Demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd continue in the United States, with protesters rallying for the eighth straight night.
After Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military to quell unrest, the Pentagon moved about 1600 hundred troops on standby outside Washington.
Demonstrations are now largely peaceful, with George Floyd’s family joining protests in Houston and Minneapolis.
0:00 North America correspondent David Lipson reports from Washington
3:03 Mother of George Floyd speaks at Minneapolis protest
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NYC demonstrations continue past curfew while protests in Washington, LA mostly peaceful – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/us-protests-george-floyd-police-custody-death-donald-trump-biden/12313240
US protester responds to Donald Trump’s church photo as George Floyd demonstrations continue – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/us-protester-responds-to-donald-trumps-church-photo-george-floyd/12314990
Follow the ABC’s live blog on the US protests here – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-03/george-floyd-protests-us-live-updates/12313286
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