The death of George Floyd, a black man pinned to the ground during an arrest by white officers, has rekindled accusations of police brutality towards the African-American community
The city of Minneapolis woke up on Thursday to billowing smoke and widespread damage in its southern districts after a night of rioting over the death of George Floyd, a black man pinned down by a white police officer.
The area around the Third Precinct Police Headquarters became the focal point of anger with shops and building sites set ablaze, looting and clashes with police. The mass outpouring of anger marks the third day of protests as people demand justice for Floyd’s death. The man’s family has called for the Minneapolis officers, now dismissed from the force, to be charged with murder. One fatal shooting was reported near the protests area, but the circumstances remained unclear.