The Daily Populous

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 day edition

image for Rubber bullets, chemical irritant, water bottles in air as thousands march to protest George Floyd's death

Community anger over the death of George Floyd boiled over Tuesday night in Minneapolis, as protesters and officers clashed, lobbing projectiles and tear gas.

Floyd died Monday at HCMC after an officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes, ignoring Floyd’s protests that he couldn’t breathe.

As rain began to fall, protesters shattered the glass front door of the station and defaced the building.

Some protesters climbed on top of the building, while others threw rocks and water bottles at officers in riot gear.

Police responded by firing chemical irritants and flash-bang devices, and sending groups scattering to a nearby Target and Arby’s, some getting milk to pour into their stinging eyes.

During its march, the crowd, which numbered in the thousands, chanted, “I can’t breathe” and called for the swift prosecution of the officers involved.

As the small crowd grew, community members with the group Family of Trees planted an ironwood tree in Floyd’s memory. »

No new cases of Covid-19, nobody in hospital with the coronavirus

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There has now been five days with no new cases, and there has been just one case in the past week.

There have been no further deaths and one further person is listed as recovered from the virus in New Zealand.

Dr Bloomfield said there were now more than 17,000 QR posters in businesses around New Zealand that worked with the app. »

Trump accuses Twitter of 'interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election' after it fact-checked his false tweets about voting by mail

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President Donald Trump accused Twitter on Tuesday of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" after it fact-checked two of his tweets pushing conspiracies about voting by mail in California.

The president's rant came after Twitter added links to two of Trump's earlier tweets prompting users to "get the facts" about mail-in ballots.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Twitter of "interfering" in the 2020 election after it fact-checked two of his tweets pushing conspiracies about voting by mail. »