As cities burn, Trump stays silent — other than tweeting fuel on the fire

The president, in consultation with some aides, decided not to give a speech about the violent protests over what many see as systemic racial injustice.

During public rage, black communities bear private grief after ‘years of being treated as less than people’

A series of attacks on black people created additional waves of pain for communities already ravaged by the pandemic and its economic fallout.
A city worker reaches into a burned-out vehicle to prepare remove it from I Street NW in Washington on Monday morning. (AP)
A city worker reaches into a burned-out vehicle to prepare remove it from I Street NW in Washington on Monday morning. (AP)
A city employee works to removes the vehicle from I Street NW in Washington. (AP)
A city employee works to removes the vehicle from I Street NW in Washington. (AP)
A man is seen through a shattered window at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington on Monday morning. (AP)
A man is seen through a shattered window at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington on Monday morning. (AP)
A signpost for H Street NW near the White House lies on the ground, marked off with yellow police tape. (AP)
A signpost for H Street NW near the White House lies on the ground, marked off with yellow police tape. (AP)
Protesters set fire the road signs and an American flag Sunday as they gathered near the White House. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Protesters set fire the road signs and an American flag Sunday as they gathered near the White House. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Washington, D.C., police arrest a protester Sunday night for violating the city’s curfew. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Washington, D.C., police arrest a protester Sunday night for violating the city’s curfew. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Signs and chants during the protest made reference to George Floyd, whose death in Minnesota sparked the nationwide protests. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)
Signs and chants during the protest made reference to George Floyd, whose death in Minnesota sparked the nationwide protests. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Post)

Night of destruction across D.C. after police, protesters clash outside the White House

More than 1,000 people marched to Lafayette Square across from the White House, and at nightfall American flags, parked cars and buildings were lit ablaze — and protesters faced pepper bullets and tear gas fired by police.
Trump, seen reflected in a television camera lens, meets with Cabinet members. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
Trump, seen reflected in a television camera lens, meets with Cabinet members. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)

For Trump, May was a month of distractions and grievances

Facing in the coronavirus an enemy he could not tweet into submission, the president was desperate to change the subject.

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Former vice president Joe Biden speaks to the media on March 10. (AP)

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Police officers on horseback stand next to demonstrators blocking the road outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on Sunday. (AP)
Police officers on horseback stand next to demonstrators blocking the road outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on Sunday. (AP)

Protests over death of George Floyd and police killings spread to London, Berlin, Toronto

Demonstrators worldwide defied coronavirus restrictions to wave “I can't breathe” signs and chant “no justice, no peace” outside U.S. embassies.

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Molly Marks, 7, conducts an online chat as a volunteer for Integrative Touch for Kids. (Amanda Marks)

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Faith Flaherty, right, styles Candice Romsburg's hair in Hagerstown, Md. (AP)
Faith Flaherty, right, styles Candice Romsburg's hair in Hagerstown, Md. (AP)

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Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai load groceries they bought in Potomac to deliver for seniors through Teens Helping Seniors. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai load groceries they bought in Potomac to deliver for seniors through Teens Helping Seniors. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Ellen Caruso chats with Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai last week after thanking them for her food delivery. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Ellen Caruso chats with Matt Casertano, left, and Dhruv Pai last week after thanking them for her food delivery. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Marie Cavill thanked Matt Casertano and Dhruv Pai for delivering her groceries. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Potomac resident Marie Cavill thanked Matt Casertano and Dhruv Pai for delivering her groceries. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)

Two Montgomery County teens grocery shopped for their grandparents. Soon it became a national volunteer effort.

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A medic protester assists a member of the media on Saturday after Minneapolis police fired tear gas and rubber bullets during a demonstration following the death of George Floyd in police custody. (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

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Christo’s the Gates in New York City in 2005. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
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