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Protests Over Death Of George Floyd Spread To More Than 30 US Cities

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

11:23 AM - 31 May 2020



Police and protesters across the US have clashed again on the fifth day of unrest following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Demonstrations have spread to more than 30 cities, with cars and buildings burned, shops looted and at least two people dead.

Curfews have been ordered in more than two dozen cities to try and stem the violence, while the National Guard have also been deployed across several states.

An 8pm curfew has been introduced in Minneapolis, and the New York Times reports that police used tear gas and projectiles overnight in a bid to disperse protesters.

Meanwhile, videos and images from across the country showed tense scenes as police and protesters faced off.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said an investigation was underway after a video shared on social media appeared to show an NYPD vehicle driving into a crowd.

He said the video was 'upsetting', but also suggested officers may have had no choice due to demonstrators converging on the vehicle.

On Monday, the policeman who knelt on Mr Floyd's neck is due in court charged with third-degree murder.

Main image: Members of the Minnesota National Guard block the road while firefighters extinguish a fire set in a Wells Fargo bank by protesters earlier in the night in Minneapolis. Photo by Angus Alexander/Xinhua


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