The Minneapolis protests have spread widely throughout the United States and beyond. There have been clashes between police, the National Guard and protesters across the country.
The U.S. National Guard is present in at least 23 states and the metropolitan area of Washington DC, meaning there are already more National Guards than in any other state.
More than 20,000 troops have been deployed, and on Wednesday it was reported that 1,500 National Guardsmen would be transferred to Washington DC. The U.S. Chamber now has the same number of National Guard troops in law enforcement as U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan.
A CNN reporter was arrested live for reporting on the Minnesota protests.
Many cities have imposed temporary curfews to appease protests.
The mind has been demonstrated in more than 350 cities and especially in the major cities on the east coast. Buildings and cars have burned down and hundreds of thousands have called for change to eradicate structural racism. Many shops have been looted. The protests have been answered with tear gas and rubber bullets.
Thousands of people have been arrested and five police officers shot.
Macy’s department store was boarded in the wake of Monday’s looting.
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New York has also been in turmoil over the protests. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he does not want National Guards in the city.
The protests stem from the death last Wednesday of African American George Floyd, 48.
A police officer who kept his knee on Floyd's neck has been arrested and charged with a felony, and three police officers who were with him have also been fired.
On Tuesday, Floyd’s autopsy report was corrected. Originally, the report provided a picture of heart- and drug-related deaths, but the new version admits the man died of suffocation due to violence.
"All four must be arrested and prosecuted, as they deserve," Al, who took part in the protests in Minneapolis, told an IS correspondent.
Floyd’s death is just one reason people have gathered in the streets around the big country. In many ways, dark-skinned people in the United States are clearly in a weaker position than Caucasians. Among other things, Korona has reaped more than twice as many deaths among the country’s dark-skinned population.
National map assembled in Minneapolis.
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Donald Trump has responded to protesters by threatening to send federal military troops to the streets if states and cities do not approve of the National Guard for policing.
The National Guard, already in operation, is the country’s armed forces reserve, which has also been used for law enforcement in 2014 and 2015 in Ferguson and Missouri following police violence.
Smoke besieged the protesters in a park next to the White House.
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The president’s actions on Monday have been heavily criticized. In front of the White House, those protesting peacefully were shot with rubber bullets and tear gas. A moment later, the president walked from the front of the building to the church, where he posed for photographers with the Bible in his hand. For example, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde called a church visit on CNN a pretense, and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch saw the president’s walk through protesters as a “lost opportunity” for dialogue and listening.
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The trumps visited the sanctuary on Tuesday.
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On Tuesday, Donald and his wife Melania Trump visited the Sanctuary of John Paul II in the capital.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday that there is known “short-term” legislation to link ethnic profiling and racist acts by police.
Police are monitoring the protests in Las Vegas.
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Demonstrations of support have also taken place across Europe. Slogan is a Black lives matter familiar from previous U.S. police violence cases, black lives matter.
In Finland, a so-called digital demonstration was held on Facebook today, in which almost 10,000 people said that they had taken part.
Many cultural figures and ordinary citizens have participated in the Black Out Tuesday campaign by sharing a black box on social media to take a stand on racism.
On Wednesday, a traditional demonstration will be held at Helsinki's Senate Square due to the events. Some companies have also taken a stand, for example Spotify has created a playlist to support the movement.
Protesters in Las Vegas took part in the Black lives matters protests.
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