…from the Washington Post
[ Editor’s Note: This weekend the worm turned for Mr. Trump. The DC protesters got more coordinated and disciplined, while the rest of the country circled the Trump regime to fire barrages of questions for justification of its illegal threats to push the military onto the streets of America’s cities, unrequested.
Successful protests took advantage of what seems to have been great weather all over the the country, while Black Lives Matter protests continued around the planet.
Last night saw a DC brownstone owner, Rahul Dubey on Swan Street near Logan Circle, throwing his doors open for 70 protesters being pursued and beaten by police, giving them sanctuary.
They spent the night, getting some rest, and writing another chapter of the Washington, DC people standing up to the militarization of the city so Trump could play Caesar for a week.
The silver lining was a priceless exposure of the depth and breadth of Federal police forces spread like an octopus across the nation, where Texas prison guards were even flown in, despite having no training in dealing with civilian disorder.
Even the Park Police revealed the failure of their training, with examples of excessive force which included an Australian news team. Their excuse was pitiful, that the news crew with a full sized TV camera was indistinguishable from the violent protesters.
It has been a long time coming, but I know. I know—change will come. pic.twitter.com/oBRVbtTruY
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020
It has been reported that Minneapolis has a city council majority ready to disband its police force, merging with and expanding the county department.
Mr. Trump will come back to work Monday morning to a changed world, and of course he will be oblivious to it and will continue playing the eternal goof ball. Will Congressional Republicans risk their careers to save Trump? I don’t think so.
June 1 to June 7 is a week that Trump will remember for a long time. Still left up in the air is can the Israelis do enough electronic vote flipping to save the day for him in November? … Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … June 06, 2020 –
Here are some significant developments:
•President Trump tweeted Sunday that he has ordered National Guard troops to start the process of withdrawing from Washington.
•Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) and U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Sunday morning toured Black Lives Matter Plaza, at the intersection of 16th and H streets NW, abutting Lafayette Square and St. John’s Church. City workers cleaned up graffiti in the area, and Bowser once again expressed support for peaceful demonstrations.
•The Sunday demonstrations followed a massive day of protests on Saturday across the city — including along the U Street corridor, the Lincoln Memorial, Freedom Plaza and Capitol Hill — over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody and the Trump administration’s militant approach to the unrest that has gripped cities across the country.
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