What is the best now for U.S. …to be a human rights advocate or violator?
By : Marwa Mahmoud
The United States claims to be founded on human rights, and defines itself as a human rights advocate around the world.
By pursuing its limited structure of human rights awareness and taking advantage of its basic interests to continue to dominate the world as a norm, the United States regularly releases reports on human rights in other countries by gathering clues and rumors. Not only have these reports absurdly distorted and diminished the human rights situation in countries and regions that not corresponded to the strategic interests of the United States, but also it turned a deaf ear and a blind eye to the widespread and systematic violations of human rights in the United States.
Throughout the protests, the US has consistently supported people’s right to take to the streets and have their voices heard. Faced with widespread unrest and public anger at home in the wake of George Floyd’s death, US President Donald Trump ‘s response seemed markedly different.
On Monday, Trump called for the military to be deployed to “dominate” protesters, and demanded states do more to stem “acts of domestic terror.”
After the killing of George Floyd, another American officer put his knee on the neck of a protester in protest for George Floyd killing denounce , which made the demonstrations become more and more fueled. This led to the voices of the protesters demanding policeman to remove his knee from the protester’s neck, and as a result another fellow officer made quick response by releasing his neck.
President Trump threatened to send federal troops on Monday if state and city officials did not move to curb crime and looting in demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd. Since the federal authorities used rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas to expel peaceful demonstrators from all over the White House, Trump marched through Lafayette Square to St. John’s Church and took pictures while carrying the Bible.
The President’s vow came as protesters stepped up their demonstrations in Washington and other cities such as New York, St. Louis and Chicago, leading to more looting and incidents between the police and the public.