"Neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism", he wrote.
YouTube star Jake Paul is facing backlash after he was recorded among a group of looters at an Arizona shopping mall. Paul, 23, insisted on Twitter that he was simply there to protest and did not take part in any looting or vandalism.
Netizens were enraged by what the vlogger filmed, as he along with a number of friends rushed into Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, and could allegedly be seen trashing it to steal clothes and accessories.
A slew of big cities like Denver, Miami, Los Angeles, etc. have resorted to curfews over the past few days, as what was designed as peaceful demonstrations have grown into reciprocal acts of violence, with vehicles burnt and tear gas fired into the protesters, enraged about George Floyd being suffocated to death during his arrest by now-former police officer Derek Chauvin.
He posted on his own Instagram Story from the scene where police are present, "Bunch of f-king idiots, bro".
Representatives for Paul did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
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Quand le couvre-feu a débuté, à 20H00, les forces de l'ordre ont lancé des grenades assourdissantes pour tenter de les disperser. Les manifestations ont commencé le 26 mai, après la diffusion des images de l'interpellation fatale de George Floyd .
The video prompted waves of criticism on social media from people accusing Paul and his team of taking advantage of the nationwide protests to gain attention, with one user calling him the "EPITOME OF WHITE MALE PRIVILEGE" who is "CREATING CHAOS JUST FOR CONTENT". We were gassed and forced to keep moving on foot.
Jake Paul issued a statement after catching vast backlash for filming looters inside an Arizona Mall.
He added: "However, I understand the anger and frustration that led to the destruction we witnessed and while it's not the answer, it's important that people see it and collectively figure out how to move forward in a healthy way. We are all doing the best we can to be helpful and raise awareness; this is not the time to attack each other, it's time to join together and evolve".
After two people attempt to shatter the storefront of a Swarovski jewelry store, Paul laughs as he sprints out of the mall with his friends. He goes on to say that the were not looting or vandalizing but it was "tragic" to see it happening. Doing that you made you as opportunistic as the looters themselves!
"Imagine being Jake Paul, one of the richest YouTube celebrities on the f**king planet".
Actor Varun Dhawan revealed the composer had been very close to his family, as he shared a picture of his father with Khan. Sajid-Wajid started their career by composing music for Salman Khan and Kajol-starrer Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya .
Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, said he asked NY state Attorney General Letitia James to also review NYPD conduct during the protests. Nearly a week after Floyd's death on Memorial Day , it remains unclear whether tensions nationwide are calming or escalating.
Jimenez asked, "Do you mind telling me why I'm under arrest, sir?" and again got no response from the officers. Filmmaker and director Ava DuVernay promptly responded to the tweet, citing the video that "we all saw ".
And we have a responsibility, when we handle any incident, to not escalate the incident and not cause further harm or injury". Additionally, Shields said , the other three officers have been transferred to desk duty pending further investigation.
Following the reopening of various sectors of the economy, millions of people in South Africa went back to work. Masked teachers held up placards outside schools in Cape Town's Bishop Lavis township to protest that decision.
At The Richmond School in Skegness this morning, all pupils in reception, Year 1 and Year 6 were able to return. Kidwell said: "We're also encouraging the teachers to not get into face-to-face contact with the children".
The CDC now recommends everyone in the USA wear a cloth face mask in public, but has not made any recommendations about home use. A total of 77 adults and children were infected in this way, giving an "attack rate" of 23% or around 1 in 4.
Cavani va partir, Icardi en profite déjà — PSG
Il a aussi affiché une belle complicité technique avec les autres stars offensives du club, Kylian Mbappé et Neymar en tête. Avec 20 buts inscrits en 31 matches, Icardi, 27 ans, a tout fait pour pousser le PSG à le recruter de manière définitive.
Joe Biden visits protest site in Delaware
The Democratic presidential candidate called the protests an utterly American response. He added: "We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us".
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The pair died when the bus carrying 15 employees from Khurshid TV was struck, the channel's news director Jawed Farhad told AFP. He said two of the wounded were in critical condition from a bombing that took place on the station's eighth anniversary.