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In Pictures Black Lives Matter protesters take to Minneapolis over killing of another African American by the police

THE streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, have exploded into two days of street protests following the killing of a black man on Monday.

George Floyd, 46, was filmed on Monday for around 10 minutes saying “Please, I can't breathe” and calling for his mother as a police officer knelt on his neck while another officer watched on.  

Mr Floyd eventually passed out and was taken in the back of an ambulance to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Black Lives Matter demonstrators held a protest on Tuesday near where the incident happened:

Protesters stand along Lake Street during a protest yesterday in Minneapolis against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody
Protesters stand along Lake Street during a protest yesterday in Minneapolis against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody
Protesters watch from a distance as police and other protesters face off during protests
Protesters watch from a distance as police and other protesters face off during protests
A Minneapolis police officer points a gun that fires projectiles outside the department's 3rd Precinct building
A Minneapolis police officer points a gun that fires projectiles outside the department's 3rd Precinct building
People run away from tear gas fired by Minneapolis police outside the 3rd Precinct building during protests
People run away from tear gas fired by Minneapolis police outside the 3rd Precinct building during protests
A man pours milk onto the face and eyes of another
A man pours milk onto the face and eyes of another
Demonstrators in Los Angeles block traffic during a protest
Demonstrators in Los Angeles block traffic during a protest

According to Mapping Police Violence, 24 per cent of the 1,099 people killed by US cops in 2019 were black.

 

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