Terrorist rams car into crowd protesting the murder of George Floyd

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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/juliareinstein/george-floyd-protests-denver-driver-run-over

Video: https://twitter.com/bellers03/status/1266174838374313992

After trying to drive through the protest, the driver swerved directly at a young black man, knocking him to the ground.

A woman who drove through a protest in Denver on Thursday appeared to deliberately try to run over a young black man, swerving directly at him and knocking him to the ground, according to a video of the incident.

The protest was one of many that have broken outnationwideover the death ofGeorge Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis after an officer pushed a knee into his neck as he repeatedly said, "I can't breathe."

Video of the incident shows a car driving through the crowd, with the young man clutching onto the hood. He falls off the hood, landing on his feet.

The car then sharply turns, knocking him to the ground, before speeding away in the other direction.

Protesters can be heard screaming in horror as the car swerves, and one yells to the man, "Watch out!"

Anabel Escobar, the 29-year-old who filmed the incident, told BuzzFeed News the person in the car was trying to drive down the street where the protesters were demonstrating. Protesters tried to block the car, but the driver "continued to accelerate into the group of people," Escobar said.

"In order to not get ran over, the guy in the video jumped on her car. She keeps accelerating with him on the car, and when he could, he jumped off," she said. "Instead of driving forward to get out, she made a hard right to come back toward the protesters and hit the guy."

A spokesperson for the Denver Police Department told BuzzFeed News it is "aware of the incident" and is "looking for the victim as well as the driver."
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After blaming white people for years, "white people" are upset at protestors

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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/29/angry-mob-storms-cnn-headquarters-as-protests-roil/

An angry mob outraged at the death of George Floyd stormed CNN’s world headquarters Friday night in Atlanta, vandalizing the building’s facade, breaking windows, and tossing a firecracker or smoke bomb at officers blocking the entrance.

Video posted by CNN personalities and others showed demonstrators in a large, rowdy crowd jumping on police cars outside the CNN Center, which was defaced with graffiti, setting fires, and throwing rocks and bottles.

Police reacted by deploying tear gas and making some arrests, as shown on video.

“That is the CNN world headquarters,” said CNN host Chris Cuomo. “Police had been outside, and then as the crowds advanced on CNN, and they were on top of the CNN logo and spray-painting things on it, and they started to light cars on fire and become increasingly violent, we had the police move inside CNN and then the windows of CNN were broken. And so you had a big point of ingress.”

The crowd was one of many that gathered at major cities across the nation to protest the death of Mr. Floyd, 46, who died Monday in Minneapolis after an officer kneeled on his neck during an arrest for using a phony $20 bill at a grocery store.

What you’re seeing live on CNN is vandalism in the lobby of CNN Center in Atlanta. So disturbing to see,” tweeted CNN “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter. “FYI: Our control rooms and newsroom employees are several floors and locked doors away. The coverage continues, no matter what.”

Media induces riots and looting over thug

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Sweden: Is It A Model For The future?

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https://abcnews.go.com/International/sweden-stayed-open-coronavirus-pandemic-model-future/story?id=70666450
May 27, 2020

Sweden stayed open during the coronavirus pandemic: Is it a model for the future?
The country's approach has drawn international praise and criticism.

LONDON -- Sweden has pursued its own distinct path when it comes to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. By choosing to stay open rather than instituting a policy of lockdown, Sweden's policies have drawn both international praise and criticism.

While Sweden's decision early in the pandemic to allow bars, restaurants, schools and shops to remain open was almost unthinkable for the rest of the world under lockdown, the Scandinavian country is now being looked at by some as a model for the future.

Recently, Republican Sen. Rand Paul said the U.S. must “keep an open mind” when it comes to the Swedish approach, as governments across Europe and the U.S. chart a way out of lockdown.

Epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, the architect behind Sweden’s policy, has repeatedly doubled down on the merits of his country's approach. Sweden, he said, is playing the long game despite the country having a much higher death rate than its neighbors.

“In the autumn, there will be a second wave. Sweden will have a high level of immunity and the number of cases will probably be quite low,” Tegnell told The Financial Times earlier this month. “But [neighboring] Finland will have a very low level of immunity. Will Finland have to go into a complete lockdown again?”

Entire article at:
https://abcnews.go.com/International/sweden-stayed-open-coronavirus-pandemic-model-future/story?id=70666450
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Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-trump/trump-to-sign-executive-order-on-social-media-on-thursday-white-house-idUSKBN2331NK

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down the platform he accused of stifling conservative voices.

The officials, who spoke to reporters traveling with Trump to Washington from Florida aboard Air Force One on Wednesday, gave no further details.

Before leaving for Florida earlier in the day to observe a space launch that was postponed because of bad weather, Trump again accused Twitter Inc and other social media of bias without offering evidence.

It was unclear how Trump could follow through on the threat of shutting down social media companies.The American Civil Liberties Union said the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution limits any action Trump could take to regulate such platforms.

Twitter declined comment on news of Trump’s plans. Facebook and Google did not immediately comment.

Separately, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a suit brought by a conservative group and right-wing YouTube personality against Google, Facebook, Twitter and Apple alleging they conspired to suppress conservative political views.

Trump’s latest dispute with social media emerged after Twitter on Tuesday for the first time attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact check the president’s claims.

In the tweets tagged by Twitter, Trump made unsubstantiated claims about mail-in voting. Trump falsely claims that mail-in ballots lead to vote fraud and ineligible voters getting ballots.
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Britain may offer 'path to citizenship' for nearly 3 million in Hong Kong

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to offer extended visa rights and a pathway to citizenship for almost 3 million Hong Kong residents in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony.

China’s parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardise its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub.

Britain, the United States, Australia, Canada and the EU have all sharply criticised the move.

Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that if Beijing went ahead, Britain would extend the rights of 350,000 ‘British National Overseas’ passport holders.

On Friday the interior ministry said that this policy would apply to all BNOs currently in Hong Kong - a much larger group of around 2.9 million people according to British government figures.

“If China imposes this law, we will explore options to allow British Nationals Overseas to apply for leave to stay in the UK, including a path to citizenship,” Home Secretary Priti Patel said in a statement.

“We will continue to defend the rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong.”

Beijing says the new legislation, likely to come into force before September, will tackle secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the city.

Chinese authorities and Hong Kong’s government say the legislation poses no threat to the city’s autonomy and the interests of foreign investors will be preserved.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests-britain-visas/britain-may-offer-path-to-citizenship-for-nearly-3-million-in-hong-kong-idUSKBN2352ZI
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liberals use social media viral video to get woman fired

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Trump targets the lying evil censoring LIBERAL social media sites

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Trump retweets video declaring 'the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat'

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President Donald Trump early Thursday morning retweeted a video of one of his supporters declaring that Trump’s political opponents ought to be dead.

“Thank you Cowboys,” Trump tweeted with the video posted by Cowboys for Trump, which shows Couy Griffin, the group’s leader, ranting about Democrats in violent terms during a gathering at a New Mexico church on May 17.

“I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to a conclusion where the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat,” Griffin said as the crowd cheered.

The Trump supporter insisted he wasn’t talking “in a physical sense.”

“And I can already see the videos getting edited where says I want to go murder Democrats,” he said. “I say that in the political sense because the Democrat policy and agenda is anti-American right now.”

Griffin repeated again that “politically speaking,” the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat because “we need to have the majorities in the House and the Senate.”

Before Trump retweeted the video, Griffin told the Daily Beast on Tuesday that he “could’ve chosen a different verbiage.”

“I guess I need to be more careful when I choose the words that I speak,” he said. “But you know, it’s just so hypocritical of the left how they’re blowing this up, like I’m some hate-speech murderer.”

Yet Griffin also stated that “there’s not an option” that violence is “not on the table” as he and other right-wingers protest against Democratic governors’ stay-at-home orders amid COVID-19.

https://www.theweek.com/speedreads/916844/trump-retweets-video-declaring-only-good-democrat-dead-democrat
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/28/trump-retweets-video-saying-only-good-democrat-is-dead-democrat/
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-tweets-video-saying-that-the-only-good-democrat-is-a-dead-democrat

The Tweet: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1265855459719892993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
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CDC: COVID-19 deaths is 50 % higher than official # of 103,000

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Rise in deaths attributed to pneumonia suggests official US coronavirus death toll is grossly undercounted

Data collected by the (CDC) suggests that tens of thousands of deaths attributed to pneumonia were more likely caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and that the real death toll from COVID-19 is nearly 50 % higher than the officially reported number of about 103,000.

According to provisional data from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), there were at least 63,752 deaths caused by the pandemic from the week ending April 4 through the week ending May 2, reflecting the sharp rise in cases in the United States beginning in mid-March. During that same period, there were 47,812 pneumonia deaths, which is 65 percent higher than normal, based on seasonal averages.

Assuming that these excess deaths were actually caused by the pandemic, either directly by the virus or by those who fell sick and were afraid to get treated at a hospital, this would bring the COVID-related mortality in April to 92,524. Extrapolating through May, this would bring the actual number of dead as a result of the coronavirus to just under 150,000.

And even these numbers are likely an underestimate. The CDC itself notes that mortality reporting is often behind by two months

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/death-m29.html
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