Protests spread across nation, globe in response to George Floyd murderPosted by Thomas Bush / June 2, 2020
In Louisville, police and National Guard opened fire on a crowd of protestors, claiming that the protests shot first. The exchange happened around midnight, leaving one man dead.
Not all protests have ended in arrests and violence, however. In Oklahoma City, police took a knee in solidarity with protesters.
The protests are likely going to continue spreading, partly because of poor federal leadership on the issue of police violence against the black community. Trump’s response to the protests has probably exacerbated them. The mayor of Atlanta has even begged Trump just to stop talking altogether––silence would be better than his inflammatory ramblings. Cornel West has said that “we’re witnessing the collapse of the legitimacy of leadership.”