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Photos: US city Minneapolis burns after black man’s death in police custody; white cop charged with murder

First Published May 30, 2020, 12:01 PM IST
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Minneapolis: The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the US saw violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody. Protesters set a police station on fire, burnt down vehicles, ransacked shops. In other cities of America too people gathered on streets to protest. In a video that has gone viral, police officer Derek Chauvin was seen kneeling on an unarmed black man’s neck. This led to the death of the 46-year-old George Floyd. Following this, Chauvin and three other police officers were dismissed from service. On Friday (May 29), Chauvin was arrested and charged with murder. A CNN reporter who was covering the protests in Minneapolis was arrested live on air, along with his camera crew. Later, they were released.

Protesters cheer as the Third Police Precinct burns behind them on May 28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Protesters cheer as the Third Police Precinct burns behind them on May 28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A pawn shop down the street from the 3rd precinct burns to the ground on Thursday, May 28 in Minneapolis.

A pawn shop down the street from the 3rd precinct burns to the ground on Thursday, May 28 in Minneapolis.

A National Guard soldier stands in a street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29.

A National Guard soldier stands in a street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29.

Vehicles burn during a protest on May 29, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Vehicles burn during a protest on May 29, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

People hold their hands up during a protest on May 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

People hold their hands up during a protest on May 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Flowers and banners are laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29 in Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Flowers and banners are laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29 in Minnesota, Minneapolis.

State patrol officers block off a large multi-block area around the Minneapolis Third Precinct on May 29, 2020 in Minnesota, Minneapolis.

State patrol officers block off a large multi-block area around the Minneapolis Third Precinct on May 29, 2020 in Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Ronald Scott, a central neighborhood resident for more than 10 years, takes a photo of the memorial mural over flowers and banners laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29, 2020, in Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Ronald Scott, a central neighborhood resident for more than 10 years, takes a photo of the memorial mural over flowers and banners laid in the memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods on May 29, 2020, in Minnesota, Minneapolis.

A man stands inside a ransacked store on May 29, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A man stands inside a ransacked store on May 29, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A woman reads a Bible in front of a line of National Guardsmen as the 8 pm curfew approaches during protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A woman reads a Bible in front of a line of National Guardsmen as the 8 pm curfew approaches during protests on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A man attempts to throw water on a car that was set on fire during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody on May 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A man attempts to throw water on a car that was set on fire during a protest sparked by the death of George Floyd while he was in police custody on May 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

People hold banners reading "Black Lives Matter-Am I Next", as crowds gather to protest after the death of George Floyd in Washington DC United States on May 29.

People hold banners reading "Black Lives Matter-Am I Next", as crowds gather to protest after the death of George Floyd in Washington DC United States on May 29.

Protesters march by US Bank Stadium on May 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Protesters march by US Bank Stadium on May 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

People hold a banner 'Justice for George Floyd'.

People hold a banner 'Justice for George Floyd'.

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