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Protests Continue Over Death Of George Floyd, Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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UPDATED: 6:00 a.m. ET, May 29 —

Minneapolis protests raged for a third night straight in response to a fired city police officer appearing to kill an unarmed Black man in broad daylight on Memorial Day. As protesters managed to not only breach the police station where the officer worked, they also set it on fire, prompting the president to respond by warning the “THUGS” looting stores and suggesting that he will have them shot.

US: Protestors set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

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Hundreds of protesters took to the Minneapolis streets to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd, who witnesses recorded apparently being killed by Derek Chauvin, who, along with three other people were fired on Tuesday from the Minneapolis Police Department. However, criminal charges have remained elusive since the shooting on Monday, which is part of the reason protesters claimed they were demonstrating.

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Having previously been relatively quiet about the high profile killing of an unarmed and handcuffed Black man by police, Donald Trump resorted to racist tropes in a series of tweets early Friday morning that blamed the situation on “the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey.”

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

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In a subsequent tweet, Trump threatened to order the U.S. military to shoot the “THUGS” protesting. The second tweet was censored — but not removed — by Twitter for violating the social media platform’s policy on glorifying violence.

Trump’s tweets capped off a night of chaos not just in Minneapolis but also in various cities around the country where protesters used Floyd’s death as an opportunity to highlight the police violence against Black people in their hometowns. Protesters also continued to light structures on fire in addition to setting the 3rd precinct aflame.

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One night after setting a Target and a construction site on fire and reducing them to ash, a restaurant was among the latest structural casualties from the protests.

The National Guard was also activated and deployed to Minneapolis.

Protesters were still clashing with police into the early hours of Friday, according to video footage posted to social media.

A separate fire was reported at the 4th police precinct, too.

A local pharmacy also went up in flames.

 

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Minneapolis residents woke up Thursday to see their city literally burning as protesters raged and rioted following the police killing of an unarmed Black man earlier this week.

Wednesday was the second straight night of people protesting the Minneapolis Police Department and its officers involved in the death of George Floyd, who was handcuffed on Memorial Day and forced to lie face-down on the street when now-fired cop Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck until the 46-year-old man was no longer conscious.

Aside from people protesting Floyd’s killing, his actual killer remained free and avoided any criminal charges and an arrest as of Thursday morning despite the Minneapolis mayor on Wednesday calling for that to happen.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said on Wednesday in no uncertain terms that he thinks Chauvin should be arrested.

“I’ve wrestled with, more than anything else over the last 36 hours, one fundamental question: Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?” he said. “If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now. And I cannot come up with a good answer to that.”

 

While the protests Tuesday night were contentious at times, including protesters being pepper-sprayed and getting shot by rubber bullets, photos and video footage from Wednesday night and into Thursday morning showed evidence of an even more intense demonstration against police violence.

Multiple buildings and structures in Minneapolis were ravaged by fires as one person was reportedly shot to death amid all the protesting. Police made an arrest in the case but details of that shooting were scarce as videos surfaced of officers threatening protesters.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the protest’s lone shooting victim was shot by a store owner.

However, it was the evolving details of Floyd’s brazen police killing that was fueling the rage shown by protesters, including one who was shown with a bloody head after having been apparently shot by officers’ rubber bullets.

One of the places that burned down was a Target store — perhaps the flagship store as the company’s headquarters are in Minneapolis.

Protesters turned into looters when they broke into the store and eventually lit it on fire.

There were also reports that officers in the city’s 3rd precinct were being shot at.

Wednesday was the second straight day and night of protests and police showed they were up to the task by wearing riot gear and shooting flash bangs at protesters as well as tear gas cannisters.

Protesters vowed to keep his Floyd’s alive in an effort to achieve legal and social justice in the Minneapolis area’s latest high-profile police killing of a Black person.

A tweet from someone who identified herself as a Minneapolis resident said that the images of the city burning gave her a sense of satisfaction.

Some local residents raced to try to extinguish the fires in their neighborhood, perhaps to no avail because of the way they were raging.

Scroll down to see more powerful images from the continued protests of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis as the city demands justice and an end to police violence.

1. US: Protestors set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

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MINNESOTA, USA – MAY 28: A pawn shop down the street from the 3rd precinct burns to the ground on Thursday, May 28, 2020, during the third day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Wednesday night and Thursday morning, the Minneapolis Fire Department responded to more than 15 different structure fires resulting from the protests. (Photo by Steel Brooks/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,death,street,store,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,protest,protestor,pawn – chess piece,police brutality,racial tensions,may,black lives matter,protest against excessive police force,social movement,2020,george floyd – security guard

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A protester kicks a ball in front of a liquor store in flames on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by kerem yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,politics,store,kicking,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,store window,racial tensions,alcohol – drink,george floyd – security guard

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A protester pours vodka into the mouth of another in front of a liquor store in flames on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,topix,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,politics,pouring,store,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,vodka,placard,politics and government,killing,store window,racial tensions,alcohol – drink,george floyd – security guard

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Protesters gather in the streeet near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by kerem yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,politics,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,racial tensions,george floyd – security guard

5. US-POLITICS-POLICE-JUSTICE-RACE

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Protesters walk past burning debris outside the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,politics,walking,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,burning,placard,politics and government,killing,racial tensions,george floyd – security guard

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A protester lies on a gate outside the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,topix,law,lying down,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,politics,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,racial tensions,george floyd – security guard

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TOPSHOT – Protesters hold up their fists as flames rise behind them in front of the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,holding,window,handcuffs,men,death,politics,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,fist,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,racial tensions,george floyd – security guard

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Flames rise behind protesters gathered outside the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,group of people,death,politics,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,racial tensions,george floyd – security guard

9. US-POLITICS-POLICE-JUSTICE-RACE

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Protesters push a shopping cart corral from a Target store into the street near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,street,built structure,politics,store,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,shopping,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,store window,racial tensions,george floyd – security guard,corral

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TOPSHOT – Protesters gather in front of a liquor store in flames near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by kerem yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,topix,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,politics,store,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,store window,racial tensions,alcohol – drink,george floyd – security guard

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TOPSHOT – Protesters gather around a liquor store in flames near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,topix,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,politics,store,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,store window,racial tensions,alcohol – drink,george floyd – security guard

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TOPSHOT – Protesters gather in front of the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,politics,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,politics and government,killing,racial tensions,george floyd – security guard

13. The third day of mourning and protesting and looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody

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Minneapolis, MN May 28: The Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct was set on fire by protesters after being evacuated on Thursday night. (Photo by Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,day 3,conflict,protest,protestor,riot,looting

14. The third day of mourning and protesting and looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody

The third day of mourning and protesting and looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 28: The Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct was set on fire by protesters after being evacuated on Thursday night. (Photo by Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,day 3,conflict,protest,protestor,riot,looting

15. The third day of mourning and protesting and looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody

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St. Paul MN May 28:The sun set over the Twin Cities as smoke hovers over St. Paul along University Avenue. (Photo by Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,day 3,conflict,smoke – physical structure,protest,riot,hovering,looting

16. The third day of mourning and protesting and looting after the death of George Floyd in police custody

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Minneapolis, MN May 28: Seen from Hiawatha Avenue, a large fire burns on E. Lake St. during a third night of unrest following the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody early in the week. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,night,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,day 3,conflict,setting,protest,week,riot,racial tensions,looting,george floyd – security guard

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TOPSHOT – A man walks past a liquor store in flames near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,topix,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,store,walking,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,killing,store window,racial tensions,alcohol – drink,george floyd – security guard

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A man walks past a liquor store in flames near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,store,walking,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,killing,store window,racial tensions,alcohol – drink,george floyd – security guard

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TOPSHOT – Flames from a nearby fire illuminate protesters standing on a barricade in front of the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by kerem yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,topix,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,standing,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,crisis,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,fire – natural phenomenon,close to,placard,killing,racial tensions,barricade,george floyd – security guard

20. US: Protestors set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

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MINNESOTA, USA – MAY 28: A protestor stands on top of a broken fence while the Minneapolis Police 3rd precinct burns behind him on Thursday, March 28, 2020, during the third day of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday night, after an officer held his knee into Floyd’s neck for more than 5 minutes. (Photo by Steel Brooks/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) vertical,photography,usa,death,standing,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,protest,protestor,racial tensions,may,2020,george floyd – security guard

21. Protests Continue Over Death Of George Floyd, Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 28: A surveillance camera burns in the parking lot of the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As unrest continues after the death of George Floyd police abandoned the precinct building, allowing protesters to set fire to it. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,politics,minnesota,minneapolis,parking,politics and government

22. Vigil Held For George Floyd, Who Was Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 28: A protester hurls a tear gas canister back at police outside the Third Police Precinct building on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Police and protesters continued to clash for a third night after George Floyd was killed in police custody on Monday. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,topix,law,politics,minnesota,minneapolis,protestor,politics and government,canister

23. Protests Continue Over Death Of George Floyd, Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 28: A police officer stands watch as a looted pawn shop burns behind them on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As unrest continues after the death of George Floyd fires have been lit in buildings across Minneapolis and St. Paul. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,politics,store,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,politics and government,pawn – chess piece,looting

24. Protests Continue Over Death Of George Floyd, Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 28: Protesters cheer as the Third Police Precinct burns behind them on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As unrest continues after the death of George Floyd police abandoned the precinct building, allowing protesters to set fire to it. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,topix,law,politics,minnesota,minneapolis,protestor,politics and government,hope – concept

25. US-POLITICS-POLICE-JUSTICE-RACE

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Flames rise from a liquor store near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. – A police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames late on May 28 in a third day of demonstrations as the so-called Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul seethed over the shocking police killing of a handcuffed black man. The precinct, which police had abandoned, burned after a group of protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans. A much larger crowd demonstrated as the building went up in flames. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,adult,law,day,window,handcuffs,men,death,built structure,store,kneeling,social issues,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,minority groups,conflict,protest,racism,breaking,chanting,protestor,flame,pushing,shock,burnt,placard,killing,store window,racial tensions,alcohol – drink,george floyd – security guard

26. Protests Continue Over Death Of George Floyd, Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 28: Protesters cheer as the Third Police Precinct burns behind them on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As unrest continues after the death of George Floyd, police abandoned the precinct building, allowing protesters to set fire to it. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,politics,minnesota,minneapolis,protestor,politics and government,hope – concept

27. Protests Continue Over Death Of George Floyd, Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 28: Protesters cheer as the Third Police Precinct burns behind them on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As unrest continues after the death of George Floyd, police abandoned the precinct building, allowing protesters to set fire to it. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,topix,law,politics,minnesota,minneapolis,protestor,bestpix,politics and government,hope – concept

28. Protests Continue Over Death Of George Floyd, Killed In Police Custody In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MAY 28: Protesters cheer as the Third Police Precinct burns behind them on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As unrest continues after the death of George Floyd, police abandoned the precinct building, allowing protesters to set fire to it. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,politics,minnesota,minneapolis,protestor,politics and government,hope – concept

29. Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 27: Minnesota State Patrol officers stood watch outside of the Third Precinct. Protester and police clashed violently in South Minneapolis as looters attacked business on Lake Street on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer Monday. (Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,standing,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,conflict,protest,riot,looting

30. Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 27:Neighbors fought with garden hoses and buckets to save homes after rioters set fire to a multi-story affordable housing complex under construction near the Third Precinct. Protester and police clashed violently in South Minneapolis as looters attacked business on Lake Street on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer Monday. (Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,fighting,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,conflict,protest,hose,building story,construction site,riot,neighbor,bucket,looting,inexpensive

31. Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 27: AutoZone burned as protesters continued to gather outside of the Third Precinct. Protester and police clashed violently in South Minneapolis as looters attacked business on Lake Street on Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer Monday. (Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,conflict,protest,protestor,burnt,riot,looting,autozone

32. Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 27: Rioters set fire to a multi-story affordable housing complex under construction near the Third Precinct, spreading the blaze to surrounding homes. Protester and police clashed violently in South Minneapolis as looters attacked business on Lake Street on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer Monday. (Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,conflict,protest,building story,construction site,surrounding,riot,looting,inexpensive

33. Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 27: Rioters built burning barricades near the Third Precinct. Protester and police clashed violently in South Minneapolis as looters attacked business on Lake Street on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer Monday. (Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,built structure,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,conflict,protest,crisis,burning,riot,looting,barricade

34. Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 27: Protesters lobbed fireworks, rocks and glass bottles at police near the Third Precinct.”nProtester and police clashed violently in South Minneapolis as looters attacked business on Lake Street on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer Monday. (Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,business,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,conflict,violence,bottle,protest,protestor,riot,looting,business finance and industry

35. Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody

Minnesota community members mourned, protested and looted in reaction to George Floyd dying in police custody Source:Getty

Minneapolis, MN May 27: Rioters set fire to a multi-story affordable housing complex under construction near the Third Precinct. Protester and police clashed violently in South Minneapolis as looters attacked business on Lake Street on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis. The protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police officer Monday. (Photo by Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via Getty Images) photography,horizontal,usa,law,death,minnesota,minneapolis,police force,conflict,protest,building story,construction site,riot,looting,inexpensive

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