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Protests Hammer U.S. Cities Still Recovering From Lockdown

  • Trump urges governors to crack down on demonstrators
  • Major urban areas on verge of reopening when unrest erupted
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Violence Erupts in Major U.S. Cities
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America’s reopening was always going to be fraught, with competing fears of new virus outbreaks and economic meltdown. Now cities from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles are reeling from unrest that could worsen both.

Violence erupted in dozens of places following the death of George Floyd, a black Minneapolis man who died after a white police officer pressed a knee into his neck for more than eight minutes. Demonstrators rampaged through shopping districts including Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, and Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, and set fire to police cars and municipal buildings.