Violence erupts in America, Protestor shot dead in Texas
Washington (D.C): Protesters in America turned violent around the country over the weekend as tens of thousands of Americans continued a monthslong wave of civil unrest protesting racism and police tactics.
Seattle protesters hurled rocks and explosives at police officers during violent confrontations near the police department’s East Precinct station on Saturday. Dozens of people were arrested and 59 officers were injured, including many with burns and abrasions, according to police. The explosives also caused structural damage to the station, the officials said.
In Austin, Texas, a protester was fatally shot during a Black Lives Matter gathering near the state capital.
Clip of the shooting at the protest in Austin Texas from Hiram Gilberto on FB pic.twitter.com/VFbzqfoSff
— Anthony Martino (@anthonyfartino) July 26, 2020
Protests have taken place across the U.S. after the May 25 death of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis. But many marches grew in size and intensity over the weekend, and focused on what demonstrators say is overreach by local and federal officers in Portland and other cities. At some events, protesters carried guns. Princeton University who has researched the political impact of violence in civil-rights campaigns, said the narrative of which side is creating the violence at protests has important consequences for the election