On Monday Jun 1st, as officials extended curfews to prevent a seventh night of looting and vandalism, US President Donald Trump urged state governors to come down hard on American citizens participating in nationwide protests over racial inequality.
On Jun 1st, Monday, US President Donald Trump announced the deployment of “heavily armed” soldiers and police by the thousands to prevent further protests in Washington DC, as many buildings and monuments near the White House were not spared being severely vandalized.
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Crowds of protesters were marching on the I-35W Minneapolis bridge a few hours ago, when a liquid container sped towards their direction, with its horn continuously blaring until it came to a stop. In a desperate effort to halt the runaway truck, passers-by threw objects and even their bicycles in front of the truck.
On Friday, Washington’s relationship with the WHO (World Health Organisation) was terminated by US President Donald Trump over accusations that China made the United Nations agency bow down to them, thus enabling the global spread of the Covid-19 virus pandemic.
Floyd unexpectedly passed away on Monday in the very city he moved to for a better life at the young age of 46, with his final moments caught on video. Floyd was held down by a Minneapolis police officer and the officer’s knee was clearly seen pressing on his neck during the arrest.
While “sympathy” was given to the pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong, other world leaders avoid being seen to “interfere in China’s domestic affairs” according to diplomats and analysts having close links to Asian and European governments.
As of noon today, May 29th, Singapore reported 611 new Covid-19 cases, with 3 cases being Singaporean citizens or permanent residents.
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On Tuesday, US lawmakers hoped to intensify its efforts to put pressure on Beijing, even as President Donald Trump told rep`orters his administration would soon “do something” about the Chinese government cracking down Hong Kong’s autonomy.