Amidst US Crackdown, Pompeo Meets Tiananmen “Survivors”
A day after President Trump promised to “dominate” nationwide protests against institutionalized racist police brutality, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to meet with survivors of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, according to his State Department schedule.
NYPD vehicles have already plowed into crowds of protesters; police backed by the National Guard cleared protesters outside the White House with tear gas and rubber bullets; and the president, who chastised governors Monday for using insufficient violence, is vowing to use the U.S. military against further unrest.
Amid China’s growing pressure on the city, officials in Hong Kong on Monday canceled its main event to mark the Beijing massacre for the first time in three decades, citing coronavirus worries.
Source: The Daily Beast
NYPD officer just called a female protester a “stupid fucking bitch” and threw her to the ground pic.twitter.com/18YUHYmqQa
— Jason Lemon (@JasonLemon) May 30, 2020
1️⃣1️⃣5️⃣ Denver, CO: casual conversation between a protestor and riot cop
👤: "Can I ask you what's going to happen at 8? Sir?"
👮🏼♂️: "What's gonna happen is we're gonna start beating the fuck out of you."
— T. Greg Doucette (@greg_doucette) June 1, 2020
— Kevin Krause (@KevinRKrause) May 31, 2020
This is how police are responding to a national uprising against police violence: pic.twitter.com/JeVaL4ogoM
— jordan (@JordanUhl) June 2, 2020
Who is this serving?
Who is this protecting? pic.twitter.com/IK8DkwLLUT
— jordan (@JordanUhl) May 31, 2020
Salt Lake City cops shove down an elderly man with a cane for the crime of standing along the street: pic.twitter.com/PCLkHqQtJg
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) May 31, 2020
my older brother went to a protest in Denver last night. as the police were leaving, one of them shot him with a pepper pellet that smashed the back of his phone and exploded in his face. they were ~30 feet from each other and it looks like the officer aimed directly at his face pic.twitter.com/m9vxaSQbwI
— Rachelle D'nae (@heyydnae) May 31, 2020
Share widely: National guard and MPD sweeping our residential street. Shooting paint canisters at us on our own front porch. Yelling “light em up” #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd #JusticeForGeorge #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/bW48imyt55
— Tanya Kerssen (@tkerssen) May 31, 2020
— chinahand (@chinahand) June 2, 2020