May 30, 2020

George Floyd death: Minnesota governor decries violent protests

Violent protests over the death of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of police officers in Minnesota "Are no longer in any way" about his killing, the state's governor has said. Tim Walz spoke after a night of unrest in several US cities over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. An ex-Minneapolis policeman has been charged with murder over the death of Mr Floyd, 46, in police custody on Monday. The report says Mr Chauvin had his knee on Mr Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds - almost three minutes of which was after Mr Floyd became non-responsive. Officers suspected Mr Floyd had used a counterfeit $20 note and were attempting to put him in a police vehicle when he dropped to the ground, telling them he was claustrophobic.

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