In March, still early in the pandemic, think tankers were already noticing that we were entering an “age of mass protests” — the number of uprisings globally has been increasing by an average of 11.5% a year since 2009. Pandemic, social unrest, statehouse scandals top 2020 stories in Illinois JERRY NOWICKI, PETER HANCOCK, SARAH MANSUR and RAYMON TRONCOSO Capitol News Illinois Dec 30, 2020 It mobilizes people not so much because they worry about the virus or democracy but because they fear for their livelihood. A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the police by the Taylor family's attorney alleges that the officers, who entered Taylor's home "without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers", opened fire "with a total disregard for the value of human life;" however, according to the police account, the officers did knock and announce themselves before forcing entry.[64][65]. Submitted by admin on Wed, 12/30/2020 - 11:05am. [161], On December 22, Andre Hill (also identified as Andre' Hill) was killed by a Columbus Police officer as he left a house where he was a guest. Leaders in the media and entertainment industries were also criticized over their handling of racial issues, as were other celebrities and actors. [213][214][215] In the music industry, the BMG Rights Management announced it would reevaluate its record deals for race-based compensation disparities. Author Peter Turchin came to fame after an academic paper he wrote in 2010 predicted how different trends in society would come together in 2020 to trigger worldwide social unrest. Flag-waving, honking protesters drove past the Michigan Capitol on Wednesday to show their displeasure with Gov. Some upheavals will topple governments, others will be repressed. Pandemic, Social Unrest, Statehouse Scandals Top 2020 Stories. In history books, the iconography of mask-clad crowds will forever invite associations with the outbreak. Protest movements—most prominently in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia—have become a feature of the geopolitical landscape. 2020 Newsmaker of the Year: Artist’s messages beautify city amid year of social unrest. Taylor was shot eight times[57] and LMPD Sergeant Jonathan Mattingly was injured by gunfire. [36] NPR wrote that renamed landmarks and similar gestures would not provide economic opportunities or civil rights, but signaled cultural disapproval towards symbols associated with racial injustice, including the history of racism and slavery. [39][40] Public backlash widened to other institutional symbols, including place names, namesakes, brands and cultural practices. [131] Controversially, the police released the CCTV camera footage of the suicide in attempts to stop the unrest. We must keep saying her name | Arwa Mahdawi", "George Floyd protests: police declare a riot outside precinct in Portland", "2020 is not 1968: To understand today's protests, you must look further back", "Buildings damaged in Minneapolis, St. Paul after riots", "They documented the ’92 L.A. uprising. Nevada breaks gun sale record in 2020 amid pandemic, social unrest and contentious elections. [92], Protest erupted again on September 23, the night after the grand jury verdict was announced, protesters gathered in the Jefferson Square Park area of Louisville, as well as many other cities in the United States, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Seattle. [36][37][38][41], Frequent cases of police misconduct and fatal use of force by law enforcement officers[42] in the United States, particularly against African Americans, have long led the civil rights movement and other activists to protest against the lack of police accountability in incidents involving excessive force. [229] The resulting symbolic divestments targeted white cultural hegemony. [91] One person was shot and killed during the protests. Fri 24 Jan 2020 05.30 EST. MPD Officers Thomas K. Lane and J. Alexander Kueng arrived with their body cameras turned on. Some historians say they're not surprised", "Americans Increasingly Polarized When It Comes To Racial Justice Protests, Poll Finds", "Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down, Are Streets And Highways Next? The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has counted more than 30 major protests in 26 countries between March and October just against coronavirus restrictions. [16][17][18] Polls have estimated that between 15 million and 26 million people had participated at some point in the demonstrations in the United States, making them the largest protests in United States history. The 2020–2021 United States racial unrest is an ongoing wave of civil unrest, comprising protests and riots, against systemic racism towards black people in the United States, notably in the form of police violence. The real Maple Grove, where residents are known simply as "Grovers" and Groverfest is held The effects of American activism extended internationally, as global protests destroyed their own local symbols of racial injustice. [217] College athletes led boycotts[218] and a wildcat strike during the NBA playoff led to a work stoppage from other American professional athletes following the August shooting of Jacob Blake. Not only had Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for about seven minutes (including four minutes after Floyd stopped moving) but another video showed an additional two officers had also knelt on Floyd while another officer watched. [85], Armed members of the Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) have demonstrated in separate protests across the US, making their first appearance on May 12. "[70] Floyd then goes silent and motionless. They represented a motley spectrum of conspiracy theorists and freedom lovers, of right-wing extremists and those simply nostalgic for East Germany’s peaceful revolution 31 years ago. [51], According to a data set and analysis which was released by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) at the beginning of September, there were more than 10,600 demonstration events across the country between May 24 and August 22 which were associated with all causes: Black Lives Matter, counter-protests, COVID-19-pandemic-related protests, and others. The move was code named Operation Legend, after 4 year old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed in Kansas City. [99] The George Floyd protests are generally regarded as marking the start of the 2020 United States unrest. ", "Are statues history? By JERRY NOWICKI, PETER HANCOCK, SARAH MANSUR and … [126] Two protesters were shot and killed in an incident during the protests. COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, statehouse scandals, marijuana top 2020 stories By Jerry Nowicki, Peter Hancock, Sarah Mansur & Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois [88] On October 3, over 400 members of the NFAC along with over 200 other armed protesters marched in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. They represented a motley spectrum of, But the protests in Leipzig or Michigan, Britain or Australia, only represent one category of unrest, reckon Carnegie’s, The SEC Needs to Catch Up on Sustainability, GameStop Mania Has Europe's Hedge Funds on the Run, Obama Playbook Won't Help Biden Fix Trump’s Blunders Abroad, this pandemic will lead to social revolutions. Also BlackRock, Melvin Capital and Leon Black. Members of the state House met inside the arena for the first of a four-day special session May 20. 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They were met with a larger group of armed left-wing counter-protesters, who began pushing them out of the town before the DeKalb County Police Department dispersed both parties. These gatherings are often called in response to things like social … Even after we defeat the virus, many of its effects will linger for years. [212] Journalists at major American newspapers contested their own coverage of the events. [166] The cut mostly involved shifting some responsibilities to other city agencies, with the size of the force barely changing. The world has much hope that 2021 will be a time to heal and rebuild following a pandemic-ridden 2020, yet indications are high that unrest, challenge and uncertainty loom large. [144][145] Protests broke out in major cities to which New York City and Los Angeles faced property damage after night of vandalism. Public health research shows a link between high levels of inequality and increasing social unrest and violence in communities, and the United Nations has identified reducing global inequality as one of its Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. White silence is violence” and “Scream his name,” and confronting right-wing counter-protesters. The index consists of individual monthly time series for 130 countries, available with almost no lag, and can be easily and transparently replicated. [82] He was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter;[83] the former charge was later changed to second-degree murder. And everywhere, the poor fare worse than the rich. ... another underlying cause of global unrest. Facebook. November 14, 2020, 1:00 AM EST ... Social Unrest Is the Inevitable Legacy of the Covid Pandemic. 2020 sees record gun sales credited to pandemic, social unrest, and election Shannon Moudy 12/9/2020. On May 31 alone, the BATF reported 29 separate burglaries targeting licensed firearm retailers. Pandemic, social unrest, statehouse scandals top 2020 stories. [68], Floyd, who was still handcuffed, went to the ground face down. ", "GitHub to replace 'master' with 'main' starting next month", "Everyday words and phrases that have racist connotations", "George Floyd Protests Have Ignited a Media Reckoning on Race", "America's Newsrooms Face a Reckoning on Race After Floyd Protests", "Black Journalists Weigh In On A Newsroom Reckoning", "Amid a Racial Justice Reckoning, Pioneers of Rap, Reggae, and R&B Recount Their Struggles to Get Paid", "ESPN and competitors ditch their 'stick to sports' mantra. [199] The removal of symbols caused national debate over the appropriateness of statues of figures tied to racial injustice. A bystander then protests that the police were preventing Floyd from breathing, urging them to "get him off the ground ... You could have put him in the car by now. [37], By mid-June, after weeks of protests during the global COVID-19 pandemic and recession, American national culture and attitude towards racial injustice began to shift, including the Senate Armed Services Committee's approval of process to rename military facilities named for Confederate generals. [156] Hundreds gathered in Hazel Dell for a vigil the following evening with protesters carrying signs saying “Honk for Black lives. [195][196][197], The increased approval of racial justice reform may have been influenced by opposition towards President Donald Trump's support for police, greater understanding of disparate pandemic effects by race,[36] and a weakened sense of security following the COVID-19 pandemic's social distancing and an economic fallout with the COVID-19 recession. Protesters outside the Bank of Springfield Center in the capital's downtown call for Illinois to reopen sooner than the timeline provided in Gov. This page was last edited on 27 January 2021, at 14:55. 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