New York has become a ghost town, as the coronavirus did, after the riots in the protests over the murder of African-American George Floyd by a white policeman, Dereck Chauvin. The moment of death was recorded and you can see the ex-cop pressing on the neck of the victim who died of suffocation.
After several days of protesters defying curfews that spread to over 40 cities in the U.S., no one in New York City wanted to be on the streets this morning.
The image of the shops on Broadway, which have reinforced security measures with boards, is shocking. The attorney general of the state of Minnesota (USA), Keith Ellison, toughened the charges against Derek Chauvin. Ellison told reporters he decided to bring Chauvin up on charges of second-degree murder after he was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on May 29.
Thousands of protesters gathered again in Washington in a peaceful protest against police violence against African Americans, while the Pentagon, contradicting Donald Trump, refuses to take the Army out on the streets.