Sporadic violence flares in latest US protests over Floyd death

first_imgTens of thousands of people defied curfews to take to the streets of US cities on Tuesday for an eighth night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as National Guard troops lined the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.Clashes between protesters and police and looting of some stores in New York City gave way to relative quiet by night’s end. In Los Angeles, numerous demonstrators who stayed out after the city’s curfew were arrested. But by late evening, conditions were quiet enough that local television stations switched from wall-to-wall coverage back to regular programming.Large marches and rallies also took place in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver and Seattle. In Portland, Oregon, crowds seemed to swell before 11 p.m. local time. Police used stun grenades and tear gas on the crowd, calling it an “Unlawful assembly.” The scattering crowd shouted “Peaceful protest,” back at police.Although rallies on behalf of Floyd and other victims of police brutality have been largely peaceful during the day, after dark each night crowds have turned to rioting, vandalism, arson and looting. On Monday night, five police officers were hit by gunfire in two cities.Outside the US Capitol building on Tuesday afternoon a throng took to one knee, chanting “silence is violence” and “no justice, no peace,” as officers faced them just before the government-imposed curfew.The crowd remained after dark, despite the curfew and vows by President Donald Trump to crack down on what he has called lawlessness by “hoodlums” and “thugs,” using National Guard or even the US military if necessary. Some protesters briefly pushed and rocked a chainlink fence, but were encouraged other protesters to stop. Local news media reported that the crowds dwindled by midnight.Protests coast to coastIn New York City, thousands of chanting protesters ignored an 8 p.m. curfew to march from the Barclays Center in Flatbush toward the Brooklyn Bridge as police helicopters whirred overheard.The crowd, halted at an entrance to the Manhattan Bridge roadway, chanted at riot police: “Walk with us! Walk with us.”On Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, hundreds of people filled the street, marching past famous landmarks of the film center. Others gathered outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters downtown, in some cases hugging and shaking hands with a line of officers outside.Los Angeles was the scene of violent riots in 1992, following the acquittal of four policemen charged in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, that saw more than 60 people killed and an estimated $1 billion in damage.A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday found a majority of Americans sympathize with the protests.The survey conducted on Monday and Tuesday found 64% of American adults were “sympathetic to people who are out protesting right now,” while 27% said they were not and 9% were unsure.More than 55% of Americans said they disapproved of Trump’s handling of the protests, including 40% who “strongly” disapproved, while just one-third said they approved – lower than his overall job approval of 39%, the poll showed.In Minneapolis, Roxie Washington, mother of Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, told a news conference he was a good man. “I want everybody to know that this is what those officers took from me….,” she said, sobbing. “Gianna does not have a father. He will never see her grow up, graduate.”Floyd died after a white policeman pinned his neck under a knee for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis on May 25, reigniting the explosive issue of police brutality against African Americans five months before the November presidential election.The officer who knelt on Floyd, 44-year-old Derek Chauvin, has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three other officers involved were fired but not yet charged.’America is not a battleground’Trump has threatened to use the military to battle the violence and has derided local authorities, including state governors, for their response to the disturbances.The head of the US National Guard said on Tuesday 18,000 Guard members were assisting local law enforcement in 29 states.The Pentagon said it has moved about 1,600 US Army troops into the Washington, D.C., region.Trump’s rhetoric and the growing role of the US armed forces has alarmed some current and former officials.”America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy,” Martin Dempsey, a retired four-star general who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote on Twitter.The protests come on the heels of lockdowns to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus which hit African Americans disproportionately with high numbers of cases and job losses.Some of those who have gathered at the site of Floyd’s killing have invoked the non-violent message of the late US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in 1968, as the only way forward.”He would be truly appalled by the violence because he gave his life for this stuff,” said Al Clark, 62, a black man who drove to the Minneapolis memorial with one of King’s speeches blaring from his truck.”But I can understand the frustration and anger.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Colonial beauty decked out in cool style

first_imgThe living area at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf. “It’s just beautiful out there. We have barbecues out on the back deck and also downstairs. “We’ve even had a wedding (at the home) so there is plenty of space for entertaining.”The home is close to local shops, schools, public transport and the waterfront. It also has easy access to the highways to Brisbane city and the airport. The property is being marketed by Stephan Siegfried and Johanne Fenton of One Agency Redcliffe for $729,000. The front deck at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.On the lower level of the home there is a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and access to the two-way bathroom, which has dual basins and separate bath and shower.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Two of the three other bedrooms have built-in robes.There is also a tandem carport on this level along with a patio at the front and a porch at the back.Internal stairs lead up to the big open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with toilet and sunroom — perfect for use as an office. The kitchen at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.The big kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space, stainless-steel appliances and pantry.There is also front and back verandas for enjoying a cool afternoon drink or family barbecue.“The deck with its breezes and water glimpses is probably my favourite part of the home,” Ms McVay said.center_img The home at 8 Maine Rd, Clontarf.THIS beautifully remodelled Queenslander is just moments from the waterfront in Clontarf.Sue McVay and Ash Mason bought the property at 8 Maine Rd 10 years ago after falling in love with its character charm.“It’s just got that quintessential Queenslander style,” Ms McVay said.“It’s the style of home we love.“It was completely remodelled before we bought it but we did redo the gardens from scratch. “We’ve also freshly painted inside and out.”last_img read more

Brisbane architecturally designed homes go under the hammer this weekend

first_imgThe home at 2/35 Victoria St, Kelvin Grove, is built with sustainable living in mind.The cottage at 2/35 Victoria St, Kelvin Grove was built over a number of years by an environmental engineer and thoughtfully designed to make the most of the natural elements, according to Harcourts Solutions licensed real estate agent Bridget Gabites.“The owner collected the timber, and it’s all been designed to make sure it stays cool in summer and warm in the winter by keeping windows away from the western side,” Ms Gabites said.“There are solar panels that almost provides all the electricity for the home and there is a water tank outside.” The cottage was designed to make the most of a small block.Ms Gabites said blocks in Kelvin Grove were traditionally small and the vendor had maximised the space available through the minimalist style of the house. The home is open-plan living.The Queenslander had an architecturally designed renovation and extension which was completed about a decade ago, so while the front of the home remains in traditional fashion, the rest of the residence is ultra-modern. The home was architecturally designed by the owner’s son in 1969.The retro-chic home is back in style and has garnered the attention of buyers, many of whom want to preserve the property.“The majority have been looking to maintain the style and have come just for the architecture, while the others have come for the area,” Mr Morgan said.The home will go to auction on July 7, midday. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoThe home at 35 Kanofski St, Chermside West, will go to auction for the first time in nearly 50 years.Further north at Chermside West, a home is set to change hands for the first time in almost 50 years. The backyard of 42 Beeston St, Teneriffe.Backing onto Teneriffe Park, the home at 42 Beeston St, Teneriffe sits on what is an almost unheard of 911sq m. The home flows through from inside to outside.The five bedroom, four bedroom home had undercover lockup accommodation for five cars.“When you have older children and they start to get cars, you can fit all of their cars, plus your own cars undercover in the garage,” Mr Lancashire said.The home will go to auction on July 7, at 11am.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 Retro-chic is back! This home has drawn attention for its architecture.Ray White Chermside sales consultant Matt Morgan said the 35 Kanofski St property had been architecturally designed by the vendors son, who built and moved into the home in 1969.“The most common word I’ve heard is ‘timeless’,” Mr Morgan said.“A lot of people who have come here have said the house is better than the photos.” The bedrooms are large.The slice of prime property will go to auction on Saturday and Ray White New Farm sales principal Matt Lancashire said a block of that size at an inner-city location was rare.“In New Farm and Teneriffe anything over 600sq m is considered inner city acreage,” Mr Lancashire said.“There are only a limited amount of blocks in the area above 800sq m and this is one of them.” The master bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe.The unique property had been popular among potential buyers with 70 groups through at inspections.“Our average amount of buyers through is about 30 to 40,” Ms Gabites said.“Proof is in the pudding that buyers are looking for something very unique and special.”The home will go under the hammer on July 7, at 10.30am. The cottage at 2/35 Victoria St, Kelvin Grove, is set to go to auction on Saturday.ARCHITECTURALLY designed homes are the flavour of the week with a number of them going under the hammer around the city this weekend.There is everything from an ecologically sustainable home, a modern mansion, and a 1960s stunner which will hit the market for the first time in almost 50 years.last_img read more