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19-year-old man dies at protests as shots have been fired into crowd

During the protests against the death of George Floyd a 19-year-old protesting man has been shot. During the night time protests in Detroit, Michigan shots have been fired into a crowd of protestors, killing the man. So far it's unclear who was shooting.

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd's death

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday days after a video circulated of him holding his knee to George Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes before Floyd died.

Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told reporters about Chauvin's arrest shortly after a news conference.

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At least seven people shot at Breonna Taylor protests in Louisville

Parallel to the ongoing protests following the death of George Floyd, protests have broken out demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old ER tech from Louisville who was shot and killed by the Metro Police Louisville in March 2020. The police have confirmed that shots were heard before 11:30 pm and that at least seven people had been shot - two of which required surgery. In the statement, the police said that they were not involved in the shootings.

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Trump calls protestors "thugs", criticizes Mayor of Minneapolis on Twitter

On Thursday night, US President Donald J. Trump took to Twitter to comment on the ongoing protests in Minneapolis, calling the protestors "thugs" who are "dishonoring the memory of George Floyd". According to Trump, Governor Tim Walz has the support of the US military, stating that "any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts".

Trump furthermore criticises Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as "very weak" and "a total lack of leadership".

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Minneapolis police precinct set on fire by protestors

On Thursday night, protestors entered a Minneapolis police building by force and set multiple fires, following the death of unarmed man George Floyd at the hands of the police. According to John Elder, Minneapolis Police spokesman, staff was evacuated at around 10 p.m.

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Protests, following the death of George Floyd, escalate

Following the death of unarmed man George Floyd at the hands of the police, protests have been happening in three U.S. cities. Protests in Minneapolis have escalated in the second night of protests and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued a warning, calling it an "extremely dangerous situation". Footage showed the protesters gathering near the city's 3rd Precinct station and looting nearby stores. Police responded with firing tear gas.

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Police officers fired after death of unarmed black man

Jacob Frey, Mayor of Minneapolis, confirmed on Tuesday that the four police officers, who are connected to the death of George Floyd, have been fired. In a video released earlier this week, the policemen were shown to kneel on the neck of a black man who later passed away.