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Coronavirus, Riots, and a Summer of Discontent

June 6, 2020
Between May 30-June 5, the following related Flash SMS
messages were sent to AlertsUSA subscriber mobile devices:

6/5 - Large anti-Trump / Pence protests planned for Sat, June 6 in DC, Los Angeles, etc.. Pay attention to local media in your area. More via email.

6/4 - Deputy White House Press Sec. Hogan Gidley: "All options are on the table" for use of the military to deal with nationwide unrest. AlertsUSA monitoring..

6/1 - POTUS: "Thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers and law enforcement" to strictly enforce 7 PM curfew in DC. Urges governors to deploy Nat'l Guard.

5/31 - DC Mayor orders a citywide curfew for the District from 11:00 pm tonight until 6:00 am tomorrow. POTUS activates DC Nat'l Guard to support the Metro Police.

5/31 - VA Governor declares state of emergency for the Commonwealth due to past and potential future civil unrest. National Guard activated. More via email.

5/31 - AG Barr: Fed law enforcement using Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) network to ID criminal organizers resp for violence & destruction across the US. See email.

5/30 - Nat'l Guard deployments in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Columbus, SLC, Seattle and elsewhere. Follow local media if in large metro areas.

5/30 - Curfews tonight in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Philly, Atlanta, LA, Portland, Seattle and more. Check media in your area.

5/30 - Renewed clashes between police and protesters in NY, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, and LA. Curfew declared in Atlanta from 9:00 PM through sunrise.

5/30 - DoD directs US Northern Command to increase alert status (4 hour) of several units should they be requested by Minnesota's Gov to support State authorities.

What You Need To Know

On 11 occasions this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via SMS messages to their mobile devices regarding safety and security matters. 10 of these alerts dealt with developments related to ongoing demonstrations, rioting and destructive behavior in cities across the U.S..

Most important for this report:

On Friday, AlertsUSA subscribers were notified of large anti-Trump protests planned for Saturday, June 6 in Washington DC, Los Angeles, and numerous other cities across the U.S.. During a press briefing, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham stated;

“We have a lot of public, open-source information to suggest that the event this upcoming Saturday may be one of the largest that we’ve had in the city.”

Rally Announcements

At a Justice Department news conference on Thursday, Attorney General William Barr said that more than 100 security officials were injured in Washington last weekend alone amid demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The AG stated that individuals in Lafayette Park, just north of the White House, used crowbars to dig pavers from the ground and then hurled them, resulting in head injuries to those behind the police lines, including numerous members of the Secret Service and other federal officers.

AG Barr added the following:

We have evidence that Antifa and other similar extremist groups, as well as actors of a variety of different political persuasions, have been involved in instigating and participating in the violent activity. We are also seeing foreign actors playing all sides to exacerbate the violence.

In advance of this weekend's protests, the Secret Service announced it would be closing certain areas around the White House. New security fencing has been installed around the broader complex, significantly expanding the security zone to include Lafayette Park to the immediate North of the White House, as well as the 52-acre Ellipse park and its roadways, sidewalks and side panels immediately to the South.

Federal troops, including 600 active duty military police from Fort Bragg and Fort Drum, N.Y., have been deployed to the National Capital Region and are staging at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. These forces could be called upon if necessary. To date, policing of the city has been left to law enforcement officers and National Guard troops. As of Thursday, 1,200 D.C. National Guard forces were already on duty, and 3,300 others were either already in the district, or about to arrive from Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah.

According to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, the use of the active duty military would only come if National Guard troops proved insufficient to quell riots and looting that had been a part of some of the protests.

Earlier in the week, President Trump threatened to deploy the military if states and cities failed to quell the demonstrations.

“If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them."

While this report has primarily focused on efforts to prepare for and respond to violent protests in the nation's capital, readers are again reminded that protests will be taking place in the coming days and weeks across the U.S., including in such cities as New York, Atlanta, Columbus, Louisville, Phoenix, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.


In addition, this past week has seen a growing trend of more radical protests moving from inner-cities and downtown areas into more affluent suburbs. In fact, some elected officials are actually encouraging the tactic, such as Buffalo City Councilman Rasheed Wyatt. This week, Wyatt livestreamed a call within which he directed looters and rioters to go to non-black neighborhoods:

“Why would we tear up our neighborhood? I see all the protests going on all throughout the country and we tearing up our neighborhood. Go somewhere else and loot, loot somewhere else. Wyatt goes onto comment on how he believes Dr. Martin Luther King was only nonviolent because black people didn’t own enough guns to win, and stated that he believes looters should leave their own communities and wreak havoc in others.”

Once again, AlertsUSA urges readers to maintain perspective on the events of the last two weeks. Remember that a national election is just months away. Just as was demonstrated in 2016 in the run up to and immediately following the election of Donald Trump as President, left-leaning groups across America leveraged every opportunity to sow discord, destroy businesses, disrupt commerce, and stir up mayhem. Add into the current mix the historically high unemployment rate brought about by the national response to the coronavirus and the overall desperation of millions of Americans whose lives have been turned upside down or whose businesses have been ruined, and it is easy to see that we have the makings for a potentially very dangerous summer and autumn ahead, both on a local level as well as nationally.

AlertsUSA continues to monitor the domestic and international threat environment around the clock and will immediately notify service subscribers, via SMS messages to their mobile devices, of new alerts, warnings and advisories or any developments which signal a change the overall threat picture for American citizens as events warrant.


As of the time of this report's preparation on Friday, there were more than 1,894,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S., as well as 109,000 deaths. That's 109,000 deaths in just the past few months. In addition, federal and State health authorities are watching closely to see if the widespread mass demonstrations and rioting results in a new surge in COVID-19 case numbers. AlertsUSA encourages readers to remain conscious of the need to maintain social distancing protocols when out and about.


World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
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Guidelines for Opening Up America Again

Official Coronavirus Information Pages:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
Public Health Agency of Canada
Infection Prevention and Control Canada
World Health Organization

Official Pandemic Preparedness Guidance:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Homeland Security / Ready.Gov
World Health Organization


Don't buy the masks online. At the present time, most retail masks are made in China anyhow. Make it at home.

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Instructables DIY Cloth Face Mask
NYT How to Sew a Face Mask
The Olson Mask Pattern

Assorted Resources

(While some of the resources below were prepared for pandemic influenza, the broader guidance contain therein is directly applicable to the current coronavirus crisis).

Home Care for Patients w/ Suspected Coronavirus Infection
Community Mitigation Guidelines to Prevent Pandemic Influenza
Fundamentals of Emergency Planning for Schools
Healthcare Systems Preparedness for COVID-19
Pub Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness & Response (SARS)
Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
Faith-based & Community Org. Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Checklist
WHO Checklist for Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Planning
Get Your Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu
Dept of Defense Coronavirus Response Page
DHS Supplemental Instructions For Inbound Flights


6/1 - Tropical depression forms in the S. Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm within 48 hrs. Further strengthening expected. Gulf coast residents should be monitoring.

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Commentary / Analysis / Research

June 6, 2020

The Army Has Been Activated. This Is Nothing New

In light of the United States government’s mobilization of several active-duty Military Police units to support civil disturbance-related operations, the American public has responded with mixed reactions to the sudden use of non-National Guard or Reserve troops on US soil.

But this isn’t the first time federal troops have been used on US soil to keep the peace, and the act itself technically isn’t illegal. So, how can this happen?


Iran's New Terror Network in Latin America

The recent upsurge in Iranian activity in Venezuela certainly needs to be taken seriously by the Trump administration if Tehran is to be prevented from strengthening its terrorist activities on America's southern flank.


Exposing China’s Malign Influence Activities in the United States.

In its new “Strategic Approach to the People’s Republic of China,” the White House directly addresses the threat posed by Chinese media entities operating in the United States, along with other, less visible agents of Beijing’s influence. By recognizing that China, like Russia, seeks to intervene in U.S. domestic affairs, the White House is laying the foundation for comprehensive efforts to expose and counter Beijing’s efforts.


Redefining National Security for the Post-Pandemic World

The world has spent the last 30 years trying to redefine “national security” in ways that will allow nation-states to prepare for and tackle a wider range of threats to our existence and wellbeing. Alternatively, national security has been juxtaposed with “human security,” again in an effort to focus money and energy on dangers to humanity as much as to national sovereignty.

But those efforts have largely failed, and it is time to try a new approach. Instead of widening our definition of national security, we need to start narrowing it. That means distinguishing national security from global security and putting military security in its place alongside many other equally important but distinct priorities.


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USNI Fleet and Marine Tracker
June 6, 2020

These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of June 1, 2020 based on Navy, public data provided by the U.S. Naval Institute, and open source reporting. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the chart reflects the location of the capital ship.

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World News Roundup
June 6, 2020


US Protest Arrests Surpass 10,000; Officials Fear New COVID-19 Explosion
USS Theodore Roosevelt leaves Guam to resume deployment after COVID-19
Army reservist arrested over Las Vegas terror plot
"A Safe Space To Practice Aggression": Veritas Infiltrates Antifa 'Fight Club'
US Drops Ban On Chinese Carriers, Says Limit Of 2 Flights Allowed Per Week
5 Ways The Military Hunts Narco Submarines You Don’t Hear About
Senator Tom Cotton: Send In the Military to Deal With rioters
Lead Dems back bill to ban live nuclear tests
George Floyd rioters deface memorial honoring black Civil War regiment
Protesters' demands to 'defund the police' take hold
De Blasio sent police to break up Jewish funeral, but allows Floyd memorial
Here’s How The U.S. Navy Grows To 400 Ships
‘Thank you, Iran!’: Trump says 'deal is possible' after Tehran releases Navy vet
As White House braces for largest protest yet, Pentagon sends troops home
Pandemic Hits Navy’s New Nuke Submarine Program


Greek protesters hurl firebombs toward US embassy in Athens
France cancels July 14 military parade over Covid-19
European Central Bank adds $672B in coronavirus aid
Russia rejects claims it was behind cyberattack on Bundestag in 2015
St Petersburg death tally casts doubt on Russian coronavirus figures
Paris protest turns violent in rally against deaths of black Frenchman and Floyd
Britain to change Hong Kong visa rules if China imposes security law
Theresa May attacks Boris Johnson over Brexit and Covid quarantine plans
Germany unveils 130 billion euro package to kickstart virus-hit economy
Russia declares state of emergency after diesel spill in Siberia


Africa's Sahel region becomes latest battleground for jihadist groups
Jihadist attacks displace 210,000 in Mozambique
Iran frees American, U.S. allows dual citizen to visit Iran in deal
Coronavirus: Iran fears second wave after surge in cases
Iraqi militiamen drop guns to dig graves for coronavirus victims
Turkey strips 3 legislators of seats, setting off protest
Jordan says to lift 'most' coronavirus restrictions
Lebanese FM Hitti: 'We have to save our country'
Israel suspends parliament sessions after MP gets virus
Israeli settlers fear 'nightmare' of being isolated by annexation
Libya: Pro-government forces claim victory in siege of Tripoli
Thousands flee Niger refugee camp after attack
More than two million facing hunger in Burkina Faso: government
Burundi court upholds election results, rejecting claims of irregularities
Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi dies in gov't detention: RSF
Facebook deactivates accounts of Tunisian political bloggers and activists


Indian defense chief says 'significant' Chinese troop movements on border
U.S. warship sails through Taiwan Strait on Tiananmen anniversary
George Floyd death: China takes a victory lap over US protests
China won’t back down on Hong Kong nat'l security law or any other key issues
Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong draws thousands despite coronavirus ban
Hong Kong legislature outlaws slander of Chinese national anthem
White House says China's Tiananmen Square 'slaughter' not forgotten
North Korea: Kim's sister threatens to end military pact over leaflets
U.N. report: Philippines under Duterte guilty of human rights violations
India, Australia strengthen defence ties as China tensions loom
Knife-wielding attacker injures 39 at Chinese primary school
China’s New High-Security Compound In Pakistan May Indicate Naval Plans
China's Navy Is Testing Out Its its First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier


Researchers Retract Botched Anti- Hydroxychloroquine Study
Which Was Used To Attack Trump

Viral RNA Load in Mildly Symptomatic and Asymptomatic
Children with COVID-19, Seoul

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Worldwide Caution

Active USGOV Travel Advisories
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Travelers with Special Considerations
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Cruise Ship Passengers
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