Custodial death of black man in Minneapolis


MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 27: A construction site burns in a large fire near the Third Police Precinct on May 27, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A number of businesses and homes were damaged as the area has become the site of an ongoing protest after the police killing of George Floyd. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a video taken by a bystander was posted on social media showing Floyd's neck being pinned to the ground by an officer as he repeatedly said, "I can???t breathe". Floyd was later pronounced dead while in police custody after being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Fires raged through the night in Minneapolis after a group of demonstrators swarmed a police station, which officers had been ordered to abandon as protests intensified in a city rocked after a custodial death of black man.

Demonstrators breached a door and entered the Minneapolis Police Department’s station as fires spread, resulting in destruction.

Angry demonstrations flared in Minneapolis for a third consecutive day as protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday night and protests spread to nearby St. Paul. The unrest was sparked by the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck. Four police officers were suspended from service connection with the incident.

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