would be back in self-defense or no evidence, and the policeman come free. "You can read our Motto around here," he says, and since it refers to one of the fronts of houses: "No justice, no peace" is. "No justice, no peace".

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Date Of Update: 01 June 2020, 02:27

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