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Mass protest as Minneapolis rocked by fatal police arrest

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Wednesday, 27 May, 2020, 14:35
Mass protest as Minneapolis rocked by fatal police arrest

Police and protesters have clashed in Minneapolis following a demonstration at the intersection where a black man was killed in an altercation with police officers a day earlier.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in the city late on Tuesday (local time) to demand justice after George Floyd, an African American, was killed when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground during an arrest.
Shocking video of the incident showed Mr Floyd shouting “I cannot breathe” and “Don’t kill me!” as he was pinned to the ground for about 10 minutes.

The officer involved and three others at the scene were fired on Tuesday, after the footage emerged.

Mass protest as Minneapolis rocked by fatal police arrest
Mass protest as Minneapolis rocked by fatal police arrest