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George Floyd death-US imposes curfew to avoid clashes

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

31st May, 2020. 12:06 pm
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George Floyd death-US imposes curfew to avoid clashes

The US has imposed curfews in cities to stop clashes between protesters and police after the death of George Floyd.

Violent clashes have taken place in at least 30 cities, riot police have used tear gas and rubber bullets as protesters burned their vehicles.

George Floyd, 46, died on Monday after a white Minneapolis pinned Floyd’s neck to the ground from his knee for several minutes.

A video of the incident got viral in which Floyd was seen requesting to officers to leave him. He was saying, “I can’t breathe” before he died. The officer’s knee was still on his neck when he died.

Former policeman Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder. He is due to appear before the court on Monday.

President Donald Trump accused “looters and anarchists” for the violence.

Protesters threw stones at riot officers in Chicago. Police launched tear gas in response and arrested several people.

On the other hand, protesters threw bottles and burned police’s squad cars in Los Angeles. Police fired rubber bullets to disperse them.

In addition to this, a state of emergency has been declared for some areas in Atlanta, Georgia, as buildings were damaged.

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Minneapolis, New York, Miami, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

Curfew has been declared in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, and Louisville – among other cities.

Donald Trump on Saturday said that George Floyd’s death had “filled Americans with horror, anger, and grief”.

He said in a televised address from Cape Canaveral in Florida, “I stand before you as a friend and ally to every American seeking peace,”

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