After months of protests demanding the defunding of police, the abduction of protesters turns the focus to Homeland Security.
Source: Feds at Protests Renew Calls to Dismantle Homeland Security
Night upon night the chant goes up in front of Portland’s federal courthouse: “Whose streets?”The answer depends on the hour of the day. After Donald Trump sent federal agents to take control of a city he said had been abandoned by its mayor to anarchists and mob rule, the protesters still turning out in support of Black Lives Matter can make a legitimate claim that these are, as the chant goes, “our streets”.
Source: Federal Agents Retreat to Portland Base as Protesters Control Streets | Portside
Hundreds of mothers have attended demonstrations and stood as a human barricade between protesters and federal officers
Source: ‘I wanted to take action’: behind the ‘Wall of Moms’ protecting Portland’s protesters | US news | The Guardian
The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about “snitch apps” and how law enforcement uses technology to “protect” you.
Source: Police Are Arresting Protesters Over Facebook Posts—And It’s Just The Beginning
At the end of May streets once emptied by COVID-19 have filled with protesters in over 700 U.S. cities and towns. They demand justice in the wake of a new wave of state-sanctioned violence against black people—in particular the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery—that recall with sickening familiarity the police murders of Eric Garner, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and so many other black Americans.
Source: The Fire This Time | Portside
Cops are forgoing masks and other PPE, and violating protesters’ boundaries by pulling masks down, forcing them into crowded spaces, and more.
Source: Police Tactics Are Putting Protesters at Higher COVID Transmission Risk – VICE
“The American people are rightly demanding justice and an end to police brutality and murder. The U.S. Senate has got to act now, has got to hear the cries for justice that are coming from the
Source: ‘We Must Act Now’: Sanders Demands Congressional Ban on Police Use of Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets Against Protesters | Common Dreams News
The arrest and detention of thousands nationwide is heightening the risk of coronavirus spread in the broader community.
Source: Mass arrests jeopardizing the health of protesters, police – POLITICO
Or, a Trump photo-op was used to tear-gas peaceful protesters outside the White House.
Source: White House protesters tear-gassed for Trump photo-op outside church.
As Iran turns the internet back on, video is trickling out showing the regime’s brutal response to peaceful protests.
Source: Grisly Footage Reveals What Iran’s Regime Did to Protesters When the Internet Was Shut Down – VICE