Absolute chaos outside the Third precinct. Police are firing tear gas and stun grenades as protesters erect a barricade. Across the street, Target, Cub and other businesses are being picked apart by looters. @StarTribunepic.twitter.com/T7TV30v1lQ
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.