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US Death of George Floyd: new night of riots in Minneapolis, a burned out police station

10:55  29 may  2020
10:55  29 may  2020 Source:   france24.com

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Des manifestants réunis face à un commissariat de police en feu, le 28 mai 2020, à Minneapolis, dans le Minnesota. © Stephen Maturen, Getty Images via AFP Protesters gathered in front of a burning police station, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis, in Minnesota.

Tension continues to mount on Thursday in Minneapolis, where a police station was burned. It is the third night of riots in this city in the northern United States, where an African-American died as a result of his violent arrest.

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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.

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 implicated worked.

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 town of Saint Paul, the 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 George Floyd must bring justice and fundamental reforms, not more deaths and destruction," he said in a statement.

"Obnoxious, tragic," according to Donald Trump

George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, died Monday night just after being arrested by 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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Violent protests erupted for the second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday over the police killing of George Floyd , a black man who was seen on video being arrested by four police officers shortly before his death . Video taken of Floyd 's arrest show the man pleading for medical assistance on the

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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 is fueling the anger and frustrations .

"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 suffers, that's why it all happens. I'm 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."

A series of dramas

Like him, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has linked up with a series of other dramas, which have rekindled racial wounds in the United States.

"This is the latest in a long series of murders of unarmed African-Americans committed by American police officers" and ordinary citizens, regretted Michelle Bachelet in a press release. "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").

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The Minneapolis Police Department this week fired the four officers involved in Floyd 's arrest. The incident is being investigated by local, state and federal Photos: Protesting the death of George Floyd . A firework explodes as a fire burns inside an Auto Zone store near the 3rd Police Precinct in

Violent protests erupted in Minneapolis , Minnesota for the second night in a row over the death of George Floyd , a 46-year-old black man who died in police

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.

"Deficit of Hope"

The Reverend Jesse Jackson, who arrived in Minneapolis, called for further protests. He denounced a "lynching in broad daylight", and demanded justice. "We told the governor that murder must be called murder," he said to members of a Baptist church.

Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo admitted on Thursday that there was "a lack of hope" in his city and that his teams had contributed to it.

While ensuring respect for the inhabitants' right to demonstrate and express their pain, he added that he "would not authorize any criminal act" likely to aggravate the trauma of the population.

On Wednesday in Minneapolis, a man died after being shot in the vicinity of the protests and a suspect was arrested.

In Los Angeles, protesters briefly blocked a freeway on Wednesday and smashed the windows of two police vehicles.

With AFP

USA: Vigil in Minneapolis in tribute to George Floyd .
USA-POLICE-EVENTS: USA: Vigil in Minneapolis in tribute to George Floyd © Reuters / LINDSEY WASSON USA: VIGIL IN MINNEAPOLIS IN TRIBUTE TO GEORGE FLOYD MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota ( Reuters) - Several hundred people gathered for a vigil Wednesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the street where George Floyd was arrested last week by city police, an intervention after which the 46-year-old black man died.

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