MINNEAPOLIS (Sputnik) - The Minneapolis Police deliberately used pepper spray on journalists, Mikhail Turgiyev, who himself was harmed, said on Sunday, adding that the incident happened after a protest had already been dispersed.
Previously, another footage emerged showing a total of three officers kneeling on Floyd as he pleads with them to loosen their hold on him. “Please, please, let me stand,” he’s heard saying.
Dr Elena Giorgi, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, said people had already looked into the pangolin link but scientists were still divided about their role in the evolution of the Sars-Cov-2 virus.
Protests have been non-stop across the United States over the death of black Minneapolis citizen George Floyd, who died at a hospital shortly after a brutal police arrest. However, peaceful demonstrations have grown into violent clashes with police, vandalism, and looting.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott said on Saturday that local authorities would deploy state resources, namely 1,500 officers, to major cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, amid protests that erupted in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in the city of Minneapolis.
Protestors have rocked the US for four consecutive nights. Demonstrators are demanding justice for those who have suffered from police brutality, which was catalysed by the death of George Floyd, who died earlier this week after a white officer violently arrested and choked him.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Boeing's Starliner spacecraft will refly its uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in November of this year, while the first crewed flight is planned for April 2021, a space source said.
Protests in Los Angeles and a number of other cities in the United States have continued for several days in a row, erupting in violence, with vandalism and looting.
The demonstration was called by the National Alliance against Racist and Political Repression which is also campaigning for prisoners in detentions centres to be released amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The summit was originally scheduled to take place on 10-12 June in Washington, but was shifted to the end of June due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
NEW YORK (Sputnik) - Police in New York City have detained several demonstrators taking part in the Saturday George Floyd protest after they broke the windows of a police van and attacked officers, according to media reports.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The mayor of Denver, the capital of the US state of Colorado, imposed a curfew in the city starting Saturday evening amid continuing George Floyd protests.
Police in riot gear using batons are trying to prevent citizens from getting to the presidential residence, while bottles are seen being thrown at them by the protesters.
A Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Crew Dragon 2 reusable spacecraft, lifted off to the International Space Station (ISS) in a second attempt, after Wednesday's launch was postponed due to there being too much electricity in the atmosphere.
The historical launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but due to the rainy weather conditions, it was decided to postpone it till Saturday.
NASA earlier said the chances that the world's first commercially built manned spacecraft, Crew Dragon, would be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) as scheduled on Saturday were at 50 percent due to the weather, but later confirmed the weather at Florida's Kennedy Space Center looked good for the launch.
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned less than a month after coming into office in 2017. A subsequent investigation showed that the FBI tricked him into misleading testimony as part of an aggressive Russiagate probe. The DoJ dropped charges against Flynn in early May, with President Trump demanding that his persecutors be punished.
For the past four days, the US has been witnessing rising unrest following the death of an African American man who was brutally manhandled by the police. Protests calling for justice have now spread from Minnesota to other American states, with many rioters resorting to looting, fire-raising and violence.
The outspoken professional wrestler-turned-governor of Minnesota expressed an interest in a run for the White House last year after blasting the two-party system as “the downfall of our country,” but noted earlier this month that the “logistics” of his employment and health insurance situation probably aren’t going to allow that to happen.
Some active-duty US military police officers have reportedly been ordered to prepare to deploy if local authorities request their assistance.