Protests break out in Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Memphis after George Floyd’s death. See the photos
Hundreds call for justice over death of George Floyd
Hundreds of people across multiple cities protested Wednesday night in a call for justice over the death of George Floyd, a black man who suffocated when he was handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer.
At least one person was fatally shot in the Minneapolis area of the protests, according to The Associated Press. Police were said to be investigating the death as a homicide and the suspect was in custody.
- Per Associated Press: “Protests have also spread to other U.S. cities. In New York City, protesters defied New York’s coronavirus prohibition on public gatherings Thursday, clashing with police, while demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Denver and downtown Columbus. A day earlier, demonstrators had taken to the streets in Los Angeles and Memphis.”
Social media and the Associated Press shared photos from riots, which we’ve rounded up below.
On Tuesday, #GeorgeFloyd was killed by police in an incident in #Minneapolis, captured on video, where an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes as he lay on the ground.— XTRA RADIO (@XTRARADIO) May 28, 2020
George’s family say they want the “four officers involved in his death to be charged with #MURDER”. pic.twitter.com/vFo7wDxqvZ
Correction: The headline previously referred to the protests as riots.