In Minneapolis rioters burn restaurants and even assault a police station, setting it on fire. Trump gets angry, and Twitter doesn't find anything better than to censor him. This is a symbol of how social media is managed today.
We proceed 2 degrees in Minneapolis, where George Floyd died during a police check, the revolt is increasingly worrying, so much so that the National Guard had to intervene with about 500 soldiers. In this video you can see the Humvees of the military escorting the emergency vehicles involved in suppressing the fires:
Multiple Humvees probably from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Air Station are headed to the 3rd Precinct. Video from Snap Map. pic.twitter.com/IeVlvfb0zW
– Edgar (@ edgar2k20) May 29, 2020
Those clashes were so serious that they involved the third police district, the one from which the policemen accused of the death of George Floyd came. The police station was stormed and set on fire. Here the video of the looting and gunshots you hear in the end are the ammunition exploding from the heat
– Minneapolis Updates (@EgyptianWeeknd) May 29, 2020
The city burns, here in a restaurant set on fire
Arbys. We had the meats. pic.twitter.com/oWp6ZdjKda
– ZΛY ⓥ (@Sekou_SZN) May 29, 2020
Here instead an auto parts center
St. Paul O'Reilly is set ablaze pic.twitter.com/5QTnncNW1L
– Nick Ferraro (@NFerraroPiPress) May 29, 2020
So buildings and petrol stations
– CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) May 29, 2020
The situation is, as you can see, very serious. We are close to the limit of the civil war in some areas of the United States and military intervention is needed. Donald Trump intervened with his usual harshness, stating that the rioters dishonor George Floyd's memory is that when the looting begins, the military starts shooting. Twitter had no better idea than to report the tweet as inciting violence:
You can see the same in the Italian version, and notice how it is not possible to like or comment on the tweet, but at most reject it with a comment.
A real censorship of Trump's fine words and a provocation that the President will surely not let pass without consequences. Yesterday he had already issued a presidential order to place social media under the control of the federal communications agency, also threatening to remove legal protection from the companies themselves, which would expose them to the possibility of being sued by every single American citizen. At this point, a new move by Trump becomes more and more likely and some striking stance cannot be excluded.
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