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    Riots Sweep US After Black Man Dies During Police Arrest (129)

    The outrage was sparked by footage of a Minneapolis citizen handcuffed with a police officer pinning him to the ground with his knee on his neck. The man had repeatedly told the police he could not breathe before he became silent and later passed away in the hospital.

    Thousands of protesters have gathered outside the Minneapolis Police Department's (MPD) 3rd precinct following the death of black man George Floyd. The local police have used tear gas, rubber bullets, and sound grenades against the marchers.

    Videos shared on social media show officers in riot gear trying to disperse the protests, which, at some point, became openly violent.

    Angry citizens were seen collecting grenades and throwing them back at the police, vandalising police cars, and smashing windows.

    Other protesters decided to break into the MPD's parking lot to smash the vehicles.

    The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are now investigating the matter. Mayor Jacob Frey said the four officers involved in the fatal arrest have been terminated, while Floyd's family demanded that they be charged with murder.

    Riots Sweep US After Black Man Dies During Police Arrest (129)
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