The state of Minnesota in the US has yet another night of violence after the death of an unarmed man led to large-scale riots in Minneapolis.
A video showing George Floyd, 46, lying on the ground after his arrest and gasping for breath while a white police officer kneels on his throat, has been shared worldwide and has already led to major racial tensions. The video shows how Derek Chauvin, attached to the Third Precinct, pressed his knee to Floyd’s throat as Floyd continued to say he couldn’t breathe. Floyd then starts talking and moving less and less.
The military, meanwhile, was deployed in Minneapolis with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who described the situation as a “peacetime emergency.” Walz said the looting, vandalism and arson have led to a lot of damage to many businesses – many of which belong to minority groups.
It’s not just Minneapolis, we are now seeing protests in cities across the country over the death of George Floyd. This is in Atlanta as some smash the glass at our downtown CNN headquarters. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/iwJxFaUfxW— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) May 30, 2020
COPS FINALLY SHOW UP: 350+ troopers and officers are on the ground to guard the Fifth Precinct in Minneapolispic.twitter.com/0SgiPd0hYQ— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2020
Minneapolis liquor store being cleared out— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2020
While many are complaining about "rioting" in Minneapolis, it's important to remember that about 100 years ago, an entire Black community was burned to the ground by a white mob.— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 29, 2020
And no one was held accountable. pic.twitter.com/INHbAoG8c6
White House in danger of being overrun pic.twitter.com/Y9brCiR1iC— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 30, 2020