Protesters gathered outside the Glynn County Magistrate Court in Brunswick, Georgia, on June 4, as three men accused in the death of black man Ahmaud Arbery faced court.Gregory McMichael, 64, Travis McMichael, 34, and William “Roddy” Bryan, 50, appeared for a preliminary probable cause hearing before Judge Wallace Harrell.Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, were charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. Bryan was charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment, local news reported.Video emerged on May 5 showing the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old man who was pursued by the armed men through the suburban neighborhood where he lived outside Brunswick, Georgia, and killed on the afternoon of February 23. Credit: @samarshall98 via Storyful
A hailstorm battered Marysville, Ohio, on June 4, with the National Weather Service issuing a hazardous weather outlook for the surrounding area.Footage uploaded to Twitter shows the hail pelting a sidewalk. The uploader said the hail was “quarter- to golf-ball-size.”The National Weather Service’s hazardous weather outlook warned of possible damaging winds, hail, and locally heavy rainfall. Credit: @ctruskos via Storyful
Police officers were distributing face masks to attendees of a George Floyd memorial held at Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza, on Thursday, June 4.After days of consecutive protests, thousands attended the emotional vigil, according to reports.Floyd’s younger brother Terrence lives in Brooklyn and attended the gathering, according to reports. Terrence Floyd led the protesters across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square after addressing the crowd at Cadman Plaza. NBC4 estimated the crowd size to be about 5,000 by late Thursday afternoon. Credit: Nara Garber via Storyful
Gamblers cheered outside a Las Vegas casino shortly after midnight on June 4, as the city reopened casinos for the first time in 78 days, since the coronavirus lockdown shuttered them in March, according to reports.This video was taken at the D Casino & Hotel in Nevada a few minutes after midnight. According to reports, the business’s owner gave away 2,000 airline tickets for visitors to fly to Las Vegas, and discounted hotel rooms.The coronavirus pandemic had frozen the hospitality and entertainment industry in Las Vegas. In April, the number of visitors to Las Vegas fell 97 percent, local station KVVU reported. Credit: Mick Akers/Las Vegas Review-Journal/reviewjournal.com via Storyful
A huge crowd of peaceful protesters gathered near the White House in Washington DC. People waved their phone flashlights and sang together in unison as a tribute to black lives lost, including George Floyd's. Jukin Media does not control the copyright of the underlying music. For use of the video with the copyrighted song please contact the artist's publisher.
A large crowd began booing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at a memorial service in honor of George Floyd at Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza Park on Thursday, June 4.Local media reported that the crowd starting booing “instantly” when de Blasio was brought onstage and that the noise was “nearly drowning out the mayor.” De Blasio was eventually booed off the stage, reports said.Attendees chanted “resign,” “defund the police,” and other slogans that referenced opposition to the 8 pm curfew de Blasio had set, according to reports. Credit: @ryislov via Storyful
The fountains outside Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel & Casino were fired up again on June 4 as casinos in Sin City opened for the first time since March.This video was posted by Clark County, where Las Vegas is the county seat. The Bellagio was scheduled to open at 10 am local time.Locals gathered to watch the fountains — made famous in movies including Oceans 11 — when they were turned on.The coronavirus pandemic has all but ground the hospitality and entertainment industry in Las Vegas to a halt. In April, the number of visitors to Las Vegas fell 97 percent, according to data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Credit: Clark County via Storyful
After days of consecutive protests, a crowd gathered at Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn, New York, for a memorial service to honor George Floyd on Thursday, June 4, local media reported.Floyd died after a Minneapolis Police Department officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes while he was being arrested on May 25.Floyd’s younger brother Terrence lives in Brooklyn and attended the gathering, according to reports. Terrence Floyd was set to lead the protesters across the Brooklyn Bridge after addressing the crowd at Cadman Plaza.This video, filmed by New York surgeon Jennifer Svahn, shows the crowd participating in a variety of chants at the vigil on Thursday afternoon. Credit: Jennifer Svahn via Storyful
A large landslide over 2,000 feet across swept eight buildings into the sea near Alta, Norway, on June 3, according to reports. There were no injuries reported.Local resident Jan Egil Bakkeby told Storyful he was in his cabin about to enjoy some food when he realized what was happening. Bakkeby said he ran out of his home and up to much higher ground where he was safely able to record the incident.The video shows a swath of land shifting and breaking off from the surrounding area before being pushed into the water of the Altafjord. Several homes and structures went with it. One person required evacuation, according to reports.Police expected more landslides in the days following this incident and cordoned off the area, according to district engineer Anders Bjordal.. Credit: Jan Egil Bakkeby via Storyful
A crowd gathered at Cadman Park Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, for a memorial service to honor George Floyd on Thursday, June 4, local media reported.Floyd died after a Minneapolis Police Department officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes while he was being arrested on May 25.Floyd’s younger brother Terrence lives in Brooklyn and attended the gathering, according to reports. Terrence Floyd was set to lead the protesters across the Brooklyn Bridge after addressing the crowd at Cadman Plaza.This video shows the crowd chanting George Floyd’s name at the vigil on Thursday afternoon. Credit: @josue_martinez21 via Storyful
A police officer in Worcester, Massachusetts, fled on foot when an “unruly” crowd surrounded his cruiser after a George Floyd rally on June 1.This video, released by the Worcester Police Department, shows the crowd walking toward the police cruiser in the Main South section of Worcester.“The officer managed to get out of his cruiser and get away from the crowd,” police said. “After this escalation, the Tactical Patrol Force was called in.”Police said tensions escalated on Monday night when an “unruly crowd” of up to 70 people began blocking traffic following a peaceful protest organized in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Police said 19 people were arrested. Credit: Worcester Police Department via Storyful
Plainclothes police officers detained protesters in Mong Kok, Hong Kong, on June 4 following a vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre.According to the police, they responded to “black-clad protesters” who blocked roads in the area.The video shows a violent tussle between police officers and protesters on the street.Earlier in the night, thousands of people defied a government ban on public gatherings to attend a vigil at Victoria Park commemorating the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Hong Kong Free Press reported.A ban on public gatherings was initiated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the first time in 30 years the vigil was deemed illegal. Credit: SocRec via Storyful
Four waterspouts moving in front of a sunset amazed onlookers in Laguna de Bay in the Philippines on Saturday, May 30.Local resident Razel Getafe Andaya captured footage showing crowds watching the funnel clouds near the lake as the sun sets.Local reports said at least “five waterspouts” were spotted in Laguna de Bay on Saturday.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA-DOST) reported stormy conditions in Laguna and issued a thunderstorm advisory for the neighboring province of Rizal on the same day. Credit: Razel Getafe Andaya via Storyful
The New York Police Department (NYPD) released footage showing looters breaking into an electronics store in midtown Manhattan on the evening of May 30.This footage was taken by a security camera inside a DJI store, located on Broadway near 52nd Street.According to press reports, five men targeted the store, making off with some $16,000 worth of drones.The NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program has offered a reward of $2,500 for information about the individuals in the video. Credit: NYPD via Storyful
Thousands of tightly packed New Yorkers gather together to protest police brutality, crossing from Brooklyn into Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge on Thursday (June 4). Multiple protesters are holding the American flag upside down, as is done during times of national distress.
Defying a government ban on public gatherings, thousands of Hong Kongers came to the city’s Victoria Park for an annual June 4 vigil commemorating the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, Hong Kong Free Press reported.It is estimated that hundreds, perhaps thousands, died as China’s People’s Liberation Army cracked down on the student-led movement in Beijing on June 4, 1989, according to the Hong Kong Free Press.A ban on public gatherings was initiated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year marks the first time in 30 years the vigil was deemed illegal.According to the Hong Kong Free Press, about an hour before the 8 pm start time, crowds pushed over metal barriers lining the park’s football fields and entered the area. At 8.09 pm, attendees observed a minute of silence to commemorate victims of the Chinese government crackdown in 1989.This videos shows protesters gathered in Victoria Park. Credit: Galileo Cheng via Storyful
Professional tennis player Coco Gauff gave an impassioned speech at a protest over police brutality in Delray Beach, Florida, on June 3.According to local media, Gauff, 16, marched alongside hundreds of demonstrators, one of whom was the chief of police, in her hometown of Delray Beach.Speaking in front of Delray Beach City Hall, Gauff said it is “sad” she was protesting against the “same thing” her grandmother protested against “50-plus years ago.”“So I’m here to tell you guys that we must first love each other no matter what,” Gauff said. “We must have the tough conversations with our friends.”Gauff was keen to highlight the fact that she is unable to vote, with 18 being the legal voting age in the US. The rising tennis star implored people to cast their votes in the American presidential election later this year.“Yes, we’re all out here protesting, and I’m not of age to vote. It’s in your hands to vote for my future, my brother’s future, and your future. That’s one way to make change,” Gauff said.Gauff rose to fame in 2019 when she defeated five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the first round of the tournament. Credit: Emily Sullivan via Storyful
Wegen der Corona-Pandemie finden die meisten Abschlussfeiern in den USA virtuell statt. Doch eine Highschool im Süden Kaliforniens ließ sich eine besondere Lösung einfallen: Die Schulabgänger erhalten ihre Zeugnisse in einem Skilift.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced most schools to hold their graduation ceremonies online. But one Southern California school district came up with a unique solution – seniors ride a ski lift to receive their diplomas.
Several hundreds of protesters gathered in Victoria Park, Hong Kong on Thursday (June 4) to commemorate the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Towards the end of the vigil, a small group of approximately 50 protesters started marching around the park calling for Hong Kong independence. They protesters waved flags with signs reading "Liberate Hong Kong" and chanted “One Hong Kong, One Nation.” The footage was filmed on June 4.
Calgary-based photographer Siv Heang Tav captured timelapse footage of the Northern Lights on May 30 from the comfort of her own home.The “astrophotographer by night,” as she describes herself on her Instagram account, often posts dazzling aurora shots taken in countryside locations.On this occasion, she also “planned to go out to shoot aurora shots on the morning of May 30,” however, the “test shot” she got from her bedroom window – taken between 1.30 am and 3.30 am — turned out to be spectacular in its own right.“I saw a faint glow, so I left this camera shooting a timelapse facing north from my bedroom window,” she said.Shooting with a Nikon D500, and a Rokinon 24mm lens, the footage includes a number of trails created by aircraft and helicopters arriving at and departing from nearby small airfields as well as Calgary International Airport. Credit: Siv Heang Tav via Storyful
The Sarasota Police Department announced on June 2 that an officer was put on administrative leave and an internal investigation launched after a video surfaced showing the officer kneeling on a man’s neck during an arrest on May 18.Sarasota police said on June 2 that an Internal Affairs investigation was launched after witness video circulated showing a closer view of the officer kneeling on 27-year-old Patrick Carroll’s head and neck while detaining him in Sarasota, Florida.The May 18 incident came to light as police brutality protests gripped the nation following the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis Police Department officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes on May 25.The Sarasota Police Department on June 2 released this helicopter footage of the arrest, showing two officers struggling to arrest Carroll. After officers throw Carroll to the ground, one officer’s knee is seen on top of Carroll’s neck and head area.The Sarasota Police Department said the kneeling “tactic is not taught, used or advocated by” the agency. The department said Carroll did not require medical attention and did not complain of injuries.Police said they responded to a call of battery on May 18 after an argument broke out between Carroll and another person. The victim accused Carroll of “grabbing” her by the hair and face, “swinging at her,” and said Carroll “threw her on the ground,” according to the police report.Officers said they determined probable cause for Carroll’s arrest after seeing “visible bruising and swelling” on the victim. Carroll, a convicted felon, was charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, domestic battery, and resisting law enforcement officers. Credit: Sarasota Police Department/Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful
An elephant ear was spotted blooming in central China's Yichang on June 4. The resident said she planted the elephant ear last year and surprised that it grew so big and had a flower as well.
On Thursday, June 4, community members gathered outside of George Floyd’s memorial service at North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The crowd chanted and local community members spoke to the crowd after George’s casket was driven away from the memorial.
A Youtuber in Minsk, Belarus builds a very cool FOAM generator in this DIY video using a garden sprayer, two tees, a hose, and a syringe on Thursday (June 4).