Thousands of protesters gathered at the intersection where George Floyd was killed by the police.
The protest began Tuesday night in Minneapolis, with people lining the streets carrying banners reading “KKKops” “Again?” “Black Lives Matter” and “Justice for George.”
Chants of “I can’t breathe” and “No Justice, No Peace” broke out among the demonstrators, who marched more than 2 miles to a city police precinct causing damage along the way.
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Things started to spiral out of control when protesters were met by cops in riot gear, who fired tear gas canisters and projectiles into the crowd. Some kicked the canisters back toward police and made a makeshift barricade of shopping carts at a Target across the street from the station.
As we reported Floyd died shortly after officers arrested him for an alleged forgery in progress. Footage of the incident shows one cop pressing his knee down on George’s neck for several minutes — ignoring his pleas that he couldn’t breathe — while witnesses shouted that he was being killed.
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