Protests in Portland following the killing of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police in May, had dwindled to maybe 100 peaceful demonstrators per night before President Trump sent federal agents to the city, ostensibly to protect US government property.
Indigenous protesters, for whom the land around Rushmore is sacred, were met by chants of “go home.” On social media, many were learning that the Fourth of July only marks a day of independence for white Americans; Black people wouldn’t gain freedom until nearly a century later, on June 19, 1865.
As recent protests have spread across American cities following the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, organizers have worked tirelessly to share images and information across social media, urging followers to take action.
The day after the surveyor’s gruesome discovery, Kevin Adam and his fellow wardens retrieved the remains of her camp and went through her phone records and her journal, which she had wrapped in a watertight bag, to try to piece together what had happened.
The Real Deal: For everyone wondering what to make of Emperor Palpatine's laugh in the trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , here's a frustrating new detail to consider: The laughter isn't actually from the movie at all, but is apparently library audio from some unknown source.