Protests over Floyd killing spread across US cities

The White House went into brief lockdown as four days of protests and violent clashes with the police spread across multiple US cities over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis. Police stations, cars and shops across the country were torched and vandalized with police pushing back to quell the riots. The White House was briefly locked down against protesters outside. The officer was finally charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for killing Floyd, who was black, by pressing a knee into his neck while he was handcuffed and lying on the ground, ignoring the concern expressed by a fellow officer. A videotape showed Floyd, who was arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit bill, gasping for breath. President Trump said he had spoken to the Floyd family and said they are entitled to justice.

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