The demonstrators damaged several Secret Service vehicles and threw themselves against officers’ riot shields. Officers swung batons and fired pepper-spray projectiles to push them back. As the sun began to set, D.C. National Guard trucks rumbled through the streets.
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 Trump also explained his call for non-members such as Russia to attend: “It’s a very outdated group of countries.”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.