Protests over death of George Floyd enters second night


Intense pressure is mounting in the US state of Minnesota for prosecutors to bring charges against four Minneapolis police officers over the death of George Floyd.

46-year-old George Floyd died on Monday, after a white police officer, knelt on his neck for several minutes.

One person was shot dead with several buildings, including a construction site, caught fire as thousands of people poured into the streets for the second night of protests which later descended into chaos and looting.

According to the police, a person was shot by a pawn shop owner and died at a hospital, as looters ransacked a Target, Foot Locker and nearby small businesses.

In the suburb of Oakdale, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the home of Derek Chauvin, the police officer who was captured on the video with his knee on Floyd’s neck.

Chauvin and three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest – Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng – have been fired but protesters want criminal charges brought against them.

Local media reports that red paint was poured onto Chauvin’s driveway, and the word “killer” was written on the garage door.

President Trump said in a tweet that he had asked the FBI, which is investigating the death, to expedite its work, adding that “Justice will be served!”

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