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>> and that's the pt spoed by s >> garrett: tonight: peaceful protests return to the nation's streets. smaller, but passionate as ever. new calls for racial justice in minneapolis, for those mourning george floyd's death. ustice inu going to show up at the polls? that is where real justice happens. >> garrett: in the nation's capitol, president trump orders the national guard to withdraw. and new york's mayor lifts the city's curfew. but overnight, clashes in portland and seattle. >> leave now. >> garrett: also tonight, law and order. the attorney general says the president never demanded 10,000 active-duty troops, and defends the use of force on peaceful protestors, sayinghey posed a ist. >> garrett: with the world watching, demonstrators here find solidarity abroad. >> black lives matter.
>> garrett: this police tactic in the spotlight, well beyond minneapolis. and later... >> no justice, no peace. >> garrett: voices from the protests' front lines. >> george floyd was lynched in broad daylight by a public official during a plague. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> garrett: good evening, i'm major garrett reporting in washington. demonstrations sparked by the death of george floyd while in minneapolis police custody 13 days ago have coalesced into what appears to be a nationwide movement. again today, people returned to the streets, calling for police reforms and racial justice. the crowds-- diverse, and overwhelmingly peaceful. jaime yuccas in minneapolis tonight, where it all began. >> reporter: tomorrow marks two weeks since george floyd died at the hands of four minneapolis police officers.
his death has sparked movements in at least 150 american cities with people fighting against police brutality and racism. crowds returned to american streets again today, following yesterday's mass demonstrations, protesting the death of george floyd. overnight it got ugly in portland, oregon, and seattle. washington d.c. congressman and civil rights icon john lewis joined the city's mayor to visit the site near the white house, renamed black lives matter plaza. >> i think the people in d.c. and around the nation are sending a mighty, powerful and strong message to the rest of eporte in san francisco, demonstrations blocked traffic along the iconic golden gate bridge. a chicago rally drew nearly 30,000. >> black lives matter. >> reporter: not everyone is inviting change. invitingwhitefish, montana, confronted a small gathering of protestors. jay snowden has been charged
with disorderly conduct after yelling expletives and hitting the signs of those chanting "peaceful" back at him. in virginia, demonstrators toppled a statue of a confederate general in richmond, the former capitol of the confederacy. more than 32,000 members of the national guard have been activated to keep crowds under control. but today, the president said he would withdraw some from d.c. ♪ god save us >> reporter: many of the demonstrations came on the same day george floyd was mourned near his birth place in north carolina. in minneapolis where floyd was killed, marchers spp r jacofrey'ssend >> it's yes or no-- will you defund the minneapolis police department? >> reporter: frey said he did not support fully defunding the department. and before he could finish... >> go home, jacob, go home! >> reporter: minneapolis is a city still trying to come to grips with its past while trying to heal its wounds for a better future.
tomorrow officer derek chauvin will make his first court appearance on murder charges for the death of george floyd. major? >> garrett: thank you. tomorrow, president trump plans to meet with law enforcement officials for what the white house describes as a round table this amid new fallout over the president's response to the protests. nikole killion is at the white house. >> reporter: president trump says he's ordering the national guard to start the process of withdrawing from washington, claiming "everything is under perfect control." >> no justice! >> reporter: it follows a day of peaceful protests in the nation's capitol saturday. but last weekend when demonstrations turned violent, a senior administration official tells cbs news the president demanded the military put out 10,000 active-duty troops y against theagainst the objections of the defense secretary, the chairman of the joint chiefs and attorney general william barr. barr, on "face the nation:" >> is that accurate? >> that is completely false, that's completely false. sunday night-- >> the president did not demand that.
n no, he did not demand that. >> reporter: the white house also called the account false and told cbs news in a statement, president trump remains confident in secretary esper. the attorney general also defended the response monday against protestors who were forcibly cleared out of lafayette square ahead of a photo-op by the president at st. john's church. >> this was not an operation to respond to that particular crowd. it was an operation to move the perimeter one block. >> and the methods they used, you think, were appropriate. >> when they met resistance, yes. >> reporter: former secretary of state and retired general colin powell say he agrees with other military officials who have condemned the president's actions... >> he has been not an effective president. >> reporter: ...and he said he won't support him in november. >> i'm very close to joe biden on a social matter and on a s litical matter. and he is now the candidate, and i will be voting for him. >> reporter: the president in a pair of tweets called powell a "real stiff" and "highly overrated." biden tweeted he's grateful for powell's support. powell, who served during the
bsh administration, did not vote for president trump in 2016. he supported hillary clinton. and before that, backed former president obama. major? >> garrett: nikole, thank you very much. i'm joined now by cbs news political correspondent ed o'keefe. ed, a new poll out today finds that 80% of voters believe things in the country are out of country are out of now that is not the traditional right track/wrong track question. "out of control." how does this perception fit into president trump and joe biden's campaign? >> reporter: well, it has certainly become a big part of what they are both talking about in very different ways. for the president, he's taken on sort of the 1968 nixon-style "law and order" vibe. in fact, tweeting those words several times in recent days, suggesting that he is getting tough on crime. but he's been avoiding direct questions about whether or not he thinks there is systemic racism in law enforcement or in government, what he would do to address the concerns of protestors in the street.
joe biden, on the other hand, has been speaking out about this, and on monday is flying to houston for a private meeting with the family of george floyd, a sign that he expects to continue talking about and highlighting concerns about the needs for police reform and to deal with the broader issue of racism. >> garrett: former secretary of state and general colin powell announced he is not supporting president trump's re-election. he did not support it in 2016 either. james mattis, john kelly, both retired generals and former top officials in the trump administration, have also raises leadership and his inability-- in some cases, his unwillingness, they say-- to unite the country. how does this resonate with voters? >> reporter: well, it certainly will resonate with military veterans and those in the force right now, who revere and may take cues in many ways from current and former military leaders. there are reports that people like george w. bush and cindy mccain, the wife of the late senator, aren't going to support him either.
that isn't necessarily a surprise, but it will perhaps create some space for independents or moderate republicans who don't necessarily want him to be president again, to support him. and i can tell you, based on my reporting, the biden campaign is less concerned with winning over republicans than they are in making sure that younger liberal voters who supported bernie sanders are voting for joe biden in november. >> garrett: ed o'keefe, thanks oe bidenmuch. in november. >> garrett: in a remarkable show of solidarity, protests against racism and police tactics are showing up around the world. cbs news senior foreign affairs correspondent elizabeth palmer is in london. >> reporter: in britain, officials had asked people to stay away. but they weren't listening. instead, thousands defied the covid lockdown rules to deliver a message of solidarity. with american protestors. >> black lives matter. >> reporter: the police stood back and watched. >> black lives matter. >> reporter: everyone here knows about britain's racist past. in the city of bristol, the crowd pulled down a statue of a
17th century slave trader, edward colston. everywhere george floyd's death has struck a mighty chorus. >> there is systemic racism in the u.k., there always has been. and this is a chance to take a stand. >> when i walk a neighborhood, are people looking at me, wondering why i am here? >> reporter: sunday's demonstration in london formed outside the american embassy but all weekend there have been protests like this around the world. in paris, they marched. and in rome, silent crowds took a knee. in sydney, australia, the focus was on aboriginal people beaten or killed in custody. in 2015, australia had its own george floyd-- davungag can't breathe." as the sign says, "same story, different soil." a few hours after the peaceful
demonstration ended, riot police formed up to protect the entrance to the prime minister's residence at number ten downing street. they are being pelted by bottles from a small group, but so far, anyway, the violence doesn't seem to be spreading. major? >> garrett: elizabeth palmer, thank you. to breaking news now. tropical storm cristobal is crashing into the louisiana gulf coast tonight. nearly nine million people are under tropical storm warnings. a state of emergency has been declared. cristobal could drop up to a foot of rain. now, a startling story. a sheriff's deputy was killed in an ambush saturday near santa cruz, california. sergeant damon gutzwiller responded to a call about a suspicious van loaded with guns and explosives. according to authorities, the driver of the van opened fire and set off explosives killing the sergeant and wounded a second deputy and another officer. the suspect, an active duty sergeant from travis air force base, was wounded, and is now in
custody. new york city is back in business tomorrow. many shops can reopen in the one-time epicenter of this pandemic. but several restrictions will stay in place. infections are still adding up in the united states, and today the death toll topped 110,000-- the most of any country in the world. the trump administration is expected soon to name five vaccine candidates it has chosen as part of "operation warp speed." cbs's meg oliver reports, the vaccine race is on. >> reporter: since january, dr. dan barouch hasn't taken a day off, working long hours to develop a vaccine to help stop the spread of the outbreak. >> vaccine developments of covid-19 is proceeding at a pace that is far faster than any vaccine development in history. >> reporter: dr. barouch is the director of the center for virology and vaccine research at beth israel deaconess medical center.
he has led groundbreaking work on vaccines for h.i.v and zika. are you concerned you are moving too fast? >> the goal is not to compromise patient safety at all. because ultimately a vaccine absolutely must be safe, if it is going to be administered to large numbers of healthy people. >> reporter: researchers are taking part of the coronavirus d.n.a. and transferring it into weakened common cold virus. after it is placed into a cell, the body will produce antibodies triggering an immune response. >> we know from using this vaccine technology for other pathogens in the past, that it raises remarkably potent and durable neutralizing antibody responses. >> reporter: barouch believes this approach will allow them to quickly mass-produce this vaccine if it is approved. it is a gamble that johnson & johnson is already betting on, with a commitment to produce a billion doses as soon as it's ready. >> the outcome of our production will start late this year with millions of vaccines, as more
manufacturing capacity comes on board early next year, we'll go up to 10 million and then into the hundreds of millions. >> reporter: barouch is optimistic they will start human trials as early as august. a step closer, he hopes, to ending the pandemic. meg oliver, cbs news, montclair, new jersey. >> garrett: ahead on the "cbs weekend news," george floyd's death puts a banned police tactic in the spotlight nationwide. as america reopens, are pandemic-afflicted airlines ready for a travel revival? and, after nearly two weeks of protests, we will hear from protests, we will hear from voices on the front lines.
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>> reporter: this was the moment when san francisco officers took 1wn 19-year-old kajon busby with one officer, he says, putting her knee on his neck. they came to his house after an argument between busby and his neighbor over whether busby's family dog moochi had been stolen from the backyard. >> all i remember is a lot of yelling. and then an officers knee, the lady. >> reporter: officers told him to leave. >> i was like, why should i have to leave the area? i live here. >> reporter: so they put him on the ground and handcuffed him. >> stop resisting! >> reporter: then video shot by a bystander shows that female officer, and her knee. >> put a knee right around this area. >> reporter: what do you remember? >> i couldn't breathe, it felt like five minutes but i want to say roughly a minute or something. >> you do not put your knee on the neck. that has been the standard practice for the last at least 30 years.
cbs news asked to review those videos. three of the four agreed the officer's knee was on busby's neck and should not have been. law professor seth stoughton of rote a book on police use of force. >> that position, we kno >> oer aed kneeck incis haveomeo light, including in chicago... ...spokane, and here in sarasota, florida. >> you have your knee on my man's neck. >> come on. >> reporter: a video clearly appears to show an officer's knee across the back of a suspect's neck. as for busby himself? >> i want people to know that you too have a voice and you should not be ever scared to let anyone hear it. >> reporter: and is that why you are speaking out today? >> yes. >> reporter: anna werner, cbs news, san francisco. >> garrett: the district attorney told us he is troubled
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>> garrett: ordinarily, we would say something now. closing thoughts, you know. but this time appears to require-- no, demand-- less talking and more listening. so this perspective will be about voices that don't speak from a desk. >> it's 2020, and i still can't breathe. >> george floyd was lynched, in broad daylight, by a public official, during a plague. that's why i came out here. because that's unacceptable. >> you think that use of force is necessary at times? k i want to say no, but obviously it is. >> you guys had real bullets-- real. real bullets on protestors, on people like me. all i had was a camera, brother. >> is this a solution? is it going to come in our
lifetime? i hope so. not counting on it. >> i think what i am saying is i'm done hoping. i want action. i want change. i'm going to bring it. >> i don't think that we can change the whole system in one gey, but if we continue to educate ourselves and hold everyone accountable, then all those things will come into place. >> black lives matter! >> say his name! >> george floyd! >> we just want justice, we just want to stop being killed. we want to be able to have children, and have a family and have homes, and not worrying about anyone not making it back. >> this is the community showing love for the people that have been hurt and that have been lost. >> we are not giving up. we are not going anywhere. we will show up every day until black lives matter. >> this is good, this is the first night out of all four gherent.nemo peaceful nights. i hope it stays that way. >> no justice, no peace. >> we are all here together, okay.