Events as reported by reliable news services.
Event forecast period is May 25, 2020–July 3, 2020.
May 25, 2020: George Floyd, an unarmed Minneapolis black man (Uranus) who had been taken into custody, dies (house 8) after his neck was pinned down under the knee of a white police officer (Mars-house 6).
May 26: Four Minnesota police officers (Mars) are fired after the death of George Floyd.
May 28: In Minneapolis and two other US cities protests (Uranus) escalate into riots, looting and arson (Mars) in response to the death of George Floyd.
China moves thousands of People’s Liberation Army troops (Mars) to its Himalayan border with India bringing vehicles and heavy machinery to what India says is its territory. In response India sends several battalions of the Indian Army (Mars) from nearby Leh.
May 29: A former Minneapolis police officer (Mars) who pinned George Floyd, an unarmed black man, with a knee to the throat before he died is arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter as rage (Mars) and nationwide protest erupts across the US.
May 30: With coronavirus lockdowns easing people are free to visit parks and gardens; today’s Covid-19 death toll in Italy is 111; the world’s total number of Covid cases climbs to 367, 878; and the total case count nears 6 million.
Cities in America burn (Mars) as thousands of protesters across the country vent their anger (Mars) over the killing of George Floyd.
In Iran wildfires (Mars) that broke out on Thursday evening in several protected areas in the provinces of Khuzestan, Bushehr, Lorestan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad are raging.
SpaceX launches Crew Dragon Demo-2 (Neptune-house 9) to the International Space Station.
June 1: Protests sparked by George Floyd’s death are still raging; 40 cities impose overnight curfews; two protesters (Uranus) are shot (Mars) and killed in Davenport, Iowa; protesters are tear gassed (Neptune) near the White House; and Donald Trump threatens to bring in the army (Mars) to quell the unrest (Uranus).
June 2: Tens of thousands of people take to the streets of US cities for an eighth consecutive night of protests over the death in custody of George Floyd; large rallies and marches are held in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Seattle; in New York protestors clash with police (Mars) and stores are looted; in Washington, DC, peaceful protestors are tear gassed (Neptune) as Donald Trump strolls through a park to have his photo taken outside an historic church (house 9) brandishing a bible; the anger (Mars) grows over Trump’s handling of the crisis; and the global outrage (Mars) escalates as marches are held in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Sydney, Nairobi and Paris.
June 3: Vladimir Putin declares a state of emergency (Mars) after 20,000 tonnes of oil (Neptune) leaked from a fuel tank at a power plant near Siberian city of Norilsk last Friday (May 28).
Snapchat stops promoting (Neptune) President Donald Trump’s account saying it would ‘not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice’.
Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) regains full control of Tripoli after recapturing the capital’s airport (Neptune).
June 4: An influential article that found hydroxychloroquine (Neptune) increases the risk of death in coronavirus patients has been retracted over data concerns.
In Iran’s southwestern mountainous region serial wildfires (Mars) that have burnt out hundreds of hectares of forests and grasslands are close to being contained. In Iran’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart Mars and Neptune are in house 4 (land and environment).
June 5: Protesters around the world take to the streets in a wave of outrage (Mars) at the death of African American George Floyd in the United States and racism against minorities in their own nations; and Black Lives Matter protests are held across Australia where 432 indigenous Australians have died in custody since 1991.
The covid-19 pandemic gathers pace (Mars) in most of the world; the total global case count reaches 6.69 million; the total death count surpasses 391,700.
June 6: Thousands of people take to the streets in Australia, Britain, Germany, France, Japan, South Korea and America in rolling protests (Uranus) over police treatment (Mars) of ethnic minorities sparked by the killing of George Floyd; and two US policemen filmed pushing a 75-year old protester to the ground, seriously injuring him are charged with second-degree assault.
June 7: Day 13 of demonstrations in America demanding racial justice after George Floyd’s death; weekend rallies spread to small communities including an east Texas town once a haven for the Ku Klux Klan; in Washington tens of thousands of people chanting ‘I can’t breathe’ rally at the Lincoln Memorial; and tens of thousands take to the streets of London, rallying for a second day running to condemn police brutality (Mars), with some wearing face masks bearing the slogan ‘Racism is a virus’.
Violent protests erupt in Kashmir demanding an end to the Indian occupation of the territory after Indian Army troops killed five fighters in an escalation of violence (Mars).
Markets are on a 6 day surge as investors (Neptune), tanked-up on enthusiasm and exuberance (Mars), are gambling like there’s no tomorrow.
June 9, 2020: May 31, 2020 was the deadliest day in Chicago in 30 years when 18 killings occurred as protests over George Floyd’s death ignited violence, rioting and looting there.
A statue (Mars) of Robert Milligan, an 18th century slave trader (Neptune), is removed from its plinth outside a London museum after global anti-racism protests triggered a debate about how Britain commemorates its imperial past.
North Korea shuts down its communications hotline with South Korea in a row (Mars) over a leaflet campaign by defectors from the communist state.
Diesel oil (Neptune) from a huge spill (Mars) in Russia’s Arctic north has polluted a large freshwater lake and it could spread into the Arctic Ocean.
June 11: Investors (Neptune) have a panic attack (Saturn) sending Wall Street plunging 6.9% (over 1800 points); and the Cboe Volatility Index, known as Wall Street’s ‘fear gauge’ (Saturn) jumps to its highest level in more than a month as concerns over a resurgence of the coronavirus escalate.
In Lebanon protesters shutdown roadways (house 3) with fires (Mars) amid mounting economic hardship (Saturn) and a rapid fall in the country’s currency (house 2).
At least 10 Ivory Coast soldiers (Mars) are ambushed and killed and six others are wounded in a clash with an armed group on the border with Burkina Faso. It was the first attack in the country since 2016.
June 12: America confronts its racial history; Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality protests continue to be held around the world; and in a bipartisan vote, a state historical commission in Kentucky agrees to remove the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort.
In Mexico the teammates of Alexander Martinez, a 16 year old who was shot and killed by police, kicked a soccer ball of his coffin bouncing it into the goal so he could score his final goal.
In Uganda four men are arrested for killing Rafiki an endangered species gorilla (house 12). The silver back, who was about 25 years old, went missing on June 1 and was found the next day. His killers (Mars) face a life sentence or a fine of $5.4m (£4.3m) if found guilty.
June 13: Protests (Uranus) erupt across Atlanta and the Chief Police resigns following the fatal shooting (Mars) of Rayshard Brooks, a 27 year old unarmed African-American, by a police officer (Mars) on Friday. The police officer has been sacked. In France police clash with activists in Paris protesting against racism and police brutality (Mars). Police used tear gas (Neptune) against stone-throwing protesters who tried to hold a march that was banned. BLM protests are held across Australia.
A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas (Neptune) explodes (Mars) in southeast China killing 19 and injuring 172.
Dozens of soldiers (Mars) and civilians are killed in twin attacks by Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria’s Borno state. The Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) (Pluto) claims responsibility.
June 14: The shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta ignites a fresh wave of anti-police brutality and Black Lives Matter protests in cities across America; and thousands of protesters in Tokyo take part in a Black Lives Matter march, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd.
June 15: India and China have their first deadly clashes (Mars) in 45 years when 20 Indian soldiers (Mars) are killed by Chinese troops (Mars) at a disputed (Mars) border site. In India’s Mars-Neptune conjunction chart Mars and Neptune are in house 3 (China) and in China’s chart Mars is the cusp ruler of house 3 (India); and in India’s chart progressed Mars is conjunction progressed Pluto in house 3.
June 16: North Korea blows up (Mars) the four-story Inter-Liaison Office in the North Korean city of Kaesong.
Pacific Gas & Electric plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire (Mars) in Northern California touched off by the utility company’s power lines.
June 17: Garrett Rolfe, a fired Atlanta police officer (Mars), is charged with felony murder (Mars) and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks.
The Turkish Army (Mars) launches Claw-Eagle and Claw-Tiger a joint air-land external operation into Northern Iraq.
June 19: Thousands march and major companies give employees a day off on Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of Black slavery; protests against racial injustice are held across America; statues and monuments are torn down (Mars); and Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality (Mars) are held across Africa.
In Britain a stabbing (Mars) in a park in Redding leaves three people dead and three seriously injured.
Assailants kill 15 inhabitants of an indigenous village in southern Mexico in one of the most brutal attacks (Mars) in recent years.
June 22: Temperatures in Verkhoyansk, a town in Siberia, hit an all-time record on Saturday, reaching a scorching 38C (100F).
June 25: The financial technology company Wireworld collapses owing creditors almost $4 billion after disclosing a gaping hole in its books that its auditor EY said was the result of a sophisticated global fraud (Neptune). Chief Executive Markus Braun admitted that $2.1 billion of its cash probably didn’t exist. One banker said: ‘The money’s gone’.
Qantas (Neptune) will axe (Mars) 6,000 workers in a bid to stay afloat through the coronavirus pandemic.
June 29: An attack (Mars) on the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi leaves at least seven people dead; and at least 23 civilians are killed when rockets (Mars) hit a cattle market in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Covid-19: The numbers just keep rising; and the World Health organization warns that the worst is yet to come if governments didn’t start to implement the right policies.
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