- Thousands of protesters are marching in cities across the country.
- Protests erupted in Minneapolis on Tuesday after a black man, George Floyd, was killed after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, as Floyd said he couldn’t breathe.
- The death was caught on video, and prompted protests in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Washington, DC, and other US cities on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
- A 19-year-old man was killed in Detroit after someone pulled up in an SUV and fired at protesters. The Department of Defense is reportedly preparing to send military police to quell protests in Minneapolis.
- Many of these demonstrations are ongoing. Follow our live updates below.
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Protests erupted after a video circulated on social media showing a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on an unarmed black man named George Floyd’s neck for several minutes on Monday. Floyd died after the incident.
The video has prompted thousands of people to protest Floyd’s killing and demand accountability for the officers. The protests started in Minneapolis on Tuesday, and spread across the US on Wednesday and Thursday.
A 19-year-old man was killed in Detroit after someone pulled up in an SUV and fired at protestors. The Department of Defense is reportedly preparing to send military police to quell protests in Minneapolis.
Minnesota state authorities are also preparing to send the largest National Guard presence in state history to Minneapolis this weekend in an attempt to restore order.