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Sport United States: a police station burnt down in Minnesota after the death of George Floyd

12:50  29 may  2020
12:50  29 may  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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Thousands of people attended the fire in the northern districts of the city, after some had broken down the barriers which protected the building.

Incendie à Minneapolis, Minnesota, le 28 mai 2020 © Kerem Yucel / AFP Fire in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 28, 2020

Protesters torched a police station in Minneapolis (northern United States), during the third night of clashes against the police, in hands of which died George Floyd , a black man, during a muscular arrest.

Thousands of people attended the fire in the northern districts of the city, after some of them had broken down the barriers protecting the building and smashed its windows.

The police had deserted the place, according to the police. "Shortly after 10 p.m., in the interest of the safety of our personnel, the Minneapolis police evacuated Police Station 3," the police said in a statement.

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 Impressive images of a police station burnt down in Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd © GQ France Protesters set fire to a police station in Minneapolis, during the third night of clashes against the police after the death of a Black man, George Floyd. Arrested when he was suspected of having wanted to forge a counterfeit 20-dollar bill, he was tackled to the ground by an officer who kept his knee on his neck for long minutes. In a video widely distributed on social networks, we could hear him say "I can't breathe anymore". The man died by suffocation.

The protests had previously been mostly peaceful, with crowds contained by chains of men in uniform. But there were clashes, with the looting of around thirty stores and fires, and the use of tear gas by the police at the police station where the police officers in question work.

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The parade started at the end of the afternoon, with many demonstrators wearing a mask to protect themselves from the coronavirus, while in the neighboring city Saint Paul police reported damage and theft. "We know there is a lot of anger. We know there are a lot of injuries. But we cannot tolerate that some people use it as an opportunity to commit crimes," deplored the police chief of this town, Todd Axtel.

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Minnesota State Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order authorizing the intervention of the National Guard. Two hundred state police, as well as helicopters, are also to be dispatched. "The death of Gorge Floyd must bring justice and fundamental reforms, not more deaths and destruction," he said in a statement.

"I can't breathe anymore"

This 46-year-old African-American died Monday evening just after being arrested by the police, who suspected he had wanted to forge a counterfeit 20-dollar bill. During the intervention, he was tackled to the ground by an officer who kept his knee on his neck for long minutes. "I can't breathe anymore," we hear him say on a recording of the scene, which has gone viral.

President Donald Trump "was outraged when he saw the video" of this "heinous, tragic" drama, spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said. "He immediately took his phone" to make sure the FBI investigation was going fast, she said. "He wants justice done."

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The four agents involved have been dismissed and the local and federal authorities are investigating the tragedy. But no charges have yet been laid, which fuel anger and frustration.

"These police officers must be arrested immediately," said Philonise Floyd on CNN, demanding, between two sobs, the death penalty for those responsible for the death of her brother. "Everyone is suffering, that's why it all happens. I am tired of seeing black men die," he added. "I want them [the protesters] to be peaceful but I can't force them, it's hard."

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Like him, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights made the link with a series of other dramas that have rekindled racial wounds in the United States. "This is the latest in a long line of murders of unarmed African Americans by American police" and ordinary citizens, said Michelle Bachelet in a statement. "The American authorities must take serious measures to put an end to these murders, and to ensure that justice is done when they happen."

The case recalls in particular the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died in 2014 in New York after being asphyxiated during his arrest by white police officers. He too had said at the time "I can't breathe", a phrase that has become a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement ("The life of blacks counts").

Minnesota was also marked by the death in 2016 of a black motorist, Philando Castile, shot dead during a mundane police check before the eyes of his partner and a young girl.

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