As of June 8, there were at least 19 deaths related to the protests. , On May 26, Chauvin and the other three officers were fired. Protest movements—most prominently in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia—have become a feature of the geopolitical landscape. As you read through this list, keep in mind that according to Army field manual FM 3-19.15: “In these modern times, demonstrations, civil unrest, public disorder, and riots happen for a number of reasons. White silence is violence” and “Scream his name,” and confronting right-wing counter-protesters. The move was code named Operation Legend, after 4 year old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed in Kansas City. , On October 26 Walter Wallace Jr. was killed by Philadelphia police officers while holding a knife and ignoring orders to drop it. By early June, at least 200 American cities had imposed curfews, while more than 30 states and Washington, D.C, had activated over 62,000 National Guard personnel in response to unrest. In comparison, no such surge happened after prior prominent Black Lives Matter demonstrations. On September 2, Deon Kay, an 18-year-old man, was shot and killed by a police officer in Washington, D.C. Later that day, protesters started gathering outside of the Seventh District Metropolitan Police Department building. , The 2020–2021 United States racial unrest has triggered protests, political gestures and policy changes in the United Kingdom, both in solidarity with the United States and in comparable protest against racism in the United Kingdom. He's the author of "Hannibal and Me. The unrest has led to a change in public opinion on Zwarte Piet, a character used in Dutch Sinterklaas celebrations who has been historically portrayed in blackface. The incidents documented by Amnesty International show over a dozen protests and counter-protests erupted in violence with police either mostly, or entirely, absent from the scene.  One person was shot and killed during the protests. The index consists of individual monthly time series for 130 countries, available with almost no lag, and can be easily and transparently replicated. He had lifted a lockdown to allow an election that was in his interest but ultimately contributed to a resurgence of the virus. Israelis, for example, protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after he shut down courts, adjourned parliament and demanded digital surveillance, all in the name of fighting the pandemic.  According to a Taylor family attorney, Glover had dated Taylor two years before and continued to have a "passive friendship". Walker said that he believed that the officers were intruders. COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, statehouse scandals, marijuana top 2020 stories By Jerry Nowicki, Peter Hancock, Sarah Mansur & Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois Even after we defeat the virus, many of its effects will linger for years. For days, protesters gathered outside the heavily guarded South Los Angeles sheriff's station in tense but peaceful demonstrations. GameStop Is Rage Against the Financial Machine, China’s Latest Celebrity Scandal Hits a Raw Nerve. Experts think a perfect storm of elements from the pandemic to economic turmoil and social unrest could be the reason behind this historic peak. What is causing this mounting social unrest and who is behind the clashes with police? Chauvin placed his left knee in the area of Floyd's head and neck. Multiple media began to refer to it as a national reckoning on racial issues in early June. SPRINGFIELD – It was a year like no other, and one most Americans would just as soon forget, but 2020 is sure to last in the history books as one of the most tumultuous in modern history. Thousands protest Michigan governor's social distance order Thousands of flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol to show their displeasure with Gov. , On August 29, a large group of pro-Trump counterprotesters, arrived in downtown Portland by a vehicle convoy. Social unrest. 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Biggest stories of 2020: Helena officials reconsider police funding amid social unrest From the From politics to the pandemic, here are the IR's biggest stories of 2020 series  State and local officials arrested a total of 132 people during the unrest. From social unrest to a global pandemic, 2020 was not the year many expected. ", "The Ostrich Rears its Head: America's 2020 Racial Reckoning is a Victory and Opportunity", Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, "Washington NFL Team Bows to Pressure, Drops 'Redskins' Name", "America convulses amid a week of protests, but can it change? Within an hour of meeting, both sides began pushing, punching, paint-balling, and macing each other. They were met with a larger group of armed left-wing counter-protesters, who began pushing them out of the town before the DeKalb County Police Department dispersed both parties. 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