Global Protests for George Floyd Staged in Berlin, London and Toronto

Global Protests for George Floyd Staged in Berlin, London and Toronto

According to a release by the Minneapolis Police Department, the man appeared to be under the influence, and physically resisted officers when they tried to handcuff him.

Trump indicated that United States troops could be deployed in addition to the National Guard to deal with violent protestors.

Minneapolis has seen fierce protests in the wake of the incident.

In Friday's protests, some demonstrators smashed police cars and spray-painted the iconic logo sign at CNN headquarters downtown.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned the violence as he continued to express common cause with those demonstrating after Floyd's death.

Peaceful protests are also scheduled to take place in Hyde Park, Parliament Square and the U.S. Embassy on June 3, 6 and 7, respectively. Floyd was repeatedly telling the officers that he could not breathe until becoming unresponsive.

Many protests were peaceful, but violence erupted at others, leading to the mayors of many USA cities bringing in curfews.

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"The act of protesting should never be allowed to overshadow the reason we protest", Biden said in a late-night statement.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma's Greenwood District, the site of a 1921 massacre of black people that left some 300 dead, protesters blocked intersections and chanted the name of Terence Crutcher, a black man killed by a police officer in 2016.

"The mistakes that are happening are not mistakes".

Few corners of America were untouched, from protesters setting fires inside Reno's city hall, to police launching tear gas at rock-throwing demonstrators in Fargo, North Dakota. Police have arrested almost 1,400 people in 17 cities, AP reported on Sunday.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called in the National Guard Saturday night to assist Cleveland police, at the request of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams. Police said they arrested more than 500 people after shops were looted on Friday in Los Angeles.

But not all protests were marred by violence.

Police in St. Louis were investigating the death of a protester who climbed between two trailers of a Fed Ex truck and was killed when it drove away. "It is about attacking civil society, instilling fear and disrupting our great cities". Muhammad said she sympathized with peaceful protests over Floyd's death but disagreed with the violence: "Wrong doesn't answer wrong". The U.K. has had its own turbulent history between police and the black community, which came to a head in the 2011 Tottenham Riots, a series of riots in response to the police killing of 29-year-old Mark Duggan.

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