Thursday August 13, 2020

American nightmare: a nation on its knees

Police brutality, endemic racism, mass unemployment and the coronavirus have created a perfect storm for a summer of huge social upheaval and unrest across the US

For 13 days, America has raged against the machine. Against another brutal killing of an unarmed black man by white police officers. George Floyd’s death was the spark that ignited the powder keg of modern-day America.

In every city in every state, hundreds of thousands of protesters, black and white, young and old, have poured onto the streets. Most of the protesters have been peaceful but there has been widespread looting and violence, leading...

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