By nightfall, nearly 1,000 people protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody were circling the perimeter of the White House grounds, which was fortified with law enforcement vehicles, metal barriers and rows of armored Secret Service, D.C. police and U.S. Park Police officers.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said all coronavirus testing centers in the city were closed because of safety concerns during the third day of protests after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
The leader of Europe’s largest economy had objected to President Trump’s decision to revive an in-person meeting. Trump also explained his call for non-members such as Russia to attend: “It’s a very outdated group of countries.”
The South Caucasus nation, with fewer than 800 confirmed cases of covid-19, offers a look into some of the emerging strategies for post-pandemic tourism, such as promoting low infection rates and being selective about who gets in.