Protest against epidemic unemployment… “I can’t breathe” is the American moment

In recent days, protests over the death of an African-American man by a white police officer have continued to escalate, spreading to more than 30 cities, including Minneapolis, New York, Washington and Atlanta.
Curfews have been imposed in 25 cities in 16 states.

Protests continued to escalate and spread to more than 30 cities across the United States

Minneapolis: demonstrations continue

Demonstrations continued in Minneapolis, where the incident took place on May 30.
In the early hours of the morning, protesters clashed with police in Minneapolis’ 5th precinct, damaging buildings.
Minnesota has “fully activated” its national guard force, the largest in more than 160 years.
On the 29th, 700 members of the national guard moved into Minneapolis, and on the 30th, another 1,000 troops moved in.
There are currently more than 13,000 police officers in Minnesota.
The us defense department has made it possible to send military police units to Minneapolis at Mr Trump’s request.

Washington: anger rages at the White House

People in Washington continued to hold demonstrations Wednesday.
In the afternoon, some demonstrators came to the White House, shouted slogans and clashed with police and secret service personnel.
Some protesters forcibly removed the security barrier.
That night, clashes between protesters and police outside the White House escalated, with police firing tear gas and pepper bullets to evict the crowd.
CCTV reporters were met with tear gas and their voices were hoarse.

△ Washington, d.c. national guard facebook screenshot

The national guard from Washington, d.c.
The National Guard, or DCNG, said in a statement on facebook that it had mobilized at the behest of the secretary of the army to help Washington police respond to protests around the White House.

New York: gunfire rings in the air

On May 30, local time, protesters in New York City tried to go to the local police station to continue their demonstration.
Police fired warning shots into the air several times during the march.

Along the way, there were several confrontations between the demonstrators and the police.
At the entrance to the police station, the protesters’ way was blocked by a human wall of police officers, before they continued their protest by chanting slogans such as “I put my hands up and don’t shoot.”
In brooklyn, two police cars were burned and traffic was briefly disrupted by protests along the side of the brooklyn bridge, along the west side highway and along the river express (FDR).
New York police said at least 70 people had been arrested by 9pm local time.

Los Angeles: a state of emergency is declared

At noon local time on May 30, thousands of protesters gathered at the pan Pacific continued demonstration park, south of Los Angeles at first protesters gathered in the park peacefully expressed dissatisfaction with the violence, and shouted in protest, after protesters near to downtown, and occupied most of the streets, traffic paralysis, some protesters began to damage commercial facilities along the way.
Police began firing rubber bullets at the protesters in an attempt to break up the crowd after they clashed with officers from the Los Angeles police department and burned a number of police cars as they tried to maintain order and stop the protesters.
In recent days, Los Angeles police have arrested nearly 500 protesters for breaking the law.

California governor Richard newsom declared a state of emergency for the city and county of Los Angeles and approved a request for national guard support.

While the wave of protests against a deadly “virus” of racial discrimination continues to rage in the United States, another virus that has been spreading for nearly three months is still killing a high number of people.

More than 100,000 covid-19 deaths

According to Johns Hopkins university, as of 16:32 am eastern time on May 30, a total of 1764,671 cases of covid-19 have been confirmed in the United States, with a total of 103,605 deaths.

As early as January 27, the world health organization changed the global risk of covid-19 from medium to high.
However, the U.S. government did not ask people to take social distancing and other measures until March 15.

A Columbia University study found that if the U.S. government had taken aggressive measures earlier, even a week earlier, both deaths and confirmed cases of covid-19 in the United States could have been reduced by at least 50 percent.
If measures had been taken two weeks earlier, 82.7 percent of deaths and 84 percent of confirmed cases could have been prevented.
In other words, the number of deaths from covid-19 in the United States today could be reduced by tens of thousands.

According to the survey, a large number of americans are still not getting properly tested for the virus, and 14 percent of adults have given up treatment because they cannot afford it.

At a White House press conference on March 18, President trump was asked by a reporter: “why are asymptomatic professional athletes being tested and connected people being at the front of the line?”
Mr Trump responded: “maybe that’s life.”

“The few have it, the few have it, the few have it,” is how American writer David litt describes the United States today. In his time article, he angrily and helplessly acknowledges that the covid-19 crisis is a failure of American democracy.

The economic outlook for an unemployment rate of nearly 15% is worrying

More than 40 million americans have applied for initial unemployment benefits since the outbreak began in March, according to the latest data from the labor department on May 28. More than one million people have applied for initial unemployment benefits for 10 consecutive weeks.
The United States had never before recorded more than a million jobless claims in a single week.

Several mainstream media in the United States since the White House released earlier this year budget, the unemployment rate has soared to nearly 15% today from 3.5% at the time, in this case, although the trump has repeatedly said confidence in economic recovery, but mainstream economists and Wall Street has predicted that the unemployment rate could be will remain above 10% by 2021.

The first problem with high unemployment is the difficulty of providing unemployment assistance.
In the United States, the unemployment insurance system is jointly managed by the federal government and the state government. Once the unemployment number rises sharply, it means that the state’s unemployment insurance tax and the federal government’s funding are insufficient.
That may require additional funds from the federal government, and the additional funds of the federal government need to go through the legal process, and this process is very difficult, so one of the inevitable consequences is that there will be great difficulties in the unemployment assistance in the United States.

The unemployment rate has always been a very important political variable in the history of the United States. Historically, the American government has always put the unemployment rate in a very important position. It is not only a question of real money, but also a matter of social stability and instability.
As early as April, people took to the streets to protest, hoping the government would lift the blockade and resume production as soon as possible.

Us media: America is in free fall like a powder keg

More than 100,000 people died of covid-19 when the pandemic hit;
The economy froze and unemployment soared;
Now there are riots all over the United States caused by racial discrimination, and we don’t know when they will stop.

The New York times said in an article on Monday that there are so many things that make America combustible: mass unemployment, an epidemic that exposes health and economic inequality, idle teenagers, police violence, right-wingers who yearn for a second civil war, and President Donald trump, who is eager to add fuel to the fire.
America now feels like a powder keg, falling at a freefall!

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