Wednesday, 27 May 2020 Mayor Muriel Bowser Wednesday announced that Washington, D.C. would lift its stay-at-home order, issued because of the coronavirus pandemic, on Friday. Bowser outlined the first steps as part of a phased reopening of the nation's capital. (May 27)
The new Black Lives Matter street mural in Washington D.C. can be seen from space. Planet Labs, the largest satellite network for earth observation, sent out a satellite image of the mural seen clearly from space. Last week, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had the bright yellow mural painted onto the street leading to the White House. Business Insider reports that the huge, bright yellow letters seemingly appeared overnight. In addition to the mural, the section of 16th St.
Rahul Dubey, an Indian-American gave shelter to 70 protestors at his home in Washington DC. While talking to ANI, he said, "What I saw was nothing short of genocide. When that is happening, people getting clubbed on head, pepper-sprayed in back, it is just pure horror and terror that I can never even imagine". He further added, "I just saw that people were getting crushed and I opened up the door and started yelling 'get in, get in', it was the only safe haven that was around. It wasn't a conscious decision. If it would be a conscious decision, I would 100 percent do it again". Protestors across the United States have been protesting since May 25, when the 46-year-old African-American man died in police custody in Minneapolis. The Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser, announced curfew after protests near White House. Nearly 40 cities imposed curfew in response to violent protests across the US. The countrywide protests erupted when a video showing a policeman kneeling on Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes, while the African-American man kept saying that he could not breathe.
The mayor of Washington, D.C., may lack authority over the National Guard and federal agents policing her streets, but she has other ways of rebuking the White House. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
Thomas Jefferson's direct descendant is calling for changing regarding his family's legacy. He wants the Washington, DC memorial dedicated to the third president to be taken down. Lucian K. Truscott IV wrote that Jefferson's memorial should be replaced with one to Harriet Tubman. "To see a 19-foot-tall bronze statue of a Black woman, who was a slave and also a patriot, in place of a white man who enslaved hundreds of men and women is not erasing history." Lucian K.
President Donald Trump said during July 4th celebrations in Washington D.C. Saturday that the U.S. has made a "lot of progress" in its fight against the pandemic even as two large states posted record increases in COVID-19 cases.
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a $202 billion budget due to the assumption of a $54 billion deficit brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and Newsom's stay-at-home order in March which halted much of..