May 29, 2020

George Floyd: National Guard deployed after Minneapolis clashes

The US National Guard has been deployed to Minneapolis after two nights of violent clashes following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody. Much of the worst damage was concentrated around the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct, where the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd are believed to have worked. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo apologised for the "Pain, devastation and trauma" caused by Mr Floyd's death and said his department had contributed to "a deficit of hope" in the city. A white officer can be seen using his knee to pin Mr Floyd to the ground by the neck as Mr Floyd groans "Please, I can't breathe" and "Don't kill me". The Minneapolis Police Officers Federation said the officers were co-operating with the investigation.

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