George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze
1 year ago 4 min read
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA police station was set on fire in third night of unrest in Minneapolis A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody on Monday. A police officer was filmed kneeling…
The historic context emerges from riots in Miami in1968 A federal task force found that the use of the expression about looting by the Miami police chief at the time was a prime consider the discontent that triggered the discontent.
Sirens, smoke, and no end in sight
Analysis by Jessica Lussenhop, BBC senior staff author, Minneapolis
The “twin cities” of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota heaved with unrest and destruction overnight.
Several areas that have no geographical significance to Floyd’s death are now seeing damage, and shops all over the area closed and barricaded their doors.
Protesters in the streets desire one thing: the arrest and prosecution of previous Minneapolis cops officer Derek Chauvin, whose knee was pushed into Floyd’s neck for a number of minutes before he died.
Mr Trump “was mad” when he saw the video of Mr Floyd’s death, White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Thursday.
A variety of celebrities, including John Boyega and Beyonce, have also expressed outrage over the event.
The incident echoes the case of Eric Garner, who was placed in an authorities chokehold in New York in2014 His death ended up being a rallying cry against police cruelty and a catalyst in the Black Lives Matter movement.
Where else have there been protests?
There were also disorderly scenes throughout rallies in Denver, Colorado and in Columbus, Ohio.
The city has actually recognized the 4 officers included as Derek Chauvin, Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J Alexander Kueng.
The Minneapolis Cops Officers’ Federation said the officers were co-operating with the investigation.
The Minnesota police handbook specifies that officers trained on how to compress the neck without using direct pressure to the airway can use a knee under its use-of-force policy.
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