The murder of a black American revives the anti-racism movement in America
US President Donald Trump said he intends to send the National Guard and Federal Police to the city of Kenosha in the US state of Wisconsin, to address what he described as acts of violence there after the killing of a black man by police bullets, reviving the anti-racism movement in the United States.
The police shooting of black citizen Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and wounding him in the back last Sunday sparked unrest there over a period of 3 nights, including sparking a wave of deliberate fires, widespread acts of sabotage and sporadic shooting incidents, which resulted in two deaths.
During the protest movement, intermittent confrontations were recorded between demonstrators and the police. This development cast a shadow over the political scene and the activities of the Republican National Congress.
For his part, US Vice President Mike Pence said Americans are aware that supporting the police does not necessarily mean not supporting minorities or African Americans.
Pence added that America would not be safe if Biden ruled, and also said that under Trump’s presidency, police funding would not be reduced.
As for the US Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, he condemned the police shooting of African American Jacob Blake in the US state of Wisconsin, and demanded justice for him.
Biden criticized in a video posted on Twitter what he described as the problems of deep-rooted racism and inequality in the United States, and said that what he saw in that video disgusted me, once again a black man, Jacob Blake was killed by police bullets in broad daylight and in view of the whole world.
He stated that he had spoken with Jacob’s father, mother, sister, and some of his relatives, and that he had told them that justice should be done.
“Our hearts are with his family, especially his children. What they saw was a terrible thing,” he added. “They saw their father shot dead and they asked, as Gianna Floyd did,: Why? Why my father? Put yourselves in the place of every black father or black mother and ask: Is this what we want for America?” Is this the country we want? ”
A curfew and an emergency in Minneapolis
The governor of Minnesota declared a state of emergency in the city of Minneapolis after violent protests erupted on Wednesday evening after the death of a black man suspected of being in a murder case, and police say he shot himself.
The city has been a center of protests since George Floyd (46 years) – an African-American – was killed last May after a policeman crouched on his neck for about 9 minutes.
An unprecedented boycott in the world of sports
The American sports world – led by players from the NBA – has begun an unprecedented boycott of competitions in reaction to the Jacob Blake case.
The initiative was sparked by the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, which boycotted a game and forced the NBA to postpone other matches on Wednesday, and the movement quickly spread widely.
“We demand a change, we’re tired of it,” Lakers star LeBron James tweeted.
Several local media reported on Wednesday evening that traditional rivals the Lakers and Clippers in Los Angeles had voted to withdraw from the season.
For her part, Japanese woman Naomi Osaka, ranked tenth in the world, decided to withdraw from the semi-finals of the Cincinnati International Tennis Tournament, one of the compulsory Premier League tournaments for women, held at the Flushing Meadows in New York, before the event organizers in turn decided to postpone the matches scheduled for Thursday until Friday.
“As a sport the tennis world takes a collective stand against racial inequality and social injustice that has once again come to the fore in the United States, the NBA and the professional and professional associations decided to boycott play on Thursday, and the competitions will resume Friday,” the NBA said in a statement. .
Football and baseball matches have also been postponed due to a boycott.
“As a black woman, I feel that there are more important issues that need immediate attention rather than watching me play tennis,” Osaka – who has spoken a lot in recent months to denounce racial injustice – wrote in a statement on her Twitter account.
“I don’t expect anything drastic to happen if I don’t play,” said Osaka, who is born of a Japanese mother and father from Haiti.