Election campaign in Oklahoma: Trump takes on rallies despite Covid again – and threatens protesters

Prior to his first mass rally since the beginning of the Corona-crisis in the United States, President Trump has directed a sharp warning to participants of pro

Election campaign in Oklahoma: Trump takes on rallies despite Covid again – and threatens protesters

Prior to his first mass rally since the beginning of the Corona-crisis in the United States, President Trump has directed a sharp warning to participants of protests. "All the protesters, anarchists, troublemakers, looters or riff-raff who come to Oklahoma, please understand that you will not be treated as in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis," wrote Trump on Twitter. He played with it on the from his point of view, to the lax reactions of some of the Federal States on demonstrations as a result of the death of the African-American George Floyd, which was to come first, partly riots.

Trump does not occur on Saturday evening, local time in Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma during protests against racism and police to tear down violence in the country and the Corona of a pandemic persists. The city had imposed out of concern before riots first of all, a nighttime curfew until Sunday, the mayor G. T. Bynum reports, but after the media picked up. The municipal administration assumes that could bring together more than 100,000 people. Also counter-demonstrations were planned. Police Commissioner Karen Keith said the TV channel CNN: "We have a beautiful city and I would like to see you simply will not be destroyed." She asked all visitors to treat Tulsa well.

Closed Arena

Because of the ongoing Corona pandemic, the organizers announced the participants of fever will be measured, in addition, disinfectants and masks would be issued. However, it is highly questionable whether the participants in the mass can, in particular, within the closed Arena, which is a sufficient distance from each other. Trump had bragged of it so that no space will remain free.

The Corona-pandemic took in the United States in almost half of the States is a worrying development. In many regions the Numbers of daily new infections reached values last peak in Oklahoma. In the district of Tulsa, the level was in the last ten days is significantly higher than in the weeks since March. Participants of the Trump rally on Saturday had to explain at the time of registration and agree that the organisers may not be for a Covid-19-illness and the possible consequences liable.

The spokeswoman of the White house, Kayleigh McEnany, insured, in the event Trumps will for sure expire. She accused the media at the same time hypocrisy, because the mass protests against racism and police have been accompanied violence of the past weeks after the death of George Floyd's less critical. These demonstrations of sometimes tens of thousands across the country seem to have a major impact on new infections had. This could also be due to the fact that you have to run under the open sky, the participants often keep a distance from each other, and wear masks.

Trump had pulled with his appearance plans also displeasure, because he wanted to hold the rally actually already on Friday, in the United States, "Juneteenth" was committed. Every year on the 19. June, the end of slavery is commemorated. Tulsa was also on 1. June 1921 was the scene of a massacre by a white Mob in the black population. Historians view this as the worst incident of this kind in America after the end of the civil war. Hundreds of people were killed. In view of the originally scheduled appointment, and Tulsa as the location for Trump was accused of encouraging Right-wing extremists.

Updated Date: 20 June 2020, 01:19

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