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Australia George Floyd protests are set to hit Australia as rally organisers say country 'is not exempt from injustice' after black man was allegedly murdered by a white cop in the U.S.

23:36  31 may  2020
23:36  31 may  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a group of people in front of a crowd posing for the camera: 'This is a PEACEFUL PROTEST for the misrepresentation of our Indigenous population in the legal system, as well as in solidarity to George Floyd,' the Facebook event read. Pictured: Protestors are seen during the Invasion Day rally in Brisbane, January 26, 2020 © Provided by Daily Mail 'This is a PEACEFUL PROTEST for the misrepresentation of our Indigenous population in the legal system, as well as in solidarity to George Floyd,' the Facebook event read. Pictured: Protestors are seen during the Invasion Day rally in Brisbane, January 26, 2020

Rallies will be held in Sydney this week as violent race riots continue to sweep the U.S. following the alleged murder of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a white cop.

Tens of thousands of Americans have been protesting after Floyd's death ignited nationwide outrage over police brutality and systemic racism.

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Floyd, a 46-year-old father-of-two, was filmed gasping for breath as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for eight minutes before he died in custody of the Minneapolis Police Department on Monday.

Minnesota - where Floyd died - has born the brunt of the protests which began there Tuesday before fanning out across the country.

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The 'BLM (Black Lives Matter) & George Floyd Peaceful Protest Sydney' rally will take place at Hyde Park, in the CBD, on Wednesday at 5pm.

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'This is a PEACEFUL PROTEST for the misrepresentation of our Indigenous population in the legal system, as well as in solidarity to George Floyd,' the Facebook event read.

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'Although Australia is far from where the [alleged] murder took place, we have a voice. We stand with Minneapolis and their people calling for a raise in the degree.

'Australia however, is not exempt from injustices faced for people of colour and the Indigenous population.'

So far 900 people said they will be attending Sydney's protest, with nearly 3,000 interested in going.

In Minneapolis, riots spiralled out of control Saturday night local time as cop cars were torched, stores were looted and at least 11 states activated the National Guard on a fifth night of protests that show no signs of stopping.

At least three people were killed during protests across the US and dozens more were injured. In Minneapolis, protesters were seen fleeing after cops hurled tear gas into the crowds while some responded by launching fireworks back at officers.

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The National Guard was activated to defend the White House from attack as the Secret Service agents on the ground struggled to keep control of crowds descending on the seat of the US government.

New York was ablaze as NYPD vehicles were torched and ransacked while shocking footage emerged of cops violently detaining protesters.

A man was left critically injured in Dallas when he was attacked and stomped on by a group of people when he allegedly tried to defend a store with a large sword.

In Atlanta a cop suffered 'significant injuries' when they were hit by an ATV, while in Chicago, a man commandeered a police horse and rode off on it.

Los Angeles deployed the National Guard for the first since the 1992 riots when the police officers who beat up black man Rodney King walked free of all charges and California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in LA County.

A total of 11 states and the District of Columbia had activated the National Guard by the early hours of Sunday, as law enforcement buckled under the strain of the protests.

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States calling for Guard assistance included California, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.

Meanwhile at least 25 cities roll out emergency curfews to try to bring rioting and looting under control, including San Francisco, Atlanta, Louisville, Los Angeles, Portland, Columbia, South Carolina, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Seattle.

President Trump has put the Army on notice to deploy to the streets with a four-hour notice - the first time this will have been done in almost 20 years during the 1992 LA riots over the beating of black man Rodney King by cops.

Minnesota - where Floyd died - has born the brunt of the protests which began there Tuesday before fanning out across the country.

Rioting was still going on in the early hours of Sunday, with the Minneapolis police department reporting a big group of protesters on foot and in vehicles throwing missiles of some sort at cops.

Minnesota Dept of Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell announced early Sunday there had been 'dozens' of arrests through the night but no 'substantive' injuries.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Charlotte, North Carolina: Protesters are seen running from officers who started using tear gas during Saturday night's protest © Provided by Daily Mail Charlotte, North Carolina: Protesters are seen running from officers who started using tear gas during Saturday night's protest

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