In an unprecedented moment in American history, thousands of Trump supporters descended upon the Capitol building in Washington D.C. today. The rioters breached security to reach the floor of Congress, disrupting today’s certification of electoral college votes.
Government officials, protesters and law enforcement officers are preparing for George Floyd protests to escalate after some peaceful demonstrations took a chaotic turn in cities across the country over the past week, according to The New York Times.
Facing the construction of a natural gas pipeline in British Columbia, members of indigenous groups and their allies have begun blockading Canadian railways to prevent construction, resulting in the suspension of passenger and commercial rails across much of the country, according to CNN.
At colleges, there is debate over whether students have access to the type of environment conducive to exploring opinions and philosophies of all kinds without being unjustly targeted or mistreated for sharing their voices.
Recent Palestinian protests along the Israel-Gaza Strip border have turned deadly, with violent conflict between protesters and Israelis resulting in at least 28 Palestinian deaths and thousands more wounded, according to Al Jazeera.
Protests in St. Louis began when an ex-police officer, Jason Stockley, was found innocent of the first-degree murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man shot by police in 2011, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.