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Minneapolis, George Floyd

Minneapolis police station set on fire amid protests over killing of George Floyd

National Guard deployed as violence stretches into third night

5/29/2020 6:46:00 AM

Minneapolis police station set on fire by amid protest over killing of George Floyd

National Guard deployed as violence stretches into third night

{{^moreThanTen}}{{/moreThanTen}}A Minneapolis police station has been set on fire amid protests over the killing by police of an unarmed black man.On the third straight days of protests over the killing of George Floyd, who died after he his neck was stepped on by a white police officer, crowds stormed the station of the city’s 3rd precinct.

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Reports said that soon afterwards, fire alarms could be heard as blazes were set.Download the new Independent Premium appSharing the full story, not just the headlinesDownload nowPolice appeared to have left the left the area before the protesters surged into the station located in the city’s Seward neighbourhood.

There were also reports of protests from Minneapolis’s so-called twin city, St Paul, located east of the Mississippi River.(AP)Television footage showed several buildings on fire in the neighbourhood, located to the southeast of the city centre.Meanwhile, the Minnesota National Guard, which had been deployed earlier in the day by governor Tim Waltz, said it was dispatching 500 soldiers to Minneapolis and St Paul.

“Our mission is to protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate,” it said in a tweet.“A key objective is to ensure fire departments are able to respond to calls.”Anger had been steadily growing over the death of on Monday of 46-year-old Mr Floyd, who had been handcuffed and taken into police custody by four white officers. Video footage showed one of the officers, Derek Chauvin, standing on the next of Mr Floyd, as he gasped for death.

His death was the latest in series of incidents in which African American men have lost their lives at the hands of police. These include the Eric Garner, who was put in a fatal choke hold by offices in New York, the shooting of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, and Freddie Gray, who died after being detained by officer in Baltimore.

Critics say the way the police treat people of colour is in stark and frequently deadly contrast to the way they deal with white men.Daily coronavirus briefingNo hype, just the advice and analysis you need Read more: The Independent »

It had to happen. They must fight. Its the only way. These police forces have been taking the piss for too long. Deserve it.Killing innocent people is a big crime and when committed by people expected to maintain law and order it becomes a bigger crime. Anyone else getting the ominous feeling that the retaliation to this might end up looking a bit like Tiananmen...? No, just me?

Hooooooboy. andrecarvalhoTT agora sim pegou fogo rs. Alright, this was not required. Too extreme. USAUSAUSA A murder perpetrated in broad daylight by a very callous racist MinneapolisPD cop. The backlash is not going to end well, more lives are going to be lost because of the actions of a deranged racist in police uniform.

RIP George Floyd Mladen_Mn updates arrived in UK as well wth I whiff a revolution. Might be the Bastille CobiJamesMartin It’s ok that police station belongs to them anyway Who is amid? Has the medical examiner determined that the cause of death for GeorgeFloyd was COVID19 yet? The rioters should be arrested and charged, eveey single last one of them. This is absolutely ridiculous. Everyone's already forgotten what this is initially about. That's why nothing ever changes.

After vilification of peaceful protests for 3 years, we are surprised at this? Following in Martin Luther King Jr.'s footsteps, because He always burnt cities to the ground to affect non-violent social change. /sarc STAND WITH AMERICA! FIGHT FOR FREEDOM! Good job people!! Boston: Hey everyone! Watch us throw this tea in this river. Minneapolis: Hold my beer.

Tear gas and angry scenes as protesters take to Minneapolis streets following death of George FloydVideo of black man held down in street by police officers sparked national outrage But they tolerate armed white men on the steps of the state gov building 🤯 blackLivesMatter White fat guys with full military gear 🙂 Black people protesting peacefully 🙃

Hundreds demand justice in Minneapolis after police killing of George FloydProtesters clash with police, who deploy teargas and stun grenades, following death of black man at hands of white officer Trump's racism became more and more prominent as the election approached. Between Asians and blacks, they tend to suppress blacks, because blacks in the United States usually do not resist Well, at least *one* major news outlet is talking about this. Hello Sir I am an SEO expert. Delivery on 24 hours. My Service: Data Entry, Logo Design, Social Media Management, Social Marketing, Website Design, Link Building, Bookmarking, Classify Adds Do Follow: Fiver : E-mail: robin78909gmail.com

Minneapolis police fire teargas at protesters after death of George Floyd – videoPolice have clashed with protesters on the streets of Minneapolis amid outrage over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. George Floyd died after an officer knelt on his neck for several minutes Merchants of Black Death! You mean these are different protesters to the ones in South Carolina who lined up in their boats on the weekend to support Trump? PoliceBrutality in anywhere is intolerable. We should fight against it together. A similar tragedy happend a few weeks ago in HongKong. Cops kneeled on the neck of a South-asian, causing his death. But police chief insisted they were using approriate force and no one was fired.

George Floyd killing: sister says police officers should be charged with murderFloyd was killed by police in incident captured on video, where an officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes as he lay on the ground So do I. It was 💯 murder. On tape for that matter. We watched that man be murdered because of his color. GeorgeFloyd BlackLivesMatter PoliceBrutality Where beasts carry warrant of office The beasts will do as is their wont Cruelty & vice as method of peace Duty masking lawless affront Then they'll call this their civility, As rats call theirs a nation, Tribe formed in steely barbarity, Cold alloy of fear & subjugation

New video shows George Floyd not resisting arrest as officers drag him from car Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey joined George Floyd 's sister Bridgette in calling for prosecutors to file criminal charges against the officer who pinned down the tragic 46-year-old Stormtroopers alive and well in BlueStates SocialismKills very bad This video will only incite more mindless act of rioting

Carnage as 'looter' killed and fireball erupts in riots over George Floyd deathThousands took to the streets of Minneapolis as the second night of protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent with gunfire, several buildings torched and stores ransacked That's good idea keep it up