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June 1, 2020

BBC News: Journalist ‘permanently blinded’ in one eye in US riots

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:21

Journalist ‘permanently blinded’ in one eye in US riots
Photojournalist Linda Tirado was reporting on the street protests in Minneapolis when a projectile hit her in the face.

Read in BBC News: https://apple.news/AIrytp_zkRkCfJ5AQJShquQ

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,
Scottie

2 Comments »

  1. This protest and many others of similar nature are, at their most basic level, understandable and worthwhile. And when they are done peacefully (as this one apparently started out), they make a necessary and important statement.

    But too often “outside” participants with an agenda .. and/or those who are young and want to “fight” the establishment … join in and turn the whole thing into a fiery and uncontrolled event. The result is so much havoc that the police are forced to (try and) restore order. Of course, this then results in people getting hurt and property being destroyed … and the whole situation turns ugly.

    Bottom line — nothing changes because the initial goal got buried in all the mayhem.

    I fear such events are going to continue and possibly increase so long as we have a leader who promotes –and even instigates– such uprisings every chance he gets.

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    Comment by Nan — June 1, 2020 @ 12:32

    • Hello Nan. You are correct about outside agitators. We have now seen that even peaceful protests wont be tolerated under the authoritarian rule of tRump. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — June 3, 2020 @ 09:18


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