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    Violent protests have continued in Minneapolis over the death of African-American man George Floyd, who died on Monday after a brutal police arrest.

    Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced that he imposed a curfew in the city in a bid to take the situation under control.

    Meanwhile, in Atlanta, protesters vandalised the CNN centre, smashing its windows and spray-painting the logo, while they also clashed with the police forces.

    In Washington, White House has been placed under lockdown on Friday evening as thousands of protesters gathered outside the building, while in New York City, Mayor de Blasio warned of a "long night ahead", as protests took a wild turn on late Friday.

    Former officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death, but Floyd's family demands that more serious charges are pressed against him.

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    • 09:52

      One Killed, 40 Detained During Riots in US Detroit

      One person was killed and over 40 others were detained in the US city of Detroit during mass riots provoked by police actions in the city of Minneapolis, where an African-American man had lost his life after being arrested by law enforcement officers, media reported, citing Detroit police chief, James E. Craig.

      According to Detroit News, a protester was killed when an unknown suspect opened fire at a crowd of people while driving his car. Police have been searching for the attacker.

      According to Craig, police officers were not involved in this incident.

    • 08:37

      Situation in Minneapolis Remains "Incredibly Dangerous" - Governor

      “This is the largest civilian deployment in Minnesota history that we have out there today,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said.

      “This is an operation that has never been done in Minnesota,” Walz added.

    • 08:30

      Portland Police Declare Riot in City

    • 06:43

      Shots Fired in Minneapolis Near Police Department

    • 05:20

      350 Troopers Near Minneapolis 5th Precinct to Clear Area and Enforce Curfew

    • 04:54

      Georgia Governor Declares State of Emergency for Fulton County, Activates up to 500 National Guard Members

      Governor of Georgia Brian P. Kemp declared a state of emergency for Fulton County that includes the state's largest city of Atlanta in the light of mass riots and activated 500 troops of the national guard to protect citizens and property.

      The national guard servicemen will deploy immediately to assist local law enforcement agencies in eliminating unlawful activity and restoring peace, the governor added.

    • 04:34

      "This is not a Protest... This is Chaos" - Atlanta Mayor Condemns Protests

      "This is not Atlanta. This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. This is chaos. A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated we didn't do this to our city. So if you love this city, this city that has had a legacy of black mayors and black police chiefs and people who care about this city where more than 50 percent of the business owners in metro Atlanta are minority business owners, if you care about this city then go home," Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.

    • 03:45

      'We Have Long Night Ahead', de Blasio Says as Uproar Over George Floyd's Death Continues in NYC

      NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to say that the authorities are seeking to deescalate the situation. "We don’t ever want to see another night like this," he said.

      Police officers detain a protester during a protest following the death of African-American George Floyd who was seen in graphic video footage gasping for breath as a Minneapolis Police officer knelt on his neck, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., May 29, 2020.

      'We Have Long Night Ahead', de Blasio Says as Uproar Over George Floyd's Death Continues in NYC

      New York is among the cities that has seen angry citizens take to the streets over the death of a black resident of Minneapolis, where the protests have taken the most violent turn, including clashes with police, vandalism, and even arson.
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    • 03:23

      Reports of looting in Minneapolis emerge on social media

    • 03:15

      Protesters in Minneapolis Surround 5th Precinct

      Protesters gathered around the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th precinct headquarters on Friday night to chant anti-police slogans.

    • 02:43

      Protesters Torch NYPD Van as George Floyd Protests in New York Heat Up

    • 01:11

      Protests Erupt in Atlanta Over George Floyd's Death - Videos

      An Atlanta Police car burns as people protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of African-American man George Floyd, near CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. May 29, 2020.

      Protests Erupt in Atlanta Over George Floyd's Death - Videos

      Unrest has been witnessed in several US cities, including Washington, after Minneapolis black resident George Floyd died shortly after being held in police custody.
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    • 23:56

      White House Under Lockdown Amid 'Justice for Floyd' Protests in DC

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      Videos: White House Under Lockdown Amid 'Justice for Floyd' Protests in Washington, DC

      The White House was placed under lockdown on Friday evening as thousands of protesters in Washington, DC converged on the presidential mansion demanding justice for Minneapolis man George Floyd, whose death earlier this week at the hands of police has sparked riots in the Minnesota capital and protests across the country.
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    • 21:53

      Trump Says He Expressed His Sorrow to George Floyd's Family

      “I spoke to members of the family, terrific people,” Trump said during a roundtable meeting with US business leaders at the White House on Friday. “I just expressed my sorrow. That was a horrible thing to witness... It certainly looked like there was no excuse for that.”

    • 21:07

      'Horrible Situation': Trump Says Minneapolis Looters Should Not Drown Out Peaceful Protesters

      Donald Trump said During opening remarks at a roundtable discussion on Friday that one can't let the situation in Minneapolis descend into anarchy.

      People outside the Hennepin County Government Centre in Minneapolis

      'Horrible Situation': Trump Says Minneapolis Looters Should Not Drown Out Peaceful Protesters

      During opening remarks at a roundtable discussion on Friday, US President Donald Trump called the situation in the US city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, "horrible" and said that Minneapolis looters should not down out peaceful protesters.
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    • 20:41

      Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Announces Mandatory Curfew Starting Friday Night

    • 19:41

      Officer Charged as New Footage Shows Several Cops Kneeling on George Floyd - Videos

      New cellphone footage captures a total of three officers kneeling on the body of George Floyd as he yelled out for cops to loosen their hold on him.

      Videos: Officer Charged as New Footage Shows Several Cops Kneeling on George Floyd

      Amid the Friday arrest of Derek Chauvin, the former officer of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) who was filmed kneeling on the neck of Minnesota resident George Floyd, new footage has emerged showing several officers doing the same on Floyd’s upper and lower body.
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    • 18:39

      Ex-Police Officer Involved in Floyd's Arrest Taken Into Police Custody - US Senator

      WASHINGTON, May 29 (Sputnik) - The former Minneapolis police officer involved in the fatal arrest of George Floyd has been taken into police custody, Senator Amy Klobuchar, who represents the state of Minnesota in the US Congress, said in a statement on Friday.

      "Police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested and is in custody for the murder of George Floyd," Klobuchar said via Twitter. "The first step towards justice."

      A video that went viral online on Tuesday shows Chauvin pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck for nearly eight minutes. Floyd repeatedly tells the police officer that he cannot breathe until becoming unresponsive. Floyd died at a local hospital shortly thereafter.

      Public unrest has erupted in the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and other surrounding communities on in the wake of Floyd's death as well as in other cities in the United States.

      On Thursday evening, rioters in Minneapolis set on fire the police precinct where the four arresting officers worked as well as numerous buildings and businesses.

      Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said during a press conference on Friday that a plan will be prepared this afternoon to restore order.

      Plumes of smoke rise into the sky in the aftermath of a protest after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., May 29, 2020.

      Police Officer Who Knelt on Handcuffed George Floyd Arrested

      On 29 May, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called for swift justice for the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd.
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    • 18:39

      Minnesota Governor Calls for 'Swift' Justice for Officers Involved in Floyd's Death

      WASHINGTON, May 29 (Sputnik) - Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said during a press conference on Friday that he expects swift and fair justice in the case of George Floyd, an African-American resident who died earlier this week after an encounter with police.

      "It is my expectation that justice for officers involved in this will be swift, that it will come in a timely manner, that it will be fair," Walz said. "I am confident that those very things I just said will happen."

      Public unrest erupted in the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul and other surrounding communities on Tuesday in the wake of Floyd's death.

      A video that spread online shows a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck for several minutes. Floyd repeatedly tells the police officer that he cannot breathe until becoming unresponsive. Floyd died at a local hospital shortly thereafter.

      US media reported on Friday that Chauvin was taken into custody.

      More than 500 National Guardsmen have deployed to the area to help local authorities restore order after demonstrations escalated in the last several days. On Thursday evening, rioters in Minneapolis set on fire the police precinct where the four arresting officers worked as well as numerous buildings and businesses.

      A state official said during the press conference that arrests have been made for burglary and arson, but did not have an exact number.

      Walz added that President Donald Trump's threat that National Guardsmen will shoot demonstrators conducting criminal acts is unhelpful, adding that there is a way to address the situation without inflaming tensions.

      Moreover, Walz apologized for the arrest of a CNN television crew early Friday morning that was covering the protest. The crew was live on air when state police took them into custody but released them shortly after confirming their credentials.

      Walz said state and municipal officials will have a plan prepared by Friday afternoon to restore order in the affected cities.

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