The protests in the American city of Minneapolis continue to intensify. Protesters have set fire to a police building, and the U.S. state of Minnesota has dispatched five hundred National Guard soldiers to the city.

For four days, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the American city of Minneapolis to express their anger at the death of the unarmed African-American George Floyd, who died during his arrest.

Protests intensified on Thursday evening (local time) after prosecutors failed to clarify whether the officer, who has pressed his knee to Floyd's neck for eight minutes, is being charged.

Protesters smash windows of a police building and set it on fire. Some protesters threw fireworks, which police fired back at with projectiles, the New York Times reports .

We are here with the Minneapolis Fire Department ready to assist so they can safely do their mission.

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The National Guard is now present in the city. In their own words to ensure that fire brigades can respond to calls and demonstrate peacefully.

Protests over Floyd's death continue to spread across the rest of the United States. Demonstrations took place in New York, Louisville and Denver, among others, which are largely peaceful.

Floyd (46) was stopped on the street by police officers on Monday. While Floyd was lying on the floor, he and bystanders shouted several times to the police officers that he could not breathe. The man was taken to hospital, where he died later.