30 US cities go on protest in connection with George Floyd murder

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police arrested hundreds of people
18:30, 31 May 2020
The protests in connection with the murder of black man George Floyd by a policeman in Minnesota spanned about 30 cities of the United States. This is reported by CNN.

Protesters in different cities attacked police cars and set them on fire, threw Molotov cocktails, and blocked traffic. For example, in Washington, near the White House on Saturday demonstrators destroyed three secret service vehicles and painted their graffiti. In Seattle, protesters set fire to a police car. A similar situation was observed in Philadelphia.

In connection with the riots in Houston, police arrested 137 people, in New York - more than two dozen people, in Chicago - more than 100 people. In some cities, such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Philadelphia, curfews were imposed; in Washington and Minneapolis, traffic on a number of highways is restricted.
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At least six states have either deployed additional law enforcement forces or requested the National Guard to assist local law enforcement agencies to resolve the situation. These states include Minnesota, Georgia, Ohio, Colorado, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump announced his readiness to use the army to suppress the riots that broke out in Minnesota in connection with the murder of a black man.

Mass protests in the United States began after posting a video on the Internet that captured the arrest of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis. The footage shows how a policeman while detaining Floyd, pressed his neck with the knee. Shortly afterward, the man died in the hospital. The next day, four police officers who participated in the detention of Floyd were fired from the service. One of them was charged with manslaughter.
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