Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced a 7 p.m. curfew on Monday night following an outbreak of violent demonstrations across the nation’s capital and dozens of cities across the U.S. Bowser said “significant damage” had been done to the downtown areas, as protests over the death of George Floyd after his arrest by Minneapolis police turned violent, with incidents of arson, vandalism and clashes between protesters and the police.
“Every American should be outraged by the murder of George Floyd,” Bowser said. “I want to implore D.C. residents to think of ways to be part of the solution, not part of the destruction.”
This is supposedly from Washington DC last night. I saved the video and liked a tweet sharing it from an account that did not look like a bot. Sounds of shooting and a chaotic scene for sure. I am sharing this and seeing if it gets deleted. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS WHAT. #dcblackout pic.twitter.com/XFGKpODgoW— BS (@GarbageCanBS) June 1, 2020
Video of the Polish and American war hero Thaddeus Kościuszko statue in Washington DC being defaced.— Visegrad 24 🇨🇿🇭🇺🇵🇱🇸🇰 (@visegrad24) June 1, 2020
Kościuszko was not only opposed to slavery, he actually left his assets to purchase slaves out of slavery and support their education.
Riots in Washington DC : This is the scene near the White Housepic.twitter.com/2OKGrZmHGP— Shark NewsWires (@SharkNewsWires) June 1, 2020
More flag burning at the Washington DC riot. If you had any doubts, this should clear them up... The people out here disrespecting George Floyd by looting and burning our cities truly hate the USA. pic.twitter.com/UcfXaLrLvR— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) June 1, 2020
The absolute state of Washington DC. As the entire city burns, people turn on each other. pic.twitter.com/Jl0yZXlvt7— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 1, 2020
Riot aftermath in Washington, D.C. at the Apple store.— Riot Coverage (@RiotCoverage) June 1, 2020
Note: Since 2016, demo devices from Apple stores only work in-store...
so the devices are worthless to looters.#riots2020 #protest2020 #protests2020 #Riot2020 #washingtondc #WashingtonDCRiots #DCProtests pic.twitter.com/KBghverrM6