George Floyd Death: Unrest in US Continues, Protesters Undeterred By Curfews

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Minnesota: Unrest continued through in several cities across the United States as protestors demanding justice for the death of George Floyd, an African American man, in police custody.

Protests continue to spread as more cities impose curfews and states call in the National Guard.

Cities brace for another night of unrest as protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody and other acts of police violence intensify.

Protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, demand all officers involved in Floyd’s death be charged.

National Guard activated in several major US cities, but protesters appear undeterred.

Protesters started fires near the White House as tensions with police mounted. Police fired a major barrage of tear gas stun grenades into the crowd of more than 1,000 people, largely clearing Lafayette Park across the street from the White House and scattering protesters into the street.

San Diego police said officers have fired tear gas to disperse a crowd of demonstrators that was pelting them with rocks and bottles.

A group of protesters who remained out after the 8pm curfew have been arrested, the Minneapolis Police Department confirmed on Twitter.

Atlanta’s mayor extended a curfew another night on Sunday, and Georgia’s governor authorised up to 3,000 National Guard troops to be deployed across the state to respond if needed to protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.

San Francisco’s mayor and police chief said Sunday the city’s 8pm (03:00 GMT) curfew would be extended indefinitely and that people who are out after that time would be stopped.

George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old Black man, died on Monday after a white officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck to the ground for several minutes. Floyd can be heard on a bystander video repeatedly pleading with officers, saying “I can’t breathe.” He eventually becomes motionless with the officer’s knee still on his neck.

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