Protests across America continue to rise following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Donald Trump has promised to end violent protests across the country and has threatened to send heavily armed US military to cities even if mayors and governors oppose it. The president spoke after police fired tear gas at protesters in Washington and then again in New York.
This major development brings a sixth night in a row of chaotic demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in police custody in New York City on Saturday night.
America's cities have been flooded with glass, windows smashed, graffiti daubed, and graffiti promising to spill over into riots fueled by the killing of black people by the police. The peaceful protests, in which tens of thousands of people took part on Saturday, gave way to riots, looting and violence: police vehicles were set on fire, shops emptied and officers pelted with objects. Police responses ranged from restrained to aggressive, with officers occasionally firing tear gas and rubber bullets.
Three officers were injured and 13 people arrested for burglary, criminal activity and assault, Pazen said. Violence included throwing rocks at police, lighting small fires, smashing windows and damaging cars at state Capitol stores. Police and peaceful protesters alike called for an end to the violence, saying it was merely hampering calls for justice and reform.
Protesters took to the streets in New York City after a black man from Minnesota was killed in police custody. They invoked the names of other black people who have died from police violence, such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Demonstrators gathered in the square, while the assembled police stood across the street. According to the New York Times, there was no apparent effort to get the protesters off the streets until a 7 p.m. curfew had passed.
Police on horseback and on foot pushed protesters away from Lafayette Park near the White House so President Donald Trump could visit a church that had been damaged by fire during protests on Sunday night. Trump, according to the New York Times, said he had recommended that governors deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to control the streets. US President Donald Trump has threatened to use the US military if state governors fail to stop violent protests following the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday night.
Donald Trump has threatened to use the military if state governors fail to end ongoing violent protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody. Since the unarmed black man Floyd died in Minneapolis and a curfew was imposed, there has been a wave of protests in the US.
A private unofficial post - the autopsy commissioned by Mr Floyd's family classified his death as murder - concluded that his heart stopped after police held him back and suppressed his neck in a widely viewed video.
Denver Police Department officers clear a man who fell onto the street after using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a crowd of protesters near the scene of the fatal police shooting that left a shackled black man dead. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock called for calm and unity after a planned protest by the city against police brutality turned into violence, declaring, "Let this story not be a riot or protest. Hancock and Police Chief Paul Pazen on Thursday accused what they called "minority agitators" and peaceful protesters of inciting violence in the downtown area.
Violence included throwing stones at police, lighting small fires, smashing windows and damaging cars at the Capitol and shops. People threw bottles and set fire to a police car and threw a bottle at another police officer while carrying a television and other items when demonstrators told them to stop.
In Indianapolis, police investigated several shootings, including one that killed one person during the protests, and there have been more fatalities in Detroit and Minneapolis in recent days.
At least 13 police officers were injured when peaceful protests turned into violence and at least four police vehicles were torched. Violence erupted in Chicago after a white police officer killed an unarmed black man in the early hours of Wednesday. The city where the protests began, where a curfew went into effect at 8 p.m. and protests broke out, moved quickly, firing tear gas and rubber bullets to clear streets, police districts and other places.
Riot police tackled protesters and fired tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Curfews were imposed in dozens of cities, but many people ignored them, leading to riots and clashes. The country has seen a wave of protests against police brutality and racial injustice following the murder of Michael Brown.
The demonstration in Atlanta became heated when a crowd stormed CNN headquarters and hurled small explosive devices at police while the network broadcast live coverage of the protest. The violence erupted as protests continued in New York City, Los Angeles and other cities, prompting the president to put the army on standby in Georgia and Washington. D.C. Governor Brian Kemp announced the deployment of 500 National Guard troops to help law enforcement contain the violent protests that have rocked the city, while declaring a state of emergency in Fulton County.