In response to protests in over 75 US cities following the Memorial Day police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, police across the country have heeded President Donald Trump’s call to “get tough and fight,” unleashing a wave of state violence against youth and workers of all races and ethnicities.
In scenes repeated across the country, nonviolent youth and workers have been gassed, pepper-sprayed, clubbed, and shot with rubber bullets by heavily armed riot police and state troopers. A man was shot and killed in Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night, after police and National Guard troops opened fire on a crowd.
This video montage, assembled this weekend by JordanUhl from Twitter videos taken by protesters across the country, has been seen over 40 million times and counting.
Original montage: https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/1266917228752056320.The WSWS version of the video adds location info to the clips, but is otherwise unedited.