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George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze
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…

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Media caption A police station was set on fire in 3rd night of unrest in Minneapolis

A police officer was filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, 46, in spite of him stating he might not breathe.

Mr Floyd’s family have demanded that the 4 cops officers implicated in his death face murder charges.

A CNN reporter, Omar Jimenez, and his camera crew were arrested live on air by Minnesota state cops officers on Friday morning, obviously due to the fact that they did not move on when advised.

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Media caption CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was detained live on air

What is the newest in Minneapolis?

On Thursday, protesters collected outside the police department’s 3rd Precinct, the epicentre of the discontent.

Officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets in an effort to disperse the crowd.

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George Floyd’s death has reignited criticism of the way black Americans are dealt with by the police.

He spoke after a tweet from Mr Trump blamed Thursday’s violence on a “absence of leadership” in Minneapolis and warned that he would send out in the National Guard and “get the task done right” if Mr Frey stopped working to restore order.

National Guard personnel are normally under state control, although they can be put under federal control in emergency situations.

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Media caption Minneapolis protests continue: ‘No one’s listening’

Mr Trump also tweeted: “Any trouble and we will presume control however, when the looting begins, the shooting starts.”

On Friday, the White Home Twitter account estimated the president’s tweet on robbery and shooting.

Twitter put a “public interest notification” on the message s, stating they “break our policies concerning the glorification of violence based on the historic context of the last line, its connection to violence, and the threat it could influence comparable actions”.

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.

Previously on Thursday, Minnesota Guv Tim Walz had actually triggered the state’s National Guard soldiers at the request of the mayors of Minneapolis and the neighbouring city of St Paul, stating the situation a “peacetime emergency”.

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The Minneapolis Police Department stated the 3rd Precinct had been evacuated.

The four cops included have actually been fired, and the mayor has actually called for criminal charges against the officer seen pinning Mr Floyd.

Speaking through tears, Mr Floyd’s brother, Philonise, informed CNN on Thursday the officers who “executed my brother in broad daytime” should be arrested and that he was “tired of seeing black men pass away”.

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Fires raved over night close to the website where George Floyd was pinned down by law enforcement officer.

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.

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Individuals angered by the death of George Floyd opposed in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday.

Seven people were likewise shot in Louisville, Kentucky, at a demonstration over the death of Breonna Taylor, who was shot by three white authorities officers in March.

According to cops, he was informed to step away from the automobile, physically withstood officers and was handcuffed.

Video of the incident does not reveal how the conflict began, but a white officer can be seen with his knee on Mr Floyd’s neck, pinning him down.

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George Floyd repeatedly informed the police officers who apprehended him that he might not breathe.

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.

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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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