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We take a brief look at the bronze medal match, and ask the question if there is any importance riding on this match? Estatic: Argentinean team jubilates after winning the third-place final match vs France. Photo: Getty imagesStill not convinced? Fine, case re-opened – let’s check out this year’s contenders. For Argentina, it is a chance to match the achievements of 2007. For the Pumas to finish third at a World Cup would have taken a Hollywood script before 2000, but the rules were re-written with their kick-based run to the playoff in France. The plan this year, according to Agustin Pichot, was “to go one better” – but it certainly won’t be to finish one place further back. This team have bravery and heart in abundance, so a game like this is made for them.Particularly if it stays dry. Consider the stats. Argentina have scored the second-most tries (26) in the World Cup behind only New Zealand (36), while they lead the way in runs made (800), metres made (3,854), clean breaks (71) and offloads (62). They have a backline who can create from anywhere, and they showed against Ireland and Australia how far they have come. This side do not want to settle for fourth.Plenty of heart and soul: The Pumas will be looking to match their heroics in 2007. Photo: Getty imagesThe South Africans, though, are as proud a rugby nation as there is. Defeat to New Zealand was met with dignified resignation. Defeat to Argentina – a second defeat in the space of three months, after the 37-25 loss in Durban back in August – will not be. Heyneke Meyer came under a fair bit of stick for the Japan loss at the start of the tournament, so he will be determined to end the trip to England with a victory. A team combining youth, who have a chance to prove a point, with experienced heads who are here to bid adieu, will be in no mood to settle for second best.Speaking of bidding adieu, the plethora of huge talents saying farewell to the international stage on Friday night should have you excited enough on its own. Horacio Agulla, Juan Manuel Leguizamon and Juan Fernandez Lobbe are just some of the heroes who could be making their final World Cup bow for the Pumas, while the Du Plessis duo, Tendai Mtawarira, Willem Alberts, Schalk Burger, Victor Matfield, Ruan Pienaar and Bryan Habana are likely all playing their final World Cup games for South Africa, if not their last internationals. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Preparing to battle again: South Africa and Argentina will square off on Friday in the bronze medal match. Photo: Getty images By Mark CoughlanI’m really looking forward to the bronze medal match. Or third-placed playoff. Whatever you call it. The point is I’m excited about it. There, I said it.I’ve heard the game described as disappointing, one the players dread, like kissing your sister and in various other derogatory guises this week, but frankly I think it could be a belter. You only have to look at history to see why.The precedent was set in the first outing, when Wales and Australia went head to head on a Thursday back in 1987. It wasn’t meant to matter, but a red card for Aussie flanker David Codey meant it really really did. The Wallabies led going into the final throes, but the Welsh hit the flair button and one fluent move later, Adrian Hadley crossed to bring the difference to just one. Paul Thorburn stepped up, did what he did best from the touchline by drawing in a fantastic kick, and Wales won by a single point. An epic was born.Epic: Wales won the third-place playoff 22-21 vs Australia. Photo: Getty imagesOK, there have been some duds over the years, but a 75th minute drop goal secured Australia’s victory over New Zealand in 1999, while an angry All Blacks scored six tries to crush the French 40-13 in 2003. Then there’s 2007, when Argentina hung up their kicking boots to blow France (again) away 34-10 and finish third in the world. Inspirational stuff.The disappointment of losing a semi-final will linger on, but the pressure has somewhat dissipated. This is a chance for both teams to say thank you to their loyal fans, to entertain the global audience one last time, and to showcase what they can do. Two of the seven World Cup finals have ended without a try, but the third-placed playoff has never been tryless, and sees an average of 3.6 tries scored. Case closed. One last hurrah: Bryan Habana can break Jonah Lomu’s try-scoring record. Photo: Getty imagesOh yeah, Bryan Habana. We haven’t even talked about that. The man can break the Rugby World Cup try-scoring record (he’s currently tied with Jonah Lomu on 15) if he dots down against Argentina. In his final ever World Cup game. Come on – how can you not want to watch history in the making? Saturday is going to see a huge game, a tense encounter, a massive clash – but Friday, for me, could be where the real entertainment lies this weekend. Don’t miss it!
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909878/don-juan-house-emilio-lopez-arquitecto Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jag Studio+ 14Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909878/don-juan-house-emilio-lopez-arquitecto Clipboard Architects: Emilio López Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project Don Juan House / Emilio López ArquitectoSave this projectSaveDon Juan House / Emilio López Arquitecto “COPY” Photographs: Jag Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Don Juan House / Emilio López Arquitecto Year: Projects 2018 Ecuador Manufacturers: Eternit, Enlumax, Medias vigas de Laurel, Paneles de Bambu, Vigas de Asta y AmarilloConstruction:Daniel CortiStructural Calculation:Patricio CevallosAuthors:Emilio López HerreraCity:QuitoCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jag StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Don Juan House is located near the top of a hill along the coast line. Oriented from east to west, the house opens at both sides: in the front facing the ocean and in the back to a native deciduous forest. The double-opening allows crossed ventilation and imbeds the house and its inhabitants within the surroundings.Save this picture!© Jag StudioSave this picture!PlansThe concept of the double-opening shaped the architecture, which is conceived as two funnels that converge at one side.Save this picture!© Jag Studio110m2 contain the very simple plan, with two levels of open areas that connect through double-height ceilings. The living room, dining room, kitchen and a complete bathroom are distributed on the ground floor. Two bedrooms facing a double-height ceiling oriented to the ocean occupy the second floor. In the rear façade another double-height window opens up to the back with the staircase.Save this picture!© Jag StudioSave this picture!© Jag StudioThe entire structure is made with local wood: Amarillo and Asta. Flat-fiber cement panels cover the shell of the house, while the inner façades are plastered and covered with bamboo, permitting a feel of warm materials within the inside yet not compromising the protection of the exterior of the house.Save this picture!© Jag StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessZOOCO / Zooco EstudioSelected ProjectsBulleit Frontier Works bar / FAR frohn&rojasSelected Projects Share Area: 1184 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Quito, Ecuador CopyAbout this officeEmilio López ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuitoOn InstagramEcuadorPublished on January 22, 2019Cite: “Don Juan House / Emilio López Arquitecto” [Casa Don Juan / Emilio López Arquitecto] 22 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Linkedin Linkedin Facebook ReddIt printA strong opening set laid the foundation for TCU’s fourth victory of the season, a 3-0 (25-12, 25-23, 25-13) sweep over UNC Asheville Saturday afternoon in the Frogs’ second match of the Home2Suites Tallahassee Seminole Invitational on the campus of Florida State University.“It is always telling to see how your team responds after a loss, especially after the first loss of the season,” head coach Jill Kramer said. “It shows their character and all that kind of stuff and then what you need to tackle as a coach for the remainder of the season.”Kramer praised her team’s improvement from yesterdays match following the game.“Our team did such a great job of preparing to play today,” Kramer said. “We spent a lot of time watching video from our match yesterday to see where we can get better at and we scouted UNC Asheville just like we scout any other team. The girls came in prepared and with a lot of energy and this was a team that came in and played hard.”The Frogs dominated the first set, defeating the Bulldogs by 13 points due to the strong play on the net, totaling five blocks and 12 kills in the set.The second set tested the Frogs’ mettle. At one point, the women were down by seven points, but junior outside hitter Ashleigh Martin led the comeback with five kills and the Frogs closed the set on a 5-0 run to win 25-23.“UNC Asheville played great defense and they never gave up,” Kramer said. “They played hard the whole time. We were kind of tight there in the second set and had a little bit of a deficit that we had to climb out of and we came together and did that.”The Frogs didn’t look back as they dictated play in the third set with a .370 hitting clip on their way to their fourth sweep of the season.Martin led TCU in kills for the second straight match with 13 along with a .435 hitting clip and two blocks. Freshman outside hitter Allye Beth Deaton totaled nine kills on the match with a .320 hitting percentage, and fellow freshman middle blocker Sarah Swanson recorded five blocks for the second straight match. Senior setter Lamprini Konstantinidou led the team for the third straight match with 19 assists, and freshman libero Dani Dennison recorded double-digit digs for the fifth straight match with 19 to lead the team. The team served a season-high nine aces with junior middle blocker Anna Walsh recording three.The Frogs will conclude the Home2Suites Seminole Invitational Sunday against No. 15 Florida State in a highly anticipated matchup. The game will be played at noon and broadcasted on ACC Network Extra. Facebook Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt + posts Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine Frogs bounce back from their first loss of the season Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleWomen’s tennis team reveals 2017-18 scheduleNext articleTCU sprints past Jackson State in season opener, 63-0 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Twitter Linkedin ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Haley Polkhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-polk/ printLiving accommodations and managing finances are hardships some TCU alumni endured after their transition from college life to adulthood.Nicoletta Bradley, who graduated from TCU in 2015, said she did not realize how much of a time commitment it took to be in the working world.“I miss the flexibility and little pockets of free time I had while attending TCU,” she said. “When you’re in the workforce, you suddenly can’t skip anything because you have commitments.”Former TCU cheerleader Taylor Freetage cheering on TCU Horned Frog Football. Photo courtesy of Instagram (@taylor_freetage)TCU alumna and former TCU cheerleader Taylor Freetage said the hardest part about becoming a “real adult” was the small, daunting things, such as keeping her house clean.Bradley said being able to live with someone she knew after graduation helped her in her transition from college.2018 graduate Peyton Mabry. Photo courtesy of Instagram (@peyton_mabry)“There is a lot of unknown when becoming a real adult, so being able to come home to something that is familiar can really help you not feel so overwhelmed,” said Bradley.Peyton Mabry graduated in 2018 and is now working on managing her personal brand. Despite the perks that come with living alone, she said having to shoulder all the responsibility can be a nuisance.“Being adult involves thinking about long-term finances instead of just focusing on short-term spending like I did while attending TCU,” said Mabry. “I have had to have a much more disciplined approach to budgeting and savings since graduating.”Budgeting can seem daunting, especially when handling the other tasks of being an adult.Former TCU Showgirl and TCU alumna Christen Lockett. Photo courtesy of Instagram (@christennmariee)TCU alumna Christen Lockett said her parents helped her budget her finances by writing a one-year plan based off her income.She said this was useful during her transition into working for a brand marketing agency and managing her own public relations firm, Lockett-Up PR.Mackenzie Friedman representing ZYN22, her part-time job. Photo courtesy of Instagram (@mackfriedman)TCU alumna Mackenzie Friedman said that she initially struggled not having days off like she did when she was enrolled in college.“In college, there are so many small goals to work toward,” said Friedman. “I’ve had to learn how to create my own endpoints, set my own goals and celebrate the little things along the way to avoid getting stuck in a rut.”Since graduating, Friedman said she has really learned the value of a dollar. She was able to turn her love for cycling into a part-time job at ZYN22 to help supplement her main income as the Digital Content Manager for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA.Despite their struggles in the real world, all of the graduates expressed gratitude for their time at TCU and for what they learned there. Things to do around DFW during TCU’s Commencement Ceremonies Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Haley Polk Local West Nile Virus cases increase due to heavy rainfall Facebook Haley Polkhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-polk/ Facebook + posts Previous articleThings to do around DFW during TCU’s Commencement CeremoniesNext articleSeniors reflect on their time as a Horned Frog Haley Polk RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt TCU graduate Nicoletta Bradley teaching at ZYN22, photo courtesy of Instagram (@nicolettabradley) Linkedin
RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists Amid growing difficulties for journalists trying to cover the public health crisis in Liberia resulting from the Covid-19 epidemic, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s authorities to guarantee access to information and journalists’ safety. LiberiaAfrica Condemning abusesEvents EnvironmentViolence News Reports News As the pandemic spreads in Africa, RSF has noted many cases of intimidation, physical violence and censorship targeting journalists and media covering the health crisis. Violations of the freedom to inform have been seen in Senegal, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Madagascar, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, Mali, Chad and Congo. Frank Payne, a journalist with community radio Magic FM in Buchanan, a town 140 km southeast of Monrovia, was physically attacked during a wake for a relative of a member of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) on 27 March. News LiberiaAfrica Condemning abusesEvents EnvironmentViolence November 27, 2020 Find out more RSF_en @RSF_Inter June 12, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa At the behest of the health ministry and National Institute of Public Health, the information ministry announced on 23 March that only eight media outlets – four of them state-owned – would henceforth be allowed to cover the health ministry’s tri-weekly news conferences on the Covid-19 epidemic, although Liberia has more than 150 radio stations and many newspapers and news websites. April 2, 2020 Liberia urged to guarantee access to coronavirus information Liberia is ranked 93rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. @AFP photo According to the information obtained by RSF, Payne was attacked by LDEA agents with the apparent aim of preventing him from reporting that around 100 people attended the wake in violation of a ban on large gatherings imposed by the health authorities with the aim of limiting the virus’s spread. “Access to information is very important for the public to be able to protect itself against the virus,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “Obstructing journalists is the worst way to combat the epidemic’s spread. It is essential that the authorities ensure respect for the existing pluralism and allow journalists to do their job of reporting the news freely and with complete safety.” to go further December 16, 2020 Find out more Organisation Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Follow the news on Liberia
Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Young motorists will be called on to mark European Night Without Accident by taking extra care on the roads.Several pubs and nightclubs across the country including here in Donegal are involved in the road safety initiative, which is being held in 220 nightclubs across 27 European countries.Designated drivers who wear a wristband to show they plan to stay alcohol-free for the night will be invited to be voluntarily breathalysed as they leave to see if the commitment was honoured.Stephen Lambert from The National Roads Authority is hopeful tonight’s initiative will be effective:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/lam.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – October 16, 2010 Google+ Nightclubs in Letterkenny to participate in road safety initiative tonight Pinterest Facebook News Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleLabour ‘Winning the West’ conference in Castlebar todayNext articlePeople in Donegal being denied Social Welfare appeal for up to 6 months News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Twitter
The candidates are running for NY Supreme Court, County Judge, Alderperson and Mayor. While not guaranteed to be at the forum, the candidates for those offices are as follows. To find out more about early voting you can go to the Tompkins County Board of Elections website. For County Judge: Scott Miller There will also be information available on early voting. Earlier this year, the New York State Early Voting Act was approved, giving New Yorkers who might not be able to make it to their polling place on election day more time and flexibility to cast their ballots. Early voting will take place at Ithaca Town Hall, 215 N. Tioga St., Ithaca and at the Tompkins County Crash, Fire, Rescue Building, 72 Brown Rd., Ithaca. ITHACA, N.Y. –– On Monday, the Tompkins County Democratic Committee is hosting an election forum for voters to meet the Democratic candidates running for office this November. The forum will take place in the Borg Warner Room of the Tompkins County Public Library located at 101 E Green Street, Ithaca on Monday Oct. 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb Tagged: Democrats, election, november For Mayor: Svante Myrick Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. If you’re not sure how to vote you can find out here. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 269 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 277 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28Noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 297 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30Noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 317 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 For State Supreme Court in the 6th Judicial District: Pete Charnetsky and Claudette Newman For Alderperson: First Ward-George McGonigal, Second Ward-Ducson Nguyen, Third Ward-Rob Gearhart, Fourth Ward-Stephen Smith, Fifth Ward-Laura Lewis Anna Lamb They will be open from Saturday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 3, at the following hours and days:
Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Amidst the cries for justice, the violent clashes with police, the burning of squad cars and the looting businesses across the country, protesters like Arianna Evans took to the streets to denounce what they say have been years of racial injustice and brutality at the hands of law enforcement that has reached an American boiling point.Outside the White House, where Secret Service agents battled with angry demonstrators to keep them from breaching the fence, Evans demanded justice over a megaphone. At the same time, she shouted down the more militant protesters bent on causing destruction and fueling the chaos that ignited after the death in Minneapolis of African American George Floyd, who died after a white police officer pressed his knee against the back of his neck. Images of the incident have since gone viral, as has a video of Floyd begging for his life and crying out, “I can’t breathe.”Floyd was 47 years old.“I understand the need, the urge, the feeling to be violent and to just act, but we cannot progress if we do not sit down, come to the table, and get organized,” Evans, a student from Washington, D.C., told ABC News outside the wrought iron fence of the White House on Saturday night.“That’s all we can do at this point is organize, but if we keep just doing all of this, it’s not gonna do anything but give them an excuse to keep shooting us in the street,” she said of the protesters who took out their frustrations by throwing projectiles at police, setting fires or looting businesses in cities across the country over the weekend.Through tears, Evans said the protesters are calling for financial and educational equality, and for “a level playing field” to strive for their American dreams.“All we’re asking for is to be able to do the same thing that you get to do every day and walk outside of your house and know that maybe without… any other extenuating circumstances,” Evans, who is African American, said referring to white people. “Someday, I’ll have a black son, and maybe one day a white cop will see him, and be scared out in front of a store, and shoot him… This is a problem that we need to fix. Right now, because if we do not, we’re never going to get anywhere as a country.”Protester Olga Hall told reporters that she joined the demonstrations in Washington, D.C. for one simple reason: “We’re sick of it.”“The cops are out of control,” Hall said. “They’re wild. There have just been too many dead boys.”Protests over Floyd’s May 25 death erupted in violence in Minneapolis and quickly spread to major cities across the nation.Minnesota prosecutors and police officials moved swiftly to fire Derek Chauvin — the officer seen in a viral video with his knee on Floyd’s neck — and charge him with third-degree murder. Three other Minneapolis police officers, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, who were also involved in the incident, were terminated from the police force.But protesters coast to coast, and the family of Floyd, are calling for charges against Chauvin to be increased to first or second-degree murder and for the other officers to be charged as accessories to the killing.The National Guard has been activated in Washington, D.C., and 17 states: Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Utah, North Dakota, California, Missouri, Virginia, Kansas, Illinois and Nevada. Demonstrations have also occurred beyond the United States, in London and Hong Kong.“The situation in Minneapolis is no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd. It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cities,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Waltz, a Democrat, said at a news conference on Saturday.Police officers have used tear gas, rubber bullets and brute force in attempts to disperse unruly crowds, and they’ve come under scrutiny for allegedly attacking people who were protesting peacefully.Authorities have also claimed that agitators have crossed state lines to wreak havoc.“The voices of peaceful protests are being hijacked by violent radical elements,” U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said in a televised statement at the Department of Justice on Saturday.“Groups of outside radicals and agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda,” Barr added. “In many places it appears the violence is planned, organized and driven by anarchic and left extremist groups, far-left extremist groups using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom traveled from outside the state to promote the violence.”But protesters like Michael Santiago Render, a rapper better known by his stage name, Killer Mike, said he is the son of an Atlanta police officer and was among those protesting in the streets of Georgia’s largest city.Render spoke out on Friday at a news conference with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the city’s police chief, Erika Shields.He said the original eight black officers in Atlanta 80 years ago had to dress in a YMCA because their white colleagues refused to dress with them.“Here we are 80 years later, I watched a white officer assassinate a black man and I know that tore your heart out and I know that’s crippling,” he said referring to the killing of Floyd.He called on demonstrators to practice peaceful civil disobedience while calling for justice for Floyd and other African Americans whose deaths at the hands of U.S. police have resulted in the powder keg that is exploding in the streets of American cities.“I have nothing positive to say at this moment because I don’t want to be here,” Killer Mike said. “But I’m responsible to be here because it wasn’t just Dr. King and people who dressed nicely who marched and protested to progress this city and so many cities, it was people like my grandmother, people like my aunt.”“I’m duty-bound to be here to simply say that it is your duty not to burn your own house down for anger with an enemy,” he added. “It is your duty to fortify your own house so that you might be a house or refuge in times of organization, and now is the time to plot, plan, strategized, organize and mobilize. It is time to beat up prosecutors you don’t like at the voting booth. It is time to hold mayoral offices accountable, chiefs and deputy chiefs. Atlanta is not perfect, but we are a lot better than we ever were.”In Los Angeles, protesting has turned into rioting and looting, all which has prompted the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors to impose a countywide curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Some areas, like Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, are even starting their curfews earlier.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked California Gov. Gavin Newsom to bring in the National Guard to restore order.One young African American woman who was seen wearing a face mask to help reduce the spread of coronavirus and holding a sign that read, “No Justice, No peace” at a protest, spoke candidly to ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles about the destruction she was witnessing.“The message that I want to get out is there is that there is a huge difference in America between white Americans and black Americans. They are treated very differently. And although I do not want white Americans to experience what we have experienced from the police, I want the police to come to an agreement with us to give us the same opportunity to have the same protection from them that white Americans have,” the protester, who would only identify herself as Jane Doe, said.“We only want to be treated like people, that’s it,” she said, adding that she was born and raised in Los Angeles, is a law-abiding citizen with a college education and no criminal record. “Police brutality is out of control. When a black person gets abused by the police it’s like, OK, whatever, we have to riot. I saw a white woman punch a police officer and they so kindly asked her to detain herself until she fell and tripped and they zipped tied her. But a black man jaywalking is going to get pulled over and thrown to the ground. That’s not OK.”Asked if she was heartbroken over the destruction occurring in her city, she said, “The damage is necessary. You know why? Because this is how we feel every day walking down the street. We don’t get to see the beautiful buildings that everybody else gets to see. We get to feel like we don’t belong there. We get to feel like trash. We get to feel like garbage. We get to feel like we can’t come here.”“But we came here today because we want to be part of it. And if they don’t want us to be part of it, we want you to see what our reality is like,” she said. “This is what we feel like when we walk down the streets. I’m afraid every time a police officer drives past me. Listen, it breaks my heart every day that I have to be afraid for my little brother and I have to be afraid for my little nephew. That breaks my heart.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.