Minneapolis protests: Man killed in Detroit as demonstrations rage across US

WION Web Team
New York, New York, United States of America Published: May 30, 2020, 05:29 PM(IST)

Minneapolis protests spread across US Photograph:( Reuters )

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From Louisville to Atlanta, the demonstrators continue to argue about police brutality with police officers in riot gear, who occasionally lunged into crowds to pluck people out for arrest.

Protests spread across the United States over the killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck under a white police officer's knee.

From Louisville to Atlanta, the demonstrators continue to argue about police brutality with police officers in riot gear, who occasionally lunged into crowds to pluck people out for arrest.

Police made scores of arrests at Friday's massive demonstration in Brooklyn, while a diverse group of protestors at a "We can't breathe" vigil and rally in lower Manhattan pressed for legislation outlawing the police "chokehold" used by a city police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, who was also black.

DETROIT
Hundreds in the automotive capital joined a "March Against Police Brutality" late in the afternoon outside the Detroit Public Safety Headquarters. Many chanted, "No justice, no peace."

Some carried signs that read, "End police brutality" and "I won't stop yelling until everyone can breathe."

A 19-year-old man protesting in the city was shot dead on Friday night by a suspect who pulled up to demonstrators in a sport utility vehicle and fired gunshots into the crowd, then fled.

MINNEAPOLIS
Hundreds of protesters defied an 8 pm curfew to gather in the streets around a police station burnt the previous night.

LOUISVILLE
After a night of violence in which at least seven people were shot, police in the Kentucky city braced for more protests over the killing of Floyd and several others, such as Breonna Taylor, shot by police in her Louisville home in March.

ATLANTA
In an impassioned speech, Bernice King, the youngest daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr, implored people to go home after more than 1,000 protesters marched to the state capitol from the Centennial Olympic Park, blocking traffic and an interstate highway along the way.

The Atlanta demonstration turned chaotic and at times violent. At least one police car was among several vehicles burnt.

Police pushed back the crowd, but they hurled bottles at officers.

DENVER
Denver saw a second day of protests after hundreds marched peacefully through its downtown demanding justice.

HOUSTON
Hundreds gathered on Friday in a protest organised by the group Black Lives Matter at City Hall. The crowd spilled onto Interstate 45's entrance ramp near downtown chanting, "I can't breathe," and "No justice, no peace."

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