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40. three to six months buying it here makes a lot of sense. [closing bell rings] liz: you have a great track record. picking twitter and tesla. we are closed up, 82 points for the dow jones industrials. a day with green on the screen. connell: kick off the month of june indeed with gains on wall street. stocks able to shrug off a lot. violent riots we have seen across the country. businesses are preparing for what could be a another damaging night. so we will cover that from all angles. i'm connell mcshane. melissa: i'm melissa francis this is "after the bell." after biggest two month rally in more than a decade. fox business team coverage. kristina partsinevelos is in union scare in new york city. blake burman from the white house. and kristina partsinevelos is
watching market reaction. reporter: businesses pick up the damage, you have angered protesters unleashing frustration on commercial residential property across the country. right now i'm at union square, which is epicenter of a lotof protests. what we're seeing here, a peaceful protests, about 150 people. black lives matter. they have been seeking about not looting, that has come up several times. throughout the entire city, before we show you visuals, if i can say, it sounded like a construction site, many people are boarding up all the walls. smells like pine everywhere. feels if we're preparing for a hurricane. look at footage from duane reade. we were there earlier this morning. completely smashed glass everywhere. local residents actually cleaning it. it was duane reade. we saw looters in front of us in
broad daylight steal things from the locations because they had huge cracks in glass. across the city many wood is going up. many businesses are deciding they will shut down and open closing the doors. walmart, apple, cvs, target, cvs saying they have over 250 stores damaged by vandals. mall of america as well, announcing that they will be delaying the reopening. you have some companies, too, taking a stance. aldo shoes says they would be willing to pay legal fees of team members that protests peacefully. we'll see how that goes about this evening. unfortunately for some business owners across the country, the light at the end of the tunnel because of the coronavirus shut down. now they have had to deal with another hurdle. this has to do with looters. not protesters, looters across the city that are randomly targeting stores, breaking glass, they are stealing items. today i will end on this. the latest news that new york city is indeed putting in a
curfew from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. in the morning. we had governor andrew cuomo said there will be 8,000 police officers, specifically for that task. back to you. melissa: wow, kristina. thank you. lauren simonetti for market reaction, lauren? lauren: believe it or not stocks are kicking off the new week and new month in the green as coronavirus treatments and the nation's reopening are outweighing the civil unrest and looting that kristina was just discussing. dow up 91 points. nasdaq up 62. in the end positive news on the medical side, eli lilly starting antibody drug trial. gilead out with remdesivir trial showing significant improvement. moderna phase two of vaccine trial not all the companies rallied on positive news. what did rally today? companies that beaten down so
much, stand to benefit from successful reopening of country and airlines, cruise lines and hotels. gap is up 11%. things might not be as bad as clothing store, but first thought, stores close to close find themselves dealing with crises colliding. coronavirus and riots. minnesota companies, target best buy closing stores for damage or in anticipation of, nordstrom, walmart, cvs doing the same. many of the tech gave ants, apple, amazon facebook, microsoft condemning injustice of george floyd. hollywood, netflix, hulu, hbo some of many names issuing statements that are denouncing racism and a lot of companies are putting money and action where their mouth is, they're he donating to causes that support equal rights. melissa, back to you. melissa: lauren thank you. connell? connell: about to washington now as tensions mount between the
protests movement and the white house. blake burman joins us coming out of the president's office today, blake? reporter: connell, tensions between president trump and governors as the president spoke to governors on phone call earlier this morning. at one point the president said following to many governors on the phone call, said, quote, you have to dominate, if you don't dominate, you're wasting your time. they're going to run over you. you're going to look like a bunch of jerks. you have to dominate. white house press secretary kayleigh mcenany contending that the president was not referring to dominating protesters. he said dominating the streets. mcenany said the defense secretary and attorney general and chairman of joint chiefs of staff will be at a command center society up in conjunction with state and local government. no details on that.
meantime the white house is calling on governors to act at this thousands more national guard across the country. >> it is their responsibility to police the streets. they have the police power embedded in the constitution, many of them clearly failed to do their job. look at scenes we have seen. it has gotten to the point where today, the president has said, enough is enough. you know, there are tools i can use. namely deploying national guard. reporter: tools they can use. mcenany would not rule out the possibility that the president could potentially tap into the insurrection act which dates back more than 200 years ago. that would allow the president, should they decide to go down that road, that would allow for active u.s. military personnel to be deployed out on to u.s. streets. when asked about it, mcenany said they are looking at every tool in the federal tool kit. back to you.
connell: connell: blake burman in washington for us. melissa? melissa: for reaction let's bring in dan henninger from the "wall street journal." he is a fox news contributor. dan, we're a finance show. we focus on the economics of the situation. we were just seeing relief rally, relief of stores, opening their doors and getting going again. and then you see this destruction. how much does this set us back from an economic point of view? >> well i think the biggest setback, melissa, is going to be primarily psychological rather than explicitly economic. but psychological in a very big way. i think most of the american, i mean you have virtually the entire country watching this in real time for two or three straight nights. i think the reaction for many people is that they are simply stunned. that they have gone numb looking at the reality of something like this happening all over the country. now, the recovery needed
eventually be led by the northeast, new york city, huge part of the u.s. economy, maybe a third. i think, melissa, this is going to have really downward effect on decisions, businesses are making on reopening in new york. and i mean offices as well. even relocation decisions. if you're sitting out there watching this happening, it was going to be difficult enough to get workers to come back amid the coronavirus. but now after this, i think a lot of, some companies will be deciding they have to relocate out of places like new york, philadelphia, minneapolis, los angeles, and simply get away from a situation that is this volatile and this dangerous. it is simply not worth it for those businesses. melissa: what is so frustrating, that is no doubt the point of a lot of people in the crowd. there were those who were sincerely protesting the horrible thing that went on in minneapolis, but it is also
there is a group, you know, whether they're anarchists or look in brooklyn, they were carrying flyers they were independent socialist organization, you know saying that they wanted the end basically of capitalism, that the system wasn't working so their idea is to go out and disrupt what is recovery. i think you're 100% right in the sense that we were looking at a reopening here in manhattan of june 8th. all of us parents got those forms that said, are you reenrolling your child for the fall? that was for today, june 1st. i don't think it is coincidence something like this happens, and it does seal the deal for many families and others who weren't feeling safe. so what does that mean, for a city like new york and these other areas? >> well i think the burden is on new york and these cities to re-establish order. i mean here is an interesting question for us. with we've been watching this for several days now and
virtually every commentator comes on and says peaceful protests. it is legitimate. they have a right to protest and so forth, so on. we're now going into the fourth night. i would raise the question, if that peaceful protest inevitably means embedded in the middle of them there will be rioters, there will be looters, by what justification should these cities be authorizing protests of any sort, until the protests can be cleaned up and rid themselves of the rioters and looters among them. but if you're simply going to open your streets for another night of what we've been seeing here, people are simply going to vote with their feet. whether it is getting their kids out of schools or moving out into the suburbs. they are going to leave these neighborhoods behind. i mean, that was eloquent point made by george lloyd's brother terrence. folks, he said you're destroying your own neighborhoods. no one could have better said it
than terrence floyd. there is question whether this protest should be allowed to continue like this night after night. melissa: they put a curfew in place in a lot of places. new york is one of them. last night our mayor de blasio was tweeting, there are protests going on in union square. they are peaceful by all accounts. at the moment he was tweeting this, soho was being looted and destroyed. they were breaking windows. you wonder was he at home, asleep on the job? how was he tweeting about peaceful, this is fine, when right under his nose in another part of the city the city was being torched? it is as if he has no control or no clue what is going on. former mayor giuliani you can say a lot about him but he made the city a safe place to live again. he said the second brick being thrown those people needed to be
arrested immediately and the cops in minneapolis, they needed first-degree murder. what do you think? >> i don't think they will be able to prove first-degree murder as andy mccarthy said on fox. third-degree murder is the appropriate charge. one of the worst aspects, bill de blasio, governor cuomo, attorney general in new york, leticia james, even admits mapping, they stated moral equivalence for the police and rioters. raised a question whether police are being too aggressive. how by any definition are they being too aggressive if the rioting and loot something continuing night after night? melissa: dan henninger, thank you for that. connell? connell: our coverage, melissa continues this hour, we'll take you around the country. there are major cities on edge. cleanup efforts are underway as local residents prepare for what
could be another night of chaos, that includes a city that has been the epicenter of this unrest, minneapolis. we'll take you there, with a look where things stand. that is coming up. violent demonstrations forced many businesses to reshut their doors. they were ready to open after the lockdown but not anymore. we'll talk to one in atlanta that is on the front lines of that fight. then there are signs of hope during a time of crisis. county sheriff in michigan walking with peaceful demonstrators there, inspiring show of unity. stick around. >> we want to be with y'all for real. so i took my helmet off, i laid the batons down. i want to make this a parade, not a protest. [shouting] >> one with us. >> one with us. effortless is the lincoln way.
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underlying health conditions. now this new autopsy, independent performed by two pathologists commissioned by the family, really says that strangulation was the direct cause of death. it says the pressure from the knee on george floyd's neck prohibited blood flow to his brain and pressure on his back prevented him from breathing this new independent autopsy is clearly pointing to intentional murder. we've seen another large-scale protest, a peaceful protest and a prayer vigil in the day time including members of the floyd family. here is george floyd's brother. >> let's stop thinking that our vote don't matter. not just vote for the president, vote for preliminaries, vote for everybody. educate yourself. don't waste for somebody else to tell you who is who. educate yourself and know who you're voting for. reporter: things have been
changing dramatically at night, however. there were more than 150 arrests last night. police mainly arresting people for curfew violations. the wide scale violence, fires, destruction we saw last week has tapered off considerably after much more aggressive police presence. melissa, back to you. steve harrigan, thank you. connell? connell: we ship from atlanta where many businesses are picking up the pieces after being hit over the weekend with looting, that includes a place called adam in buckhead. a store happens to be a black-owned business. we're joined by chris shelby. tell us what happened in your store over the weekend. >> how are you doing? first of all, thank you guys for bringing us on. i'm here with one of my best friends here. hi, guys. we're both here. >> hello. >> the night this happened, like i said we were already in a serious state of mind what is
already going on as black men in the streets, so you know, we are already mad. the blood is flowing. we're pissed, we're angry. you know, and we're seeing everything that is going on outside with protesting, so you can already, imagine how we feel about that. but later on that night, you know, i'm sitting up at home, i look out my window, and i see, you know, people scattering around, where you know, we have our businesses at. i'm hearing glass breaking. so in the back of my head, i'm like this, is maybe they're breaking up few stores around there, maybe no one will touch our store. people know, i have thought people know we're black-owned business and you know, we supported our neighborhood and, you know, in atlanta for years now. you know, about 1:30, 2:00, i wound up getting video, chris, you need to call him because they're in y'all's store. i saw video, i see 30, 40 people
in and out of our store, i cannot believe this. it is just heartbreaking t was heart breaking to be honest with you. connell: of course. >> it was heartbreaking, to see what we built here, you know, adam's shop, other stores, have been there since 2007 but our atlanta store has been here since june 1st, 2016. to see all that we built here, just pretty much taken from us. there is nothing we could really do about it. you know? connell: what are you going to do? you were probably reopening or about to reopen after being shut down because of the virus, right? >> exactly. we've been closed for three months now. the purpose for us now, you know, entrance, doesn't cover the covid-19. so we start [inaudible] this is only way we have to reopen the store.
this is the only way because the damage was so huge, so for us it is going to be very hard to back like before, like before, before. >> today, june 1st was the day we were getting ready to reopen. we closed the store, march 13. and you know, already three months of no income and things of that nature. today was supposed to be the first day to open. it is just like, everything we was pushing, we were looking forward towards, was taken from us, you know? so i'm not even sure -- connell: what do you say about the protest movement, i'm sorry to interrupt. he owns atom in atlanta along with kris who is the store manager there. i'm sorry to interrupt you guys. what do you say, you started to talk about this at the beginning of our interview to the protesters that are in the streets, because both of you as you said yourself, you identify with the reason for the movement
it seemed, the killing of george floyd, reaction to that, but as it has morphed what it has last few days, what do you say to the people protesting? is. >> i'm here for the ones that are protesting. go out there, protest, peaceful protest, protest for the right reasoning. we're supposed to be protesting for not just george floyd but for all the african-american men that lives have been lost due to you know, crimes like this. we do have a voice that needs to be heard but going out and people looting and tearing down businesses, all kinds of businesses that is just not the way. that is not going to solve anything. all that is going to do is make things even worse in these situations. and now, as a black-owned business, we got caught up in the rapture of all this now. as african-american men, it is kind of like what is going on, what is happening is, there is
a, no guidance. i think there is, a lot of people not knowing that, not knowing the real reasoning behind what you need to be out here fighting for, because if people were out here really knowing what they were fighting for, none of this looting would be going on. connell: i'm sure your right about that. of course it is different at night, right, than during the day. curfews maybe helped out. that is a good idea, maybe that helps out from here on out, the worst of this is behind us? >> to be honest with you, i don't know what the curfew is done, or making people mad. making people furious. you know, we were just getting back in the loop of going outside, out there back inside. people are ready to be out and about. they're being forced back in. like a never ending story. yes we people are furious. people are mad. to be honest with you, i don't know when is getting ready to happen in the next couple weeks
or couple months but i do say, maybe having this curfew will settle down a lot of riots and things like that. we've been seeing a lot of national guards around the shops in atlanta and around the borough and hopefully that brings peace and start to calm things down. i hope people, what is the reasoning behind everyone going out there to protest. we need to protest the right way. connell: right. hope that message gets out. certainly we thank you both, chris and zola for today. attom is the known in that area. just ready to reopen and now hit with the virus in all of this. thank you to both of you. melissa. melissa: cities across the country beginning a clean up process after a day of looting. we will take you live to the west coast to one city starting, parts of its curfew right now.
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melissa: cleanup is underway in southern california after looting and fires broke out just blocks away from protests. fox news's william la jeunesse is in santa monica a curfew for certain districts is going into effect right now. william. reporter: police have been going around with a p.a. system telling us all to leave. the promenade is still purchase blank. the people are still boarding up windows because they don't trust there will be no more protests. greater l.a., there was a one canceled for 4:00. i want to spin around, there is almost no one on the streets. as we go around here to the high-end shopping area that has been boarded up with are bloomingdale's and nordstrom is. as keith goes over there, national guard in this area as deinterpret and also for
construction and santa monica. today is a cleanup. hundreds of volunteers showed up with brooms and lysol, scrubbing graffiti off the walls. businesses are still putting up plywood, not trusting there wouldn't be another incident like we saw yesterday. volunteers say this is nair neighborhood. they felt responsible to clean up. >> i live in santa monica. my neighborhood, my local businesses. >> it is my neighborhood. it is what you do. we came here at 8:00 with kitchen supplies and tools. we said, this is what you do. reporter: so yesterday, demonstrators really overwhelmed and out numbered police. they did not have the man power to contain the protest as well as arrest the looters, who witnesses say they blended in. they were like camouflage using the protesters and then they would have instructions on their cell phone. they would use a hammer, crowbar to get into the businesses, strong nicks, shoes, that kind of thing.
they fill their arms. dump them in the roving cars. do it again and then they changed their hat or their top to conceal them from police. they did not, however, use any kind of rubber bullets, really or foam projectiles for crowd control, yes. but when it came to the looters the cops were nowhere to be found. again they didn't have the manpower for it. a guy that ran jack's jewelers. ran there for 40 years. put watches and rings in a safe around they stole the safe. >> they came around. they were trying to break in. and i was inside. i waved to them, they left. another gang came in and they did the same thing. so they left. and i took some of my stuff, got out. reporter: about 100 arrests in santa monica. 16 in san diego. 700 over two days in los angeles. police officer had skull cracked with a brick. another brogue a arm and leg.
all the graffiti has been anti-cop, right? this is what it looks like. what you saw yesterday they are not hire. they didn't have the manpower to contain what was really very difficult situation because there were thousands of protesters and really caught them fairly flat-footed. they spoke to a business down here who said, cops told them nothing to worry about. and clearly there was. back to you. melissa: wow. what a story. williamwilliam la jeunesse, tha. connell: we talked about the idea of businesses reeling from the pandemic on the brink of reopening and hit hard by the all this looting. we'll take you live to the city of chicago, a live look where things stand. cities across the country posing new curfews in anticipation of more protests break out tonight. you will have latest on that around the country. law enforcement officials are marching with the protesters. another example, the new jersey,
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♪. >> shut down for months of covid, are we out of work, and insurance doesn't cover the blood, the sweat, the tears. connell: ever seen so much of this businesses already struggling from the impact of covid-19, now face delayed reopenings after all the damage and looting that we've seen over the last few days around the country. grady trimble live on the streets of chicago with an update from there. grady? reporter: connell, two days from now chicago is planning to enter the next phase of reopening to expand retail capacity and include outdoor dining at restaurants. but now that is a big question mark. you can see why this is what some of, this is a bank right here, but some of the retail spaces we've seen today look exactly like this one. we're on the south side of the city which took a large brunt of last night's violence and looting, because what they have done is they have locked the downtown area down.
people can't get in on public transit. can't get in on the subway, or by car. they blocked exits on the highway. this is what we're seeing here on the south and west sides of the city. i talked to somebody who lives in this area. she says this is hurting her community. >> we live in this neighborhood. we have to go to stores here. why would you tear up where you live? why would you do that? we have, we already had nothing. now we really have anything. no stores. babies need milk and pampers. where are we going to go get it? reporter: as we continue to see this video of looting from sunday night and sunday even, in broad daylight during the day, we talked to business owners, small business owners, who don't have large amounts of cash to rebuild, who don't know what they're going to do now, they have been closed for 2 1/2 months. and now they're trying to figure out what to do after their stores have been looted.
this was an extremely violent weekend in chicago, even by this city's standards. there were 18 people shot and killed on sunday night alone, and there were dozens more, shot and injured. there were, several 911 calls throughout the evening at some times, there were 2,000 in a half hour period as they were responding to this looting and destruction. back here live, this is what used to be a beauty supply store. you can see it caught fire yesterday and billowing smoke, was going on for hours and this is what is left of it. this is just unbelievable and to see this. this is not just this area. we haven't just seen one isolated area with destruction. it is throughout the city in different parts. there are fears it could spread into the suburbs. connell? connell: those are some pictures. thank you, grady trimble in
chicago. melissa. melissa: here to discuss the impact all of this on small businesses is john solo. he is a restaurant owner in new york, sir. thank you for coming back on. this past weekend you were trying to reopen and you had people coming by and buying food but they were loitering outside eating their food. you ended up getting a ticket. is that true? tell us what happened? >> yes. thank you so much for having us again. important to have a mom-and-pop voice out there. so thank you, again, i appreciate it. yeah, you know, we've been here from the beginning from the pandemic. here in westchester we've been fined. it has been inspiring feeding the hospital and everyone around here and store of queens and the city because it is a lot more dense. we had some other issues. so what has been happening is, we have a new model of pick up and delivery. when the weather got really nice, we started getting a lot of people coming, picking up food, people were -- on
sidewalks. some were customers. some were not. we tried our best to make sure that they stepped away, walked away, put on their masks. but at the same time they are public sidewalks. this is little difficult for us to manage it. the sheriff's department came by. this is new thing for them as well. they were telling us they were going to fine us we did receive one fine we are going to court when we fight. melissa: is it frustrating to you that you have a city where they are sending, i mean those police are just doing their job, they're doing what they're told but being sent out to give you a fine for trying to operate your business? we have a mayor threatens to go fine people for not social distancing or arresting them at religious services but at the same time he is tweeting about protesters who are not social distancing and saying basically god bless. they're peaceful. nothing about, you know, at the very least, that they're not social distancing which is what
your business is being threatened over, as you're just trying to stay open to food your family. how do you feel about the hypocrisy i is. >> absolutely. we're already a crippled business. so we can't handle extra fines. it is like kicking crippled business down. this is all new to everyone. but at the same time we can't manage the public sidewalks. we're trying our best. we care. all we care about is the safety of our customers, the safety of our employees, but at the same time we can't manage that. that is something new for us. so it has been a little difficult and challenging, when we're putting food on our tables with our staff and ourselves. melissa: how are you doing? will your restaurants make it? >> we had so much community support. i will say one thing, the one beautiful, most creative thing that the new york state government has done give us
liquor to go as long as we're responsible with it. such dynamic position,. a lot of us who serve liquor and survive, because our landlords still want to rent. whoever made that decision, i like to shake their hand, give them dinner on me. that was really dynamic, dynamic decision i never heard before. melissa: no, i understand from a business point of view, would i say here in the city, there are people out day drinking at about 11:00 a.m. on every weekday. it is great for the business owners. but basically, the only commerce that is going on are you know, people walking downstairs to get drunk. don't get me wrong, i love a glass of wine just as much anyone else and -- >> just like anything -- melissa: we have to open up the actual restaurant and get people in there, eating, sitting, having food. john we love you, come back when
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is. connell: they're accusing the u.s. of hypocrisy. chinese officials and state media using violence in the united states, trying to slam washington, drawing parallels to hong kong and anti-government demonstrations. christian whiton, former state department official to talk about that. this is through, christian a number of channels. some, others, state media, social media, whatever the case may be, the message was the same pretty much, the chinese saying, you're doing what you were critical of us were doing. you're a bunch of hypocrites. your reaction? >> it has been completely over the talk. the state media organ basically echoing "the new york times." in fact tweeting "new york times" article that, was lionizing the looters, the rioters. you had global times come out and have a picture of police, and posed question, these are u.s. police, are these peacekeepers or mass murders. this is really over the taupe.
spokeswoman for the chinese ministry of foreign affairs, basically mocking the state department spokeswoman for her previous sort of words of support for peaceful protests in hong kong. you know this, is of course completely due plus to us. the deal, the reason americans really don't like violent protesters because we have democracy here. if you don't like what people are doing, who are in charge, you can fire them. that is not something you can do in hong kong. what little power they have is being taken away. really over the top, outrageous statements from china. basically choosing to go on the offense, rather than purely playing defense. connell: all of that, if you're the administration, state department or president directly, do you have to be careful about how you phrase things? president trump's conference call with governors is an example leap, today, the language was quite aggressive. most of you are week. he told them, urged them to dominate the protesters. so, how is talk like that different than what people either feared or were critical
of in terms of china's handling of hong kong when the protest movement was, continues to happen there. not to approach this with any sort of view of moral equivalence between our conduct and the chinese government's conduct. what is happening in the u.s. streets, you have people taking advantage of what started as non-violent protests, who are out looting and stealing things and terrorizing people and that is very different than, what we've seen in china, in hong kong, where the chinese have broken an explicit treaty it was signed with the brits. it was enrolled in the united nations international treaty called in connection their commitment to other treaties, phase one agreement, ink is barely signed in january, they will stop buying soybeans and pork and other goods a requirement of that agreement. a lot of duplicity on their part, what the administration should do, is what seems to have
unofficial policy a good policy of truth for too many years. we've been sort of playing make believe about chinese intentions, finally being clear about them. connell: glad you brought up live pictures, coming in, from the protests from philadelphia, from wtxs. glad you brought up what the chinese did on farm products. the final products did this get lost in the shuffle on all of this. where are we in the trade agreement? might it be in trouble? looks like chinese will stop buying soybeans, what will happen? >> before i thought this thing might be dead after the election but president trump wouldn't want to stir the water too much before then. i think after today's announcement, the deal is on life-support. frankly the president no longer has an incentive to wait. sort of like when you have a down quarter in a corporation and get out all the dirty laundry assets may have been valued a little high, you don't mind the hit from the income, don't have a down quarter, down
quarter of a point, we might lose because of ending this trade deal, may begin to decouple. there is no longer disincentive to do that? connell: all right. again we'll keep watching all of that. christian whiton, always good to see you, thanks for the announcement. melissa? melissa: that is really interesting point. coming together and protecting the vulnerable, amid the covid-19 pandemic, jay powell is a nevada college student turning the volunteer business, shopping angels into a global delivery service to insure that the elderly have food and supplies. more than 7,000 volunteers have joined the movement, contributing at least 700 deliveries nationwide, and recently expanding to australia and canada. how nice is that? connell? connell: that is great. to have stories like that, at this time. across the country, curfews as we've been talking about some go
♪ ♪ melissa: in about two hours, washington, d.c. will undergo a mandatory curfew, this as more protests are taking place outside the white house right now. hillary vaughn is on the scene with the details. hillary. >> reporter: melissa, i just want to give you a picture of where we are. we're just steps away from the white house at lafayette park, and you can see protesters, hundreds, peacefully demonstrating while they stand at the police barricade. you see u.s. park police decked out in rye9 yacht gear, they've
been standing in this line for several hours. so far things have been civil, but last night things took a dangerous and dark turn. i want to show you some of the wreckage from what happened last night. this is the park's public bathroom. you can see here there's graffiti everywhere. it was also completely burnedded out on the inside. what's interesting here is the people standing on this public bathroom area are actually crossing what is supposed to be caution tape, and the police line right here, so they're actually crossing over that to stand on this public area. we have seen a lot of protesters come here to actually use that public bathroom as a photo op to take pictures. but i also want to point out this building behind me right here. this is a historic church where presidents throughout history have come to pray. it became engulfed in flames in the basement, those flames put out but glasses up and down the street -- or windows, excuse me, up and down the street, shattered glass everywhere. this morning it really turned
into kind of a construction site here, melissa, because crews were working to board back up windows that had been smashed. melissa saw, back to you -- melissa, back to you. melissa: all right. hillary, thank you so much. that does it for us. "lou dobbs tonight" -- measure. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everybody. a sixth night of protests and demonstrations are already underway across much of the country, still in response to the police killing of george floyd in minneapolis. over the weekend protesters and demonstrators became rioters and looters. demonstrators became vandals. some of the country's police departments became simple observers, their leaders obviously telling them to stand down and stand back instead of standing up for law and order, the protection of life, property, citizens or small business and large. in far too many
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