'Get your knee off our necks': George Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

President Trump

President Trump

"Hopefully, George is looking down right now, and saying, 'This is a great thing that's happening for our country, '" he said.

"All of us who know white privilege, we need to do more, because we don't even fully recognize the daily pain that the racism in this society causes", he said. Trump touted this as "a great, great day in terms of equality". "We can't let that happen".

The mood has gone from explosive anger over racial injustice and excessive force by law enforcement to conversations about what it will take to turn things around.

Biden said that the continued job losses for non-white workers were a sign of deeper structural inequalities and promised to announce an economic plan of his own soon, including proposals to address the disproportionate negative effects that the coronavirus epidemic has had on minorities.

He added: "This is a great day for him".

In Washington, the city installed a street sign for "Black Lives Matter Plaza" at the intersection of H and 16th Streets near the White House.

On Friday, a US official said the Pentagon would send back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who had been deployed to the Washington, D.C., area.

He stated "equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement", no matter the color of their skin.

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant: "My season is over".
When he initially received right shoulder surgery back in March, the point guard was expected to be sidelined through the summer. Durant should be ready to roll for November 10's training camp and potentially the December 1 opener for the 2020-21 season.

Peter Baker of the New York Times originally tweeted, "Trump suggests that George Floyd would be happy about the jobs numbers", but later deleted the tweet.

"George Floyd's last words, 'I can't breathe, ' have echoed across our nation and around the world", Biden tweeted.

Memorial tributes to Floyd in Minneapolis, where he was killed on May 25, and in New York City's borough of Brooklyn, a major flashpoint for demonstrations stirred by his death, came as protesters returned to the streets of several USA cities for a 10th straight day, including Atlanta, Washington, Denver, Detroit and Los Angeles.

All 57 members of a police tactical unit quit the unit to protest their treatment, local media said Friday.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper rebuffed Trump over the idea of deploying troops, a proposal that earned sharp criticism from previous Pentagon leaders including Jim Mattis.

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said some news outlets had "purposely misreported" the president's comments to insinuate Floyd would be pleased about the positive jobs numbers.

Mr Trump has pushed states to reopen economies despite warnings from public health figures that he risked a second wave of the virus which has killed more than 100,000 Americans. But Biden said it was inappropriate for the president to declare that a strong economy had returned.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.