"Minneapolis Police Department ENGULFED in Flames as Riot Ensues " Your Content

Cheryl Sanders
June 1, 2020

George Floyd, 46, was killed Monday in Minneapolis during an arrest in which an officer was recorded kneeling on his neck for nearly eight minutes, during which he pleaded he couldn't breathe before he stopped moving.

Angered over the death of 46-year-old unarmed and handcuffed Floyd, a black man who despite pleading for help was pinned down and killed by police officer Derek Chauvin, protesters across the state erupted into violence for third straight day.

The officers involved in Floyd's death have been fired, but there are calls for their arrest, and President Trump has requested the Justice Department and the FBI investigate.

"It is time to rebuild".

The National Guard Adjutant General will work with local government agencies to provide personnel, equipment, and facilities needed to respond to and recover from this emergency, according to a report from local newspaper Star Tribune. The Minneapolis Police Department confirmed that "protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires", and all of the precinct's staff was evacuated. As unrest continues after the death of George Floyd fires have been lit in buildings across Minneapolis and St. Paul. State Patrol helicopters and other aircraft will also be available to assist law enforcement officers on the ground, said the report.

The New York Police Department said more than 30 people had been taken into custody.

There have also been protests in Chicago, Illinois, Los Angeles, California, and Memphis, Tennessee.

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