WATCH: Protesters burn the city down as violence erupts in the US following the murder of George Floyd
At least seven people were shot at the protest, with one critically injured.
More fires, arrests and conflict as Minneapolis erupts into a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody.George Floyd died on Monday after a policeman kneeled on his neck so that he could not breathe. The Minnesota city has since seen buildings and cars turn to embers as demonstrators express their anger. Local businesses have been looted, with some protesters using the looted products to give to other protesters in need.The police station close to where Floyd was arrested has been the epicenter of the unrest. Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an attempt to disperse the crowd, but the station was set on fire as well as two other nearby buildings.Donald Trump tweeted that the protesters were ‘dishonoring’ George Floyd’s memory, threatening to send the National Guard to intervene. One of the US president’s tweets has since been censored by Twitter, on the grounds it ‘glorifies violence.’ President Trump has blamed the unrest on a ‘lack of leadership’ from ‘radical leftist mayor,’ Jacob Frey.There have also been demonstrations in other US cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix and Memphis.Field reporting – Sophia Narwitz
Posted by RT America on Friday, May 29, 2020
Violence has erupted across the United States of America as anger rises over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man.
Floyd died on Monday after a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck to the ground for several minutes. Floyd visibly choked to death but the officer showed no mercy and refuse to ease his fatal grip.
Hundreds of protesters marched in downtown Minneapolis for a third night on Thursday, demanding justice and an end to police violence. The protests turned violent after the protestors broke windows and charged over fences to breach a police precinct station in Minneapolis and set it on fire.
Soon, in the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, other buildings were set on fire, windows were smashed, and stores were looted. Hundreds were arrested and one person was killed.
The protests spread like wildfire in other cities. Hundreds rallied in Louisville to protest against police brutality and draw attention to the recent killing of Breonna Taylor, another innocent black man. At least seven people were shot at the protest, with one critically injured.
Activists burn the American flag in Downtown L.A. as Black Lives Matter protests of the death of George Floyd continue into the night. The anger reaching across America and into L.A. as protesters here block the 101 Freeway and attack two CHP cruisers. Eyewitness News reporter Veronica Miracle is live amidst the protests. Tonight at 11 from ABC7. https://abc7.com/6215968/
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In Denver, hundreds of people descended on the state capitol, and a lockdown was imposed. Police later fired shots to disperse the protestors. In Manhattan, more than 40 New Yorkers were arrested.
In Columbus, the protests turned chaotic as crowds surged up the steps of the State Capitol and broke windows. The protestors threw water bottles at police officers, who responded by firing tear gas. A scuffle also broke out between protesters and the police.
Peaceful rallies over the killing of George Floyd, an African-American, gave way to a third night of arson, looting and vandalism in Minneapolis on Thursday night, according to Reuters.The latest spasm of unrest in Minnesota’s largest city went largely unchecked, according to Reuters.This was despite Governor Tim Walz ordering the National Guard activated to help restore order.The riot broke out on Tuesday after Floyd was later seen on viral video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck.George Floyd was 46 and was unarmed when arrested.
Posted by Nigeria Newspaper on Friday, May 29, 2020
The protests also spread to other U.S. cities, including Oakland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, where dozens of people were reportedly arrested.
Further protests are scheduled to take place on Friday and at the weekend. Police have already been alerted in cities where the protests will be held, and preparations are underway.
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