Saturday, May 30, 2020

Nationwide Chaos: NYPD Precinct Attacked, CNN Vandalized, Treasury Breached As Mayors Beg For Calm

From ZeroHedge:

Update (2315ET): Rioters made quick work of the CNN logo outside the building, covering it with graffiti and standing on it, as if declaring victory over fake news.
In Atlanta, vandals broke into the College Football Hall of Fame where they stole memorabilia.

New images into @Fox5Atlanta show vandals breaking the windows of the College Football Hall of Fame and stealing items from the Downtown location.

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Meanwhile, the Treasury Department in DC was breached by rioters, who spray painted the building. According to CNN, some of the protesters were stopped by US Secret Service but eventually let go.
Trying their best to calm things down were New York Mayor Bill de Blasop, who tweeted "We have a long night ahead of us in Brooklyn. Our sole focus is deescalating this situation and getting people home safe. There will be a full review of what happened tonight. We don’t ever want to see another night like this."
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms admonished the protesters - telling them "You are disgracing our city, you are disgracing the life of George Floyd"
Atlanta Mayor Bottoms condemns rioters in fiery speech: "You are disgracing our city, you are disgracing the life of George Floyd"

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Maybe the protesters just need to listen to Killer Mike:
Drop everything and watch Killer Mike's speech in Atlanta tonight. I don't agree with him on all of his politics, but that doesn't matter tonight. He's 100% right about how to handle protesting and how to change the system... and it isn't burning your city to the ground.

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'With ongoing social unrest in Minneapolis, protests are unfolding across major US cities on Friday evening. From Washington, D.C. to New York City to Atlanta to Ohio to Los Angeles to San Jose, tens of thousands of people are marching on the street demanding justice for George Floyd, the man who was killed by Minneapolis Police on Monday.
Starting in Atlanta, protesters have attacking CNN's headquarters. 
h/t Ryan Maue
h/t Ryan Maue
The Atlanta protests quickly turned violent:
“What didn’t happen in time to prepare... for angry, empassioned folks that were going to be protesting... we have to be better prepared.” - @JamesAGagliano to @AC360

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CNN's Fernando Alfonso reports the social unrest outside of his newsroom. 
Protesters are now setting Atlanta Police Department (APD) vehicles on fire. 
Portions of the CNN Center in Atlanta have been outright destroyed even as police in riot gear defend the building
“Protesters” and “demonstrators” destroy portions of CNN Center in Atlanta, torch cars, toss incendiary device into phalanx of police in riot gear defending building and employees.

Violent rioters endangering lives.

APD needs full turnout, augmentation from State Patrol & Feds.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets several pictures of the chaos and destruction unfolding in downtown Atlanta.  
h/t The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Black Lives Matter" signs were spotted in Atlanta. 
h/t Twitter account natebobphil
 It's getting wild in Atlanta tonight 
In Washington, D.C., hundreds of protesters, if not thousands, have assembled outside of the White House. 
The protest then headed to in front of the White House. A protester was taken by the USSS in front of Pennsylvania Ave into an adjacent federal building. Unclear what he did.A couple men then splintered off from the group and spray painted “F*ck Trump” on the building. @cbsnews

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A protester climbed the fence of a federal building and spray-painted "Fuck Trump." 
h/t NBC's Tom Lynch
Here's the video:
Secret Service clashes with protesters
WATCH: Secret Service tackles protester as fights break out in front of the White House at a protest in Washington, DC.

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Hundreds, maybe even thousands, are marching the streets towards the White House this evening. 
Protesters continue to clash with Secret Service in front of the White House. 

“Every last one of you knows a crooked cop and you do nothing because you’re fucking cowards,” a man yells at the Secret Service. “You’re complicit.” Another protester chimes in: “Fix the broken system.”
People have managed to toss over the temporary barricades, they’re being pushed back by the Secret Service. More police arriving. Heating up fast outside the White House’s north lawn.

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More folks headed to the White House. 

Calmer now with loud and ceaseless chanting at the White House, among the shouts here: George Floyd, say his name/No morals, no peace/Stop killing us/I can’t breathe.

“None of us WANT to be here in the middle of a pandemic,” a protester yells out from the crowd behind me.
The hundreds still with this protest are marching away from the White House eastbound for the Capitol building. Pennsylvania Avenue is shut down for blocks but cars watching them pass are honking in support.

Out ahead are the Trump Hotel and the Justice Dept.

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According to VOA's Steve Herman, "the White House is on lockdown, with many reporters stuck inside," due to demonstrations outside.
In New York City, thousands hit the streets in Manhattan to protest police brutality. 
A friend just sent this to me, crowds arriving right now to protest outside Barclays Center.

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NYPD protecting the entrance of the Barclays Center earlier today. 
h/t Twitter handle Lemu
The protest goes from peaceful to violent quickly in NYC.
As night falls, rioters have attacked and overrun the 88th precinct in Brooklyn, resulting in a level 3 mobilization, which requires all special units respond and four cars from every command in the city to location. The 84th precincts is under siege, as well. Also, Brooklyn North.
The situation in the Big Apple is quickly turning from bad to worse, with unconfirmed reports that officers have been shot:
Police vans were lit on fire by the angry mob:
The situation in Brooklyn is critical:
One Twiter user tweets a list of cities where protests have been seen on Friday evening. 
  • Louisville, KY
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Evansville, IN
  • Columbia, SC Charlotte
  • NC Memphis, TN
  • Tampa Bay, FL
  • Columbus, OH
  • New York City
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Omaha, NE
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Ferguson, MO
  • Houston, TX
In Houston, protesters clash with police. 
Protesters "temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of 288 going into downtown Houston Friday afternoon," tweeted Houston Chronicles' Mark Mulligan. 
h/t Houston Chronicles' Mark Mulligan
Protesters unleash hell on a Houston Police car.
One Twitter user says "snipers" are "on buildings" in Houston. 


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On the West Coast, protests in downtown Los Angeles have begun. 
h/t AIR7HD 
In San Jose, protesters are shutting down 101 Highway.
Nationwide protests are likely to get worse through the weekend. It's only a matter of time before more governors deploy the Nation Guard to restore order. America is quickly descending into chaos. 
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