Did Derek Chauvin kill George Floyd, or is heart disease and fentanyl abuse to blame? As the prosecution and defense spar in Chauvin’s high-profile ongoing trial, The National Guard is heading back to Minnesota, which has exploded into protest yet again following the “accidental” and fatal police shooting of 20-year-old Dante Wright at a traffic stop.
Authorities used tear gas and flashbang grenades in clashes with unruly rock-throwing protesters overnight. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports. Then retired law enforcement officer Ronald Hampton and federal attorney Vikas Bajaj share their insights. Then RT’s Peter Oliver reports on the growing popularity of Sputnik V, Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, in member states of the European Union despite the absence of European Medicines Agency approval. Then RT America’s Faran Fronczak, in for Rick Sanchez, discusses the controversy over whether universities can compel vaccination of their students as a condition of their participation in campus life before renowned infectious disease expert Dr. Bob Arnot weighs in. Plus, RT America’s Steve Christakos joins to discuss the latest out of the World Surf League and the Kontinental Hockey League.