Asked to respond to Pres. Trump's threatened use of military force against protesters, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses for 20 seconds before answering. 'We all watch in horror and consternation, what's going on in the United States.'
The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.
12:15 p.m.: Despite overnight looting, Chicago to move into next phase of reopeningAmid overnight looting, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot promised Tuesday,"we are 110% dedicated to you successfully reopening safely and securely."Lightfoot said she was with one business owner who"burst into tears" and"broke down" as she looked at the devastation to her store.
A Best Buy store with broken entrance is seen while people are taking electronics from inside the building in Chicago, Illinois, United States on June 1, 2020.A Best Buy store with broken entrance is seen while people are taking electronics from inside the building in Chicago, Illinois, United States on June 1, 2020.
Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesDespite the unrest, Lightfoot said Chicago will move into phase 3 of its coronavirus reopening on Wednesday."We want economic activity to resume peacefully and safely in every single neighborhood, especially those hurting the most," Lightfoot said.
11:20 a.m.: Nearly 700 arrested in NYC, curfew extended through the weekIn New York City, despite an 11 p.m. curfew, nearly 700 people were arrested overnight as peaceful protests devolved into moments of vandalism, looting, fire and confrontation.A looted souvenir shop is seen after a night of protest over the death of George Floyd, June 2, 2020 in New York City. New York's mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday declared a city curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, as sometimes violent protests roil communities nationwide.
A looted souvenir shop is seen after a night of protest over the death of George Floyd, June 2, 2020 in New York City. New York's mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday declared a city curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, as sometimes violent protests roil communities nationwide.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty ImagesPeople cross the FDR Drive interrupting traffic during protests over the death of George Floyd, in New York, New York, June 1, 2020.People cross the FDR Drive interrupting traffic during protests over the death of George Floyd, in New York, New York, June 1, 2020.
Alba Vigaray/EPA via ShutterstockLuxury brands and big box retail stores in Rockefeller Center and the Upper East Side had windows smashed and spray painted. Many retailers have boarded up their storefronts.Some officers were hit by cars of protesters fleeing the scenes of vandalism and looting.
It also appeared officers were shot at, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said, condemning it as"unacceptable."Protesters participate in a moment of silence during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, June 1, 2020.
Protesters participate in a moment of silence during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, June 1, 2020.Jeenah Moon/Reuters"I know people want peace," de Blasio stressed Tuesday,"and I know they want change."
"I know we will overcome this," he said, adding he's asked community leaders to"step forward" and"take charge.""Do not let outsiders attack your community ... do not let criminals attack your community," the mayor said."I'll be standing by you."
Protesters rush past Times Square after an 11pm curfew during a night of marches and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.Protesters rush past Times Square after an 11pm curfew during a night of marches and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.
John Moore/Getty ImagesA man takes skateboards during a night of protests and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.A man takes skateboards during a night of protests and vandalism over the death of George Floyd on June 1, 2020 in New York City.
John Moore/Getty ImagesDe Blasio said he does not think National Guard members should be sent to New York City. They're armed, yet not trained for the city's environment, the mayor said, calling it a"dangerous scenario."New York City will now be under a nine-hour curfew each night this week, beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m.
The mayor on Tuesday asked those who want to protest to do so during the day, and then return home.He also said he's very worried thatRegular days off have been canceled for all uniformed members of the NYPD, meaning all 36,000 police officers are now working 12-hour shifts, seven days a week until further notice.
10:40 a.m.: Senate Judiciary to hold hearing on George Floyd's death, policing in USSenate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he's planning to hold a hearing on June 16 to examine Floyd's death and policing in the country, promising to"take a deep dive" into the issue.
"It's a long-overdue wake-up call to the country that there are too many of these cases where African American men die in police custody under fairly brutal circumstances," he said."It's clear to me that policing among men in the African American community is a topic that needs to be discussed and acted upon, and I expect this committee to do its part."
MORE: Photos: Moments of peace, unity you may not have seen in George Floyd protests"I'd like to get to the root cause of it. Mr. Floyd's case is outrageous on its face, but I think it speaks to a broader issue," said Graham, R-S.C."We just need to get to the bottom of what happened and what we can do to fix it."
Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, takes a knee with activists as protesters paused while walking in New York, June 1, 2020.Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, takes a knee with activists as protesters paused while walking in New York, June 1, 2020.
Craig Ruttle/APChief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, hugs an activist during a protest in New York, June 1, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York to protest the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer.
Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, hugs an activist during a protest in New York, June 1, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York to protest the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 after he was pinned at the neck by a Minneapolis police officer.
Craig Ruttle/APGraham called community policing"the anecdote.""I don't know how to make that a reality, but we'll have a hearing along those lines," Graham said.7:35 a.m.: Minnesota AG 'considering all charges' for Chauvin
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison confirmed he is"considering all charges" and that"all options are on the table," when it comes to prosecuting Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.Demonstrators gather at the site of George Floyd's death while under arrest by police officers in Minneapolis, May 31, 2020.
Demonstrators gather at the site of George Floyd's death while under arrest by police officers in Minneapolis, May 31, 2020.Emilie Richardson/ABC NewsEllison told ABC News'"Good Morning America" that the case must be dealt with methodically and that prosecuting Chauvin would not necessarily be easy.
"Generally, jurors resolve all doubts in favor of the police," said Ellison."The system is such that there are certain immunities police have, there are certain presumptions. There are relationships that police have that are established over the course of years. And the fact is if you just look at the Freddie Gray case, people looked at that video and were quite certain that there needed to be a conviction. No one was."
"The fact is these cases are not easy," said Ellison."And anybody who says they are has never done one."Ellison was reluctant to give a firm deadline on the timeline of the case but confirmed that the public could see charges very soon.
MORE: Transcript: Trump to mobilize federal resources to stop violence, restore security"We are having a fresh review from what the county attorney has already done ... and we are looking at this case with fresh eyes," said Ellison."There is nobody who has culpability who will not be held accountable."
Said Ellison:"The public has an expectation that there will be, there will render assistance when necessary, that [police] will not add harm. Just saying 'I didn't know' and 'I was following orders', I don't think is working for the public anymore. That is not a comment about the evidence or the law. It is a comment about where the public's mind is these days."
Ellison said that he and his team are moving"expeditiously" but warned that they also have to move carefully which could take more time than the public would like."There are numerous videos, numerous witness statements, a lot of stuff to go through for us to do due diligence," Ellison stated."We are not going to prolong this any longer than is absolutely necessary to do that due diligence and we are moving expeditiously, yet we have to move carefully. I know that is unsatisfying to people. They want, what they want immediately, and of course people have waited too long and have been too patient over the years but this case must be done methodically and we are doing that right now."
6:49 a.m.: Las Vegas police officer in critical condition after shootingLas Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said two shooting incidents took place amid protests across the city Monday night.Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day.
Police and rescue workers swarm the intersection outside Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse, where shots were fired late Monday, June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas. Police were present for a protest over the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died in police custody on Memorial Day.
Ronda Churchill/APIn the first incident, an officer was shot while engaging with protesters near the Circus Circus hotel and casino."Our officers were attempting to take rocks and bottles from the crowd," said Lombardo."Officers were attempting to get some of the protesters in custody when a shot rang out and our officer went down."
MORE: Trump, Barr tell governors to 'dominate' streets in response to unrestThe officer is in"extremely critical condition and on life support," he said.Police officers surround a person that was shot near the 300 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, on June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas.
Police officers surround a person that was shot near the 300 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, on June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas.Bridget Bennett/AFP via Getty ImagesThe suspect in that shooting was taken into custody.The second incident occurred around 11:22 p.m. at the courthouse on South Las Vegas Boulevard. Officers were posted at the federal building to protect it from protesters when a suspect appeared, armed with multiple weapons.
When authorities approached the individual, the suspect reached for one of those weapons and was subsequently shot by the responding officers.The suspect later died at the hospital."This is a tragic night for our community," said Lombardo."With these protests, which are leading to riots, one tragedy is only leading to another ... our investigations into both these incidents will be ongoing throughout the morning."
"What has occurred is utterly, utterly unacceptable and I hope the community sees it that way too," he concluded.3:22 a.m.: 4 police officers shot in St. LouisIn St. Louis, four officers were shot amid protests Monday night, Police Chief Hayden John Hayden said.
A protestor waves a burned American flag over a fire during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in St Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 1, 2020. Picture taken June 1,2020A protestor waves a burned American flag over a fire during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, in St Louis, Missouri, U.S., June 1, 2020. Picture taken June 1,2020
Lawrence Bryant/ReutersAll four officers have non life threatening injuries. Two were shot in the leg, one was shot in the foot and the other was shot in the arm.Hayden said that a peaceful protest began around 3 p.m. with a couple of thousand people in attendance, but later a group of about 200 people started looting.
The group reportedly set off fireworks aimed at officers.A member of the St. Louis Fire Department removes a hose outside a vandalized and burned convenience store, June 2, 2020, in St. Louis, the morning after protests against the death of George Floyd. People were seen removing items from the store before the building went up in flames following a large peaceful protest.
A member of the St. Louis Fire Department removes a hose outside a vandalized and burned convenience store, June 2, 2020, in St. Louis, the morning after protests against the death of George Floyd. People were seen removing items from the store before the building went up in flames following a large peaceful protest.
Jeff Roberson/APHayden said the officers, who he said exhibited restraint throughout the ordeal, also had gas thrown on them.That is when, he said, several officers, who were standing on the line, all of a sudden felt pain and realized that they had been fired.
1:57 a.m.: LAPD Chief apologizes for equating looters with officers involved in Floyd's deathIn Los Angeles, Police Chief Michel Moore apologized for a remark he made during a mayor's press conference Monday afternoon. He had said:"We didn't have people mourning the death of this man, George Floyd, we had people capitalizing. His death is on their hands as much as it is those officers ... We didn't have protests last night. We had criminal acts."
The comment was met with immediate backlash and Black Lives Matter LA called for Moore to be fired in a tweet.Several hours later, amid much criticism, Moore issued an apology on Twitter saying that he misspoke during the press conference. Read more: ABC News »
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This artist seeking attention Wow! Consternation? Big word for a lefty, isn't it? He didn’t know what to say lol Amazin9889 the movement will never die only multiply Theater I want a political leader for my country like Prime Minister Trudeau Sick pos. Let's at least give him credit for not telling the parents to leave the room while he speaks with the children alone on this one.
Someone is Syria who has seen all kind of violence and still creates time to express his sympathy while some Americans are still saying 'but' and 'what if'. smh His teleprompter obviously stopped and he couldn’t adlib. Leader! Absolutely, people stop allowing , people to kill people, let's conquer the stars, so many planets! Light of consciousness
What...a...prat When the protests started in Syria the government used 1% of ehat USA police using right now , but they are punshing Syria becouse the army fighting against people having a weapons against the government . Somehow, the world still watches the US closely, and hopefully we will show them how we overcome.
StephMillerShow DevinCow mmpadellan MalcolmNance That could be a clip from Nov. 2016.. shocking to see thought before speech I know.. 😬🦠😷🇨🇦 Meanwhile he a member of a group designated by the United States as a terrorist Double_standards On a lighter note: he can't help but to be handsome. **swoon**
There seems to be a fondness in that reverie though, listen. 😁😁 Trump is going on. Country in disarray. So SAD to hear that someone called OUT And NO ACTION GIVEN....CALL the POLICE on the POLICE!! Why did he draw George’s lips so big? Fucking tool. PM Blackface. How about the mural for this 77 year old former Captain who was murdered while trying to stop looters from taking a TV, hm wheres his mural?
American missiles have been aimed at the wall. Looking more like Papa Fidel with every passing day... WHO CARES WHAT HES SAYS! ABCENEMYOFTRUTH Quite a pause. Quiet. I wouldn't want to speak my mind either on live tv in the beginning with all of the stupid crap I would see, but he should have, would have been entertaining. lol
I couldn't breathe but I was able to steal! Commemorating George Floyd killed by the American cop by drawing a picture on a wall bombed by American military. Amazing! The guy who dressed in racist blackface multiple times...he is a terrible person You got that right! Ah! A statesman truly! Godbless Trudeau copiously- Amen!
Yeah，lovely dog of Trump，what he can speak out？Nothing Let me translate for y’all = “I cannot seem to find my balls” Trump is watching election returns from his Bunker and sees the downfall of his presidency and all he can do it tweet out lies and BS MOTHERFUCKER HAD A STROKE LMAO StandWithHK ChinaLiedPeopleDied Listen to this video. Among USRiots, Chinese mobs said in Chinese “Let’s go! Go!” CCP fuel US riots and want to use it to distract world attention from HK and cover its lies on Coronavirus. CCP lied again to public.
What a dummy. I'm wondering where all the preachers and church leaders have gone ... I would think they're essential to calm the unrest Amazing young woman This guy is the president of Canada? My goodness, that says a lot... I’m sorry Canada... That's what all the extra authorities shoulda been doing all week while The People march instead of infringing on our First Amendment and Civil Rights.
I'm sorry. His pause was due to the teleprompter loading his prepared answer. Nidhi He is one rockstar Thanks for the support... policing without any armor or weapons Benedict Arnolds? We need to stand together! Not with violence and hate! We don't need to be like them! We must change the system with love and justice! That's what we must seek!
What a terrible look. Needs a hair stylist and a shave. This doesn't suit him. The potato is a shame of Canada Divas I'm not against protesters, I'm against rioters, I'm not against the police, I'm against the abuse of power, we don't want violence, we want to be listened. WE WANT JUSTICE! 💕 What did they think “no justice no peace” meant?
Queens. JoyTaylorTalks peace1 Please adopt us Americans The AI got two controversial orders thus caused an error. Please wait for the reboot. Officer Derek Chauvin was trained by the Israeli Police who do this to Palestinians every day! Stunned & Shocked Mr Trudeau is brilliant in front of a camera-His words next to perfect-Top notch performance- He makes trumpy look like a ,,, unicorn 😜
At least his eyebrow is still on So! This man has no HUEVOS He was waiting to get told what to say. Hes just a mouthpiece All of Canada hates Trump! as a dual citizen , I can say now that this was hard too watch as he tip toed around, but also he can wear a blue jays ball cap next time as his hair is wild , and would not offend one canadian as we only have one baseball team
Whoever writes your headlines is a complete A-Hole. Take the one negative comment, spin it, ignore the rest of what was said and carelessly slap it on as the Headline? What sht 4th grade level writing skills. I have second hand embarrassment for your lack of professionalism. Sorry neighbour. It's hard to look away as your country unravels. I know the TrumpSupporters see only conspiracy and fake news but this is bat shit crazy. PM Trudeau is just trying be gentle. The world is very concerned and is hoping an adult will soon be in power.
He’s trying not to laugh because he’s thinking about when he wore black face. Watch video again and you’ll see Is this where we all pretend to care deeply what the Prime Minister of Canada thinks of us? We already knew the answer, why ask what we think and SEE OUR ANSWER!!! LOUD & CLEAR...... Mr. Blackface himself. Who is he to speak about racism. DemocratsAreDomesticTerrorists
I respect him so much. I long for this kind of leadership in the U. S. So many of our BLACK MEN die on foreign soil fighting enemies for a country that treats them like the enemy & the President threatens their relatives back home with military force, infact, just as in slavery, set them against each other TheTalkCBS 7NY michaelstrahan Oprah
Looks like that's all he's doing is watching, nothing else He is trying hard not to say what the world wants to. They need to ask a 60 yr old women who know longer is expected to have a filter that question. Oh,that’s me.He has lost his fucking mind. Calling on our military to shoot Americans, for change to treat Americans equal.OMFG
Why would any American give 2 rips what that dude thinks...? He can’t even take care of his own country. 🇺🇸 🦅 USA Trudeau is the representative of the empty heads that listen to a Politician and get fascinated regardless that he is incompetent and stupid and just a puppet of anti national interests. Nobody will remember Trudeau in a few years. Trump has made already a mark in History Trump
That reporter was nasty and I thought the US media was the worst lol. You could hear the contempt in his voice and also in the framing of the question calling it a photo op Justin. Is it Halloween already? fidel castro son ☭ i love this man! Trudeau😘 He paused so Donald can soak it in...'Look at me you old bastard. I'm young , I'm handsome, and I'm better than you'
He’s the biggest pussy in politics. Lol 😂 Wow how you twisted this... 🇨🇦🇨🇦 b's Dude ...you need a mullet cut His teleprompter blacked out. Somebody got fired Trudeau wanted to say fuck trump but he preferred to talk in a diplomatic way. It's kind of interesting that the majority of those cities that need military forces are up north bordering Canada.
I like the pause...... to think... 😎😎 Protestors? Why frame it like that? This about the thugs NOT the peaceful protestors the media is disgusting and he is an idiot for taking the bait when he knows better
Rev. Al: Don't use George Floyd for anything other than justice for George FloydThe Rev. Al Sharpton discusses the violence and looting overshadowing many peaceful protests across the country for George Floyd, and he calls for peaceful protesting over violence. TheRevAl You idiots this isn't about Floyd, it's about 'undocumented shoppers.'🤣👇 TheRevAl It has been used for a reason to steal and destroy property, nothing but opportunistic thugs. TheRevAl George Floyd was a crisis actor. False Flag to sow division.
George Clooney Pens Essay Following Death of George FloydGeorge Clooney is encouraging all Americans to vote in order to fight against systematic racism. Give me a good cantidate to vote for then The only good candidate was Bernie but he’s gone so 🤷🏾♀️ Apparently it is quiet enough to write over there in England. Must be watching the riots from the safety of another country!! Pip pip George 🤣 maybe you should watch Benny Hill, it's a bit closer to home for you.
George Clooney Calls Racism a Pandemic in Essay About George FloydIn a powerful, new essay, George Clooney is showing his support for the black community and addresses anti-black racism in America: 'This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we've yet to find a vaccine.' I thought he died. Huh There is no vaccine. Racism will ALWAYS be there much like rapist and pedophiles. But we MUST make sure racist are not in position of power like cops etc... Becoming a cop should be much harder and firing much easier. But unions stop that from happening. Under Obama, many blacks died, but you were silent. Today, Democrats, like Republicans, come to power through war. You all need power not for the sake of the people. No more America, you are all destroying it leading to civil wlane. You allow Russia and China to destroy America
George Clooney Says Racism Is 'Our Pandemic' Amid George Floyd ProtestsGeorge Clooney penned a powerful essay on 'America's greatest pandemic' amid nationwide protests against police brutality — details Celebrities All these celebrities want to comment now, where were they for Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna, Botham Jean? Sorry George but our greatest pandemic is people deliberately not reading and educating themselves. Pick up a book, people!
'Looting is not liberation': George W. Bush calls for unity, equal justice during George Floyd protestsBush has largely avoided the spotlight since leaving office in 2009. Former President Barack Obama on Monday shared his own thoughts about the protests over Floyd's death.
Some parents are slamming Nickelodeon’s George Floyd tribute for ‘scaring children’Several ViacomCBS networks went dark for a symbolic eight minutes and 46 seconds on Monday night The parents mad nickelodeon today are the ones raising future racist, power-hungry cops. It's not hard to talk to your kids about race. Educate yourself, then educate your kids, and you'll both see why this was an important message. Their Kids! Common!... let them be kids... Yeah