Two days after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, protesters marched in the streets of not more than three major cities in US.
Onyxnews Nigeria reported that George Floyd was killed on Monday by a police officer in Minneapolis, a city in Minnesota, USA.
The 46-year-old George Floyd was handcuffed and on the pavement as he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe when a police officer held him down with a knee on his neck. Three others were also at the scene.
The second night of protests were marked by looting and buildings on fire as crowds of protesters clashed with police, who fired back with tear gas, according to observations from CNN’s team on the scene and police.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, who warned on Wednesday night of an “extremely dangerous situation” at the protest, urged demonstrators to remain peaceful — a plea echoed by Floyd’s family members.
On Thursday morning, police said a man was fatally shot near the scene of the protests. One person was arrested and police said they’re investigating the nature of the incident.
In Los Angeles, hundreds of people marched to protest Floyd’s death and police brutality. At one point, some demonstrators attacked a California Highway Patrol car.
Meawhile, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a statement that: “Peaceful demonstrations are a hallmark of our country. Violence is unwarranted and takes away from the message. I urge all of us to protest peacefully for the sake of everyone’s public safety.”
According to CNN affiliate WHBQ report, in Memphis, Tennessee, police responded to a protest in riot gear and at least two people were arrested.
The protest followed the shock and anger that occurred through communities across the country as video of Floyd’s last moments alive began circulating on the internet.