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George Floyd’s Death: 4,000 Protesters Arrested, 40 Cities Impose Curfews

 

At least 4,000 people have been arrested across the US in connection with protests over George Floyd’s murder.

Some 40 cities have also reportedly imposed curfews.

Additionally, as protests spread across the US, the US National Guard has accordingly been activated across 15 States as well as Washington DC.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – MAY 31: Police arrest people amid demonstrations and some ransacking in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death on May 31, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom has deployed National Guard troops to Los Angeles County. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was taken into custody for Floyd’s death. Chauvin has been accused of kneeling on Floyd’s neck as he pleaded with him about not being able to breathe. Floyd was pronounced dead a short while later. Chauvin and 3 other officers, who were involved in the arrest, were fired from the police department after a video of the arrest was circulated. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

George Floyd was an unarmed Blackman killed by a former white police officer named Derek Michael Chauvin.

Chauvin was seen a video that has since gone viral, kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds, leading to his death.

Chauvin kneeling on George’s neck

Derek Michael Chauvin was later charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

However, protesters believe the charge isn’t harsh enough, and are demanding charges for the other officers involved.

Arrests began on Tuesday, May 26. Floyd died on Monday, May 25, 2020.

 

Solidarity March

Thousands of people around the world have marched in solidarity with George Floyd protesters.

People in Denmark, UK, Germany, and other places, held placards over the weekend as they joined a spontaneous Black Lives Matter march at Trafalgar Square in London to protest the death of George Floyd on May 31.

On Sunday morning, protesters gathered at Trafalgar Square in London, to show their support.

A total of 23 protesters were reportedly arrested for a series of offenses including breaches to coronavirus legislation.

Also, thousands gathered across several states in New Zealand, for Black Lives Matter demonstrations and vigils for Floyd.

The cities included Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Protesters also gathered in Berlin, Germany, in front of the US embassy on Saturday and Sunday, holding signs that bear slogans of the Black Lives Matter movement like “I can’t breathe” and “No justice, no peace.”

Protests are also being planned this coming week in Australia. One is scheduled in Sydney on Tuesday, one for Brisbane on Saturday, for Melbourne on Saturday, and more. Thousands have marked themselves as attending in each of the protests’ Facebook event pages.

Shots fired

Meanwhile, shots have reportedly been fired at a police building in Oakland, California
after midnight local time in Oakland.

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