Thursday, January 27, 2022

A timeline of what has happened in the year since George Floyd’s death

January 6

Immediately after a protest by President Trump in Washington during which he urged his supporters to ‘fight like hell’, hundreds of their police officers stormed and violated the US Capitol, forcing lawmakers to flee just as they were about to. was to Joseph R. Biden Jr. ‘s victory.

Four people, including a U.S. Capitol police officer, Brian D. Sicknick, died in medical emergencies during the clashes, and a fifth – Ashli ​​Babbitt, an unarmed supporter of Mr. Capitol. Trump – is shot dead by a Capitol police officer as she moves to the House.

About 140 Capitol police and DC Metropolitan police officers were injured, but many activists who took part in Black Lives Matter protests say the fact that police no longer used force to apprehend supporters of Mr. Trump, who is mostly white, is a sign of a double standard.

January 20

The inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States and Kamala Harris as Vice President takes place in Washington. In his inaugural address, the president pledged to defeat the “white supremacy” and on Day 1 used an eruption of executive orders to declare that ‘the promotion of equity, civil rights, racial justice and equal opportunities is the responsibility of the entire government is. ”

February 3

Attorney General Dave Yost of Ohio announces that a Columbus police officer who was fired in December after arresting Mr. Hill was fatally shot, arrested.

February 17

Charles L. Venable, the president of Newfields, the 152-acre campus where the Indianapolis Museum of Art is located, resigns amid a flurry over a post saying the museum is looking for a director who not only ‘ a more diverse audience, but also to maintain the “traditional, core, white art audience”.

February 18

The family of Angelo Quinto (30) files file unlawful death claim against the city of Antioch, California, after footage in which two of the city’s police officers detained him in December. According to the case, the two officers, who responded to a call from Mr. Quinto’s sister responded, kneeling on his back for almost five minutes to subdue him.

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