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against demonstrators in both cities. now the minnesota national guard is deploying 500 soldiers to the area. no charges have been filed against the officers who detained floyd. authorities say they want to be sure their case is air tight. >> i cannot emphasize enough how important it is that all your ducks are in a row before you make that charging decision because you can't undo what you've done if you rush, but if you take that time, you're going to do it right the first time and you're going to get it done the first time. >> minneapolis mayor jacob fry clearly anguished by the situation in his city spoke about the serious loss of property from fires and looting a short time ago. >> the symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance
of life, of our officers or the public. we could not risk serious injury to anyone, and we will continue to patrol the third precinct entirely. we will continue to do our jobs in that area and, you know, brick and mortar is not as important as life. >> president trump tweeted his disdain for the situation dismissing the protesters as thugs. twitter tagged his tweet as a violation of its rules for glorifying violence but didn't block it completely. we'll have more on this in just a few minutes. the president also took a swipe at major -- mayor, excuse me, frey, calling him weak. that prompted this reaction from the mayor.
>> weakness is refusing to take responsibility for your own actions. weakness is pointing your finger at somebody else during a time of crisis. donald trump knows nothing about the strength of minneapolis. we are strong as hell. is this a difficult time period? yes, but you better be damn sure that we're gonna get through this. >> all the personnel in the third precinct got out of the building before it went up in flames. minneapolis's mayor, you saw him there, said he made the call because he was concerned about the risk of serious injury. our sara sidner was there when the fire started. here she is. >> reporter: those are fireworks being fired off by the protesters. we are watching them being fired off directly in front of me. all of those sparkling lights if you can see that, that is from fireworks, but we are definitely now seeing a fully on fire third
precinct here. that is clearly what's happening there. there have been boards that have been put up outside of the third precinct and those boards are on fire but it looks like the fire has gotten even bigger at this time. you can see protesters so close to the fire that they are getting hit with sparks from the fire coming off of that building. so that is what's going on right now. it is official that the building is on fire. the third precinct is on fire. we do not know where the police are. we see the liquors on fire on the other side of the street. we see a fire behind the precinct. we also see protesters throwing fireworks at the precinct and the fire alarm is going on inside of the precinct. this is a scene that is completely changed from earlier today when things were peaceful, people cheering and more fireworks going off as literally
the police precinct is burning. in neighboring st. paul, more than 170 businesses were damaged or looted. police said dozens of fires there were set but there were no reports of serious injuries. our miguel marquez was on the streets thursday evening. here's what he saw. >> reporter: two more fires have started down university towards the state capitol there. i don't know if you can see that. i want to show you what's happening here where protesters have been challenging police at this fire. several businesses, including a napa ought to auto parts, are o here. a large group of protesters just came up. it looked like they had been marching downtown. very young protesters as well. they have now moved towards police not realizing just how liberal they're being used -- they are with the use of mace, tear gas, pepper bowls and flash
bang grenades. i'm guessing that police are trying to disperse this crowd. they're surging towards the police and then when they deploy some of those nonlethal types of weapons, then the crowd shrinks back. it's really gotten much, much bigger in the last few minutes. i'm going to stop over here because 24 this is an area. you can see them shooting pepper bowls here at those individuals. jake, step back a second. we have another fire truck coming through here. it's not clear what direction they are headed. they're probably headed down to these -- i can see two -- what appears to be two different fires about two blocks away towards the state capitol from where we are and i assume that's where that fire truck is headed right now. the protesters on this other side of this street, they have
really been challenging the police and this is where most of the activity has been today. these young protesters have just showed up. i'm afraid there may be an effort by police to move them back using non-lethal means here very shortly. >> our miguel marquez there following that. the outrage over george floyd's death is spreading across the country. dozens were outraged over his death in new york city. authorities said nearly 40 people face charges from obstruction to criminal possession of a weapon. several police officers were injured as well, including one who suffered a possible concussion. now to louisville, kentucky, where there were reports of shots fired. outrage over floyd's death there combined with anger over a different shooting. an african-american woman named brianna taylor who was killed in
a police raid in march. there were demonstrations out west in phoenix, arizona, denver, colorado, and in the mid south in memphis, tennessee. george floyd's death is not an exception. a rash of killings of black men has many in the country in the african-american community feel like they are targets. george floyd's brother spoke hours ago with cnn's chris cuomo to express his anger, his hurt and to demand fairness and justice. >> everybody's reacting off of pain. black men dying every day. they tired of seeing the same thing over and over. everybody want justice. it's just going thing these days. justice for black men. black lives matter. >> how do you help somebody to understand the hurt that comes with hearing about your brother
on top of what you believe is a reality that's almost as likely for you as it is for any other african-american? >> i just tell 'em, just look back and look at everything that's going on. eric warner had to die, he couldn't breathe. trayvon martin, everybody. 2020, my brother, all he did was go in the store, come out, get handcuffed, put him at different angles. people recording left and right, checking on him, and all of a sudden they just put him on the ground and one of them put their knee in his neck to execute him. what more can i say about anything? everybody has the footage. >> what was the hardest thing for you emotionally in finding out that this time it was your
brother? >> just waking up to this. it's not right. i woke up irritated. i had to get up and go to work, and then i wake up to this, crying. my wife calling me over and over telling me what's going on. i can't even shake it because i didn't understand because she kept telling me, my brother has passed, my brother has passed. i was like, what? no. but to find out that he was killed by people who supposed to serve and protect? no. i couldn't stand for that. i don't -- i want justice, and i'm not going to stop until i get the death penalty for those officers. >> that's what you're calling for is the ultimate punishment. what do you think the chance is that that happens? >> i don't know, but i'm calling for it because i know firing them, that was the first step. but they can go in another
county and get a job, but what i am seeking is that because they executed my brother. i want justice. you know, i want an arrest for all four of those officers tonight. a murder conviction for all four of those officers. i want the death penalty. i have not slept in four days, and those officers, they at home sleeping. no. i can't stand for that. they need to be locked up tonight. i want justice served. arrest those officers so my family and the world can have closure. >> the brother of george floyd there. cnn has also been speaking with the vice president of the minneapolis city council, andray jenkins. her call is to call racism a public health emergency. she also highlights the effect of the covid crisis on america's black communities. here she is.
>> it absolutely is a public health crisis, and when you think about the covid-19 and the coronavirus, who are the people that are dying, that are most likely to die from this disease? and it's black and brown people. it's elderly people, but even within that population of elderly people, it's still mostly black and brown people. and so it's a public health crisis because we are relegated to these jobs that put us in harm's way. we are relegated to substandard housing and over crowded communities. our communities are over policed. we don't have full access to health kcare. >> cnn is putting together a special on this issue that we really invite you to watch.
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the minneapolis third precinct burned thursday night in protests over the death of george floyd. spaul authorities say dozens of businesses in that city were burned. the unarmed black man, mr. floyd, died in police custody. no charges have been filed yet against the officers involved. they were all fired. attorney and cnn political commentator bacarri sellers called what happened to floyd a
lynching. >> i think that for many people we have to define what racism is. if you want to lynch me, that's your problem. but if you have the power to lynch me, then that's my problem. what we are seeing is that they are lynching us in the streets. brianna taylor, ahmaud arbery, now george lloyd. just think about all of the lynchings that we're seeing with our own eyes. i am worried about the systems of oppression that people of color live in in this country. i'm worried about the systemic racism that we face on a daily basis. >> bakari sellers there with you. we've been sharing with you president trump's tweets about the unrest. he had this to say about the protests. these thugs are dishonoring the memory of george floyd and i won't let that happen. any difficulty and we will
assume control, but when the looting starts, the shooting starts. the words of the president. you can see at the top that twitter took note. it flagged that tweet saying this tweet violated the twitter rules about glorifying violence. however, twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the tweet to remain accessible. let's talk about this with our business reporter joining me live from london, of course. the president already going after twitter for starting to label his tweets when they deem them not factual. now they're labeling them about violence. >> reporter: yeah. now this is a much further action because the other labels we saw earlier this week, many of those tweets stayed up. they had a fact checking label and link to them for more information.
this action though actually hides the tweet from most people's time lines. if you want to view it, you have to click through it. this policy was enacted in june of last year. this is the first time that twitter is ever actually enforcing it against the president of the united states despite the fact that many people have said several other trump tweets in the past year have warranted this label. so what this label means is that not only is it hidden from people's time lines, but also you can't reply to it and you can't just retweet it. if you want to retweet it, you have to add your own comment to it. this is a very decisive action and this is one that twitter has not taken to politicians. while they say this tweet would violate its rules, it would be removed, because of the public interest, that is why they're keeping up. it's twitter putting into action the authorities it already has on paper. as you noted, it's coming at an interesting time, one day after trump signed the executive order trying to take away some of the
protections that social media has. there was a 1996 law that says that internet platforms are not liable, they're not publishers in the traditional sense. they're not liable for what other users say and do on their platforms. what this is trying to do is place more of the responsibility on social media platforms themselves. of course, there are going to be many roadblocks to this. because this is in retaliation to what twitter has done earlier, trump has made this clear, he thinks that social media companies are biased against him. because this action would affect all of the internet, not just social media platforms, will challenge this in court on first amendment grounds. also, this is a law, natalie. it would require congressional approval if they actually wanted to fundamentally change that 1996 law. >> right. the question remains, can his executive order be enforced?
>> well, there are some that can be enforced. will we see what trump actually wants from the executive order take place? the answer is for most legal scholars, unlikely it's going to happen. there have been calls for social media regulation for both sides of the deal for quite some time. people are looking, for example, in europe where in countries in france and germany there are strict rules of hate speech that places the onus on the social media companies to remove that hate speech within a specific period of time or face strict fines. the way this is being done and the way that it is being approached makes it unlikely that there will be some sort of congressional approval. the social media companies and internet platforms are going to be fighting against it. facebook said it will restrict more speech online and google has actually warned that it will hurt the economy. >> following this for us in
london. thank you. the protests we are watching unfold in minnesota are happening in the middle of course in a devastating pandemic. the coronavirus has now killed more than 101,000 people here in the united states. while many states are opening up and loosening restrictions, more than one dozen of them are seeing an increase in the number of infections, mostly in the south and west of the country. cnn's jason carroll has more about it. >> reporter: just as california has begun moving forward with reopening comes word the state is now reporting the largest single day increase of confirmed coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. the california health department now reporting 2,617 new cases in the past 24 hours. meanwhile, in new york city, the epicenter of the pandemic scores
of ambulance crews who came to new york to help during the height of the crisis returning home with fanfare. this as new york city's mayor reaffirms that the city is just weeks away from reopening. >> we are getting to the points very, very soon where we can take the first step to restart in faltz 1. >> reporter: when that happens, 2 to 400,000 people will head back to work. >> you have earned it. >> reporter: new york is one of two dozen states seeing a decrease in new cases, but there are 16 states, mostly in the southeast, with an yup tick. arkansas the worst among them recording a 46% increase in cases among children. a spike also in mississippi. that's not stopping the governor from lifting the stay at home order on monday. >> there will still be health and safety guidelines for people to follow, but we cannot have an endless shutdown. >> reporter: with cases in alabama also on the rise,
concerns remain over the number of icu beds. >> we're down to two this morning as of the last update i had. we're not doing better, we're doing worse unfortunately. we are in a place that, you know, would be considered a crisis at this moment. >> reporter: the centers for disease control now highlighting a new forecast predicting an increase in hospitalizations across the country next month and as more businesses reopen or are poised to reopen, the cdc issued new guidelines for employers to help keep their workers safe including increasing outdoor air circulation and installing barriers to separate people when social distancing is not possible. six feet of social distancing may not be enough. >> if you are in an area where you are really close to people and that virus is not in air that's circulating well, it's going to be easier for you to breathe it. the rule is 15 minutes.
closer than 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes, that is the threshold we have been using. >> reporter: going forward, they recommend socializing outdoors whenever possible. the boston marathon canceled for the first time in its 124 year history. so much uncertainty but also examples of the power of the human spirit. take jean stenya, a 103-year-old grandmother who survived covid-19. >> it's cold. >> and celebrated with a bud light. jason carroll, cnn, new york. >> how wonderful for her. coming up here, anger continues to explode in the u.s. over the death of a black man in police custody. we'll have an update on the violence and protests going on across the country. when you say what you're in the mood for,
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this is cnn breaking news. and welcome back to our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world, i'm natalie allen live from atlanta. i want to bring you the latest on what's going on in minneapolis. some 500 national guard troops are on their way to the twin cities in minnesota in response to the escalating street violence. angry protests in the cities of minneapolis and st. paul have escalated into volatile scenes of fires, looting, tear gas and pepper spray from police. a police station and numerous other buildings are now in flames. it is a chaotic situation that's
been building ever since an african-american man, george floyd, died monday in police custody after video showed an officer kneeling on his neck. president trump tweeted his disdain for the unrest recently dismissing the protestors as thu thugs. twitter soon flagged that tweet as a violation of its rules but it didn't block it completely. the president also called the city's mayor weak and that provoked this response from the mayor a short time ago. >> donald trump knows nothing about the strength of minneapolis. we are strong as hell. is this a difficult time period? yes, but you better be damn sure that we're gonna get through this. >> it is very rare to see a police precinct set on fire in the united states. cnn spoke earlier with the minneapolis fire chief. he said it's frustrating to
watch parts of his city burn. >> to see the type of communities that have such a need for -- you know, for, you know, groceries, for, you know, a store to buy clothing and buy medications, especially during a pandemic time. and to see these structures that are being destroyed in a community that provides such an important service to and they have such a need, that it is really extremely disappointing and it's very frustrating because i would just hope that we can. the destructive action just sort of stops. i really would like it to stop. a long-time resident of minneapolis. you'd hate to see your city
burn. it's disappointing to me and all my firefighters and staff. all the residents in the city, it's very disappointing to all of us. >> let's talk more about it. earlier my colleague michael holmes talked with cheryl dorsey. she is a retired police sargeant formerly with the los angeles police department and author of the book "black and blue." >> this situation was very different in my mind because this is the first time that we've actually seen someone take their last breath on television, on a recorded video. so i personally have seen chatter on my social media platforms about things that were problematic and concerning. i don't know what kind of intelligence they may have over there on that police department. i don't know how they could have been caught off guard by this, but surely someone should have realized that this situation was very different from other
incidents. and people are tired. people are fed up. if truly police departments around the nation want something different to be done, then they need to do something different. >> and the point being, i suppose that, you know, an eruption like this, a powder keg like this does not come out nowhere. that this has happened before and the question being asked on the street there is, you know, when do we stop having to deal with this? and things systemically change. do you have empathy to that point of view, that people are fed up with a system? >> absolutely. nothing has changed. we can go back to rodney king. nothing more changed after that. the spade of killings with eric garner and mike brown in 2014 and the protests in ferguson and everything since then. as long as there's no accountability, then we're going to continue to have these kinds of issues.
we're going to have errant police officers, much like eric chiffon. it's not like they don't know who he is. the officer who stood at century while he took the life of mr. george, officer tau had been involved in something that caused the city to settle for $25,000. these guys have a history. the department knows that. more than that, they were intellectually dishonest when they reported that mr. floyd had died because of some kind of medical incident and did not really speak to what had actually happened. and so folks are tired, and my concern now is paced on things that i'm seeing, hearing, listening, but this anger could very soon turn towards police officers. >> the circumstances of george floyd's death isn't the only reason so many are outraged because of it.
it's also because it is the latest in a string of killings of african-americans in the u.s. cnn's laura coates explains people's outrage. >> what you're seeing from kentucky to all parts of the united states including minneapolis and st. paul is because unfortunately there is a george floyd in each of these jurisdictions. this is not an anomaly. it is not a one off. it is part of a systemic issue that they're having where there is a combination of the black lives and the anomaly so you're seeing a combination. part of that powder keg is beyond mr. george floyd and it's beyond. it now, as you're seeing, is deinvolving into the rioting and looting that you're seeing. you know, we all remember watts, baltimore, some of those places
have never recovered. >> so we've been talking a lot about race in the past two hours involving this developing story there in minneapolis, but we also want to talk about race in regards to the coronavirus and its impact on african-americans. we continue to get a clearer picture of how the virus is impacting other ethnic groups. they're suffering from disproportionately high rates of covid infections and death. my colleague abby phillip has new research that may help explain this disparity. >> terence burke was a doting father. >> he was big on family. he loved coaching. >> reporter: in march the prince goerges county maryland resident became one of the first people in the state to die from the coronavirus. >> it's just very surreal.
i didn't really expect it to happen. like my dad should be the ex example of the state of maryland. >> he was a canary in a cole mine in the washington, d.c., suburbs and for the entire nation. >> oh, my god, it was so terrifying. >> reporter: miles outside of the nation's capital. one of the wealthiest black counties has been ravaged. >> we heard what the aggravating factors were. we started saying, oh, my god, that's us. >> reporter: in prince george's county black residents like burke have been contracting it and dying. >> we have some of the highest per capitas, ph.d.s, college educated black folk in the nation and it is not protecting us. >> reporter: the data shows it's a trend playing out all over the country in urban, suburban, rural, wealthy, and poor areas and in more than half of the
country according to a recent study by the nonpartisan apm research lab. in detroit, 65% of cases and more than 85% of people who have died of covid are black. in washington, d.c., 75% are black in coronavirus deaths. in new york, the epicenter of the u.s. outbreak, 26% of deaths have been among black residents even though they are just 14% of the population. in maryland black residents account for 42% of deaths but 29% of the population. prince george's county angela alsobrook say this is having a devastating impact here and across the country. >> we've had a difficult time to attract restaurants, grocers to come here. it's not because we don't have the wealth and income. it infuriates me to say people
are sicker because of our life choices. >> reporter: coronavirus deaths are concentrated mostly among older americans and those with pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease that are common among black americans. that doesn't explain all of the disparities. >> our workers are residents of senior living facilities. workers who have been designated as officials. >> reporter: maryland officials are ramping up testing at sites like these. now testing asymptomatic residents to stop outbreaks before they start. thomas says more help will undoubtedly be needed, including from the federal government. >> we're going to have to save ourselves. we need a national commission on the colors of covid-19, one that addresses all people of col
already. >> reporter: angela alsobrook said they've had trouble getting grocery chains, hospitals in expanding in that county even though they have a higher median income. the county expects to begin reopening slowly and carefully in the coming days. they have seen a decline in cases and a decline in the coronavirus front. abby phillips, cnn, washington. not only is the u.s. president blaming beijing for the covid pandemic. now his administration promises action on china's treatment of hong kong. we'll have a live report and what this is about next.
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become a pandemic and maybe even caused it. it also follows the chinese parliament's approval thursday to go ahead with the controversial security law for hong kong that critics say would threaten the city's autonomy. for its part china has just announced it will take necessary counter measures in response to what it describes as foreign meddling in hong kong affairs. we're talking about the situation with the trump administration. cnn's christie lu stout is standing by. if things couldn't get more complicated between the u.s. and china, it looks like it's about to. >> reporter: it's getting more and more complicated as the tension rachets up. the pressure is building on beijing but the pressure point is where i am reporting from live, you know, here in hong kong. all eyes on the united states though. what is going to be u.s. president donald trump's movie specially after secretary of
state mike pompeo made that declaration to congress saying hong kong was no longer autonomous. that is more than words. it opens up to significant action including the u.s. revoking the special trade status to hong kong which will jeopardize land interrupts the status. they are considering a citizen path for 3,000,000 citizens unless beijing scraps this. this was published every day and she urged the people of hong kong to accept and welcome the new legislation that was passed.
she condemned external forces. she said, external forces have intensified their interference in hong kong's internal affairs, passed laws relating to hong kong and flagrantly glorified the illegal actions. natalie, we know beijing is currently hashing out the details of the national security law. that could be enacted in the weeks ahead. beijing supports this because they see the arrests as jeopardizing their sovereignty. it will criminalize in very sweeping terms secession, sedition in terms.
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latin america is now the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic with two countries in the region ranking in the top ten of covid related deaths in the world. brazil hit a record of 26,000 cases thursday. more than 1,000 people have died every day in the past three days. with the nationwide total that tops 438,000 brazil now the country with the second highest confirmed cases in the world. peru has the second highest number of cases in latin america. they reported almost 6,000 new cases just thursday bringing the total to almost 142,000. the death toll there just over 4,000. and chile reported its death
toll bringing the total to almost 900. chile has 87,000 cases. we turn now to europe. the situation there appears to be improving as can you be tris prepare to further ease restrictions. in france, beaches, parks, lakes will reopen across the country beginning tuesday. while england will allow children to go back to nurseries and some elementary school classes. starting monday, scotland was easing some of its restrictions for the first time. for more about it let's go to nic robertson live in london. nic, we'll begin with you. hello. >> reporter: hi, natalie. good news for people in the u.k. this is what they've been waiting for. the announcement of the prime minister yesterday that there will be a greater easing of the lockdown. until now the maximum people -- maximum number of people, people to meet with, has been two and that's been in open outdoor spaces. now the prime minister has really given people something
they wanted and that is the chance to meet relatives. six people can meet in gardens of houses and outdoor locations. they can have barbecues together, he said, however, they must maintain social distancing. so there will be stores opening on monday. these new meeting, easing of lockdo lockdowns, groups of six people will happen monday. i think it is that thing of people being able to meet relatives in the u.k. at the moment, but this comes with some big caveats and big cautionary notes from the government scientists and medical environment. the r number, reproductive rate is .7, .9. 8,000 people in the u.k. are still getting infected so the possibility of now people get out of home more, get to spend more time with more people, that
this possibility of reinfections and a second wave could occur. and another part of the concern around them is that the government's track and trace program to monitor how many people have been in contact with anyone who's been recently diagnosed as testing positive for coronavirus, that's not fully up and running so there are a lot of concerns. i think the scientific end of the spectrum there's concern about going into this easing of the lockdown but at the popular level in households across the country people really have been waiting for this moment. >> yes, they have. and let's turn now to melissa bell. she's live for us in paris. hello, melissa. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. here in france we look ahead to tuesday. that is a bank holiday weekend in france. monday will be off. from tuesday there will be a substantial lifting of restrictions of furthering the easing of those restrictions. the french authorities slightly ahead on this than the british.
they locked down france sooner. we were waiting to see whether the restrictions lifted so far would lead to any rise in the covid figures. that had not been the case, natalie. things had gone pretty smoothly. they figured the covid-19 figures, the numbers of people in icus across the country fall steadily. hence, this further restrictions, it goes to paris and the two overseas territories. from tuesday the key part of french life, cafes, restaurants will be open once again. here in paris, they will be slightly restricted. only terraces will be allowed to open. french authorities have just like authorities all over the world been balancing this determination to keep the covid-19 figures down while they try to improve the economic figures. once again, we've had record rises here in france in the last set of figures for the last month in terms of unemployment figures, the government's looking very closely at what
this means economically with a lot of look at the automobile industry. it has 900,000 when you include the services that support the industry. it is on that that the government has been focusing and promising 8 billion euros worth of help. today renault announcing the cuts it plans to make. 15,000 across the world, 4600 here in the area. they're saying those should not be people sacked overnight, people should be allowed to retire and not be replaced. the country looking ahead at the economic impact and how it can be minimized. >> we appreciate you both. we will be watching to see how it pans out. i'm natalie allen. thank you for watching. please join me on twitter or instagram. i'll see you again in 24 hours right here. "early start" is next. n better? unlike ordinary memory supplements neuriva has clinically proven ingredients
this is copacabana beach breaking news. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm laura jarrett. friday, may 29th. friday here in new york. violence and outrage spreading across the united states at the death of george floyd at the hands of minneapolis police. angry crowds have gathered in several cities. they have demanded justice and accountability. in minneapolis protestors took to the streets for the third straight day. they set the precinct on fire.