Biden to meet with community leaders in Delaware amid U.S. police-brutality protests
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was scheduled on Monday to meet with community leaders in Wilmington, Delaware, the day after visiting a nearby site where protests against police brutality forced businesses to board up their windows.
Cities across the country awoke from a smoldering weekend of violent protests over race and policing sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody last Monday.
Floyd’s death was the latest in a string of similar incidents involving unarmed black men in recent years that have raised an outcry over the excessive police force and racism, and re-ignited outrage across a politically and racially divided country just months before the Nov. 3 presidential election.
1st June 2020