Protest to Riots
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Cleveland, sadly, has gone from peaceful protest to violent rioting, burning police cars and property destruction. Last night was particularly frightening for me when a group of 5 threatened to break down a patio door on the ground floor of the apartment building I live in. The vulgar, threatening language had me prepared to dial 911. Someone opened a secured door near them and they calmed down but entered the building. After that, before 7AM, the fire department a block from me went out with sirens 3 separate times. The mayor placed the city under curfew starting at noon today extending to 8AM tomorrow. I've chosen not to even open my apartment or balcony doors.
We've had a 'tragic trifecta' - stress from prolonged shelter-in-place, warmer weather and George Floyd's death.
May we have justice, peace and kindness for all.