In the United States, for the first time in 25 years, all federal prisons were closed. Such a decision was made amid riots that began around the country after the death of an African American detained by policemen George Floyd, the Government Executive reported citing a letter from the US Bureau of Prisons.
“The Prison Bureau introduced a national lockdown at 4:00 p.m. (June 1, according to the east coast of the United States) due to ongoing unrest and protests throughout the country,” the report said.
Earlier in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States, police shot and killed one of the protesters during a demonstration.
Note that US President Donald Trump called on state governors to strengthen law enforcement in protests.
Recall that the killing of a black man provoked massive protests and unrest in the United States. Demonstrations escalated into clashes with the police. On Friday night, May 29, protesters set fire to the police station building in Minneapolis. State security authorities asked to send units of the National Guard. On May 30, Minneapolis police arrested more than 50 protesters.
On Sunday, May 31, curfews were imposed in 25 cities in 16 US states, including in Washington. For the first time in 28 years in the United States, the military was involved in suppressing protests. Today, Obama’s former adviser Susan Rice announced Russia ‘s involvement in the unrest in the United States. According to her, both peaceful protesters and extremists participate in mass rallies. She admitted that Russia could incite the latter with the help of social networks and “somehow” finance the riots.