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US Gov. Walz activating National Guard amid protests, looting after death of George Floyd

01:02  29 may  2020
01:02  29 may  2020 Source:   twincities.com

Armed citizens guard stores amid looting in Minneapolis: report

  Armed citizens guard stores amid looting in Minneapolis: report At least one group of armed men have been seen standing outside a strip mall in Minneapolis on Wednesday night amid intensifying protests in the city and looting. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Protests erupted Tuesday after video emerged of a police officer with his knee pressed against George Floyd's neck while the man was in custody. Protesters have called for the officers involved to be charged in his death.

Protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd took a dramatic turn for the worse Multiple reports indicated that Mayor Jacob Frey reached out to Gov . Tim Walz to deploy the National Guard to the city. Los angeles protest erupts over george floyd death ; american flag

Governor Walz urged protesters to demonstrate peacefully and safely, saying he was “pushing for a full, fair, and expeditious The death also spurred protests overnight Wednesday in Memphis and Los Angeles, where law enforcement officials faced off with people blocking the 101 Freeway downtown.

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Thursday, activating the Minnesota National Guard as Minneapolis, St. Paul and Oakdale have been beset by protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Crowds chant © Provided by Twin Cities Pioneer Press Crowds chant "No Justice, No Peace" as people demonstrate in front of the Target store in St. Paul's Midway on Thursday, May 28, 2020. St. Paul police are responding to large groups of people in the Midway, Sun Ray areas and elsewhere on Thursday. Police reported that people broke business windows, and squad cars have been damaged by rocks and bottles being thrown at officers. (John Autey/ Pioneer Press)

Looting has erupted at various locations in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for 'glorifying violence'

  Twitter flags Trump tweet about George Floyd protests for 'glorifying violence' Trump's tweet about the Minneapolis protests of the death of George Floyd was flagged by Twitter for glorifying violence."These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!" Trump tweeted shortly before 1 a.m. Friday.

Amid continued urban unrest in the state capital of Minneapolis, Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz " George Floyd ’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction. After video of the incident emerged online, protests erupted in Minneapolis, soon swelling to several

Two days after the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a police officer, protesters marched in the streets of at least three major US cities.

“Local leaders have requested National Guard resources after extensive damage to private property occurred and peaceful protests evolved into a dangerous situation for protesters and first responders,” Walz’s office said in a statement Thursday.

The National Guard will work with local government agencies to provide personnel, equipment and facilities. The Guard is in the process of assigning and preparing units to respond, according to Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen.

“It is time to rebuild,” Walz said in a statement. “Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect. George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction. As George Floyd’s family has said, ‘Floyd would not want people to get hurt. He lived his life protecting people.’ Let’s come together to rebuild, remember, and seek justice for George Floyd.”

Obama: Racism must never be "normal" in the USA

 Obama: Racism must never be © RHONA WISE After the death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd due to the brutal behavior of white police officers, former US President Barack Obama has now spoken out. Racism should never be "normal" in the US, he said. Former US President Barack Obama was shocked at the death of African American George Floyd by the brutal crackdown on white officers. Racism should never be "normal" in the US, Obama said on Friday. "This shouldn't be 'normal' in America in 2020.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is seeking help from the National Guard to control a wave of violent riots across the state, following the police killing of unarmed black civilian George Floyd . Following widespread looting , a shooting, and police using tear gas on Wednesday night, Frey has asked for

A man has been shot dead near the scene of protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd , a black man The city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, appealed for calm on social media, urging Minneapolis’s citizens not to “let tragedy beget more tragedy”, and Governor Tim Walz also issued a warning.

About 200 Minnesota State Patrol troopers will also be assisting for the next several days.

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After the death of George Floyd, this Florida sheriff urges residents to shoot looters .
© Copyright 2020, L'Obs After seeing rumors on social networks that demonstrators intended to cause incidents In Polk County, Grady Judd, the Florida sheriff, urged residents to shoot the looters who broke into their homes. > See the extract from his speech A shocking statement that does not recall Donald Trump's reaction on Twitter after the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, asphyxiated by a white police officer during a control.

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