George Floyd: Protests over deadly arrest rock US’s Minneapolis

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  • Protests erupted across the United States on Thursday night as anger over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, intensified, with some demonstrators gaining access to a police precinct in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and setting sections of the building ablaze.
    Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports on the growing protests.

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    In This Story: George Floyd

    George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.

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