[image-1] COVID-19 update: Another 267 cases of COVID-19 and one death were reported in South Carolina today. In Charleston County, the total number of cases is now 646 with 12 deaths.
Great, Scott: Sen. Tim Scott criticized the use of force on peaceful protesters in a situation involving President Donald Trump. On Monday, police and National Guard members fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a crowd of protesters in front of the historic St. John’s church in Washington, D.C. The reason is seemingly that Trump needed some footage of himself holding a Bible in front of the church for a video cobbled together by the White House. “But obviously, if your question is, should you use tear gas to clear a path so the president can go have a photo-op, the answer is no,” Scott told POLITICO today.
What we’re reading:
NPR: “Music Companies Promise A Tuesday ‘Blackout’ For Black Lives”
Associated Press: “World outrage grows at Floyd’s death; EU ‘shocked, appalled’”
Politico: “Fringe groups point finger back at Trump, Democrats”
New York Times: “What Pennsylvania’s ‘Dry Run’ Election Could Reveal About November”
Vox: “How today’s protests compare to 1968, explained by a historian”
More from the City Paper:
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– “Black Lives Matter march blocks Montague Avenue in North Charleston at curfew, drawing arrests”
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– “HōM will not reopen after closing for pandemic, ending 9-year run on Upper King Street”
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