Police charge protesters defying Minneapolis curfew: Report

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 31, 2020, 08:08 AM(IST)

A collage of protests in Minneapolis, US Photograph:( AFP )

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Minneapolis has been gripped by several days of violent protests following the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest in the city on Monday.

Police in riot gear charged protesters defying a curfew in Minneapolis Saturday, firing tear gas and stun grenades to keep them away from a police station, according to news agency AFP. 

Officers, assisted by National Guard soldiers, had until then held back from confronting demonstrators out of fear of aggravating the crisis and because they were initially low in number, the report added.

Minneapolis has been gripped by several days of violent protests following the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest in the city on Monday.

(With inputs from AFP) 

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