China News Agency, Washington, June 1st: "There is no justice, there is no tranquility"-the United States capital Washington has three consecutive days of anti-racial discrimination demonstrations
China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong
"Without justice, there is no tranquility!" The waves of protest sounded outside the White House again.
Protests and demonstrations triggered by the death of African American George Freud intensified in the US capital. On May 31, Washington broke out for a third day of demonstrations and protests.
On May 31, local time, the United States capital Washington broke out anti-racial discrimination demonstrations for the third consecutive day. The picture shows demonstrators protesting on the north side of the White House. China News Agency reporter Chen Meng Tongshe
Since the afternoon of the same day, more than a thousand demonstrators have continued to gather in the Lafayette Park area on the north side of the White House, and many small-scale riots have been triggered. The police used shock bombs and tear gas several times to disperse the protesters.
Demonstrations were relatively stable until sunset, and when the protesters prepared to march around the White House clockwise at dusk, the scene began to get out of control. At about 7 pm, the police cast shock bombs more than 10 times within an hour to disperse the crowd. Some emotional protesters began to smash police cars.
"This is a sad vicious circle." The sound of the explosive bomb sounded, and African-American demonstrator Brian said helplessly, looking at the scattered crowd. "African Americans cannot change this, they are discriminated and then resort to violence, but Violence only fuels more fear. "
The white demonstrator Matt stood at the center of the crossroads holding the slogan "The life of a black man is also life". In front of him, the police array cleared a buffer zone. The protesters gradually lined up in front of the anti-riot shield by kneeling on their knees and raising their hands high. Matt told reporters from China News Service: "Violence cannot solve the problem, whether it is the police or the protesters."
At 8 o'clock in the evening, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the city imposed a curfew from 11 pm to 6 am the next day. She also said she was mobilizing the National Guard to maintain order in the capital.
At this time, the stalemate between the protesters and the police gradually eased, and the demonstration team continued to move forward. In the light of the setting sun, they walked onto Constitution Avenue, passing by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Washington Monument and the South Lawn of the White House.
Protesters near Lafayette Park on the north side of the White House. China News Agency reporter Chen Meng Tongshe
US President Trump said a day ago that the death of George Freud was a "serious tragedy" and "should not have happened." He also condemned the violence in the protest. "In the United States, justice has never been achieved by a group of angry mobs."
Trump said on the 31st that he would list the American radical "ANTIFA" as a terrorist organization. On the same day, US Attorney General Barr issued a statement saying that the ministry will work with the Joint Anti-Terrorism Joint Action Team under the FBI to focus on arresting and prosecuting “criminal organizers and violent instigators” in protests.
US Speaker of the House Pelosi said that whether it is the President of the Democratic Party or the Republican Party, it has always been "the power to unite the United States." "They regard uniting the country as the responsibility of the United States President, not adding fuel to the fire."
Pelosi criticized Trump's remarks on social media as a "bait", the purpose of which is to divert public attention from the root cause of the protests.
Ariane Evans, an African-American young woman, stood among the demonstrators on the north side of the White House for the second consecutive day. "History is repeating itself, we are still doing the same thing here, why?" She called on the demonstrators to protest peacefully, "I know your anger, but what we need is systemic change. We want to be well-trained Police, I hope they can really enforce the law, protect and serve all Americans. "
Evans screamed with exhaustion: "Stop violence, it's stupid and meaningless. Maintain anger as a person, keep high decibels."
But after the night, the violence and riots around the White House continued to escalate, and the police began to use tear gas to disperse the demonstrators. Built in the early 19th century, a fire broke out in the basement of St. John's Church, which is known as the "President's Chapel." Fortunately, it was quickly extinguished.
Large-scale demonstrations also broke out across the United States. According to US media statistics, as of May 31, 20 states have used the National Guard to maintain order. The US Capitol Hill said, "George Freud ’s death and protest demonstrations have pushed the new crown pneumonia epidemic out of the headlines."
The Associated Press described that the turbulent night once again enveloped the United States. (Finish)