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May 31, 2020

It's getting bad in San Francisco

SFPD are telling residents to stay away from Union Square and Central Market as rioters are smashing store windows.

May 31, 2020

The National Guard has been activated in Washington D.C. to help protect the White House

The National Guard has been activated in Washington, D.C. to assist police handling protests around the White House, according to a statement from the DC National Guard on Facebook.

The DC National Guard (DCNG) ultimately reports to the President but was activated at the direction of the Secretary of the Army, according to the statement.

“The DCNG is always ready to assist district and federal agencies to protect human life and property. The DCNG is especially trained and equipped for this U.S. Park Police support mission and we proudly accept it,” Major General William J. Walker said in the statement.
There have been protests for the past two nights near the White House following the death of George Floyd.

Earlier, President Donald Trump praised the Secret Service for handling the unrest outside his residence, saying they "were not only totally professional, but very cool."

"I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe," Trump wrote on Twitter. "They let the 'protesters' scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard -- didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic."



https://www.cnn.com/webview/us/live-news/george-floyd-protests-05-30-20/h_ddec94347d95a94405a2c2a31dcf918e

May 31, 2020

SUV hits demonstrators in San Jose, reportedly takes fire from law enforcement

A silver SUV hit two demonstrators at protests in San Jose on Friday night, and the San Jose Police Department is investigating the incident.

Videos from the scene show the SUV driving around a group of protesters at the intersection of Sixth and Santa Clara streets, as a person in the passenger seat appears to trade insults with the demonstrators.

Projectiles are then thrown at the SUV before it accelerates into reverse, running over one protester and knocking another one onto the ground. (WARNING: The video contains graphic content.) The current condition of the two individuals hit by the SUV is unknown.

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office announced that one of its deputies was involved in a "shooting in the area of Sixth Street and Santa Clara Street," at 9 p.m. Friday, and the Mercury News and KTVU reported the deputy was firing on the SUV as it fled the scene.




https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/San-Jose-protest-SUV-hit-demonstrators-police-riot-15305391.php

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About RandySF

Partner, father and liberal Democrat. I am a native Michigander living in San Francisco who is a citizen of the world.
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