The mass unrest started in the US last month after the death of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. During his arrest on 25 May, officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes despite the latter being handcuffed, and pleading with Chauvin to stop, saying that he could not breathe.
As a result, four officers were fired. Chauvin has since been charged with second-degree murder, while three other officers have been charged with aiding and abetting murder.
Following Floyd's death mass protests erupted across the country, accompanied by numerous cases of looting, vandalism, and arson.
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