‘Anguish and anger over the death of George Floyd erupted across the US hours after the former Minneapolis officer seen in video with his knee on Floyd’s neck was arrested and charged with murder.
Demonstrators funneled their anguish in cities like Atlanta, New York and Washington into chants, signs and outbreaks of violence, smashing windows and setting vehicles ablaze.
A large group of protestors gathered outside the gates of the White House in Washington, chanting George Floyd’s name and demanding justice for his death at the hands of police. It lead to the White House going into lockdown.
There were also chants of “I can’t breathe”, the words Mr Floyd said as a police officer kneeled on his neck before he died.
In Minneapolis a gas station is on fire, with the city in curfew and emergency services fearful of reaching areas to put out the flames.
• In one of the most chaotic protests Atlanta has seen in years, demonstrators smashed windows of police cars outside CNN Center, which houses Precinct 5 of the Atlanta Police Department. At least one squad car was set on fire. Police in riot gear helped other force protesters back to Centennial Olympic Park.’
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