George Floyd killing: National Guard deployed after Minneapolis clashes

Carla Harmon
May 29, 2020

But the cordon around the police station was eventually breached by protesters, who set fire to it and two other nearby buildings, as officers withdrew. A video that went viral shows an officer pinning his knee to Floyd's neck as he is on the ground, saying, "I can't breathe".

Target is shutting down more than a dozen stores in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area after one of its outposts in the city experienced looting on Wednesday as individuals gathered to protest the death of George Floyd.

Many on social media, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James, posted side-by-side images of Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem at NFL games and the officer kneeling on Floyd's neck, citing the differing reactions to them.

The crowd of around 400 people entered into a standoff with Columbus police Thursday night, blocking the intersection of key streets in the OH capital for hours, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

The mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, and other local leaders denounced the police officers' action.

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, a Black man who died earlier this week after a white police officer pinned him down with his knee for several minutes, said he just wants justice for his brother.

PHOENIX - Hundreds rallied in downtown Phoenix to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody a protest that turned into a clash with police.

The message led to a warning from Twitter, which said it violated rules about "glorifying violence".

Amanuel Soquar stood outside the home of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in Oakdale Wednesday evening.

Meeting with reporters on Friday, Mayor Jacob Frey defended his decision to evacuate the police station, saying it had become risky for officers. The protest briefly spilled over onto Interstate 25, blocking all lanes of traffic until police used tear gas to disperse the crowd.

On Thursday, Philonise said the protesters "have the same pain that I feel". "But I want to plead to everyone". His death has touched off protests across the country this week, including in Minneapolis itself, where protesters torched a police precinct Thursday night.

Scores of demonstrators, some wearing masks and some not, massed in Union Square and marched through the streets chanting "I can't breathe" and waving signs with slogans including "Police brutality and murder must stop". Department spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said no injuries were reported. However, video obtained by CBS News contradicts that, showing Floyd cooperating with officers, at least in the initial moments of the encounter.

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