‘ABSOLUTE CHAOS’: America erupts in fury after shocking death

Thursday - 28/05/2020 17:54
Rioters smash through a self service register at a Target in Minneapolis. Picture: Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via APSource:AP
Rioters smash through a self service register at a Target in Minneapolis. Picture: Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via APSource:AP
 Violent protests have erupted for a second day in the United States after the death of a man who was pinned down by police. There has been widespread violence and looting.

Protests have continued into their second day in Minneapolis sparked by the death of an African American man who was pinned by a white police officer to the ground before his death.

The shocking death of George Floyd has caused outrage across the US and protests have sprung up in other cities, with hundreds of demonstrators calling for action against the US police.

After two days of heated clashes between protesters and police in Minneapolis, demonstrators also clashed with police in Los Angeles in California and in Memphis in Tennessee on Thursday.

The demonstrations began after footage emerged on Tuesday showing Mr Floyd being pinned to the ground by a white police officer who was kneeling on his neck.
 

The outside of a Target store that was looted. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)
The outside of a Target store that was looted. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP)Source:AP
 
The Midtown Corner apartment building was burned to the ground. Picture: Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP
The Midtown Corner apartment building was burned to the ground.
Picture: Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via APSource:AP


 

Mr Floyd, 46, had begged to be let go during the incident, telling the officer, “I can’t breathe”, before he lost consciousness. Terrified bystanders watched on, telling the officer he was bleeding from the nose and struggling. The incident went for about nine minutes.

He was then put on a stretcher and taken to the Hennepin County Medical Centre where was pronounced dead.

RELATED: George Floyd death: How cop's actions sparked wild protests
 

Buildings burn over downtown Minneapolis near anti-police graffiti. Picture: David Joles/Star Tribune via AP
Buildings burn over downtown Minneapolis near anti-police graffiti. Picture: David Joles/Star Tribune via APSource:AP
 

 

Upturned shopping carts outside a Target that’s been targeted by looters. Picture: Jim Mone
Upturned shopping carts outside a Target that’s been targeted by looters. Picture: Jim MoneSource:AP


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