Police Brutality

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Reporters and security guards injured by police shots
Tear gassing what was a peaceful protest in Minneapolis
Tear gassing what was a peaceful protest in Minneapolis Credit: Dan Aasland (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

According to reports by the Reuters news agency, a reporter and an accompanying security guard have been targeted by police during protests in Minneapolis.

The duo accompanied the police to enforce the curfew when a police officer aimed his gun with rubber bullets at the two of them. When escaping from this reaction, both were most likely seriously injured.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Curfew imposed in many cities, National Guard activated in 23
George Floyd protests in Washington DC. H St. Lafayette Square.
George Floyd protests in Washington DC. H St. Lafayette Square. Credit: Rosa Pineda / CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

As the protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer enter its seventh day, at least 40 US cities have imposed overnight curfews. Among those cities are Minneapolis, New York City, Los Angeles and a statewide curfew in Arizona. Washington, DC and at least 23 other cities have activated the National Guard.

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Independent autopsy shows George Floyd died from 'asphyxiation from sustained pressure'
A man leaves a photograph at a memorial for George Floyd
A man leaves a photograph at a memorial for George Floyd Credit: Lorie Shaull (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

An independent autopsy into the death of George Floyd found that the unarmed black found his death was a "homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain," according to attorney Ben Crump.

Crump stated Floyd was "dead on the scene" in Minneapolis on May 25.

Regional News • Middle East
Protests erupt in Jerusalem after killing of unarmed, autistic Palestinian by police

Palestinians have started protesting against police violence in Israel following the death of an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man. The man was shot by the police inside the Est Jerusalem's Old City on his way to special needs school. The police stated that they stopped Eyad al-Halaq, 32, for a search and found a "suspicious object that looked like a pistol". The man was, according to statements made by his family, rushing away as he was "spooked by the police" and has "the mental age of a six-year-old child". The police chased the man and started shooting several rounds, killing him in the process. The police than released a statement that they "suspect" got "neutralized" by them and found no weapons in his posession.

Regional News • Americas • United States
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.

Law
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.