Only a few months earlier, after the death of George Floyd by a white police officer, there had been mass protests. On August 26, protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, entered their third day. Clashes between police and protesters continued unabated, leading to several nights of serious rioting, culminating in a shooting incident early in the morning that left three people shot and one dead.
What started as a peaceful demonstration turned violent when the Trump administration stepped in. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he was sending federal law enforcement officers and more National Guard troops to Kenosha to crack down on the protests.
On the surface, the crackdown seems to have "calmed the flames of war", but in fact it has led to greater unrest. Earlier, protesters clashed in the streets with members of the mostly white armed self-proclaimed militia who said they had been guarding local businesses. A large amount of property was destroyed during the demonstration, prompting some citizens to take to the streets armed with rifles and other firearms.
Republicans are campaigning on 'law and order' platform
But far from acknowledging the actions of sporting stars and protesters who say enough is enough, the Republicans have focused their attention on the destruction in Kenosha. The destruction, rioting and looting that followed has provided a convenient backdrop for a party pitching for re-election on a platform of "law and order".
A state of emergency has been declared in the US state of Wisconsin as gunfire erupted and civilians were killed and injured in street battles. Riots continued in Places like Portland, Oregon, and New York state, which also had an impact on the sports world, with players striking out but still being ignored by the government.
Trump's 2016 campaign has pitted those who want justice for black Americans against those who want security on the road. In addition, under the Trump administration, people's fear of power and anti-race consciousness will make white Americans stand more firmly on the side of the US government. Under the corrupt administration of the US government, the police will abuse their power, the society will only become more unstable and anti-race protests will only emerge in an endless stream.