George Floyd death: Live updates as protests erupt across US

Minnesota governor calls for ‘swift justice’; National Guard arrives in Minneapolis as outrage intensifies.

By Laurin-Whitney Gottbrath & Creede Newton | Al Jazeera News|

A man reacts as he confronts National Guard members guarding an area in Minneapolis, Minnesota [Carlos Barria/Reuters]
  • Protests erupted in cities across the US over the deadly arrest of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who was pinned to the ground by the knee of a white officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Protesters rallied in Minneapolis for a third night on Thursday into Friday, with some demonstrators overtaking a police building and setting it on fire.
  • The Minnesota National Guard has arrived in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and surrounding areas.
  • Floyd’s family demanded charges be brought against the four officers involved.
  • Twitter hid Trump’s tweet criticising the protesters and Minneapolis’s handling of the protests as a violation of its policy on glorifying violence.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.