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Chris O'Dowd Caught Up As Police Force And Riots Escalate Across America

Chris O'Dowd Caught Up As Police Force And Riots Escalate Across America

You wouldn't get this kind of thing in Boyle. Chris O'Dowd posted a video on Twitter last night of his street in LA with fires burning on another night of protesting and riots spread across the cities of the United States of America. This follows the death earlier in the week of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minnesota.

It turns out O'Dowd's bins were helping burn those fires.

In Chicago, actor John Cusack was also on the scene of disturbances, and had his bike attacked by police!

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This is certainly a scary situation for all American cities at the moment with protests getting larger, more widespread, and angrier every day and police reaction getting all the more irrational.

Yesterday, a spate of police action across the country was filmed and shared on social media. In New York, a police car purposely rammed into a group of protesters, while in Memphis, the National Guard raided a residential street like they were playing Call of Duty, shooting paint guns at people standing outside their own homes.

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After incidents over the last couple of days, including this one, the press covering the protests were not immune to police overreaction again yesterday with several incidents.

 

It's unlikely there will be let up in the riots today. Last night there were disturbing reports that white supremacist groups were infiltrating the protests to escalate things and invoke a race war. Disturbing.

 

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Michael McCarthy

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