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Derek Chauvin to be charged with second-degree murder

Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General, is said to increase Derek Chauvin's charge from third-degree murder to second-degree murder in an update later today.

On Sunday, Governor Tim Walz appointed Ellison to take over the case from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

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CNN announces that journalists have been released from police custody
Omar Jimenez being arrested
Omar Jimenez being arrested Credit: Reproduction

After being detained while filming a live television report from the violent protests in Minneapolis, the CNN crew of three people - correspondent Omar Jimenez, his producer and photojournalist - has been released. CNN has thanked the Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz for intervening and his help for the crew to get released.

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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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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.