September 1, 2020

US on brink as vigilantes, guns and hate stoke fears ahead of election

Washington (AFP) – Shootings that left three dead at protests against police brutality have stoked fears of rising violence as a deeply divided US heads into elections amid economic collapse, a deadly pandemic and the worst social upheaval since the 1960s.President Donald Trump, hoping to secure a second term in November despite the crisis, heads Tuesday to Kenosha, the Wisconsin town which descended into violence last week after police shot a young black father seven times in the back. The governor of the state, Democrat Tony Evers, called on Trump in vain to reconsider his visit, warning it …


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