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Sport Death of George Floyd: hundreds of demonstrators in front of the White House

04:50  30 may  2020
04:50  30 may  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Minnesota Gov. activates the National Guard after days of protests and looting in response to the police custody death of George Floyd

  Minnesota Gov. activates the National Guard after days of protests and looting in response to the police custody death of George Floyd The Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz said Thursday: 'I declare a peacetime emergency in the City of Minneapolis, the City of St. Paul, and surrounding communities.'Tim Walz released the following statement on Thursday: 'By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and applicable statutes, do hereby issue this Executive Order: On May 27, 2020, George Floyd died while in custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. Our state watched Mr. Floyd's humanity be erased.

Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd ’s Death and Police Violence. Flames rose from the front of the building as hundreds of protesters looked on, and soon smoke was billowing from the roof. Hundreds of demonstrators made their way through the city throughout Thursday evening.

Cyril N. White , 45, said he knew Mr. Floyd when they were both star high school athletes playing Buildings burned in Minneapolis as anger intensified over the death of George Floyd , who died Hundreds of protesters poured into the Minneapolis streets for a second night on Wednesday, with Some demonstrators gathered at the house of Mr. Chauvin and the house of the local prosecutor

Des centaines de manifestants rassemblés devant la Maison Blanche, le 29 mai 2020 © Nicholas Kamm Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in front of the White House, May 29, 2020

Hundreds of people demonstrated Friday evening in front of the White House to express their anger after the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, at the hands of the police.

His death Monday during a violent arrest rekindled the racial wounds of the United States.

Holding up signs with slogans like "Stop killing us" and "Black lives matter", protesters demanded "justice for George Floyd" in front of Donald Trump's residence.

A video that went viral and was filmed on Monday by passers-by shows a white policeman in the city of Minneapolis tackle George Floyd on the ground and keep his knee on his neck for long minutes, when the latter says he can no longer breathe.

Death of George Floyd: journalists targeted during demonstrations in the United States

 Death of George Floyd: journalists targeted during demonstrations in the United States Journalists have been attacked in several cities in the United States during demonstrations in recent days in reaction to the death of George Floyd. © Hans Lucas via AFP The live arrest of CNN journalist Omar Jimenez. (Hans Lucas, via AFP) A scene particularly marked the spirits: the arrest of the reporter of CNN Omar Jimenez, handcuffed by police officers in full direct in Minneapolis Friday morning, before being released, an hour later .

Hundreds remained on the streets of Minneapolis late Wednesday night protesting the death of George Floyd , a 46-year-old black man who died after pleading for help as a police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee on Floyd 's neck.

George Floyd , 46, died on Monday and video showed him gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck. Protests are now taking place for a This was the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct, where the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd are believed to have worked.

Un manifestant fait un doigt d'honneur devant la Maison Blanche, le 29 mai 2020 © Eric BARADAT A protester makes a finger of honor in front of the White House, May 29, 2020

Since the broadcast of this video, demonstrations turning into riot have erupted in Minneapolis, in particular near the police station where the police worked four police officers involved in this case, and in other cities in the region.

Friday, the demonstrations had spread to many American cities, from Detroit to Atlanta via New York, Houston and the capital Washington.

The police officer implicated in the death of George Floyd was arrested and charged Friday with manslaughter, a measure "late" and insufficient according to the family of the deceased.

"We want a charge of willful manslaughter with premeditation. And we want to see the other (implicated) agents arrested," she said in a statement.

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"Silent Demo" after the death of George Floyd in Berlin .
After the death of the African American George Floyd, numerous people in Berlin want to demonstrate again against racism. You meet today at 2:00 p.m. on Alexanderplatz. The location was changed at short notice. 1500 participants are registered. Calls for "Silent Demos" have been published in numerous cities in Germany. "No to racism" and "Black Lives Matter", it said there. Floyd died on May 25th in a brutal police operation in the US city of Minneapolis.

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