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

First Published 30, May 2020, 12:01 PM

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.

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

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

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

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

<p>A National Guard soldier stands in a street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 29.</p>

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

<p>Vehicles burn during a protest on May 29, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.</p>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>A man stands inside a ransacked store on May 29, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.</p>

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

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>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.</p>

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.

<p>Protesters march by US Bank Stadium on May 29 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.</p>

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

<p>People hold a banner 'Justice for George Floyd'.</p>

People hold a banner 'Justice for George Floyd'.

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