A disturbing series of videos has revealed shocking violence against police officers as unrest spreads to more than 70 American cities following the death of George Floyd.
Footage has emerged of several police officers being run over on Monday night in New York and Buffalo.
In one incident that reportedly happened in the Bronx, in New York city, shocking video shows a car ramming a police officer in an apparent hit and run.
In a separate incident, footage shows an officer being run over as looters make their getaway in Greenwich Village.
In Buffalo, also in the state of New York, two officers were injured when a SUV drove through a group of police officers.
There has also been violence against officers in other parts of the state.
An officer in Las Vegas was shot and footage showed two men attacking a police officer in the Bronx, while another was shown face-down on a street in Manhattan.
Hundreds of looters have caused “anarchy” in the city of New York and police have struggled to maintain law and order.
Disturbing images also emerged from across the nation including hundreds of men wielding baseball bats and other weapons in the streets of Philadelphia.
The images come as US President Donald Trump walked around Washington’s Lafayette Square and posed in front of a boarded up church near the White House after making a brief statement.
The President made the appearance after protesters were cleared from the area with tear gas and horses, moments before he spoke, vowing to restore “law and order”.
He has vowed to use the US military to halt protests over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who died in Minneapolis police custody after being pinned beneath a white officer’s knee for nearly nine minutes.
Derek Chauvin, the 44-year-old Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd, was arrested on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges.
Three other officers involved in the arrest have not been charged.
Floyd’s death was the latest case of police brutality against black men caught on videotape and has prompted an outcry over racism in US law enforcement.
Many Americans have attended anti-police brutality marches and rallies, which have turned violent after dark each night over the last week.
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