Friday, July 3, 2020

***Live Updates*** George Floyd Protests Continue

George Floyd protests continue on Thursday.

Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times eastern.

10:10 PM: D.C.

The White House security zone (yellow) is being dramatically expanded in the aftermath of recent protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

New fencing has walled off Lafayette Square (in red), and the Ellipse is now getting fencing (in orange).

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 5, 2020

10:05 PM: ATL:

54 minutes after Atlanta curfew and many of the downtown streets are clear. National guard remains.

At the main area by CNN Center, no tear gas tonight.

— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) June 5, 2020

10:00 PM: D.C.

I’ve seen cars blow up, buildings on fire, tear gas, tanks and more all on this street in the past few days. And now in this moment the protest has become more organized with multiple water and food stands (vegan and vegetarian) they’ve even coffee.

— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) June 5, 2020

Peaceful protesters pick up trash on the U.S. Capitol lawn for the second day in a row. The demonstration has finished here and 1000s of people are moving to a new location in Washington, D.C.

— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) June 4, 2020

VIDEO — Strange incident here in Lafayette Square…
Man just taken away in handcuffs, without incident. But we’re all working to confirm the arresting agency, and why he was taken away

— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) June 4, 2020


Happening Now: parking lot at Montgomery Blair HS filled with hundreds of people arriving for protest & rally billed as “Space of Outrage” ⁦

— Jackie Bensen (@jackiebensen) June 4, 2020

9:50 PM: New York:

A real symbol of the times happening in the Bronx right now h/t:

— A.P. Joyce (@AndrewPaulJoyce) June 5, 2020

Demonstrations abruptly ended on the Upper East Side, after two dozen police halted a march and quickly grabbed the first ten bodies from the front of line. The rest quickly dispersed.

— Derek M. Norman (@derek_m_norman) June 5, 2020

10 demonstrators detained for violation of curfew at 66 and Madison. What remained of the hundreds then scattered to surrounding streets.

— Derek M. Norman (@derek_m_norman) June 5, 2020

As one march is abruptly snuffed out, descend a few blocks in a different direction, and you’ll soon find a lively march trucking on. Currently heading East down 53rd Street in Manhattan.

— Derek M. Norman (@derek_m_norman) June 5, 2020


Just about an hour ago, police officers shove man in Niagara Square to the ground (WARNING: Graphic). Video from:

— WBFO (@WBFO) June 5, 2020

The police told the media he tripped.

— Kyle "Please Mute Your Line" Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) June 5, 2020

9:45 PM:


— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) June 5, 2020

9:40 PM:

Kanye West joins protest in Chicago

— Trina Orlando (@TrinaOrlando) June 5, 2020

9:35 PM:

US president Trump agrees to send home troops from Washington DC, easing tensions with the Pentagon

— Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) June 5, 2020

This development comes after DC's Mayor Bowser lifted the city-wide curfew and the Capital City reported 0 protest-related arrests during what was a relatively peaceful night of protests.

— Rob Legare (@RobLegare) June 4, 2020

9:30 PM:

Family of slain former police captain leads a march down MLK drive in honor of David Dorn.

— Jasmine Payoute (@jpayoute) June 4, 2020

9:30 PM:

One protester tells me if it rains tomorrow, she’ll save her energy for Saturday. Multiple people I’ve spoken to say they’re definitely coming back this weekend.

— Abdallah Fayyad (@abdallah_fayyad) June 5, 2020

Rain has forced the S.C. National Guard inside one of the White House office buildings.

— Thomas Novelly (@TomNovelly) June 5, 2020

9:25 PM:

For all his flaws, this is the big advantage Dems hold with Biden as the nominee.

Imagine Bernie being the nominee in this situation

— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) June 5, 2020

9:20 PM: New York:

At the top of the hill they’re processing the arrestees. Medics and photographers among them. A woman is pulled out in a stretcher. I asked an officer what the point was and he shook his head and said “Eight o’clock”

— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) June 5, 2020

“I just saw a woman get her head bashed in because she walked away from an officer and didn’t walk away fast enough, says David Perez, a Mott Haven resident. “Are we in America. Did I wake up in another fucking country?”

— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) June 5, 2020

9:15 Minnesota:

A few protesters shared this list of demands with me. They tell me they think the speeches made by Mayor Tom Henry and officers at the MLK Bridge were “for show.” They tell me they want an apology for Friday’s and Saturday’s protests where tear gas was fired.

— Louie Tran (@louie_tran) June 4, 2020

Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.

— Lisa Bender (@lisabendermpls) June 4, 2020

9:10 PM: L.A.

SHOCKING VIDEO: LAPD officers seen striking protesters with batons in Fairfax district confrontation

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 4, 2020

9:00 PM: New York:

Roughly 3,000 marching down Willoughby St chanting “Fuck your curfew!”

— NYC Protest Updates 2020 (@protest_nyc) June 5, 2020

Police in the Bronx began arresting peaceful protestors on 136th st as soon as the curfew went into effect. They trapped them on this narrow street and began making arrests. They even arrested members of the National Lawyers Guild.

— Alan Williams (@awilli33) June 5, 2020

8:50 PM: Philly:

A Temple University student arrested during Monday’s protests was released from custody Wednesday after video surfaced of a police officer striking him in the head with a baton, and another using his knee to pin the student’s face to the street.

— The Philadelphia Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) June 4, 2020

“Everything is gone.” Philadelphia’s 52nd Street corridor, mostly made up of African-American and immigrant businesses, was among the worst hit by looting. via @WSJ

— Kate Milani (@KateMilani) June 4, 2020

8:40 PM: D.C. “We’re not leaving…”

On the seventh day there was a thunderstorm. And they kept on marching.

— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) June 5, 2020

On to the Capitol

— Lola Fadulu (@lfadulu) June 5, 2020

One black officer stepped out of line to hi-five and hug the crowd. Not all protesters are happy with the engagement.

— Lola Fadulu (@lfadulu) June 5, 2020

8:35 PM:

"Cities are effectively using their residents to mortgage police violence," writes @brentinmock

— sarah holder (@sarahsholder) June 5, 2020

defund the police is not the most popular police reform

trying to make mainstream it and/or pushing for more than you think you're going to get (i.e. bargaining) are obvs reasonable strategies

but heads up that not all proposals have equal public support

— David Byler (@databyler) June 4, 2020

8:30 PM: Chicago:

A rumor about busloads of antifa protestors, sparked by a bogus Twitter account, spurred Chicago Police to shut down highways and send a helicopter to the Indiana border. It was completely false.

— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) June 4, 2020

8:25 PM: Cotton:

How is everyone at the @nytimes doing tonight?

— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 5, 2020

8:20 PM: Biden:

We can’t take four more years of this.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 5, 2020

NEW: Joe Biden’s innermost circle is heavily white.

My deep dive into who has real sway in Biden’s brain trust, and why it matters:

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) June 4, 2020

8:13 PM: D.C.

Almost on top of #DC at 742pm. Gusts up to 60mph and large hail possible.

— Chester Lampkin WUSA 9 (@chesterlampkin) June 4, 2020

A lot of lightning on the way toward the Lincoln Memorial from Virginia. Hundreds of protesters remain on its grounds. (@wusa9)

— John Henry (@JohnHenryWUSA) June 4, 2020

8 pm: here comes the lightning and rain…

— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) June 4, 2020

And it arrives. With sirens.

— Hillary Howard (@hhowardWTOP) June 5, 2020

8:10 PM: New York:

NBC News: NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tonight is pleading for a toning down of rhetoric against cops by politicians and others, following days of violence against police. But, he also apologized for "unprofessional" conduct by some of his cops, says suspensions coming.

— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) June 4, 2020

The press conference, that was held inside a heavily fortified police headquarters with a level of security not seen in recent memory, was notable because it did not include the mayor or any other elected official.

— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) June 4, 2020

8:05 PM: Dallas:

8:00 PM: Louisville:

#Louisville is the home and power base of the 2nd most powerful #Republican, @senatemajldr. He used to be the county executive there. People are getting killed in the streets but hid craven lack of leadership—even visibility—is glaring. They don’t call him Turtle for nothing.

— howardfineman (@howardfineman) June 4, 2020

7:55 PM: Bethesda, MD:

They were putting up signs to commemorate the death of George Floyd. He wasn't having it.

— Victor Stoddard (@VicStoddard) June 4, 2020

7:50 PM: D.C.

To folks protesting/covering protests, congressional staff just got a message from Capitol Police telling us "Take Shelter Now" re the inbound weather system.

Think I've seen this level of severity in a USCP weather message may ~5 times in 7 years.

— Aaron Fritschner (@Fritschner) June 4, 2020

Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Washington DC, Arlington VA, Alexandria VA until 8:15 PM EDT

— NWS Severe Tstorm (@NWSSevereTstorm) June 4, 2020

7:47 PM:

"Protesters and public health officials worry about a possible spike."@WrightUps has more on how the use of tear gas and other chemical agents against protesters could increase the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

— ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) June 4, 2020

7:45 PM:

Also sent right after the president tweeted a letter written by his former lawyer that described the Lafayette Square protesters as “terrorists.”

— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 4, 2020

7:40 PM:

Here are some of the comments anonymous LinkedIn staffers made during a meeting that was billed as an event to discuss racial inequality by “reflecting on our own biases, practicing allyship, and intentionally driving equitable actions.”

— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) June 4, 2020

Meanwhile in Santa Clarita, CA…..

— Zach Singer (@zsingerrr) June 4, 2020

7:35 PM: Detroit: “Passing the mic…”

Detroit protesters passing the mic to discuss their demands. Some suggestions: no rubber bullets, expungement of weed convictions, residency requirement for police, licensing and bias training for the city’s private security forces.

— Joe Guillen (@joeguillen) June 4, 2020

Michigan has the fifth-highest death toll from COVID-19 and more than 3/4 of coronavirus-related deaths have taken place in greater Detroit—the lifeblood of economic opportunity for many people of color in the region. &

— John Austin (@John_C_Austin) June 4, 2020

7:32 PM:

TikTok users of color and their allies are using the #blacklivesmatter hashtag on the app for social advocacy, providing tips on how to protest safely, sharing educational resources and speaking out on racial injustice.

More here:

— Rachel Janfaza (@racheljanfaza) June 4, 2020

7:30 PM: Hillary:

Hillary Clinton on Trump not wearing face masks in public: "He is such an insecure man that he thinks it will somehow make him less than he believes he is, which of course is just the opposite. You know, strong men take care of the people around them."

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 4, 2020

The President’s advisers convinced him not to go to his Bedminster Golf Club in NJ this weekend because of the optics and the message it would send during a time of unrest and volatility in the country— instead he is tweeting a letter that calls protesters “terrorists”

— Kristen Holmes (@KristenhCNN) June 4, 2020

The official WH statement on the Tienanmen Square anniversary.

Donald Trump's statement (from 1990).

— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) June 4, 2020

7:25 PM: New York:

Terrence Floyd, brother of the deceased George Floyd, leads a protest march over the Brooklyn Bridge, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Totally peaceful on a sunny day, the group left Cadman Plaza Park in BK for Foley Square in the downtown. 📸/me

— john minchillo (@johnminchillo) June 4, 2020

Protesters asking NYPD to take a knee with them

— Ali Bauman (@AliBaumanTV) June 4, 2020

7:20 PM: Nurses:

Two nurses fresh off a 12 hour shift come to protest outside the White House.

“White Supremacy is deadlier than COVID.”

— Rachel Scott (@rachelvscott) June 4, 2020

7:17 PM: The left’s take:

Gordon read the letter and sums it up in one sentence.

— MoveOn (@MoveOn) June 4, 2020

7:15 PM: D.C.

shot, chaser

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 4, 2020

7:12 PM: L.A.

Peaceful protestors line up in front of LAPD asking them to take a knee. None of the officers did.

— Liz Plank The Curve (@feministabulous) June 4, 2020

7:10 PM:

this is bedbug behavior

— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) June 4, 2020


Someone just said in the Slack that James Bennet claimed he never read the Cotton op-Ed before it was published. And that no one in senior management did either.

— Jonathan Myerson Katz (@KatzOnEarth) June 4, 2020

Statement from Sen. Cotton's press sec'y about @nytimes saying his column "did not meet our standards:" "We weren’t contacted by the NewYork Times in advance of this statement…We’re curious to know what part of [the editorial] process and this piece didnt meet their standards."

— Paul Farhi (@farhip) June 4, 2020

7:05 PM: AOC

How injustices compound: Many protestors are people who‘ve lost health insurance during COVID.

After being beaten, tear gassed, or badly hurt, many are afraid to seek medical care to check for bleeds, fractures, or head injuries because they are newly uninsured.

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 4, 2020

If you’ve been protesting (in person, in crowds) and want to get tested for covid, do it. The process has been quick and simple here at the Judiciary Square site. TY to everyone manning this site today.

— Anne Marie Battista (@ambattista) June 4, 2020

6:59 PM:

I thought this letter from respected retired Marine and Super Star lawyer, John Dowd, would be of interest to the American People. Read it!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020

JUST IN: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says there will not be a curfew in the District tonight as protests over the death of George Floyd are expected to continue. DC Police say no arrests were made last night, as demonstrations were peaceful.

— WMAL News (@wmalnews) June 4, 2020

Update: A massive addition of fencing appears to have taken place since I was last here. Fencing starts just after F St along 17th and runs all the way to Constitution.

The president’s residence is now cocooned in a massive rectangle of fencing.

— Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) June 4, 2020

Some protesters are expecting tens of thousands to march through D.C. on Saturday.

— Anna-Lysa Gayle (@AnnaLysaGayle) June 4, 2020

No law enforcement line outside the White House today. They’re letting the fence do the work instead of creating a point of conflict.

— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) June 4, 2020

The Radical Left Democrats new theme is “Defund the Police”. Remember that when you don’t want Crime, especially against you and your family. This is where Sleepy Joe is being dragged by the socialists. I am the complete opposite, more money for Law Enforcement! #LAWANDORDER

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020

A massive group of mourners is marching across the Brooklyn Bridge following a memorial for George Floyd in New York City.

— ABC News (@ABC) June 4, 2020

It’s really hot out here. A protester has passed out at the Capitol. Didn’t want to show you vid of them. I did want to show you the effort to help them. Protesters are shielding them with umbrellas for the sun while Capitol Police provide water and aid. (@wusa9)

— John Henry (@JohnHenryWUSA) June 4, 2020

Rev. Al Sharpton says he will travel to Washington D.C. on August 28, the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington where MLK's famous "I Have a Dream" speech was made, to "restore and recommit that dream."

— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 4, 2020

Im a 24 year old black man from Atlanta. Mother from africa and an illegal alien for almost 30sum years until 15 months ago. I’ve seen racism and experienced social injustice personally. maybe even on a deeper level because my mother had a foreign accent.

— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) June 4, 2020

On #MTPDaily New Orleans congressman @RepRichmond accepted the apology of Saints quarterback @drewbrees following his comments on kneeling during the national anthem.

“I think he made a big mistake… and I think he came back and he acknowledged that.”

— MSNBC Public Relations (@MSNBCPR) June 4, 2020

NEW: Times spokeswoman sends mea culpa

— marc tracy (@marcatracy) June 4, 2020

My reporting indicates that the Opinions section of the newspaper is contemplating the slashing of up to one fifth of its daily output, the better to exert greater oversight over pieces like Cotton's.

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) June 4, 2020

Perhaps the most remarkable instance of Bennet's poor management arose in the Sarah Palin incident of June 2017, when the editorial page pretty much accused her of inciting the murderous 2011 rampage of Jared Lee Loughner.

— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) June 4, 2020

Oprah Winfrey is hosting a two-night town hall on systematic racism in America, talking to Stacey Abrams, Ava DuVernay, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and David Oyelowo among others

— Variety (@Variety) June 4, 2020

Atlanta mayor talking with protestors in downtown Atlanta right now. ⁦

— Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfonWSB) June 4, 2020

Atlanta police officer kneeling down with protesters in downtown Atlanta. ⁦

— Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfonWSB) June 4, 2020

Tear gas is WAY more dangerous than the cops say. It can cause long-lasting harm, damages skin, seeps into bystanders’ homes and contaminates what it touches.

Calling it “nonlethal” ignores critical info. We are in the middle of a respiratory pandemic

What you need to know 👇

— Lisa Song (@lisalsong) June 4, 2020

These charges are politically motivated, and false.

Also, @MNPDNashville you don’t need to send SWAT to my house, just let me know when/ where and I’ll come turn myself in.

“The only way to right wrongs is to shine the light of truth on them.”
—Ida B. Wells#BlackLivesMatter

— Justin Jones (@brotherjones_) June 4, 2020

JUST IN: DC Mayor Muriel Bowser says there will not be a curfew in the District tonight as protests over the death of George Floyd are expected to continue. DC Police say no arrests were made last night, as demonstrations were peaceful.

— WMAL News (@wmalnews) June 4, 2020

I'm introducing legislation to ban the use of tear gas by District police. It is unacceptable to use tear gas or any chemical weapon that is banned in international warfare on our residents. Full release and bill below.

— Brianne K. Nadeau (@BrianneKNadeau) June 4, 2020

Until we fix #DCStatehood, we are subject to whims of the Federal Government. Sometimes they're benevolent, and sometimes they're not. We have to fix this.

— Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC (@MayorBowser) June 4, 2020

Martin Luther King III and his family show their respects to the remains of George Floyd before a memorial service in his honor.

📷 Kerem Yucel / AFP

— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 4, 2020

I have lifted the curfew in the City of Los Angeles. We remain strongly committed to protecting the right of Angelenos to make their voices heard and ensuring the safety of our community.

— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) June 4, 2020

Mayor Muriel Bowser wants federal law enforcement, soldiers out of DC

— FOX 5 DC (@fox5dc) June 4, 2020

READ: White House fortifies security perimeter ahead of continued protests

— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) June 4, 2020

Many in crowd turn backs on de Blasio. Wow

— Matt Troutman (@ByMattTroutman) June 4, 2020

Breaking: NYS Judge James Burke rules NYPD can now keep anyone (peaceful protestors arrested for curfew and criminal looters) detained for over 24 hours given these are extraordinary times. “It’s a crisis within a crisis", he said. "All writs are denied, BK, BX and manhattan"

— Bryan Llenas (@BryanLlenas) June 4, 2020

Romney: "If I ever had to choose somebody to be in a foxhole with, it would be with General Mattis. What a wonderful, wonderful man."

— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) June 4, 2020

Activists could really use this now

— Mashable (@mashable) June 4, 2020

Joe Biden leads against Pres. Trump by 11 points nationally, according to a Monmouth University poll.

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 4, 2020

“Perhaps we're getting to the point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally, and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up,” Murkowski tells us.

— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) June 4, 2020

#BREAKING: YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged with criminal trespassing and unlawful assembly after video shows him alongside looters in Scottsdale. STORY:

— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) June 4, 2020

The View's Meghan McCain says she's not in NY after neighbor calls her out for claiming protests made area a ‘war zone’

— The Sun Showbiz (@TheSunShowbiz) June 4, 2020

Just an utterly pointless person. A fraudulent oxygen-suck and pouting ass-hat who deserves no place in the public discourse.

— Peter Wolf (@peterawolf) June 4, 2020

Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine.

— Kristen Bartlett (@kristencheeks) June 2, 2020

In this video @DenverPolice appear to shoot pepper balls at a car to move traffic. The man gets out to tell police that his girlfriend is pregnant in the car, and they keep shooting.

He isn’t a threat, or even a protestor. We need police reform now.

— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 4, 2020

Inspired by U.S. protests, some Belgians want colonial king statues removed

— Reuters (@Reuters) June 4, 2020

After Pearl Harbor 1941, FDR refused suggestions to surround the White House with light tanks because it might look as if our democracy was under siege:

— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) June 4, 2020

Death of black man in Tacoma police custody ruled a homicide

— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 4, 2020

Kamala Harris at the Russia investigation hearing:
“We are looking at people in pain … shouting for justice in America. Yet this committee doth protest too much, as Shakespeare might say, on an issue that is not relevant to the people and the pain that America is feeling today.”

— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) June 4, 2020

Senate Democrats on Thursday held a moment of silence lasting 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time that a police officer pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck.

A handful of senators knelt on the marble floor during the moment of silence.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 4, 2020

George Floyd’s body and family have arrived for his memorial service.

— Craig Melvin (@craigmelvin) June 4, 2020

Police officers took a knee as the hearse carrying George Floyd arrived at his memorial service.

— Armando Tonatiuh Torres-García (@GarciaReports) June 4, 2020

“Removing a symbol is important but it’s only a step,” Northam says, “we still need change in this country.”

He adds: “Symbols do matter. My friends, we all know it’s time. And history will prove that,” Northam says in the end of his remarks.

— Deepa Shivaram (@deepa_shivaram) June 4, 2020

“Black oppression as always existed in this country… the legacy of racism also continues as part of a system that touches every person and every aspect of our lives whether we know it or not,” @GovernorVA says.

— Deepa Shivaram (@deepa_shivaram) June 4, 2020

“It’s time to acknowledge institutional racism whether or not you can see it,” Northam says, recalling what he used to tell doctors he taught- “the eyes can’t see what the mind doesn’t know”

— Deepa Shivaram (@deepa_shivaram) June 4, 2020

“Richmond is no longer the capitol of the confederacy,” Richmond mayor @LevarStoney says at a press conference where he announced plans to remove the confederate monuments on Monument ave — including one of Robert E Lee where protestors have been gathering in recent weeks.

— Deepa Shivaram (@deepa_shivaram) June 4, 2020

Everything that's happening right now, all of the anger and frustration you're seeing from black journalists isn't something that just bubbled to the surface. This is following years of our ideas, thoughts & expertise being cast aside.

— Kat Stafford (@kat__stafford) June 4, 2020

BREAKING: More than 30 journalists of color at the Philadelphia Inquirer are calling out sick today in protest of systemic racism; others are taking part in a byline strike. This was prompted by the paper's disastrous 'Buildings Matter, Too' headline

— Dave Jamieson (@jamieson) June 4, 2020

Today, I’m joining my colleagues of color at the @PhillyInquirer and calling in sick and tired.

Things need to change. We call on The Inquirer to do better. To be better.

Here is the open letter we sent our newsroom leadership yesterday:

— Brandon Bell (@brandontrevion) June 4, 2020

This is white collar looting

— Neal Kwatra (@nealkwatra) June 4, 2020

Or, more bluntly, you could say we are still working to de-segregate many elite spaces.

I guess a position entitled “Chief Desegregation Officer”—-

Or “Office of Desegregation and Integration”—-

Those hit a little different, don’t they?

— Karen Attiah (@KarenAttiah) June 4, 2020

In addition to the new fencing, which now extends past the EEOB down 17th Street, @abdallahCNN reports that additional concrete barriers have been installed behind existing fencing at 17th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW

— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) June 4, 2020

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I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community and anyone I hurt with my comments yesterday. In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused. In an attempt to talk about respect, unity, and solidarity centered around the American flag and the national anthem, I made comments that were insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country. They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character. This is where I stand: I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference. I condemn the years of oppression that have taken place throughout our black communities and still exists today. I acknowledge that we as Americans, including myself, have not done enough to fight for that equality or to truly understand the struggles and plight of the black community. I recognize that I am part of the solution and can be a leader for the black community in this movement. I will never know what it’s like to be a black man or raise black children in America but I will work every day to put myself in those shoes and fight for what is right. I have ALWAYS been an ally, never an enemy. I am sick about the way my comments were perceived yesterday, but I take full responsibility and accountability. I recognize that I should do less talking and more listening…and when the black community is talking about their pain, we all need to listen. For that, I am very sorry and I ask your forgiveness.

A post shared by Drew Brees (@drewbrees) on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:22am PDT

.@DarrenMHaynes & I both gathered canisters after being gassed Monday on H & 17. I remembered this morning Darren’s canister had different lettering to mine and compared the two. Will report latest developments on @wusa9

— Nathan Baca (@NathanBacaTV) June 4, 2020

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